Builder Salary

Builders in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.65 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Builders enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a little more than half lack health benefits of any kind, more than two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately one in three get dental coverage, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,881 - $125,847
(Median)
$31K
$54K
$130K
MEDIAN: $54,384
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$9.87 - $29.63
(Median)
$9
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$30
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,881 - $125,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,820  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $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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$23,257 - $85,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $29.63  
   
Overtime
$13.00 - $31.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,820  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $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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$23,257 - $85,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $32K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $37K. For Builders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $62K on average.

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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 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
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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