Average Hourly Wage of Elevator Installers, By State

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This is the 23rd 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 reinforcing iron and rebar workerspipelayers, and concrete finishers.  You can also see the full list of all past and future professions by clicking here.

Elevator installers and repairers do exactly that, install and repair elevators. As specific as the job is, it's actually the highest paid construction trade that doesn't require anything more than a high school diploma. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that the job outlook for the profession is expected to increase by 12% through the year 2026, which is higher than average.

Below you'll find a breakout of how each state compensates their elevator installers and repairers.  All data below comes from the BLS' most recent reports from May 2016. 

Graph of Average Hourly Wage of Elevator Installers, by State

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Rankings of Average Hourly Wage of Elevator Installers, by State

51. Alaska  --  Data Not Available/hour

50. District of Columbia  --  Data Not Available/hour

49. Idaho  --  Data Not Available/hour

48. Maine  --  Data Not Available/hour

47. Mississippi  --  Data Not Available/hour

46. Montana  --  Data Not Available/hour

45. Nebraska  --  Data Not Available/hour

44. New Hampshire  --  Data Not Available/hour

43. New Mexico  --  Data Not Available/hour

42. North Dakota  --  Data Not Available/hour

41. Oklahoma  --  Data Not Available/hour

40. Oregon  --  Data Not Available/hour

39. Rhode Island  --  Data Not Available/hour

38. South Dakota  --  Data Not Available/hour

37. Vermont  --  Data Not Available/hour

36. Wyoming  --  Data Not Available/hour

35. Louisiana  --  $19.08/hour

34. West Virginia  --  $23.82/hour

33. Florida  --  $27.01/hour

32. Kentucky  --  $28.49/hour

31. Utah  --  $28.63/hour

30. Arkansas  --  $30.22/hour

29. South Carolina  --  $30.69/hour

28. Pennsylvania  --  $30.95/hour

27. Georgia  --  $31.27/hour

26. Virginia  --  $31.50/hour

25. Alabama  --  $32.36/hour

24. Arizona  --  $32.55/hour

23. North Carolina  --  $33.15/hour

22. Tennessee  --  $33.41/hour

21. Texas  --  $34.20/hour

20. Delaware  --  $34.51/hour

19. Ohio  --  $34.77/hour

18. Michigan  --  $34.79/hour

17. Wisconsin  --  $34.85/hour

16. Colorado  --  $35.47/hour

15. Missouri  --  $36.56/hour

14. Kansas  --  $37.26/hour

13. Maryland  --  $38.25/hour

12. Indiana  --  $39.10/hour

11. Minnesota  --  $39.63/hour

10. Illinois--$40.98/hour

9. Iowa  --  $41.14/hour

8. Connecticut  --  $41.55/hour

7. New York  --  $42.12/hour

6. Hawaii  --  $42.60/hour

5. Massachusetts  --  $42.74/hour

4. New Jersey  --  $42.88/hour

3. Washington  --  $44.16/hour

2. California  --  $44.51/hour

1. Nevada  --  $57.94/hour

Graph of Average Hourly Wage of Elevator Installers - 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 Elevator Installers- Adjusted for Cost of Living, by State

51. Alaska  --  Data Not Available/hour

50. District of Columbia  --  Data Not Available/hour

49. Idaho  --  Data Not Available/hour

48. Maine  --  Data Not Available/hour

47. Mississippi  --  Data Not Available/hour

46. Montana  --  Data Not Available/hour

45. Nebraska  --  Data Not Available/hour

44. New Hampshire  --  Data Not Available/hour

43. New Mexico  --  Data Not Available/hour

42. North Dakota  --  Data Not Available/hour

41. Oklahoma  --  Data Not Available/hour

40. Oregon  --  Data Not Available/hour

39. Rhode Island  --  Data Not Available/hour

38. South Dakota  --  Data Not Available/hour

37. Vermont  --  Data Not Available/hour

36. Wyoming  --  Data Not Available/hour

35. Hawaii  --  $14.31/hour

34. Louisiana  --  $20.11/hour

33. California  --  $24.21/hour

32. West Virginia  --  $24.80/hour

31. Florida  --  $27.42/hour

30. Maryland  --  $27.92/hour

29. New York  --  $28.81/hour

28. Massachusetts  --  $29.70/hour

27. Utah  --  $29.98/hour

26. Kentucky  --  $30.40/hour

25. Pennsylvania  --  $30.45/hour

24. Virginia  --  $30.81/hour

23. South Carolina  --  $31.12/hour

22. New Jersey  --  $33.23/hour

21. Arizona  --  $33.69/hour

20. Delaware  --  $33.75/hour

19. Arkansas  --  $34.03/hour

18. Georgia  --  $34.21/hour

17. Colorado  --  $34.44/hour

16. Connecticut  --  $34.69/hour

15. North Carolina  --  $34.94/hour

14. Alabama  --  $35.37/hour

13. Wisconsin  --  $35.76/hour

12. Tennessee  --  $36.95/hour

11. Texas  --  $37.41/hour

10. Ohio--$37.45/hour

9. Michigan  --  $38.16/hour

8. Minnesota  --  $39.71/hour

7. Missouri  --  $40.25/hour

6. Washington  --  $40.63/hour

5. Kansas  --  $41.10/hour

4. Illinois  --  $42.13/hour

3. Indiana  --  $42.70/hour

2. Iowa  --  $44.47/hour

1. Nevada  --  $54.81/hour