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Construction and Extraction - Highest to Lowest Paid Salary (Full List)

 

By the Numbers: The complete list from the Highest to the Lowest paid:

Job Title (# of members) Annual Mean Wage 
   
1.    Elevator Installers and Repairers (22,240) $76,860
2.    First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers (538,220) $68,040
3.    Boilermakers (16,660) $62,200
4.    Pile-Driver Operators (3,570) $61,740
5.    Construction and Building Inspectors (94,960) $61,250
6.    Roof Bolters, Mining (3,930) $58,110
7.    Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (17,400) $57,140
8.    Electricians (607,120) $56,650
9.    Structural Iron and Steel Workers (69,440) $56,040
10.  Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (411,870) $56,030
11.  Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters (6,310) $54,580
12.  Tapers (18,480) $53,790
13.  Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (20,020) $53,600
14.  Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (42,890) $53,520
15.  Brickmasons and Blockmasons (64,370) $53,440
16.  Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators (14,250) $52,810
17.  Continuous Mining Machine Operators (12,030) $52,650
18.  Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (18,500) $51,240
19.  Extraction Workers, All Other (4,320) $51,170
20.  Insulation Workers, Mechanical (27,270) $51,100
21.  Sheet Metal Workers (134,450) $51,080
22.  Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators (5,930) $50,670
23.  Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (356,750) $50,560
24.  Mining Machine Operators, All Other (2,160) $50,220
25.  Carpenters (676,980) $48,340
26.  Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (93,180) $47,400
27.  Glaziers (47,140) $47,260
28.  Terrazzo Workers and Finishers (3,420) $45,990
29.  Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (44,280) $45,500
30.  Tile and Marble Setters (36,830) $44,770
31.  Carpet Installers (25,660) $44,310
32.  Plasterers and Stucco Masons (22,810) $44,070
33.  Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (51,880) $43,800
34.  Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (173,920) $43,720
35.  Stonemasons (13,190) $43,650
36.  Pipelayers (39,620) $42,860
37.  Solar Photovoltaic Installers (8,870) $42,500
38.  Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (10,340) $42,370
39.  Roofers (116,410) $42,080
40.  Painters, Construction and Maintenance (217,280) $41,510
41.  Construction and Related Workers, All Other (35,340) $40,480
42.  Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (51,290) $40,480
43.  Highway Maintenance Workers (143,320) $39,540
44.  Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall (29,500) $39,490
45.  Floor Sanders and Finishers (4,590) $38,890
46.  Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (26,320) $38,870
47.  Construction Laborers (912,100) $37,890
48.  Helpers--Extraction Workers (17,660) $37,160
49.  Paperhangers (3,190) $36,470
50.  Fence Erectors (21,500) $36,380
51.  Rock Splitters, Quarry (3,770) $34,860
52.  Segmental Pavers (1,720) $34,160
53.  Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile & Marble Setters (23,950) $33,610
54.  Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (21,820) $31,450
55.  Helpers--Electricians (71,890) $30,980
56.  Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (54,080) $30,640
57.  Helpers--Carpenters (35,890) $30,200
58.  Helpers--Roofers (10,190) $28,890
59.  Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (10,780) $28,760

 

 
 
 
 

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