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Builder Salary

A sizeable majority of Builders in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $14.73 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over a half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by just under one in three. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$30,020 - $132,500
(Median)
$30K
$56K
$130K
MEDIAN: $56,144
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$9.87 - $29.70
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$30
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,020 - $132,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,956  
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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$23,275 - $88,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $29.70  
   
Overtime
$12.37 - $32.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,956  
   
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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$23,275 - $88,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $31K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $37K. On average, Builders make $48K following one to two decades on the job. Builders who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $62K.

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Experience Affects Builder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

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
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 54%
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