A Construction Worker earns an average wage of $14.49 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are EQUIPMENT OPERATOR and Project Management.

$20,443 - $64,671
$20K
$36K
$65K
MEDIAN: $36,089
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50%
90%

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$9.87 - $23.86
$9
$14
$24
MEDIAN: $14.49
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,443 - $64,671  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $5,095  
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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$20,614 - $53,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $23.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05  
Overtime
$12.73 - $36.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$100.67 - $5,095  
   
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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$20,614 - $53,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 558

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Job Description for Construction Worker

A construction worker typically works as part of a team on a construction site (such as for a building, home, or other structure). This person may be responsible for a number of tasks, including carpentry, demolition, drywall, finishing, and roofing. A construction worker’s hours may vary depending on the needs at the job site; work is typically done during the day and may involve difficult conditions such as extreme heat and cold. Construction workers may work long days, weekends, and holidays, depending on the job deadline.

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Construction Worker Tasks

  • Find bugs with existing build processes and work with team members to resolve bugs.
  • Communicate and work with development and test teams to resolve build related issues.
  • Help with automation of new scripts and processes to improve build environment and stability.
  • Monitor daily builds and resolve build breaks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Worker

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

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Key Stats for Construction Worker

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Construction Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Construction Worker Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 23%

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
up arrow 23%

Plumbing
0%

Carpenter
0%

Siding Installation
0%

National Average
$31,000


Window or Door Installation
up arrow 1%

framing
up arrow 6%

Flooring Installation
up arrow 8%

Carpentry
up arrow 10%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 70%
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