United States Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Construction and Extraction Occupations Aged 16yrs+
Updated on May 14, 2022.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021, the median weekly earnings (without seasonal adjustment) of full-time working Blacks aged 16 years and over in the United States who work in construction and extraction occupations, was $772; that of Whites in the same age group and occupation group was $915, and that of Asians in the same age group and occupation group was $969. Also, the median weekly earnings of Hispanics or Latinos, of all racial backgrounds, in the same age group and occupation group was $782.

In more simple terms, the median weekly earnings of Black workers who work in construction and extraction occupations was 84.4% of that of their White colleagues, and 79.7% of that of their Asian colleagues who also work in construction and extraction occupations. In the same vein, the median weekly earnings of White workers who work in construction and extraction occupations was 94.4% of that of their Asian colleagues in construction and extraction occupations.

A closer look at the median weekly earnings of full-time U.S. workers who work in construction and extraction occupations in 2021 by race, hispanic or latino ethnicity, and gender, also reveals the following rankings:

  1. Asian Men: $991
  2. White Men: $918
  3. Black Women: $842
  4. Hispanic or Latino Men: $787
  5. Black Men: $760
  6. White Women: $714
  7. Hispanic or Latino Women: $614
  8. Asian Women: $324

The charts and tables below shows the historical median weekly earnings by race and hispanic or latino ethnicity as well as by gender (without seasonal adjustment), for full-time U.S. workers who work in construction and extraction occupations from 2015 to 2021.

You may also be interested in similar data for several other occupation groups here.

Note: The data for Hispanics or Latinos refers to hispanics or latinos of all racial backgrounds.

U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Construction and Extraction Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race, Ethnicity, and Gender of Full-Time Workers in Construction and Extraction Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Black Women
White Men
White Women
Asian Men
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Hispanic or Latino Men
Hispanic or Latino Women
U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers Construction and Extraction Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Year Black ($) White ($) Asian ($) Hispanic ($)
2,015 673 758 691 608
2,016 755 792 740 639
2,017 704 804 999 671
2,018 730 817 849 706
2,019 783 877 970 726
2,020 740 915 976 778
2,021 772 915 969 782
U.S. Men Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Construction and Extraction Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Year Black Men ($) White Men($) Asian Men ($) Hispanic Men ($)
2,015 668 761 681 608
2,016 752 795 759 645
2,017 703 804 995 672
2,018 723 818 838 707
2,019 794 880 962 730
2,020 739 920 978 781
2,021 760 918 991 787
U.S. Women Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Construction and Extraction Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Year Black Women ($) White Women($) Asian Women ($) Hispanic Women ($)
2,015 908 662 1,059 606
2,016 886 616 421 489
2,017 745 809 1,186 549
2,018 1,117 760 1,190 639
2,019 593 731 1,513 618
2,020 756 806 517 614
2,021 842 714 324 614

U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity for Other Occupation Groups

See also the median weekly earnings by race and ethnicity for the following occupation groups in the United States, or use similar links here. You can also see the median weekly earnings by gender of many occupation groups, as well as many specific occupations.