Careers


A SAMPLING OF HOME BUILDING CAREERS IN ALABAMA IN 2015

Typical Median Hourly Wage Typical Median Annual Wage Educational Requirements Projected Growth to 2024
Carpentry $19.63 $34,960 Trade School and/or Apprenticeship 6%
Cabinet Making $13.90 $27,770 Trade School and/or Apprenticeship -1%
Civil Engineering $39.45 $77,850 Bachelor’s Degree 8%
Construction Management (Building Science) $41.17 $89,680 Bachelor’s Degree 5%
Drafting and Design Technology $24.97 $49,510 Associate’s Degree -3%
Electrical Engineering $44.84 $95,770 Bachelor’s Degree 0%
Electrician $24.57 $45,350 Trade School and/or Apprenticeship 14%
Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) $21.46 $39,060 Trade School and/or Apprenticeship 14%
Landscape Architect $31.04 $67,810 Bachelor’s Degree & Internship 5%
Masonry $18.61 $40,000 Trade School and/or on-the-job training 15%
Mechanical Engineering $39.93 $87,990 Bachelor’s Degree 5%
Plumbing Technology $24.36 $40,920 Trade School and/or Apprenticeship 12%

Statics are taken from the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics 2015

To view more occupational information including wages, job description, and educational requirement, please visit the US Department of Labor’s “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” web site at: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm.



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