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Construction Laborer Salary

The average pay for a Construction Laborer is $13.87 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Welding and Carpenter. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
$23,593 - $72,830
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MEDIAN: $38,359
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$9.71 - $25.24
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,593 - $72,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,022  
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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$20,502 - $59,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $25.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $4.52  
Overtime
$13.28 - $36.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,022  
   
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).
)
$20,502 - $59,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,422
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Laborer

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

Construction Laborer Reviews

What is it like working as a Construction Laborer?
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 35%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Construction Laborer Salaries

Welding
up arrow 54%

Carpenter
up arrow 19%

Machine Operation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$31,000

Carpentry
up arrow 2%

Labor Relations
up arrow 7%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 59%