October is the official month to celebrate Careers in Construction. All month long, I Build America Kentucky will be sharing cool facts, stories, and the background behind some of the amazing career opportunities that construction brings to Kentucky. From developing our cities to employing thousands of Kentuckians–and often several generations of families–construction does a lot for our communities and people.
To kick things off, check out some of the careers that are available in construction, including the average salaries of these roles according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Annual Salary: $92,523
The construction management team is a critical part of any project. Project managers keep projects on time and on budget, supporting everything from the initial planning to ongoing jobsite supervising.
Mobile Crane Operator
Annual Salary: $66,119
At first glance, operating state-of-the-art heavy machinery to move materials may seem like an impossibly challenging job. But when you take a look inside the driver’s seat, you’ll find that a series of joysticks, levers and pedals make this job seem as fun as a professional video gaming career.
Power Line Worker
Average Salary: $68,262
Power line workers play an important role in installing and maintaining the many cables and lines to keep our power grid running.
Annual Salary: $59,627
Plumbers take care of everything from proper water distribution to following local ordinances, mathematics to mechanical drawing, and physics to welding.
Average Salary: $87,500
Architects have an eye for design and a vision for possibilities. Architects consider every aspect of a structure, including air conditioning plans, electrical systems and more.
These are just a few of the great careers waiting for you in the construction industry. Whether you’re just entering high school or are looking for a change in your professional career path, use the month of October to explore the many career opportunities in the construction industry.