Google Trend Graph for Construction shows a decline of interest over the course of the past 8 years. With peak interest happening in 2004 and the lowest in December 2012. While there is a decline in interest, there will always be a need for Construction workers. If you think about it, and rightfully so this decline matches with the way the economy has gone. Although, the main interest for Construction worker jobs, according to Google trends is outside of the United States. Lesotho being the number one interest for Construction jobs with Ethiopia, Canada, Botswana, and South Africa not far behind. As the economy picks back up in the United States, the forecast for Construction jobs should increase in 2014.
Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t provide information for just a Construction worker itself, instead they provide BLS for Construction Managers. So take that into account while accessing this information. The median salary in 2010 for Construction shows the the wage was $83,860 a year which is about $40.32 an hour. To be a Construction Manager you will need both work experience and a bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field. For a Construction worker job, you’ll most likely need work experience as well. However, some construction managers may qualify for the job by working many years in a construction trade. While Certification is not required, it is becoming more important. The total number of Construction jobs available in the job market in 2010 reported by the BLS was 523,100. The Construction career is expected to grow by 17% from 2010 – 2020 which is about average for the job market. It’s also expected to add around 86,600 jobs to the overall market over this 10 year period. Being employed in one of the best paying states for Construction can earn you as much as $52,000 a year which is less than the median pay for a Construction Manager we listed above.
Listed below is information that is specific to Construction job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Construction worker. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Construction workers and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”