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Builder Salary

Male Builders number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $14.66 per hour in the United States. The majority of Builders claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than half lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and just under one in three have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,467 - $122,484
(Median)
$29K
$55K
$120K
MEDIAN: $54,970
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$9.79 - $29.48
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$9
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$29
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,467 - $122,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,044  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $1,125  
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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$22,984 - $87,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $29.48  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $33.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $1,125  
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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$22,984 - $87,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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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

  • Help with automation of new scripts and processes to improve build environment and stability.
  • Monitor daily builds and resolve build breaks.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Builder


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Builders who move on to become Construction Project Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Construction Project Managers get paid an average of $70K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Builder

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Builders with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $30K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $35K. Builders bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $62K.

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Experience Affects Builder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 54%