Construction

Top 10 Highest Demand Positions in Construction
(South Central Kentucky)

Occupation/Position DescriptionMinimum Required EducationAverage Annual Salary
HSD: High School Diploma, OJT: On-the-Job Training, PSE: Post-Secondary Education,
STT: Short-Term Training,GED: General Educational Development
*Higher level of education preferred
+Information includes both residential and commercial wages
Construction LaborerHSD/GED/STT$29,300
Painter (Construction and Maintenance)HSD/GED/OJT$29,800
Cement Mason and Concrete FinisherHSD/GED/OJT$35,800
Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Mechanic/InstallerHSD/GED/OJT*$38,300
CarpenterHSD/GED/OJT$40,700
Plumber/Pipefitter/SteamfitterHSD/GED/OJT$41,100
Operating Engineer/Other Construction Equipment OperatorHSD/GED/OJT$41,300
ElectricianHSD/GED/OJT$44,800
Supervisor of Construction and Extraction WorkerOJT/PSE/Certificate*$53,500
Construction ManagerBachelor’s Degree$75,300

Construction Career Pathway


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Construction Manager
Project Engineer
Project Manager
Architect
Human Resources
Information Technology


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$44,000 – $97,000

 

 

Supervisor of Construction and Extraction Workers
Construction & Building Inspector


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$30,000 – $90,000

 

 

HVAC Tech, Electrician
Truck Driver
Operating Engineer
Plumber
Pipe fitter
Steamfitter
Carpenter
Fire Protection


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$30,000 – $75,000

 

 

Construction Laborer
Cement & Brick Masons
Painter
Drywall Finisher


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$20,000 – $45,300