Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics Construction Laborers

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Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment  Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 143,960 23.25 $17.69 $36,790
Residential Building Construction 108,340 15.92 $16.02 $33,320
Nonresidential Building Construction 107,470 14.84 $18.85 $39,210
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 101,110 12.67 $17.34 $36,060
Utility System Construction 95,490 19.82 $17.89 $37,200

 

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment  Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 77,670 24.52 $20.29 $42,200
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 143,960 23.25 $17.69 $36,790
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 22,580 20.60 $18.59 $38,660
Utility System Construction 95,490 19.82 $17.89 $37,200
Residential Building Construction 108,340 15.92 $16.02 $33,320

 

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient  Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 38,090 5.88 0.91 $24.51 $50,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 31,960 10.91 1.69 $14.99 $31,190
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 17,320 4.85 0.75 $27.35 $56,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 15,730 6.75 1.05 $13.31 $27,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,270 3.72 0.58 $20.51 $42,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 14,100 7.51 1.17 $15.07 $31,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 13,740 5.68 0.88 $16.55 $34,430
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 11,670 9.15 1.42 $25.94 $53,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,390 8.69 1.35 $19.19 $39,910
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 11,070 8.06 1.25 $15.76 $32,790

 

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment  Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient  Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
Leominster-Gardner, MA 350 7.10 1.10 $30.75 $63,970
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 900 5.25 0.82 $27.93 $58,090
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 2,470 9.34 1.45 $27.49 $57,190
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 17,320 4.85 0.75 $27.35 $56,890
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 7,550 4.29 0.67 $27.29 $56,750
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 780 9.89 1.54 $26.55 $55,230
Urban Honolulu, HI 3,690 8.14 1.26 $26.17 $54,420
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 11,670 9.15 1.42 $25.94 $53,960
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 790 6.19 0.96 $25.59 $53,220
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 2,630 10.47 1.63 $25.53 $53,090

 Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016

Source: www.bls.gov

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