2021 Highest Paid Construction Trades Graduates
Finding the Best Construction Trades School for You
Construction Trades is the #36 most popular major in the country with 209 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Construction Trades Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.
This year's Highest Paid Construction Trades Graduates ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in construction trades.
The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.
How Much Do Construction Trades Majors Make After Graduation?
After graduating, construction trades majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $60,417 per year. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 52% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!
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2021 Highest Paid Construction Trades Grads in the United States
Best Schools for Highly Paid Construction Trades Graduates
Utah Valley University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid construction trades school. UVU is a very large public school located in the city of Orem.Request Information
Weber State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. WSU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Ogden.Request Information
The University of Texas at San Antonio earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of San Antonio, UTSA is a public college with a fairly large student population.Request Information
Our rankings recognize Pennsylvania College of Technology as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Williamsport, Penn College is a public college with a small student population.Request Information
Construction Trades by Region
View the Highest Paid Construction Trades Graduates for a specific region near you.
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Rankings in Majors Related to Construction Trades
Construction Trades Majors to Study
|Building Management & Inspection||205|
Most Popular Majors Related to Construction Trades
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Transportation & Materials Moving||5,135|
|Personal & Culinary Services||875|
|Mechanic & Repair Technologies||338|
Notes and References
- The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
- Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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