The average pay for a Construction Laborer is $13.49 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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$23,119 - $83,197
(Median)
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53K
83K
MEDIAN: $37,118
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Construction Laborer Total Pay (?
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$9.37 - $25.18
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$23,119 - $83,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,159  
Profit Sharing
$1.86 - $4,055  
Commission
$725 - $28,378  
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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$20,265 - $60,247  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,748
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.37 - $25.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.87 - $4.10  
Overtime
$12.90 - $35.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,159  
   
Commission
$725 - $28,378  
Profit Sharing
$1.86 - $4,055  
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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$20,265 - $60,247  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,748
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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New York
up arrow 68%
Las Vegas
up arrow 66%
Kansas City
up arrow 53%
Seattle
up arrow 32%
Philadelphia
up arrow 31%
Cleveland
up arrow 21%
Boston
up arrow 5%
Los Angeles
0%
Phoenix
0%
National Average
$31,000
Pittsburgh
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Tulsa
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Houston
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Experience Affects Construction Laborer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Construction Laborer Salaries

Welding
up arrow 52%
Carpenter
up arrow 21%
National Average
$31,000
Drywall
up arrow 2%
framing
up arrow 3%
Carpentry
up arrow 7%
Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 12%
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 59%
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