Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Career Cluster and PathwayMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Architecture & Construction 26,570  2,035           7.1%           $51,975  
Construction 16,340  1,017           5.9%           $53,661  
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Occupations by Career Pathway: Construction
OccupationMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change
2016-26
Employment
Growth
2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
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Brickmasons and Blockmasons 180           20           6.1%           $54,610   MNM  OOH
Carpenters 1,950           130           4.8%           $49,960   MNM  OOH
Carpet Installers  N/A140             $54,740   MNM  OOH
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers  440           30           6.0%           $46,810   MNM  OOH
Construction Laborers   1,870           220           7.5%           $35,640   MNM  OOH
Construction Managers 580           50           8.8%           $124,000   MNM  OOH
Conveyor Operators and Tenders   N/AN/A             $35,100   MNM  OOH
Crane and Tower Operators  100           10           6.7%           $44,820   MNM  OOH
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers   210           -20           -4.4%           $42,890   MNM  OOH
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas N/A40             $52,960   MNM  OOH
Electricians 2,110           100           4.6%           $58,890   MNM  OOH
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators  150           10           6.3%           $50,000   MNM  OOH
Fence Erectors  N/AN/A             $56,390   MNM  OOH
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 2,210           140           8.0%           $73,640   MNM  OOH
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles  N/AN/A             $46,760** MNM  OOH
Floor Sanders and Finishers   N/A60             $39,770   MNM  OOH
Glaziers  N/AN/A             $48,620** MNM  OOH
Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other    N/A           10           4.8%           $33,260   MNM  OOH
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters   N/A150           0           6.0%           $39,230   MNM  OOH
Helpers--Carpenters   330           30           9.4%           $29,290   MNM  OOH
Helpers--Electricians   270           10           5.1%           $33,020   MNM  OOH
Helpers--Extraction Workers  N/AN/A             $37,660** MNM  OOH
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons   N/AN/A           0           -2.4%           $31,720** MNM  OOH
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters   N/A260             $28,770   MNM  OOH
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall   N/AN/A             $42,070** MNM  OOH
Insulation Workers, Mechanical 280           10           4.3%           $49,320   MNM  OOH
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators  1,300           80           6.8%           $42,820   MNM  OOH
Painters, Construction and Maintenance  530           20           3.1%           $41,300   MNM  OOH
Paperhangers    N/A           0           -2.2%           $40,840** MNM  OOH
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators  250           10           4.3%           $44,860   MNM  OOH
Pile-Driver Operators  N/A40             $64,360** MNM  OOH
Pipelayers   110           10           9.7%           $43,060   MNM  OOH
Plasterers and Stucco Masons  N/AN/AN/A             $47,610** MNM  OOH
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,230           120           11.4%           $61,640   MNM  OOH
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers N/AN/A             $54,670** MNM  OOH
Roofers  180           10           6.4%           $42,910   MNM  OOH
Sheet Metal Workers  520           20           3.7%           $54,620   MNM  OOH
Solar Photovoltaic Installers N/AN/AN/A             $46,010** MNM  OOH
Stonemasons  N/AN/A           10           7.1%           $44,370** MNM  OOH
Structural Iron and Steel Workers  190           10           5.6%           $50,450   MNM  OOH
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters  140           -20           -13.7%           $45,580   MNM  OOH
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers  N/AN/A             $47,230** MNM  OOH
Tile and Marble Setters   N/AN/A             $34,620   MNM  OOH
Mid-Atlantic States
Occupations by Career Pathway: Construction
OccupationEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Brickmasons and Blockmasons9,950      1,200  8.7%           $53,239  
Carpenters81,270      9,380  8.0%           $52,377  
Carpet Installers2,910      440  N/A           $48,154  
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers15,540      1,880  11.6%           $49,689  
Construction Laborers112,680      14,420  10.2%           $40,729  
Construction Managers29,920      3,730  9.0%           $115,256  
Continuous Mining Machine OperatorsN/A           -80  N/A           N/A  
Conveyor Operators and TendersN/A           110  N/A           N/A  
Crane and Tower Operators6,190      410  8.1%           $57,927  
Derrick Operators, Oil and GasN/A           0  N/A           N/A  
Dredge OperatorsN/A           0  N/A           N/A  
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers7,720      500  4.8%           $46,012  
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas2,350      230  N/A           $48,853  
Electricians72,540      6,510  8.5%           $62,397  
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators5,630      540  9.4%           $50,030  
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and BlastersN/A           20  N/A           N/A  
Extraction Workers, All OtherN/A            N/A           N/A  
Fence ErectorsN/A           330  N/A           N/A  
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers66,640      7,010  10.0%           $72,393  
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard TilesN/A           80  N/A           N/A  
Floor Sanders and FinishersN/A           40  N/A           N/A  
Glaziers5,180      540  11.1%           $52,302  
Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other2,660      290  9.6%           $31,418  
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters4,050      410  9.9%           $35,232  
Helpers--Carpenters5,670      820  12.3%           $31,242  
Helpers--Electricians8,350      840  9.1%           $32,114  
Helpers--Extraction WorkersN/A           100  N/A           N/A  
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco MasonsN/A           30  N/A           N/A  
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters6,050      950  15.4%           $32,347  
Helpers--RoofersN/A           80  N/A           N/A  
Hoist and Winch OperatorsN/A           -30  N/A           N/A  
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and WallN/A           50  N/A           N/A  
Insulation Workers, Mechanical2,280      190  7.0%           $55,541  
Loading Machine Operators, Underground MiningN/A           0  N/A           N/A  
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home InstallersN/A            N/A           N/A  
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine OperatorsN/A           -80  N/A           N/A  
Mining Machine Operators, All OtherN/A            N/A           N/A  
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators43,300      4,390  9.7%           $52,755  
Painters, Construction and Maintenance21,970      2,320  6.2%           $44,708  
PaperhangersN/A           20  N/A           N/A  
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators5,710      600  10.2%           $41,631  
Pile-Driver OperatorsN/A           30  N/A           N/A  
Pipelayers3,280      580  12.5%           $45,428  
Plasterers and Stucco MasonsN/A           90  7.4%           N/A  
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters48,370      6,830  12.5%           $60,069  
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar WorkersN/A           220  10.6%           N/A  
RiggersN/A           140  6.0%           N/A  
Rock Splitters, QuarryN/A           -40  N/A           N/A  
Roof Bolters, MiningN/A           0  N/A           N/A  
Roofers9,390      1,130  9.7%           $48,719  
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and GasN/A           20  N/A           N/A  
Roustabouts, Oil and GasN/A           40  N/A           N/A  
Segmental PaversN/A            N/A           N/A  
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and MiningN/A           50  N/A           N/A  
Sheet Metal Workers13,980      1,060  7.9%           $55,050  
Solar Photovoltaic InstallersN/A           930  N/A           N/A  
StonemasonsN/A           80  N/A           N/A  
Structural Iron and Steel Workers6,770      660  11.1%           $62,704  
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters7,860      -1,070  -11.9%           $42,846  
TapersN/A           90  N/A           N/A  
Terrazzo Workers and FinishersN/A           20  N/A           N/A  
Tile and Marble SettersN/A           550  N/A           N/A  

 ** National wage data; the state data is not available.
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 • Sources: Delaware Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 • Mid-Atlantic includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
 • MS, HS, HW and HD are abbreviations for Middle Skill, High Skill, High Wage and High Demand Occupations
 • MS & HS Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as MS if, within the cluster/pathway, the percentage of MS occupations is at least thirty (30) percent
   of the total number of occupations reported for that cluster/pathway. The same process is used to determine HS clusters/pathways.
 • HW & HD Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as HW if, within the cluster/pathway, the total employment for HW occupations is greater than the
   total employment for non-HW occupations. The same process is used to determine HD for clusters/pathways.