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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$21,091 - $61,217
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$37K
$61K
MEDIAN: $37,195
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$10.07 - $25.51
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,091 - $61,217  
   
Bonus
$98.26 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
Commission
$250.50  
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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$21,226 - $60,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $25.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.13  
Overtime
$15.13 - $38.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$98.26 - $5,000  
   
Commission
$250.50  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$21,226 - $60,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,596

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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,456

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Construction Laborer Reviews

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

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 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.
Cons:

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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 298 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Construction Laborer Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Construction Laborer Salaries

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Carpentry
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Tools
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National Average
$32,000


Carpenter
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laborer
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framing
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Painting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 298 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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