Builder Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Builders in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.99 per hour nationwide. In the world of Builders, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $77K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $22K and $82K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Builders is high. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a little more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by close to two-fifths. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,639 - $102,569
$31K
$57K
$100K
MEDIAN: $57,351
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$9.90 - $25.47
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$0$102K
Salary $30,639 - $102,569
Bonus $503 - $20,426
Profit Sharing $424.83 - $77,477
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,742 - $81,627
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 130
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $9.90 - $25.47
Hourly Tips $0.76
Overtime $13.62 - $34.06
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $503 - $20,426
Profit Sharing $424.83 - $77,477
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,742 - $81,627
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 328

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Job Description for Builder

A builder is responsible for building and/or repairing various structures – primarily businesses and residences. They are involved in the construction process for buildings and are responsible for carrying out various repair and maintenance duties as well. A builder works within a team, and they must understand the basic process for how a structure is created. A beginning builder usually carries out tasks such as preparing the building area, cleaning the area, assisting in delivering/distributing, and completing other tasks as required. A more experienced builder assists in creating blueprints, estimating budgets, sketching construction projects, and other tasks.

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Builder Tasks

  • Find bugs with existing build processes and work with team members to resolve bugs.
  • Communicate and work with development and test teams to resolve build related issues.
  • Help with automation of new scripts and processes to improve build environment and stability.
  • Monitor daily builds and resolve build breaks.

Common Career Paths for Builder


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Builders might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $70K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Builder

Pay by Experience for a Builder has a positive trend. An entry-level Builder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 257 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Builder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Builder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 105 salaries. A Builder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 77 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,531

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Builders, busy Fort Worth offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 78 percent above the national average. Builders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Nashville (+70 percent), Dallas (+67 percent), Austin (+48 percent), and Orlando (+45 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 15 percent below the national average.

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Q: What is it like working as a Builder?

Builder in De Pere:
Pros: Building custom crates for shipping.
Cons: Could be paid more for what I do.

Builder in San Martin:
Pros: I've learned how to make Tables.
Cons: The pay is terrible, there's no paid vacation, there's no workers Comp, taxes do not get taken out, there's no overtime no matter how many hours are being worked.

Builder in Arthur:
"The good and bad times."
Pros: Im a floater which I get to do different jobs every day.
Cons: We have a lot of cry babies at work.

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Key Stats for Builder

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Builder Salaries

Late-Career
▲52%

▲33%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$39,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Builder Salaries

Project Management
▲52%

Build Management
▲4%

National Average
$39,000

Team Building
▼8%

Builder
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 44%
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