According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction workers in New Jersey pull downan hour, which works out to $50,030 a year — bearing in mind that many jobs in the construction industry are seasonal. Still, construction workers in the Garden State earn the fourth-highest pay in the nation, behind Illinois and Hawaii (both ($27.01 an hour) and Massachusetts ($25.84). Construction jobs in New York State pay $23.11; data was not available for Pennsylvania. Arkansas ($12.38) and North Carolina ($13.50) pay construction workers the lowest per-hour rate.
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