An Entry-Level Construction Laborer earns an average wage of $13.69 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Concrete, Carpenter, Carpentry, and labor.

$19,525 - $59,864
(Median)
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$30K
$60K
MEDIAN: $29,964
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$9.87 - $20.47
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,525 - $59,864  
   
Bonus
$98.26 - $3,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,300  
Commission
$550  
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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$20,652 - $50,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $20.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$14.84 - $31.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$98.26 - $3,000  
   
Commission
$550  
Profit Sharing
$3,300  
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).
)
$20,652 - $50,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,676
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,455

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Construction Laborer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Construction Laborer in Waynesboro:
"How to go about taking the different types of classes."
Take classes get educated you can always move ahead.

Construction Laborer in Cleveland:
"More tricks to the trade."
An apprentice should watch and figure out, the whys and how comes the journeymen did it that certain way. Along with using tools and instrument apparatus.

Construction Laborer in Pleasant Hill:
"Don't Sell Yourself Short."
Find out about your employers history before making any plans for working for that company. Make sure you talk about the perks of the company and future benefits for working for that company.

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Skills That Affect Construction Laborer Salaries

Concrete
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Carpentry
up arrow 16%

Carpenter
up arrow 16%

labor
up arrow 13%

Machine Operation
up arrow 6%

Tools
up arrow 3%

Plumbing
up arrow 3%

Labor Relations
up arrow 2%

Siding Installation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Flooring Installation
up arrow 1%

Painting
up arrow 2%

Cleaning
up arrow 5%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 6%

framing
up arrow 6%

laborer
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 65%
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