Construction Laborer Salary

Men make up the majority of Construction Laborers in the United States, bringing in about $14.03 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.75 per hour and $25.05. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Around two in five enjoy medical while approximately one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than a fifth. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,538 - $62,171
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$62K
MEDIAN: $38,647
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$9.75 - $25.05
(Median)
$9
$14
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,538 - $62,171  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,004  
Profit Sharing
$26.00 - $2,000  
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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$20,577 - $57,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $25.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $9.72  
Overtime
$13.15 - $37.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,004  
   
Profit Sharing
$26.00 - $2,000  
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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$20,577 - $57,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,438

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Construction Laborer


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Construction Laborers do not often transition into Construction Manager roles. The role averages $73K per year. Construction Laborers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Construction Foremans or Construction Project Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $19K higher and $38K higher, respectively.

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Survey results suggest that Construction Laborers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Welding, Carpenter, and Plumbing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 54 percent, 12 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Roofing Materials Installation and Labor Relations. Aptitude in Machine Operation tends to also indicate an understanding of Roofing Materials Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Laborer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Construction Laborers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $29K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $34K. For Construction Laborers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $44K.

Construction Laborer Reviews

What is it like working as a Construction Laborer?

Construction Laborer in Reading:
"Hot summer days and cold winter days!"
Pros: I work somewhere different everyday and the health benefits are great!
Cons: I don't have Vacation, holiday and sick days!

Construction Laborer in Apopka:
Pros: The environment people and opportunity for growth. I like how the company is always growing the looking for new ways to exceed.

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Experience Affects Construction Laborer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Construction Laborer Salaries

Welding
up arrow 54%

Carpenter
up arrow 12%

Plumbing
up arrow 4%

Machine Operation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Carpentry
up arrow 3%

Labor Relations
up arrow 6%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 60%