Occupational Employment Statistics

Chart Book, May 2010

Construction

Figure 24

Most of the largest construction occupations were the construction trades occupations.

Employment and hourly mean wages for the largest construction occupations, May 2010


Figure 25

The highest paid construction occupations were specialized construction trades workers or their supervisors.

Construction occupations with the highest
mean wages, May 2010


Figure 26

Employment for the largest occupations in the building construction industry was distributed differently between nonresidential and residential building construction.

Employment of the largest occupations in the building
construction industry, May 2010


Figure 27

Mean wages were consistently higher in nonresidential building construction than residential building construction.

Mean hourly wages of the largest occupations in the building
construction industry, May 2010


Figure 28

Employment decreased in 40 of the 46 construction occupations between May 2006 and May 2010.

Construction occupations with the largest percent decrease in employment between May 2006 and May 2010


Figure 29

The construction occupations that grew between May 2006 and May 2010 tended to be smaller occupations and were not related to new building construction.

Construction occupations with an increase in employment between May 2006 and May 2010


Figure 30

Nevada had the largest percent decrease in employment of construction and extraction occupations from May 2006 to May 2010, and also had the largest increase in mean wages for them.

States with the largest percent decrease in employment of construction occupations from May 2006 to May 2010


Figure 31

Two states—North Dakota and Wyoming—had an increase in employment of construction occupations, attributable to increases in varying occupations.

States with an increase in employment of construction occupations from May 2006 to May 2010


Figure 32

Pascagoula, MS, had a larger share of its employment in construction occupations than any other metropolitan area, with over three times the national average.

Location quotients? for construction occupations in
Pascagoula, MS, May 2010


Figure 33

San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA, had the highest mean wage ($30.13) in May 2010 for construction and extraction workers.

Construction occupations in the San Francisco-San Mateo-
Redwood City, CA, metropolitan division with mean wages
at least 55 percent higher than average, May 2010


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