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Construction Trades Schools in Pennsylvania

1,387 Construction Trades students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Construction Trades is the 6th most popular major in the state out of a total 7 majors commonly available.

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, a construction trades major is more popular with men than with women.

Construction Trades Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of construction trades majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 14.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.9%
  • White: 69.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 7.7%
Construction Trades Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 217,760 people employed in jobs related to a construction trades degree, compared to 5,877,640 nationwide.

Construction Trades Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in Pennsylvania

In this state, construction trades grads earn an average of $50,540. Nationwide, they make an average of $47,630.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 42 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

219 Degrees in Major Awarded
284 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 61% are considered full time. An average student at Orleans Technical College will pay a net price of $20,247. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it.

182 Degrees in Major Awarded
16,086 Total Students

In their early career, CCAC grads earn an average salary of $26,300. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 21%.

135 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
5,322 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $35,300 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 89% get financial aid. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

78 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,233 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,872. Graduates earn an average $34,100 after graduation.

76 Degrees in Major Awarded
454 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private institution charges an average net price of $8,022. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 85% are considered full time.

74 Degrees in Major Awarded
368 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 8.10% which is lower than average. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
134 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $20,762. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. 92% of students get financical aid.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,314 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $10,931. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. 22% of the teachers are full time.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
149 Total Students

An average student at Triangle Tech - Pittsburgh will pay a net price of $19,620. In their early career, Triangle Tech - Pittsburgh grads earn an average salary of $27,900. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,081 Total Students

17% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $12,147. Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid.

Construction Trades Careers in PA

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 13% $57,450
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 13% $84,630
Earth Drillers 13% $41,260
Mechanical Insulation Workers 12% $79,730
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 12% $54,390
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 12% $44,760
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 12% $46,770
Floor Sanders and Finishers 11% $36,070
Glaziers 11% $50,240
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 11% $69,510
Floor Layers 10% $43,870
Civil Engineering Technicians 10% $54,400
Tile and Marble Setters 10% $48,350
Roofers 9% $44,830
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 9% $43,940
Paperhangers 9% $36,050
Construction and Building Inspectors 9% $54,880
Carpenters 8% $49,220
Stonemasons 8% $48,270
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 8% $52,890
Maintenance and Repair Workers 7% $38,400
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 7% $67,340
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 7% $43,610
Carpet Installers 7% $45,200
Electricians 6% $60,540
Construction and Maintenance Painters 5% $41,870
Insulation Workers 3% $39,530
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 3% $47,060
Rotary Drill Operators 2% $53,310
Oil and Gas Derrick Operators 0% $47,610
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 0% $60,620
Signal and Track Switch Repairers -4% $70,650

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to construction trades.

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Personal & Culinary Services 3,743
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 2,865
Transportation & Materials Moving 1,579
Precision Production 1,112

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