Wages

Survey results from Construction Sector Council 2013 salaries and employability forecasts.

 

Key:

Wage$
 
Employment Rankings
 

Employment Rankings

1 - Workers meet or may be excess of demand

2 - Workers meet demand

3 - Workers supply limited, employers may have to compete for workers

4 - Workers in short supply, employers need to recruit beyond traditional sources

5 - Workers are not available in local markets to meet labour demands

 

Click the name of each trade for more information

 

Boilermakers $88,600
 
4
 
Bricklayer$68,100
 
3
 
Cabinetmaker$38,500
 
4
 
Carpenter $63,800
 
4
 
Concrete finishers $76,400
 
3
 
Crane operators$64,100
 
3
 
Electricians$78,700
 
4
 
Electrical power line and cable workers$90,300
 
4
 
Gas fitters$61,100
 
4
 
Glaziers$46,600
 
4
 
Heavy-duty equipment technician$73,900
 
4
 
Insulators$75,600
 
4
 
Ironworkers$51,400
 
4
 
Machinists$67,700
 
4
 
Millwrights $68,200
 
4
 
Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers $60,700
 
3
 
Plumbers $76,700
 
4
 
Landscaper$47,900
 
3
 
Painter/Decorator $60,000
 
3
 
Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics$81,000
 
4
 
Roofers and shinglers$62,400
 
4
 
Sheet metal workers $80,100
 
4
 
Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers $80,500
 
4
 
Surveyors$52,000
 
3
 
Tilesetters$47,600
 
3
 
Welders $67,900
 
4
 

 

For more information and historical data see our 2011 Construction Sector Council forecasts page.