The construction industry in Binghamton is back, thanks to big growth in private residential construction and public funding for infrastructure projects.

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Believe it or not, the construction sector is booming across the country. Country Coverage took a look at the highest-paying construction jobs in the US including New York and this is what they found.


Electricians is #1 on the list of the best-paying construction jobs in Binghamton, making $37.33 an hour and $77,640 per year. Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical systems in our homes, and businesses. Reliable electricity is on the rise, and electricians are in demand, that's why they're getting such great wages.

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

In second place are first-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers, making $31.95 an hour or $66,450 per year. They are responsible for work on construction sites, and making sure that the projects run smoothly.. With over 800,000 jobs across the country, this offers great career prospects and excellent earning opportunities.

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters in Binghamton make $31.33 an hour or $65,160 per year, that makes them the third highest-paying construction job in the area. These tradespeople install and repair plumbing systems, including pipes, fixtures, and heating or cooling systems. Plumbing is so important in every way when it comes to construction projects and that is why plumbers and pipefitters are so well compensated.

Tile and Stone Setters

Tile and stone setters earn $30.00 per hour or $62,400 per year, putting them in fourth position on our list. These professionals install tiles and stones in different places like homes, commercial buildings, and outdoor areas. Tile and stone setters can make beautiful and long-lasting surfaces, which puts them in higher demand in Binghamton.

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Ranking fifth on our list are operating engineers and other construction equipment operators. They make $29.44 an hour or $61,240 per year while operating heavy machinery like bulldozers, cranes, and excavators. Their role is important to the project's success and that's why engineers get  such substantial compensation.

THROUGH THE YEARS: The Construction Of The Veterans Memorial Arena

What is now known as the Visions Veteran Memorial Arena have been a staple of downtown Binghamton and the Southern Tier for the better part of 50 years. Hockey, concerts, graduations... it's been the hub of huge local events for a long time. Nearly everyone has been to an event at the arena at least once.

But how did it come to be? We dug around for some pictures of its early days...

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Gallery Credit: Traci Taylor


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