Builder Salary

Male Builders number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $14.73 per hour in the United States. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Builders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over a half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by just over two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by around one in three. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,793 - $127,661
(Median)
$31K
$54K
$130K
MEDIAN: $54,384
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$9.85 - $30.10
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$9
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$30
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,793 - $127,661  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,820  
Total Pay (?
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$23,157 - $85,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $30.10  
   
Overtime
$12.73 - $32.37  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,820  
   
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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$23,157 - $85,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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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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Advancing into a Construction Project Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Builders, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger 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.


Builders with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $32K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $37K. On average, Builders make $47K following one to two decades on the job. 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 14%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 55%
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