How Much do Construction Laborers Make in Illinois?

Do construction laborers in Illinois make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Illinois construction laborers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction laborers in Illinois earn an average of $60,500 a year, equivalent to $29.09 an hour.

This is 45% more than construction laborers nationwide and 10% more than the typical Illinois worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Illinois Construction Laborer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $47.57 $98,950
75th $42.76 $88,950
50th $27.34 $56,870
25th $16.93 $35,220
10th $12.60 $26,220
Illinois Construction Laborers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bloomington $18.70 $38,900
Carbondale $25.32 $52,660
Champaign $22.40 $46,600
Chicago $31.19 $64,870
Danville $25.27 $52,560
Decatur $20.65 $42,950
Kankakee $27.08 $56,340
Peoria $22.10 $45,970
Rockford $26.05 $54,190
Springfield $25.25 $52,520
Illinois Construction Laborer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $29.09 $60,500
2018 $28.83 $59,960
2017 $27.55 $57,310
2016 $27.01 $56,180
2015 $25.07 $52,140
2014 $24.82 $51,630
2013 $23.00 $47,840
2012 $19.09 $39,710
2011 $19.19 $39,920