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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Careers in Construction Month

October is Careers in Construction month, recognized by more than 30 states, including Texas, through a formal proclamation.  Started by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER),the nationwide campaign is designed to increase public awareness and inspire the next generation of construction craft professionals. The Construction industry is the 7th largest industry in the Northeast Texas region, employing more than 6,400 workers.  Read the Formal Proclamation from Texas Governor Greg Abbott


Top Northeast Texas Regional Occupations in the Construction industry include:

Occupation Title
Regional Employment
Regional Average Wage
Construction Laborers1,048$29,400
Carpenters579$34,000
First-line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers398$60,200
Electricians319$42,800
Painters, Construction and Maintenance281$35,100
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators281$38,500
Construction Managers277$85,700
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters243$40,000
Office Clerks, General195$31,900
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines172$50,100
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers167$39,800
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers157$41,300
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers149$34,400

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