Updated August 22, 2022

Average Construction Specialist Salary

$58,402yearly

To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$28.08 hourly

Entry level Salary
$36,000 yearly
$36,000
10 %
$58,402
Median
$92,000
90 %

How much does a Construction Specialist make?

Construction specialists make $58,402 per year on average, or $28.08 per hour, in the United States. Construction specialists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $36,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $92,000.

Location impacts how much a construction specialist can expect to make. Construction specialists make the most in New York, California, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Hawaii.

Highest Paying States For Construction Specialists

The darker areas on the map show where construction specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Construction Specialist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Hawaii$81,746$39.30118
2New York$92,695$44.56882
3Pennsylvania$77,402$37.21822
4Michigan$73,416$35.30570
5California$88,008$42.311,895
6Connecticut$84,726$40.73195
7New Jersey$85,573$41.14449
8North Carolina$62,499$30.05944
9Rhode Island$79,791$38.3665
10West Virginia$63,696$30.62121
11District of Columbia$72,090$34.66142
12Alaska$63,996$30.7796
13Ohio$68,988$33.17668
14Massachusetts$73,631$35.40537
15Illinois$70,285$33.79717
16Wisconsin$63,565$30.56423
17New Hampshire$62,946$30.26143
18Arizona$61,201$29.42521
19Kentucky$63,994$30.77241
20Texas$63,141$30.361,501
21Minnesota$67,626$32.51424
22Maryland$66,728$32.08495
23Delaware$60,879$29.27115
24North Dakota$54,457$26.18138
25Vermont$58,197$27.9874
26Maine$56,432$27.13133
27Missouri$62,927$30.25373
28Louisiana$56,941$27.38274
29Florida$57,627$27.711,498
30Washington$63,131$30.35536
31Indiana$58,312$28.03514
32Montana$55,582$26.72160
33Oregon$58,534$28.14373
34Tennessee$55,155$26.52452
35Alabama$54,061$25.99354
36Nebraska$52,393$25.19246
37South Carolina$56,333$27.08333
38Utah$54,363$26.14284
39Iowa$49,675$23.88454
40New Mexico$53,443$25.69157
41Kansas$51,744$24.88251
42South Dakota$49,030$23.57105
43Nevada$50,544$24.30199
44Wyoming$42,258$20.3290
45Virginia$50,249$24.16776
46Georgia$51,217$24.62791
47Idaho$40,861$19.64178
48Colorado$47,700$22.93485
49Arkansas$47,349$22.76193
50Mississippi$48,086$23.12151
51Oklahoma$41,043$19.73220

Highest Paying Cities For Construction Specialists

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1New York, NY$93,250$44.83
2San Francisco, CA$92,759$44.60
3Harrisburg, PA$77,152$37.09
4Dearborn, MI$74,112$35.63
5Boston, MA$73,429$35.30
6Chicago, IL$70,769$34.02
7Columbus, OH$68,906$33.13
8Woodbury, MN$67,966$32.68
9Raleigh, NC$64,413$30.97
10Austin, TX$64,110$30.82
11Medford, OR$62,599$30.10
12Kansas City, MO$61,586$29.61
13Phoenix, AZ$61,204$29.43
14Portland, ME$57,612$27.70
15Orlando, FL$57,317$27.56

Construction Specialist Salary Details

Average Construction Specialist Salary Graph
Average Construction Specialist Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Construction Specialist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$92,000$7,667$44
75th Percentile$74,000$6,167$36
Average$58,402$4,867$28
25th Percentile$45,000$3,750$22
10th Percentile$36,000$3,000$17

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Prestressed Concrete Labour$34,147$2,846$16.4227,259
General Foreman$48,517$4,043$23.3349,875
Carpenter Foreman$58,922$4,910$28.3323,060
Finish Carpenter$46,987$3,916$22.5911,653
Carpenter/Labour$36,131$3,011$17.3727,472
Carpenter Helper$34,192$2,849$16.4429,208

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  2. Chevron Jobs (12)
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  4. CDM Smith Jobs (24)
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Which Companies Pay Construction Specialists The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Talbots and Southern California Edison are the highest paying companies for construction specialists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Talbots$103,712$49.86
2Southern California Edison$99,414$47.807
3New York Power Authority$95,896$46.10
4Autodesk$94,266$45.321
5Edison International$93,908$45.151
6Air Liquide$90,554$43.542
7TEKsystems$89,972$43.2612
8Technip USA Corporation$89,122$42.85
9Goldman Sachs$89,037$42.81
10Michael Baker$86,547$41.612
11Bechtel Corporation$85,066$40.908
12Cenergy International Services$82,796$39.81
13Black Hills$82,544$39.682
14CDM Smith$82,484$39.66290
15Gilbane Building Company$82,167$39.504
16Nabholz$81,121$39.0010
17Hill International$80,678$38.799
18STV Group$80,350$38.6394
19Cardinal Financial$80,243$38.58
20Kitchell$80,177$38.552

Construction Specialist Salary Trends

The salary for a construction specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Construction Specialist Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$45,000$21.62
Mid Level$52,300$25.15
Senior Level$81,600$39.22

Average Construction Specialist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Construction Specialist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$58,400$28.08+2.7%
    2021$56,800$27.31+2.9%
    2020$55,200$26.53+3.5%
    2019$53,200$25.59+3.2%
    2018$51,500$24.77+4.5%

    Recently Added Construction Specialist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    SRI TelecomOSP Construction Specialist-ComcastDanbury, CT07/22/2022$66,784
    State of OklahomaConstruction General SpecialistNorman, OK07/22/2022$34,004
    SRI TelecomOSP Construction Specialist-ComcastBaltimore, MD07/16/2022$66,784
    SRI TelecomOSP Construction Specialist-ComcastBaltimore, MD07/16/2022$66,784
    State of OklahomaConstruction General SpecialistCole, OK07/09/2022$34,004
    Culver AcademiesConstruction SpecialistCulver, IN07/07/2022$35,479
    Culver AcademiesConstruction SpecialistCulver, IN07/07/2022$35,479
    Oregon Department of TransportationSenior Construction SpecialistPortland, OR07/02/2022$55,284
    Oregon Department of TransportationSenior Construction SpecialistPortland, OR07/02/2022$55,284
    SRI TelecomOSP Construction Specialist-ComcastDanbury, CT06/22/2022$66,784

    Construction Specialist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Construction Specialists the most?

    New York pays Construction Specialists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $92,695 per year, or $44.56 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Construction Specialist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Construction Specialist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in California you should be paid close to $88,008 per year.

    What type of Construction Specialist gets paid the most?

    Construction Supervisor gets paid the most. Construction Supervisor made a median salary of $62,881. The best-paid 10 percent make $77,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $51,000.

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