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Laborer Salary (United States)

A Laborer earns an average wage of $11.60 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Laborer Salary (?
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$19,478 - $69,726
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,367
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Laborer Salary (?
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$8.70 - $20.04
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$19,478 - $69,726  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,178  
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $24,832  
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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$18,622 - $50,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $20.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.15  
Overtime
$12.57 - $29.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,178  
   
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $24,832  
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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$18,622 - $50,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,319
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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 92%
up arrow 45%
Cleveland
up arrow 26%
Los Angeles
up arrow 25%
Philadelphia
up arrow 17%
Columbus
up arrow 16%
Cincinnati
up arrow 12%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 3%
National Average
$26,000
Indianapolis
up arrow 4%
Baltimore
up arrow 17%
Nashville
up arrow 20%
Aurora
up arrow 21%
Houston
up arrow 21%
St. Louis
up arrow 22%
Dallas
up arrow 25%
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Laborer Reviews

What is it like working as a Laborer?
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 31%
National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 362 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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