General Contractor salary in the United States

Average salary
$45,500/yr
Based on 1,214 income tax records
$17,000
$162,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$31K
 
$46K
 
$50K
 
$55K
 
$62K
$17,000
$162,000
How much do General Contractors make?
The average total salary for a General Contractor is $45,500 per year. This is based on data from 1,214 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as General Contractor and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. General Contractor salary can vary between $17,000 to $162,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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General Contractor salary by location

General Contractor salary by company

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General Contractor demographics in United States

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54% are single
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46% are married
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40% have kids
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49% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for General Contractors in United States

1,214 full-time salaries from 2019
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FAQS
The average salary for a general contractor in the United States is $45,500 per year. General contractor salaries in the United States can vary between $17,000 to $162,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,214 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as general contractor.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for general contractors in the United States: San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($97,500 a year), Los Angeles Metro Area, CA ($89,000 a year), and Tampa Metro Area, FL ($88,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.