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Employees (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 8.43M
Average Employee Age
Estimated Job Growth
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
Average Male Salary
Average Female Salary


A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Construction Industry Sector. Construction laborers are the most common position, but the Construction Industry Sector employs a relatively high number of Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, compared to other industries. The highest average salary in Construction goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.


Occupations by Share

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Average Salary

Wage by Location

Wage Distribution


Spatial Concentration


Demographic information on the Construction Industry Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $49,454 and $42,731. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs


Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Construction Industry Sector. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Other retail has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Construction Industry Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Construction Industry Sector is Residential private fixed investment.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

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Intermediate Inputs

Use of Output by Other Industries


Growth projections of the Construction Industry Sector, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 0.6% in the next ten years. The Construction Industry Sector has a higher projected workforce growth at 1.2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.8%) is higher than the projected national growth in output (2.2%). Helpers, construction trades is the occupation within Construction expected to see the most growth in the next ten years.

Job Growth

Output Growth

Top Changing Occupations

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