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Construction Trades Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 1,387 students earned their Construction Trades degrees in PA.

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

Gender Distribution

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

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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%
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Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in Pennsylvania

217,760 people in the state and 5,877,640 in the nation are employed in jobs related to construction trades.

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Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in Pennsylvania

Construction Trades grads earn an average of $50,540 in the state and $47,630 nationwide.

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

219 Degrees in Major Awarded
292 Total Students

96% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 61%. An average student at Orleans Technical College will pay a net price of $20,247.

182 Degrees in Major Awarded
16,031 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,292. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $26,300 after graduation.

135 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
4,972 Total Students

The average student takes 4.44 years to complete their degree at Penn College. Graduates earn an average $35,300 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

78 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,347 Total Students

A typical student attending Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology will pay a net price of $7,872. Graduates earn an average $34,100 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

76 Degrees in Major Awarded
582 Total Students

85% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 85%. This private school has an average net price of $8,022.

74 Degrees in Major Awarded
454 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. An average student at Pennco Tech-Bristol will pay a net price of $20,712.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
132 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,700 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,703 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $10,931. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Delaware County Community College grads earn an average salary of $28,700.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
145 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $27,900 after graduation.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
17,422 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,800 a year. 17% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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 13% $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 7% $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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