Men make up the majority of Builders in the United States, bringing in about $15.10 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by just over a half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. Work is enjoyable for Builders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,239 - $118,955
(Median)
$29K
$58K
$120K
MEDIAN: $57,589
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$9.89 - $27.18
(Median)
$9
$15
$27
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,239 - $118,955  
   
Bonus
$507 - $20,100  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$21,884 - $82,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $27.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$13.95 - $35.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$507 - $20,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$21,884 - $82,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 297
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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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $43K. Builders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Builders who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $58K on average.

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Experience Affects Builder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Builder Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 50%

Build Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Team Building
up arrow 10%

Builder
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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