The average wage for a Laborer is AU$20.41 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$31,425 - AU$60,736
AU$31K
AU$41K
AU$61K
MEDIAN: AU$40,919
10%
50%
90%
AU$15.79 - AU$26.16
AU$16
AU$20
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$20.41
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$60K
Salary AU$31,425 - AU$60,736
Bonus AU$1,200
Profit Sharing AU$1,000
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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AU$32,869 - AU$57,664
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data AU$0AU$44
Hourly Rate AU$15.79 - AU$26.16
Hourly Tips AU$0.86
Overtime AU$23.99 - AU$44.65
Annual Data AU$0AU$57K
Bonus AU$1,200
Profit Sharing AU$1,000
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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AU$32,869 - AU$57,664
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,055

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

  • Demolish existing walls and ceiling in commercial buildings.
  • Maintain a clean safe jobsite.
  • Unload materials and store efficiently onsite.
  • Haul demo materials to dumpster.
  • Patch and repair concrete surfaces in preparation for floor coverings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Laborer

Pay by Experience for a Laborer has a positive trend. An entry-level Laborer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 967 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Laborer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 170 salaries. An experienced Laborer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 87 salaries. A Laborer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$42,679

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Laborer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Laborer?

Laborer in Launceston:
Pros: End of the week.
Cons: Pay is low and not worth going to work. Boss is overly religious.

Laborer in colac:
"Hard and long hours."
Pros: Fresh air meeting new people and long hours travelling.
Cons: All the negativity and not knowing what work has to be done.

Laborer in Brisbane:
Pros:
Cons: It makes you feel you are not getting enough payment for what you do at work, because the job I am currently doing is very hard and I guessed wage is too low.

Key Stats for Laborer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Laborer Salaries

▲15%

▲11%

▲11%

National Average
AU$43,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: %
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%