In 2016, the average salary for construction workers was $40,480. CareerTrends put together a list based on 2016 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine which metros are the lowest paying cities for construction workers. While the majority of the lowest paying cities are in the south, the worst paying city is Bakersfield, CA, with an average construction worker salary of $25,000.
Florida appears 20 times on the list of the 50 lowest-paying cities. Construction workers in the lowest paying cities are earning almost half as much as the average construction worker salary. For example, construction workers' salary in Bakersfield is 47.28% below the national average.