Public Works Laborer Salary

Men account for the majority of Public Works Laborers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.19 per hour. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,083 - $59,598
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$37K
$60K
MEDIAN: $36,973
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$10.44 - $21.34
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$0$59K
Salary $24,083 - $59,598
Bonus $491.32
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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$22,428 - $48,322
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $10.44 - $21.34
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $17.28 - $35.24
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $491.32
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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$22,428 - $48,322
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 171

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Job Description for Public Works Laborer

Public works laborers generally perform a variety of maintenance tasks for the government. Those in this position generally work during traditional business hours, but extended hours may be required in some circumstances. They often work on teams with other public works laborers, and the work may be physical in nature and involve exposure to natural elements. Formal education is not generally required for this position, though some governmental agencies may prefer candidates with specialized work experience.

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Public Works Laborer Tasks

  • Maintain and repair public property like dams, roads, sewer systems and traffic lights.
  • Communicate with the public and ensure safety.
  • Drive to work sites, set up for work, and clean up after work is complete.
  • Install and improve public projects, including adding ramps, planting trees, adding signs or painting.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Works Laborer

Pay by Experience for a Public Works Laborer has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Works Laborer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 149 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Works Laborer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Public Works Laborer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 38 salaries. A Public Works Laborer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 14 salaries.

Public Works Laborer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Public Works Laborer?

Public Works Laborer in Merkel:
"Wish I would've known how bad the politics are not a small t."
The pay isn't near what it should be for what the job demands! I have a class c water distribution liscence and barely make over $26,000 year and have been employed here for 6 years with no sign of a raise in the future. Just make sure you know you'll be doing thankless work to keep a city running in accordance with state law dealing with raw wastewater sewage and water and you'll be paid less than some people that work at fast food restaurants and will definitely be one of the lowest paid employees at the city. Overall the responsibilities are not worth the pay!! The only good thing I can say is the benefits are pretty good.

Public Works Laborer in Carroll Valley:
"Outside job."
Pros: The people are great and doing a good job gets noticed by my boss and the public.
Cons: The pay being low is the only complaint.

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Key Stats for Public Works Laborer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Public Works Laborer Salaries

Experienced
▲25%

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Public Works Laborer Salaries

Machine Operation
▲27%

Equipment Maintenance
▲16%

National Average
$33,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 17%
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