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Construction Trades Schools in Washington

987 students earned Construction Trades degrees in Washington in the 2018-2019 year.

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

Gender Distribution

In Washington, 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 Washington is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.1%
  • Black or African American: 11.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 17.5%
  • White: 51.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.1%
  • Other Races: 16.3%
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Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in Washington

162,280 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 Washington

A typical salary for a construction trades grad in the state is $54,370, compared to a typical salary of $47,630 nationwide.

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There are 19 colleges in Washington that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Centralia College

Centralia
171 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,077 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 71% get financial aid.

117 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,853 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,000 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,131 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. 73% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,000 a year.

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,435 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 47% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $29,900 after graduation. 55% of the teachers are full time.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
954 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.10%. Graduates earn an average $38,500 after graduation.

#6

Peninsula College

Port Angeles
86 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,966 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $22,700 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This public school has an average net price of $4,926.

74 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,225 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,877 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 98%. 62% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,671 Total Students

83% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,743 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,614. 58% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Construction Trades Careers in WA

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Rotary Drill Operators 50% $0
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 28% $51,540
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 24% $40,190
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 23% $28,590
Floor Sanders and Finishers 22% $43,030
Roofers 22% $54,200
Insulation Workers 22% $47,250
Floor Layers 21% $48,740
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 21% $58,410
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 21% $65,560
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 20% $83,950
Glaziers 20% $55,420
Construction and Maintenance Painters 19% $40,430
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 19% $62,980
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 19% $81,040
Electricians 18% $65,650
Carpenters 18% $57,240
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 18% $56,520
Carpet Installers 18% $44,010
Stonemasons 17% $46,420
Tile and Marble Setters 17% $50,540
Mechanical Insulation Workers 15% $61,850
Maintenance and Repair Workers 13% $42,610
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 11% $71,400
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 10% $40,580
Construction and Building Inspectors 10% $76,100
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 8% $91,020
Paperhangers 8% $37,330
Earth Drillers 7% $50,020
Civil Engineering Technicians 6% $66,500
Signal and Track Switch Repairers 5% $73,990
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 0% $0
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 3,303
Personal & Culinary Services 2,348
Precision Production 1,790
Transportation & Materials Moving 1,078

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