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2021 Highest Paid Construction Trades Graduates

209 Bachelor's Degrees
$60,417 Avg Salary
$20,246 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Construction Trades School for You

Highest Paid Construction Trades GraduatesConstruction 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!

Average Salary for Construction Trades Graduates from Schools Nationwide  60,417
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120,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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120,800

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2021 Highest Paid Construction Trades Grads in the United States

The following colleges produce the highest paid construction trades graduates.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Building Management & Inspection 205
Carpentry 3
Masonry 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Transportation & Materials Moving 5,135
Personal & Culinary Services 875
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 338
Precision Production 47

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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).

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