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How Much Does a Construction Specialist Earn In The United States?

Construction Specialist Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$61,000
$37,000
$61,000
$100,000
The average construction specialist makes about $61,522 per year. That's $29.58 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $37,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $100,000. Many of construction specialists seem to be drawn to construction and finance companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case construction specialists tend to work at energy, media, and manufacturing companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New Jersey, California and Massachusetts pay construction specialists the highest salaries.
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Where Construction Specialists Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Construction Specialists Earn In Different Cities?

While a construction specialist can average a salary of $61,522 per year, or $29.58 per hour, there are many opportunities for construction specialists to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $75,520 per year. Other high-paying locations include Boston, MA, New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $44,000. The highest paying states for construction specialists include New Jersey, California and Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Arkansas, Indiana, and Colorado offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range57k - 99k$76k$75,520

Boston, MA

Salary Range52k - 95k$71k$71,255

New York, NY

Salary Range51k - 91k$69k$68,677

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range46k - 81k$62k$61,553

Midland, MI

Salary Range45k - 80k$61k$60,535

Washington, DC

Salary Range45k - 79k$60k$60,015

Dublin, OH

Salary Range45k - 79k$60k$59,858

Medford, OR

Salary Range45k - 77k$59k$59,114

Las Vegas, NV

Salary Range42k - 75k$57k$56,510

Austin, TX

Salary Range37k - 74k$53k$52,668
$29k
$99k

High Paying Construction Specialist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Construction Specialists The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a construction specialist, being employed by a company such as Pacific Gas and Electric Company or Jacobs Engineering Group would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Rogers-O'Brien Construction and WorleyParsons also report highly competitive salaries for construction specialists.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Salary Range90k - 105k$97k$97,389
Jacobs Engineering Group
Salary Range85k - 109k$97k$96,948
Rogers-O'Brien Construction
Salary Range79k - 96k$88k$87,830
WorleyParsons
Salary Range70k - 93k$81k$81,088
NiSource
Salary Range71k - 89k$80k$80,019
Busey
Salary Range71k - 82k$77k$77,023
Tesla
Salary Range65k - 84k$74k$74,386
Renasant Bank
Salary Range65k - 78k$72k$71,626
University Federal Credit Union
Salary Range60k - 80k$70k$70,214
Stormont Vail Health
Salary Range58k - 81k$69k$69,461
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$109k

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Construction Specialist Salary History

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    How Much Do Construction Specialists Make In Different Industries?

    Construction specialist salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with energy, media, and manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a construction specialist can make a yearly salary of $77,472 while working for energy companies. All the while, other construction specialists are making $70,100 at media companies and $66,195 at manufacturing companies. One industry construction specialists may want to avoid is the finance industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $53,725.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Energy

    Salary Range64k - 92k$77k$77,472

    Media

    Salary Range61k - 80k$70k$70,100

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range59k - 74k$66k$66,195

    Construction

    Salary Range53k - 75k$63k$63,260

    Utilities

    Salary Range47k - 74k$60k$59,594

    Finance

    Salary Range43k - 66k$54k$53,725
    $43k
    $92k

    How Experience Affects Construction Specialist Salaries

    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.

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    $46,311
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    Spencer, IA
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    09/25/2020
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    $46,311
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    Spencer, IA
    Spencer, IA
    09/24/2020
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    $46,311
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    Construction Specialist/Service Technician
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    Harrisonburg, VA
    Harrisonburg, VA
    09/18/2020
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    $31,305
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    Construction General Specialist
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    Grove, OK
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    08/18/2020
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    $34,004
    $34,004
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