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Wages for craft professionals continue to rise due to growing demand for skilled craft professionals, according to NCCER’s 2014 Craft Professional Wage Survey. Wages in the survey represent average annual salaries for individual craft areas—not including overtime, per diem, bonuses or other incentives.

Of the more than 30 organizations surveyed in the industrial and commercial construction industries, all craft professions included in the survey earned more than $50,000 annually in 2014. Project managers and project supervisors topped the list, earning more than $91,000 and $79,000, respectively.

Other professions earning more than $65,000 annually include electronic systems technicians and instrumentation technicians, which experienced a 14 percent increase from one year ago. Welders, boilermakers, millwrights and mobile crane operators earned more than $60,000 in 2014. Boilermakers saw the most significant pay increase of all craft professions, up 16 percent from the previous year, followed by industrial maintenance mechanics, which saw a 15 percent increase in wages. Of the 17 total craft professions included in NCCER’s survey, 15 experienced wage increases.

For more information, visit nccer.org/research.


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