Construction Worker Salary

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.

$23,431 - $67,285
$23K
$36K
$67K
MEDIAN: $36,424
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50%
90%

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$9.89 - $23.81
$9
$14
$24
MEDIAN: $14.49
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,431 - $67,285  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $5,101  
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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$20,727 - $54,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $23.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05  
Overtime
$12.91 - $36.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$100.00 - $5,101  
   
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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$20,727 - $54,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 541

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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

Pay by Experience for a Construction Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 381 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 158 salaries. An experienced Construction Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 140 salaries. A Construction Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 55 salaries.

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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 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Construction Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

▲31%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$31,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Construction Worker Salaries

Project Management
▲23%

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
▲23%

concrete finisher
▲1%

Construction Estimating
▼0%

Carpenter
▼0%

Carpentry
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Siding Installation
▼1%

Window or Door Installation
▼2%

framing
▼6%

Flooring Installation
▼9%

Plumbing
▼10%

Roofing Materials Installation
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 69%
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