Construction workers prosper from 5.1% wage increase – doubling other industries

Construction workers are benefiting from receiving the highest wage boost than any other industry

On average, those working in the construction industry saw their salaries rise 5.1%, or £36 a week, in just one year – showing the fastest acceleration and nearly double the rate to that of any other sector.

A construction worker can now expect to earn £593 per week compared to £557 in the previous year.

In contrast, the average weekly wage in other industries has increased £15 in 12 months – from £479 to £494 – equating to a 2.9% increment.

An estimated 2.1 million people work in the construction industry, a surge of 10,000 jobs since June 2014. Of this, around 24,000 job vacancies are available.

David Lewis, Managing Director of Integra People, said: “Workers in the construction industry are benefitting from the fastest wage increase, which is an incredible rate compared to other sectors.

“Now is a good time to work in the construction industry whatever the skills, whether that be site engineering, bricklaying, joinery, electrical, plumbing or any other building trade.”

Call one of our consultants on 01925 838 600 to register today, or to find out more information about Integra People.

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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