Careers in Construction

31 High Paying Construction and Trade Careers

The building industry offers more than just another job — you can find a rewarding career and earn a great salary. The top 25% construction trades professions earn at least $60,000 annually, and you don't need to follow the traditional college path to get there.

Skilled construction workers help build office buildings, homes, schools, roads, bridges, factories and other structures. The main construction sectors include new home building and renovation, heavy industrial construction, institutional and commercial construction and civil engineering construction.

Many of the construction careers require unique skills obtained through training. Math and reading skills are important factors for some construction careers.

The OBC and Building Futures magazine are your connection to the educators, industry and trade associations who can help you get started on your career path. Learn more about these High Paying Construction and Trade Careers by clicking on any one of these professions: