Average Hourly Wage of Construction Superintendents, By State

This is the 11th installment of Construction Junkie's weekly analysis of the hourly wages of each individual construction profession by state.  The three previous professions we examined were iron & steel workers, drywall installers, and roofers.  You can also see the full list of all past and future professions by clicking here.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines the occupation we're examining today as "First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers," meaning the men and women in this job directly supervise employees and coordinate activities.  This could either mean a construction superintendent or a foreman.

Over 538,000 workers fall into the first-line construction supervisors category, with the largest amount working in the non-residential building industry. Texas, California, and Florida lead the pack in highest amount of supervisors employed. All states combined, the BLS states that supervisors typically make an average $68,040 per year.

Below you'll find a breakout of how each state compensates their construction supervisors. All data below comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s most recent reports from May 2016. 

Graph of Average Hourly Wage of a Construction Supervisor, by State

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Rankings of Average Hourly Wage of a Construction Supervisor, by State

51. Arkansas  --  $25.37/hour

50. Mississippi  --  $26.43/hour

49. Maine  --  $26.92/hour

48. Alabama  --  $27.60/hour

47. Tennessee  --  $27.73/hour

46. North Carolina  --  $27.74/hour

45. Idaho  --  $27.81/hour

44. South Carolina  --  $27.92/hour

43. Nebraska--$28.23/hour

42. Iowa  --  $28.64/hour

41. Utah  --  $28.73/hour

40. Florida  --  $28.76/hour

39. Kentucky  --  $29.17/hour

38. Georgia  --  $29.42/hour

37. New Mexico  --  $29.64/hour

36. Arizona  --  $29.78/hour

35. Kansas  --  $29.81/hour

34. New Hampshire  --  $30.11/hour

33. Montana  --  $30.19/hour

32. South Dakota  --  $30.30/hour

31. Ohio  --  $30.43/hour

30. Indiana  --  $30.59/hour

29. Vermont  --  $30.97/hour

28. Oklahoma  --  $31.33/hour

27. Michigan  --  $31.64/hour

26. Virginia  --  $31.71/hour

25. Louisiana  --  $31.83/hour

24. Nevada  --  $32.68/hour

23. West Virginia  --  $32.68/hour

22. Oregon  --  $32.82/hour

21. Colorado  --  $32.98/hour

20. Texas  --  $33.05/hour

19. Wisconsin  --  $33.14/hour

18. Rhode Island  --  $33.16/hour

17. Missouri  --  $33.33/hour

16. Maryland  --  $33.90/hour

15. Minnesota  --  $34.04/hour

14. Pennsylvania  --  $34.14/hour

13. Delaware  --  $34.29/hour

12. Wyoming  --  $35.31/hour

11. Washington  --  $36.41/hour

10. North Dakota  --  $37.10/hour

9. Hawaii  --  $37.25/hour

8. Illinois  --  $37.25/hour

7. Connecticut  --  $37.60/hour

6. New Jersey  --  $37.82/hour

5. California  --  $38.14/hour

4. District of Columbia  --  $39.35/hour

3. Massachusetts  --  $39.54/hour

2. New York  --  $40.96/hour

1. Alaska  --  $48.49/hour

Graph of Average Hourly Wage of a Construction Supervisor - Adjusted for Cost of Living, by State

Cost of living in each state also has a large impact on the amount of money construction trades actually bring home, so the graph below shows each state's adjusted hourly wage based upon the cost of living index for that state.  All cost of living index data comes from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center and was last updated for the second quarter of 2017.  The cost of living index was based upon grocery, housing, utilities, transportation, health, and miscellaneous costs for each state. 

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Rankings of Average Hourly Wage of a Construction Supervisor- Adjusted for Cost of Living, by State

51. Hawaii  --  $12.52/hour

50. District of Columbia  --  $18.34/hour

49. California  --  $20.75/hour

48. Oregon  --  $22.42/hour

47. Maine  --  $23.77/hour

46. Maryland  --  $24.75/hour

45. Rhode Island  --  $25.77/hour

44. New Hampshire  --  $26.50/hour

43. Massachusetts--$27.48/hour

42. New York  --  $28.02/hour

41. South Carolina  --  $28.31/hour

40. Arkansas  --  $28.57/hour

39. Florida  --  $29.19/hour

38. North Carolina  --  $29.24/hour

37. New Jersey  --  $29.31/hour

36. Montana  --  $29.98/hour

35. Vermont  --  $30.07/hour

34. Utah  --  $30.08/hour

33. Alabama  --  $30.17/hour

32. Idaho  --  $30.23/hour

31. Mississippi  --  $30.26/hour

30. South Dakota  --  $30.42/hour

29. Nebraska  --  $30.54/hour

28. Tennessee  --  $30.67/hour

27. Arizona  --  $30.82/hour

26. Nevada  --  $30.92/hour

25. Iowa  --  $30.96/hour

24. Virginia  --  $31.01/hour

23. Kentucky  --  $31.12/hour

22. New Mexico  --  $31.39/hour

21. Connecticut  --  $31.40/hour

20. Colorado  --  $32.02/hour

19. Georgia  --  $32.19/hour

18. Ohio  --  $32.77/hour

17. Kansas  --  $32.88/hour

16. Indiana  --  $33.40/hour

15. Washington  --  $33.50/hour

14. Delaware  --  $33.54/hour

13. Louisiana  --  $33.55/hour

12. Pennsylvania  --  $33.59/hour

11. Alaska  --  $33.75/hour

10. Wisconsin  --  $34.00/hour

9. West Virginia  --  $34.02/hour

8. Minnesota  --  $34.11/hour

7. Oklahoma  --  $34.53/hour

6. Michigan  --  $34.71/hour

5. Texas  --  $36.16/hour

4. Wyoming  --  $36.55/hour

3. Missouri  --  $36.70/hour

2. North Dakota  --  $37.51/hour

1. Illinois  --  $38.29/hour