The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for 2019, with analysis provided by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), reveals that half of payroll workers in the construction trades earned more than $49,030 per year and the top 25% make at minimum $68.690. In comparison, the U.S. median wage is $39,810, while the top 25% makes at least $ 62.240. Year over year, median wages in construction outpaced the national median wages once again, 3.7% vs 3%. Median wages of various construction trades rose even faster. As an example, Roofers saw their wages rise by 5.6%. Median wages of insulation workers rose 5.4%, plasterers and stucco masons – 5%. Wages of multiple entry-level construction trades showed rapid growth as well. Median wages of carpenters’ helpers increased by over 7%.
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Highest Paid Occupations in Construction in 2019