Laborer Salary

A Laborer earns an average wage of $12.22 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$19,363 - $59,754
(Median)
$19K
$34K
$60K
MEDIAN: $34,224
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50%
90%

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$8.99 - $21.48
(Median)
$9
$12
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,363 - $59,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,477  
Profit Sharing
$194.89 - $8,109  
Commission
$250.00  
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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$19,119 - $51,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.99 - $21.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.57  
Overtime
$13.36 - $31.10  
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
$0.00 - $1,477  
   
Commission
$250.00  
Profit Sharing
$194.89 - $8,109  
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).
)
$19,119 - $51,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,808
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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

National Average: $28,090

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Laborer Reviews

What is it like working as a Laborer?

Laborer in Macomb:
"Intense, difficult, & at times stressful yet still enjoyable."
Pros: I like the constant change of jobs and types of work we are doing. I like the fact that I get to see products as they finish and feel accomplished every time. I like knowing that my hard work paid off in the end.
Cons: I don't like the idea of not being able to control more of what's going on is respects to getting things to done in a timely, more planned out matter. I dislike that I'm constantly being thrown into a supervisory type position because of the lack of quality worked we employ.

Laborer in Buffalo:
"Demands a lot of work in little time for little pay."
Pros: Go out on installations and being out of the shop.
Cons: Poor management, lack of structure, and depends mainly on one customer for income.

Laborer in Fort Polk:
"Pretty good job."
Pros: The hours that I work and the hours that they are open, the pay is good, and for someone like me its a good entry job, especially with my husband being in the military.

Laborer in Everett:
"It's Good."
Pros: The hours, the company, and the pay.
Cons: The weather when it's raining. Winter.

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Experience Affects Laborer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%



National Average
$28,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 489 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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