AUSTIN (AP) Construction supervisors in Texas earned a median salary of $69,000 in 2016, a jump of more than 40 percent from 2015, according to the latest federal figures.
The state’s highest-paid unionized workers also earned a higher median salary than the national average of $62,600.
The new figures are based on an analysis of wage and salary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which tracks wage and compensation for workers in occupations that include construction, engineering, healthcare, education, transportation and utilities.
Texas’ median wage for all construction and construction service occupations was $51,600 in 2016.
The national median wage was $64,100.
Construction workers earned more in Texas than workers in any other state except New Mexico, where they earned $42,100 in 2016 and New York, where $46,700 was the median.
The Texas figures also show that Texas’ construction industry is one of the fastest-growing in the nation, according the Texas Association of Business.
The industry is estimated to grow by 4.1 percent in the next 10 years.
The Associated Press obtained the federal data through a Freedom of Information Act request.
It includes details about the average annual pay for all employees in the Texas construction industry and how it was determined.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis is responsible for analyzing the data and publishing its annual report, which is expected to be released early in 2019.