Construction Laborer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Construction Laborer is $13.67 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.
Construction Laborer Total Pay (?
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$23,761 - $82,850
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,579
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Construction Laborer Total Pay (?
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$9.64 - $25.24
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$23,761 - $82,850  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
Profit Sharing
$2.17 - $1,513  
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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$20,406 - $59,807  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,568
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $25.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $4.52  
Overtime
$13.00 - $35.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.17 - $1,513  
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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$20,406 - $59,807  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,568
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Laborer

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

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
up arrow 108%
New York
up arrow 60%
Philadelphia
up arrow 42%
Las Vegas
up arrow 36%
Cleveland
up arrow 15%
San Diego
up arrow 3%
Atlanta
up arrow 2%
Los Angeles
0%
National Average
$31,000
Phoenix
up arrow 4%
Charlotte
up arrow 12%
Seattle
up arrow 13%
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Experience Affects Construction Laborer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Experienced
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Construction Laborer Salaries

Welding
up arrow 51%
Carpenter
up arrow 20%
Machine Operation
up arrow 3%
National Average
$31,000
Carpentry
up arrow 2%
Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 60%
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