Construction Laborer Salary

The average pay for a Construction Laborer is $14.71 per hour. A skill in Concrete is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$22,207 - $64,751
$22K
$37K
$65K
MEDIAN: $37,368
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50%
90%

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$10.15 - $25.72
$10
$15
$26
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$0$64K
Salary $22,207 - $64,751
Bonus $61.83 - $5,757
Profit Sharing $400.00 - $35,000
Commission $1.00
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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$21,492 - $61,645
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 183
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $10.15 - $25.72
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $6.46
Overtime $15.24 - $39.73
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $61.83 - $5,757
Commission $1.00
Profit Sharing $400.00 - $35,000
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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$21,492 - $61,645
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,792

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Job Description for Construction Laborer

A construction laborer works with their hands in a variety of construction work. Some of their tasks include digging holes, ditches, and trenches; mixing concrete; painting and plastering; and installing drywall. They help to build and maintain buildings and infrastructure such as roads and highways. They also set up and clean up work sites. Construction laborers work in a variety of settings. Some work outdoors, while others work indoors, at great heights, or underground. Construction workers typically work a standard 40-hour week, although may also experience production halts due to dangerous weather.

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Construction Laborer Tasks

  • Perform tasks involving physical labor at many different types of construction projects.
  • May operate hand and power tools of all types.
  • Load and unload equipment, clear work areas, and bring materials to workers with specific skills.

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Laborer

Pay by Experience for a Construction Laborer has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Laborer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 1,872 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Laborer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 684 salaries. An experienced Construction Laborer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 544 salaries. A Construction Laborer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 192 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,707

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Construction Laborer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Construction Laborer?

Construction Laborer in Lafayette:
"I won't to weld."
Pros: Learning how stuff works and how to do more stuff.
Cons: The boss men don't treat everybody the same.

Construction Laborer in Raleigh:
"Tiring."
Pros: Its fun and provides good coverage.
Cons: Travel alot. All over the country.

Construction Laborer in Anaheim:
Pros: Workers are nice or fun. Jobs straight forward but sometimes rushed.
Cons: Don't get paid overtime.

Construction Laborer in Cedar Rapids:
Pros: Good People. Hard physical work to stay in shape. Hours mostly well.
Cons: Some arguing. Rushed. Lack of employees. No communication. Sometimes work is slow and have less than 40 hrs work week.

Construction Laborer in Hammond:
"Demanding work, long hours in cold rain or sun."
Pros: The fact that I am creating and helping in aiding the client with a well finished work that is for the goodness of their shelter.
Cons: Too physically demanding.

Construction Laborer in Cincinnati:
Pros: The hours.
Cons: The people I work with and how jobs don't get completed in time.

Construction Laborer in australia:
"Hard work."
Pros: The most enjoyable part is driving the machines.
Cons: Getting paid poor for the amount of work I do.

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Key Stats for Construction Laborer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 361 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Construction Laborer Salaries

▲30%

▲19%

▲8%

National Average
$33,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Construction Laborer Salaries

▲20%

Carpentry
▲9%


▲2%


labor
▼0%

National Average
$33,000

Tools
▼1%

Carpenter
▼2%



framing
▼3%

laborer
▼3%


Painting
▼4%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 361 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 63%
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