Labor costs (e.g., wages and benefits) have a significant impact on the construction industry, in areas such as profits and number of jobs. It is important to understand both trends in labor costs, and how they may differ by a variety of factors, such as demographic, subsector, occupation, and union status.
This story-dashboard summarizes the income and benefits of construction workers by these factors through a set of two charts: 1) Labor Costs and 2) Wages by clicking either the blue caption boxes or the arrows at the top of the dashboard. All data used for the dashboard are publicly available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (see dashboard footnotes for specific sources used). For more specific definitions not covered in the dashboard, see the BLS Glossary.
Information on specific charts and instructions for dashboard use are included in the Data Dashboard information icon located to the right of the dashboard title. To get a full view of the dashboard on a mobile device, zoom out slightly and use landscape mode, which will provide a better navigation experience.
You can download the data as a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is color-coded for each set of charts, and each worksheet’s name is based on the corresponding dashboard chart.
The dashboard will be updated annually, with the next update planned for Summer 2023. If you have questions, comments, or would like lower-level data not provided in the spreadsheet, please email [email protected].
Recommended Citation: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training. . Construction Workers’ Income and Benefits [dashboard].