Salaries for Jobs in Construction and Maintenance

ProgramPotential job titlesEntry-level4-5 years10 yearsStar rating
Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology: Commercial RefrigerationInsulation worker, construction and building inspector, mechanical installer$40,893$57,678$81,7864
Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology: Commercial A/CInsulation worker, sales engineer, geothermal technician$40,893$57,678$81,7864
Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology: Building AutomationAgricultural engineer, automotive engineer, electromechanical or mechatronic technologist or technician$40,893$57,678$81,7864
Architectural TechnologyArchitectural and civil drafter, set and exhibit designer, model maker$57,554$82,597$125,4453
Civil Engineering TechnologyCost estimator, transportation engineer, environmental engineer$45,490$58,864$72,9873
Code InspectionConstruction inspector, certified inspector, home inspector$36,067$44,803$55,8063
Construction and CarpentryConstruction project managers, construction managers, construction superintendents$27,394$35,027$52,9363
Construction Equipment Systems TechnologyDiesel engine specialist, rail car repairer, mobile heavy equipment mechanic$37,939$48,755$58,7184
Construction Management TechnologyTraining and development specialist, geological technician, cost estimator$27,394$35,027$52,9365
Diesel and Heavy Equipment TechnologyMechanic and diesel engine specialist, crane and tower operator, mobile heavy equipment mechanic$31,096$47,528$59,6544
Electrical Systems TechnologyRobotics technician, geological technician, mechanical engineering technologist$47,570$60,029$71,1783
Electrical WiringElectrician, security and fire alarm system installer, first-line maintenance and repair supervisor$47,570$60,029$71,1785
Facility and Apartment MaintenanceApartment maintenance technician, facilities services coordinator$27,394$35,027$52,9364
Facilities Maintenance TechnologyFacilities manager, maintenance and repair worker, janitor and cleaner$27,394$35,027$52,9364
Fiber-optic CablingFiber-optic technician$40,248$49,421$66,6224
Forklift Operations and MaintenanceHeavy equipment operatorNANANA4
Geomatics TechnologyCartographer, photogrammetrist, Geographic Information Systems technologist$40,622$55,557$63,4824
HVAC Technician TrainingHVAC service technician, HVAC installer$40,893$57,678$81,7864
Interior DesignInterior designer$29,307$46,592$70,7203
OSHA TrainingWorkplace safety inspectorNANANA3
Plumbing TechnologyPlumber, septic tank servicer, pipelayerNANANA4
Plumbing and PipefittingPlumber, septic tank servicer, pipelayerNANANA4
Telecommunications Tower TechnicianRadio-frequency test technician, field technician$51,230$70,366$103,2514
Welding TechnologyStructural iron and steel worker, construction trades, extraction first-line supervisor$39,208$50,190$65,7074
WeldingStructural iron and steel worker, construction trades$39,208$50,190$65,7074

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Lightcast is an Idaho-based labor market data analysis firm that aims to help communities understand the economic value of higher education and help colleges maximize the value of their education.

Lightcast projects salaries for entry-level positions, as well as after four to five years and after 10 years in specific careers. Various data, including quarterly wage and salary information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and proprietary internal projections, is used to make the projections. The company's data helps identify skill gaps that keep job seekers and employers apart and tools to bridge that gap.

Star ratings are assigned by, a partnership of state-level experts in public education, higher education, workforce development, college financing and labor market economics. The ratings are based on wages, projected growth rate and projected job openings. Occupations are rated from one to five stars, and those with more stars are considered to have better career prospects.