Builder Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Builders in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.58 per hour nationwide. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although more than two-fifths have medical coverage and slightly less than a third have dental coverage, more than half claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Builders claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,927 - $117,916

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$9.90 - $29.28

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,927 - $117,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,678  
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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$23,090 - $83,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $29.28  
   
Overtime
$13.10 - $31.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,678  
   
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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$23,090 - $83,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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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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Many Builders move into a Construction Project Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $31K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $62K.

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Experience Affects Builder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 55%
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