Q:

How much money do construction workers make?

A:

Quick Answer

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median yearly income for construction workers in 2012 was just over $29,000. Half of the workers earned less, while half earned more. The U.S. News and World Report reported the average annual salary for construction workers during that year was $34,490.

Know More
How much money do construction workers make?
Credit: Paul Bradbury OJO Images Getty Images

Full Answer

The best-paid construction workers earned over $55,750, while the bottom 10 percent made under $18,840. During 2012, apprentices were paid between 30 and 60 percent of what experienced workers made. Most construction workers have full-time jobs, but bad weather and deadlines sometimes affect their hours and overtime is necessary.

Construction workers who specialize often have the highest earnings. For example, compared to general construction laborers, carpenters earned $10,000 more, while iron and steel workers bring in $16,000 more.

Overall, the highest paying jobs for construction workers are most numerous in New England, including Framingham, Brockton and Boston, Massachusetts. However, New York City and Honolulu workers are also at the high end of the pay scale.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that in the decade following 2012, the need for construction workers is going to grow 24 percent, which is much faster growth compared to other professions. A great deal of work is going to be done on America's infrastructure, so workers will be needed to build roads, bridges and water lines.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    How much money does a cable installer make?

    A:

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 the median yearly income for cable installers was $37,800. Half of the workers made more and half made less.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much money does an EMT make?

    A:

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics in the United States was $31,020 in 2012. This equates to roughly $14.91 per hour.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much money does a neuroscientist make a year?

    A:

    The yearly salary for a neuroscientist can vary widely, ranging anywhere from $50,000 to nearly $200,000 per year, depending on level of experience and the field of employment. Individuals with a doctorate in neuroscience employed in academia can expect to earn between $50,000 and $100,000 per year, with some highly-paid professors earning up to $200,000 per year.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much money does a psychiatrist make?

    A:

    According to the 2012 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a psychiatrist makes an average yearly salary of $182,660, or $87.82 per hour. A psychiatrist's salary varies depending on geographic location, education, experience and employment sector.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore