Skillit Craft Intelligence Report Q1 2023 Finds A Material Disconnect Between Desired and Actual Wages for Skilled Construction Workers
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Our latest report analyzed disparities in the wages of skilled trade workers across the southern U.S., where large ENR builders are particularly active. The data show that in Q1 2023, desired pay grew by 8 percent to a mean of $31.88 / hour across all trades, handily outpacing the April 12 TTM inflation print of 5 percent. Actual pay across all trades settled at a mean of $25.44 / hour for the quarter.
The Skillit Craft Intelligence Report is produced on a quarterly basis, leveraging data from its customers, skilled worker network, recruitment technology database and construction industry trends. Skillit’s proprietary worker data includes hundreds of variables from trades, skills and experience to actual vs. desired pay and travel preferences.