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Architecture & Construction career cluster, in The United States

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval17-1011.00AIBachelor1.73107,400$44,940$80,490
Boilermakers47-2011.00RClong OJT0.3718,000$36,000$60,170
Brickmasons and Blockmasons47-2021.00RCIlong OJT3.5571,000$29,700$51,500
Building Cleaning Workers, all other37-2019.00*short OJT1.514,400$19,400$29,920
Carpenters47-2031.00RCIlong OJT2.42901,200$25,640$45,590
Carpet Installers47-2041.00REmod. OJT0.8736,700$20,580$41,660
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers47-2051.00REmod. OJT2.91140,800$24,810$40,970
Construction and Building Inspectors47-4011.00RCIwork exp.1.22102,300$33,970$58,430
Construction and Related Workers, all other47-4099.00Rmod. OJT1.3436,100$22,380$38,560
Construction Laborers47-2061.00RCmod. OJT2.431,071,100$20,230$35,750
Construction Managers11-9021.00ERCBachelor1.61485,000$50,990$94,590
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Continuous Mining Machine Operators47-5041.00RCImod. OJT-0.0614,300$31,420$48,670
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas47-5011.00RCImod. OJT1.8822,800$32,700$51,090
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers47-2081.00RCmod. OJT1.5994,800$25,360$43,820
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas47-5021.00RICmod. OJT1.9219,700$28,450$50,790
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers49-9051.00RIClong OJT0.89114,500$36,090$64,990
Electricians47-2111.00RIClong OJT1.97583,500$31,170$54,520
Elevator Installers and Repairers47-4021.00RIClong OJT2.4619,700$41,930$76,490
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators53-7032.00Rmod. OJT1.6250,700$26,800$44,160
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters47-5031.00RICmod. OJT0.526,500$34,050$53,160
Extraction Workers, all other47-5099.00Rmod. OJT1.359,600$25,230$44,570
Fence Erectors47-4031.00RCmod. OJT324,900$20,540$33,490
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers47-1011.00ERCwork exp.2.35545,500$37,730$65,150
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers37-1012.00ERCwork exp.1.27207,300$26,990$46,020
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles47-2042.00RCmod. OJT1.314,500$23,750$40,690
Floor Sanders and Finishers47-2043.00Rmod. OJT1.486,000$21,960$36,850
Glaziers47-2121.00RClong OJT1.7246,700$24,670$44,220
Grounds Maintenance Workers, all other37-3019.00RCshort OJT119,300$18,320$32,660
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers47-4041.00RCmod. OJT1.4237,500$25,860$42,730
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers49-9021.00RCIlong OJT2.09267,600$27,630$46,880
Helpers, Construction Trades, all other47-3019.00Rshort OJT2.4321,400$19,260$29,630
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters47-3011.00Rshort OJT4.324,400$20,230$31,450
Helpers--Carpenters47-3012.00RCshort OJT2.9636,400$18,640$27,870
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Helpers--Electricians47-3013.00RCshort OJT3.6960,800$19,040$29,110
Helpers--Extraction Workers47-5081.00RCshort OJT1.6626,400$23,440$36,100
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons47-3014.00RCshort OJT1.0211,100$18,410$26,810
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters47-3015.00Rshort OJT2.7947,400$19,160$28,940
Helpers--Roofers47-3016.00RCshort OJT1.7312,000$18,640$27,010
Highway Maintenance Workers47-4051.00RCmod. OJT0.57147,600$23,120$37,910
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall47-2131.00Rmod. OJT2.6223,300$22,000$37,540
Insulation Workers, Mechanical47-2132.00RCImod. OJT4.6728,900$27,000$50,160
Landscape Architects17-1012.00AIRBachelor1.4320,100$40,690$69,530
Mechanical Door Repairers49-9011.00Rmod. OJT2.3815,800$24,870$39,250
Mining Machine Operators, all other47-5049.00Rmod. OJT0.273,100$31,170$48,870
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators47-2073.00RCImod. OJT1.89351,200$28,180$48,020
Painters, Construction and Maintenance47-2141.00RCmod. OJT1.98316,200$23,730$39,780
Paperhangers47-2142.00RCmod. OJT-0.053,500$21,040$37,240
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators47-2071.00RCmod. OJT1.9754,700$25,180$42,460
Pile-Driver Operators47-2072.00RCImod. OJT2.753,800$28,460$56,200
Pipelayers47-2151.00Rmod. OJT2.0848,500$24,830$40,730
Plasterers and Stucco Masons47-2161.00Rlong OJT1.522,800$24,940$43,000
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters47-2152.00RClong OJT2.13386,900$29,470$54,620
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers47-2171.00RCIlong OJT2.3115,500$27,920$54,810
Riggers49-9096.00RCIshort OJT2.3315,200$26,640$46,900
Rock Splitters, Quarry47-5051.00RCmod. OJT1.744,600$21,040$34,340
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Roof Bolters, Mining47-5061.00RC*-0.426,700$42,660$54,880
Roofers47-2181.00RCmod. OJT1.14132,700$23,410$39,600
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas47-5071.00Rmod. OJT1.9261,100$23,900$37,700
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers49-2098.00RC1,2 year1.5958,000$26,710$43,910
Segmental Pavers47-4091.00RCmod. OJT3.811,800$18,120$34,750
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners47-4071.00Rmod. OJT2.5825,400$21,330$37,010
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining47-5013.00RCImod. OJT2.0959,300$29,980$51,540
Sheet Metal Workers47-2211.00Rmod. OJT1.55142,300$25,590$48,700
Stonemasons47-2022.00Rlong OJT2.9214,100$23,630$42,130
Structural Iron and Steel Workers47-2221.00RIClong OJT2.1858,100$29,000$53,140
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters51-2041.00RCmod. OJT0.7779,700$24,690$38,160
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Surveying and Mapping Technicians17-3031.00RCmod. OJT1.3554,000$25,270$43,870
Tapers47-2082.00Rmod. OJT1.4819,200$28,750$51,490
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers47-2053.00Rlong OJT1.983,500$25,190$43,270
Tile and Marble Setters47-2044.00RCAlong OJT1.539,200$23,570$44,160

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Footnotes


SOC Codes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system classifies all careers and assigns a unique number to each. This SOC number can be used to follow up with other career databases.


Career Interests

Interests are the likes and dislikes of people who work in each career. Matching your interests can help you find a career that will be more satisfying and rewarding for you than occupations that do not meet your interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.

People and work environments can be classified into these six different groups:

Take an Career Interest Assessment to discover your interests.


Minimum Postsecondary Education Required

Minimum education is the usual minimum level of postsecondary (after high school) education required for each career.

Some careers have on-the-job training (OJT), which means that you go straight to the job and learn while you work.

Some careers require further education after high school before starting the career.


Growth Outlook

Growth outlook is the projected growth of the number of career openings per year from 2012 to 2022. High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is not very good.

White background indicates that growth outlook information is not available.


Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States in 2012 who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms. This excludes proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms, unpaid family workers, workers on unpaid leave and contractors and temporary agency employees not on the company payroll.


Average Entry-Level Salaries

Salary entry is the estimated average salary for all entry-level (first-year) workers in this occupation in The United States in 2014. Technically it is the annual 10th percentile wage.

Salary includes straight time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, tips, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay, commissions, production bonuses and on-call pay are included. Excluded is back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses and tuition reimbursements.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States in 2014. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


This research was compiled, analyzed, and posted by Emil Barnabas.

The data come from multiple data tables from the US Department of Labor. Blanks in this table represent missing data, some due to confidentiality because of small numbers of workers in an occupation.




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