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$29,600
Cement Mason & Concrete FinisherHSD/GED/OJT$32,500
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck DriverPSE/Certificate/STT$36,500
ElectricianHSD/GED/OJT$38,000
Operating Engineer/Construction Equipment OperatorHSD/GED/OJT$38,100
CarpenterHSD/GED/OJT$38,800
Plumber/Pipe fitter/SteamfitterHSD/GED/OJT$40,300
Supervisor (of Construction & Extraction Workers)OJT/PSE/Certificate*$50,100
Construction ManagerBachelor’s Degree$79,500
General & Operations ManagerBachelor’s Degree$81,900

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