Men represent the vast majority of Builders in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $15.09 per hour nationwide. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. Most Builders report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,202 - $111,573
$30K
$57K
$110K
MEDIAN: $57,413
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90%

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$9.99 - $26.16
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$26
MEDIAN: $15.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,202 - $111,573  
   
Bonus
$592 - $20,238  
Profit Sharing
$2,966  
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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$22,453 - $81,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $26.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.64  
Overtime
$14.03 - $33.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$592 - $20,238  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,966  
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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$22,453 - $81,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 322

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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

  • 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.
  • Help with automation of new scripts and processes to improve build environment and stability.
  • Monitor daily builds and resolve build breaks.

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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $32K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $42K. Builders see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $60K.

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Key Stats for Builder

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Builder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Builder Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 52%

Build Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Team Building
up arrow 8%

Builder
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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