“Employment of construction and extraction occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations, a gain of about 704,000 new jobs. Overall growth in the economy and population will increase demand for new buildings, roads, and other structures, which will create new jobs in construction and extraction occupations.

The median annual wage for all construction and extraction occupations was $46,010 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.”¹

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¹Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/home.htm.