How Much do Construction Laborers Make in New York?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction laborers in New York earn an average of $54,020 a year, equivalent to $25.97 an hour.

This is 29% more than construction laborers nationwide, but it is 16% less than the typical New York worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
New York Construction Laborer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $45.43 $94,490
75th $33.34 $69,350
50th $22.39 $46,580
25th $16.54 $34,400
10th $13.24 $27,530
New York Construction Laborers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Albany $22.24 $46,260
Binghamton $24.44 $50,830
Buffalo $19.37 $40,280
Elmira $18.65 $38,790
Glens Falls $17.44 $36,270
Ithaca $18.44 $38,360
Kingston $23.20 $48,250
New York $27.79 $57,800
Rochester $20.82 $43,300
Syracuse $19.77 $41,130
Utica $20.85 $43,370
Watertown $19.17 $39,860
New York Construction Laborer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $25.97 $54,020
2018 $24.87 $51,720
2017 $23.77 $49,440
2016 $23.11 $48,080
2015 $22.95 $47,730
2014 $23.04 $47,920
2013 $23.23 $48,320
2012 $23.73 $49,350
2011 $23.72 $49,340