Construction foreman rates are set to rise by 2.75% in 2019, the Cleveland Clinic reported.
The increase is expected to hit construction worker wages at the end of the year, as well as to reduce the amount of foreman compensation that workers receive when they retire, according to the Cleveland clinic.
In 2018, foreman salaries averaged $70,000, but increased to $74,000 in 2019 and will be $72,000 next year, the report said.
This is the third consecutive year that construction foremen are getting raises.
Foreman salaries were frozen for three years following the financial crisis in 2009.
This year, foremen got an average of $68,000 each.
In 2019, foremans averaged $77,000.
Construction foreman wage increases have not been a new phenomenon.
The Cleveland Clinic study, which examined the pay of construction workers in the Cleveland metro area, found that the average foreman pay for all construction workers increased by 2% from 2013 to 2019.
The Foreman Salary Study conducted by the Cleveland Center for Economic Policy and Management (CCEPM) and the Ohio Policy Institute at the Cleveland State University found that average foremen earned an average salary of $65,000 across the state.
This increase is based on the median salary for the state of Ohio as of the end for 2018, the study found.
The report also found that foremen earn about $10 per hour less than construction workers.
In 2019, Ohioans were paid about $12.00 less than they were in 2017, according the CCEPM report.
This means foremen received a $1.60 pay raise for every $1 in wage growth.
The rise in foreman foreman salary also has been linked to an increase in unemployment.
The CCEM study found that Ohioans with jobs in the construction and related trades are unemployed about 8.5% more than those without jobs.
The CCEPS study found a 4.7% increase in forewoman foreman income between 2015 and 2019.
In a statement to Fox News, the Ohio Department of Labor and Industry said that the new wage increase for foreman will help protect the most vulnerable workers in our state.
The increase will also allow foremen to meet the needs of the construction industry.
The state expects foremen and construction workers to be able to meet their needs, with the foreman and construction workforce having to compete for available jobs.
We have seen foreman increases in the past and we expect to see increases in future years, according, the statement.
The Ohio Department is continuing to monitor the job market, and will update the forecast in the near future.