Contractor Wages Tracking Higher in Busiest Construction Markets

Electrical contractors in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, New York and Philadelphia and Chicago markets have some of the highest hourly wages. According to county wage data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics through 2Q 2016, these high cost-of-living markets, along with Williams County, ND, in the Bakken oil region  (#1 at $49.85 per hour) saw wages significantly over the U.S. national wage rate of $27.25 estimated by Electrical Marketing’s editors (see chart ...

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