Entry-Level Laborer Salary

Entry-Level Laborers take home approximately $12.78 per hour on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly more than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by just under one in three. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,513 - $51,580
$20K
$30K
$52K
MEDIAN: $29,744
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$9.57 - $19.90
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$13
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MEDIAN: $12.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,513 - $51,580  
   
Bonus
$50.81 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$992  
Commission
$750  
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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$20,213 - $48,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.57 - $19.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28 - $5.36  
Overtime
$14.59 - $30.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$50.81 - $2,936  
   
Commission
$750  
Profit Sharing
$992  
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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$20,213 - $48,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,819

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Trugreen Landcare, Signature Landscape, Acres Group, Landscape Management Services, Inc., and JBK Landscape are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Laborers. Miller Pipeline Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $36K. Entry-Level Laborers can also look forward to large paychecks at Russo Lawn & Landscape, Inc. ($22K), Acres Group ($21K), and Signature Landscape ($21K).

Employees at Trugreen Landcare, JBK Landscape, and Signature Landscape can also expect below-average earnings of $20K, $20K, and $21K.

Laborer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Laborer in El Centro:
"Experience."
Be careful, follow orders. Work well with others. Don't stress. Keep tour head on a swivel...

Laborer in El Centro:
"Experience."
Be careful, follow orders. Work well with others. Don't stress. Keep tour head on a swivel...

Key Stats for Laborer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 369 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
12%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 369 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 55%
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