Laborer Salary (United States)

A Laborer earns an average wage of $12.22 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Laborer Total Pay (?
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$20,769 - $74,041
(Median)
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54K
74K
MEDIAN: $38,229
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Laborer Total Pay (?
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$8.49 - $21.31
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$20,769 - $74,041  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
Profit Sharing
$180.00 - $1,700  
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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$18,424 - $53,083  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,661
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.49 - $21.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.22  
Overtime
$12.19 - $31.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$180.00 - $1,700  
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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$18,424 - $53,083  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,661
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Job Description for Laborer
Laborers' jobs are very versatile, in that a variety or various tasks can be asked of them throughout a typical day. Most laborers conduct the day-to-day, hands on operations that make a company actually run, and they work in a wide variety of industries from construction to cleaning. Due to the wide range of industries in which laborers can work, their job duties will also vary greatly. For instance, a laborer in a manufacturing-related industry would engage in tasks that are part of the manufacturing process such as operating machinery or working directly with materials. A laborer in construction would likely engage in tasks such as brick laying, drilling, etc.
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Laborer Tasks
  • Haul demo materials to dumpster.
  • Patch and repair concrete surfaces in preparation for floor coverings.
  • Unload materials and store efficiently onsite.
  • Demolish existing walls and ceiling in commercial buildings.
  • Maintain a clean safe jobsite.

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Pay by Experience Level for Laborer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 74%
up arrow 29%
Los Angeles
up arrow 18%
Cleveland
up arrow 10%
Denver
up arrow 10%
Philadelphia
up arrow 7%
Baltimore
up arrow 7%
Cincinnati
up arrow 5%
Columbus
up arrow 5%
Dallas
up arrow 1%
National Average
$29,000
St. Louis
up arrow 3%
Houston
up arrow 4%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 10%
Tulsa
up arrow 13%
Omaha
up arrow 15%
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Experience Affects Laborer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$29,000
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 49%
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