Builder Salary

Builders in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.66 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Builders like their work and job satisfaction is high. While approximately one-half report receiving no health benefits, approximately half do receive medical coverage, and around one in three have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,808 - $123,263
(Median)
$31K
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MEDIAN: $55,880
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$9.90 - $29.42
(Median)
$9
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,808 - $123,263  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,533  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$22,761 - $87,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $29.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$13.39 - $30.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,533  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$22,761 - $87,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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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Many Builders move into a Construction Project Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income 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.


For many Builders, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $31K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $39K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $48K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $63K.

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Experience Affects Builder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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