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SKILLED TRADES

DISCOVER THE TRADES AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES IN CONSTRUCTION

A career in construction offers opportunities for great compensation and most construction contractors offer great benefits including healthcare and retirement programs.  Additionally, many construction contractors will offer ongoing education at no cost to employees throughout their careers.  
 
Explore the various opportunities in construction to discover the right one for you. 
 
The salary numbers below do not include overtime opportunites and benefits. 
 

Key Trades Opportunities


Carpenter

AVERAGE SALARY :
$47,640 (annually)
$22.90 (hourly)

Concrete Finishing

AVERAGE SALARY:
$44,790 (annually)
$21.53 (hourly)

Drywall Installer

AVERAGE SALARY:
$46,620 (annually)
$22.41 (hourly)

Electrician

AVERAGE SALARY:
$55,500 (annually)
$26.68 (hourly)

Glazier

AVERAGE SALARY:
$47,390 (annually)
$22.78 (hourly)

HVAC Tech

AVERAGE SALARY:
$53,460 (annually)
$25.70 (hourly)

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

AVERAGE SALARY:
$54,200 (annually)
$26.06 (hourly)

Heavy Equipment Operator

AVERAGE SALARY:
$60,910 (annually)
$29.28 (hourly)

Ironworker

AVERAGE SALARY:
$52,620 (annually)
$17.08 (hourly)

Mason (Brick, Block, Stone)

AVERAGE SALARY:
$53,870 (annually)
$25.17 (hourly)

Painter

AVERAGE SALARY:
$41,600 (annually)
$20.00 (hourly)

Pipefitter

AVERAGE SALARY:
$53,530 (annually)
$25.65 (hourly)

Pipelayer

AVERAGE SALARY:
$45,420 (annually)
$21.84 (hourly)

Plumber

AVERAGE SALARY:
$53,530 (annually)
$25.65 (hourly)

Sheet Metal Worker

AVERAGE SALARY:
$47,090 (annually)
$22.64 (hourly)

Tile & Wood Installer

AVERAGE SALARY:
$41,790 (annually)
$20.09 (hourly)

Truck Driver

AVERAGE SALARY
$48,840 (annually)
$23.48 (hourly))

Welder

AVERAGE SALARY:
$50,300 (annually)
$24.18 (hourly)

Additional Trades


Carpet Installer

AVERAGE SALARY:
$41,170 (annually)
$19.79 (hourly)

Craft Laborer

AVERAGE SALARY:
$36,520 (annually)
$17.56 (hourly)

Elevator Installer & Repair

AVERAGE SALARY:
$78,140 (annually)
$37.57 (hourly)

Enclosures

AVERAGE SALARY:
$35,942 (annually)
$17.28 (hourly))

Hazardous Materials Tech

AVERAGE SALARY:
$41,170 (annually)
$19.79 (hourly)

Roofer

AVERAGE SALARY:
$42,070 (annually)
$20.23 (hourly)

Wind Technician

AVERAGE SALARY:
$78,140 (annually)
$37.57 (hourly)

Construction Management


Administrative

AVERAGE SALARY:
$38,810 (annually)
$18.66 (hourly)

CAD/Drafter

AVERAGE SALARY:
$59,650 (annually)
$28.63 (hourly)

Estimator

AVERAGE SALARY:
$73,110 (annually)
$35.15 (hourly)

Landscape Architect

AVERAGE SALARY:
$75,780 (annually)
$39.82(hourly)

Project Engineer

AVERAGE SALARY:
$63,590 (annually)
$30.57 (hourly)

Project Manager

AVERAGE SALARY:

$97,170 (annually) $46.72 (hourly) )

Safety & Risk Management

AVERAGE SALARY:

$86,390 (annually) $41.53 (hourly)

Superintendent

AVERAGE SALARY:
$99,590 (annually)
$47.88 (median hourly)

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