Construction laborers

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Total Workforce

1.63M

Average Age

38.6

Average Salary

$36,459

Average Male Salary

$36,662

Average Female Salary

$31,071

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Construction laborers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Construction laborers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Construction laborers, by average wage, is Wired telecommunications carriers. Construction laborers are paid most in West Jordan (West), Herriman & South Jordan (West) Cities PUMA, UT but are relatively concentrated in West of Pasadena City & Outside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,459

AVERAGE SALARY

± $570

In 2018, Construction laborers earned an average of $36,459, $17,429 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Chefs & head cooks make somewhat more than Construction laborers while Print binding & finishing workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Construction laborers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.364

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Construction laborers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.364, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Construction laborers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Construction laborers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Construction laborers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Construction laborers, by number of employees, are Construction, Employment services, and Landscaping services.

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Industries by Share

1.63M

2018 Workforce

± 31,214

6.58%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 2.58%

The number of people employed as Construction laborers has been growing at a rate of 6.58%, from 1,533,474 people in 2017 to 1,634,317 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Construction laborers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Construction laborers at  95.7%, followed by Employment services with 0.632% and Landscaping services with 0.238%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Construction laborers in the US. The average age of male Construction laborers in the workforce is 38.5 and of female Construction laborers is 41.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Construction laborers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

1.58M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 30,650

59.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,973

96.4% of Construction laborers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Construction laborers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Construction laborers

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Other (Hispanic)

44.1% of Construction laborers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 27% of Construction laborers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Construction laborers.

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Age by Gender

38.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.251

41.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.31

The median age of Construction laborers is 38.6, and Male employees are generally 2.66 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Construction laborers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Construction laborers is Business but a relatively high number of Construction laborers hold a major in Construction.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Construction laborers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction laborers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Coordination, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Construction laborers need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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