Construction engineer salaries are on the rise in 2017.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report Thursday that shows construction workers earning more than $60,000 in 2016 and more than double that in 2017, an increase of more than 15 percent.
In fact, the average construction engineer salary jumped by nearly $4,500 in 2016 to more than twice the national average.
The BLS estimates that construction salaries are currently around $65,000.
The report also showed that construction workers in 2016 had an average of more then $40,000 per year, while the average for 2017 was $42,000, according to the BLS.
That’s not a typo, as the average salary for a construction engineer in 2017 was nearly twice the average annual salary of a construction worker in 2016.
Construction jobs have been a hot commodity for years.
In 2015, more than half of all construction jobs were held by men.
The number of construction jobs has been growing since 2014, according the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
As more construction jobs have opened up, so have the demand for workers.
The construction industry is projected to generate $21.6 trillion in economic activity over the next decade, the BES predicts.
As a result, employers need to keep hiring.
According to the Department of Labor, there are more than 23 million construction jobs, including the construction and demolition trades, which are expected to grow by 5.5 percent in 2017 to 1.7 million jobs.
And while there’s been a boom in construction jobs overall, it’s been particularly hard for women.
Construction is one of the most challenging jobs for women to get, the Bureau reports.
The gender wage gap between men and women is $13.8, according it.
That means that the wage gap can vary from state to state, as a result of a wide range of factors.
The median wage for construction workers is $23.71 an hour, and for women it’s $16.27.
Construction worker’s earnings also vary based on the size of the company and their level of education.
In 2016, the median wage was $23,000 for workers with a bachelor’s degree, while it was $21,500 for workers who did not have a bachelor degree.
The average earnings for women with a college degree were $43,600.
Construction workers are also paid differently based on their age.
The highest average wages for women were at age 36, while men had average wages of $27,000 at age 40.