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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salary in United States 2018

How much money does a person working in Construction / Building / Installation make in United States?

5,546 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in United States typically earns around 5,546 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Construction / Building / Installation jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in United States

25% of people earn
3,500 USD
or less
50% of people earn
5,000 USD
or less
75% of people earn
6,667 USD
or less
Minimum
680 USD
Median
5,000 USD
Maximum
38,000 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Construction / Building / Installation salaries in United States range between 680 USD per month (minimum salary) to 38,000 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,000 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 5,000 USD while the other half are earning more than 5,000 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph, with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 3,500 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,500 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 6,667 USD while 25% of them are earning more than 6,667 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median, then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Trend and Forecast in United States

How are Construction / Building / Installation salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average Construction / Building / Installation salary in United States in recent years.

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
5,195 USD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
5,289 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,437 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
5,546 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Construction / Building / Installation salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Construction / Building / Installation Average Hourly Wage in United States

28 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Construction / Building / Installation is 28 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 28 USD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage, the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By Job Title (Average Monthly Salary)

Job TitleAverage Salary
Bricklayer1,800 USD
Building Information Modeling Coordinator (BIM)3,625 USD
Cabinetmaker1,900 USD
Carpenter3,655 USD
Civil Engineer5,682 USD
Concreters2,567 USD
Construction Assistant3,972 USD
Construction Coordinator4,167 USD
Construction Estimator6,772 USD
Construction Manager6,982 USD
Construction Project Manager6,041 USD
Construction Supervisor5,109 USD
Electrical Engineering Supervisor5,000 USD
Electrician8,333 USD
Engineer5,917 USD
Field Engineer - Construction6,400 USD
Foreman4,375 USD
Health and Safety Officer6,417 USD
Land Surveyor680 USD
Operations Manager4,333 USD
Pipe Layers5,000 USD
Plumber3,890 USD
Project Coordinator3,087 USD
Project Engineer5,633 USD
Project Manager5,929 USD
Project Planner3,331 USD
Property Coordinator2,500 USD
Purchasing Manager5,667 USD
Quantity Surveyors9,333 USD
Sheet Metal Mechanic3,833 USD
Structural Steel Construction Workers3,705 USD
Wall and Floor Tilers3,333 USD
Welder4,750 USD
Woodwork / Assembly2,600 USD

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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
Alabama5,917 USD
Alaska10,833 USD
Arizona3,100 USD
Arkansas4,854 USD
California5,445 USD
Colorado4,573 USD
Florida4,280 USD
Georgia5,355 USD
Hawaii9,000 USD
Illinois5,306 USD
Iowa4,344 USD
Kansas7,292 USD
Kentucky4,167 USD
Louisiana7,075 USD
Maryland5,903 USD
Massachusetts7,531 USD
Michigan5,206 USD
Missouri5,375 USD
New Jersey5,271 USD
New Mexico4,374 USD
New York5,907 USD
North Carolina3,647 USD
Ohio4,608 USD
Oklahoma4,056 USD
Oregon5,278 USD
Pennsylvania4,344 USD
Rhode Island3,458 USD
Texas8,751 USD
Utah6,133 USD
Vermont3,106 USD
Virginia4,971 USD
Wisconsin5,767 USD

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