Construction & Extraction
Employment of construction and extraction occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, a gain of about 747,600 new jobs. Overall growth in the economy and population will increase demand for new buildings, roads, and other structures, which will create new jobs in construction and extraction occupations.
The median annual wage for all construction and extraction occupations was $44,730 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Construction and Extraction Occupations, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/home.htm