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Builder Salary

Men account for the majority of Builders in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $14.46 per hour. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — a little over a half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by one-third. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,445 - $135,741
(Median)
$29K
$52K
$140K
MEDIAN: $52,424
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90%

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$9.91 - $31.09
(Median)
$9
$14
$31
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,445 - $135,741  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
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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$23,181 - $89,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $31.09  
   
Overtime
$11.39 - $32.73  
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 - $15,101  
   
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).
)
$23,181 - $89,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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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Compensation usually increases greatly for Builders who advance to upper-end positions like Construction Project Manager. Construction Project Managers make $70K per year on average.

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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. During the first five years of their careers, Builders see a median income of $30K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $33K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. Builders who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $63K.

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Experience Affects Builder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 52%