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Builder Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Builders in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.73 per hour nationwide. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over one-half lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and just under one in three have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Builders. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,655 - $120,609
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$53K
$120K
MEDIAN: $53,254
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$9.83 - $29.63
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$29,655 - $120,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,000  
Total Pay (?
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$23,228 - $85,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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$9.83 - $29.63  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $32.99  
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$0.00 - $20,000  
   
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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$23,228 - $85,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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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 often transition into Construction Project Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Construction Project Managers earn $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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $31K 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 $35K. Builders bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $61K.

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Experience Affects Builder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 55%
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