Annual Median Salary: $36,900
The median annual pay for a carpenter is $36,900. According to experts, need for carpenters is expected to grow 20 percent through 2020. This is more than the average for all occupations.
Annual Median Salary: $38,900
Heavy equipment operators work with heavy machinery used in the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, etc. The median annual pay for a heavy equipment operator is $38,900. The job can be challenging. Heavy equipment operators work throughout the year in different weathers under tough work environments. They may also be asked work at odd hours.