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Survey: Salaries for many construction trades on the rise

January 2, 2019

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Despite the construction booms taking place in many metros across the U.S., salaries and hourly wages for construction workers have been slow to budge, but recent industry reports show that they are finally starting to climb.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in October reported that average hourly construction wages increased to $30.18 in September, marking the first time that the figure has exceeded $30 an hour for U.S. construction workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. September’s hourly wage was up from $30 in August and was more than 3% higher than it was in September 2017.

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