Builder Salary

Builders in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.94 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, a little more than half do receive medical coverage, and about two in five have dental, as well. For the most part, Builders enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,196 - $101,532
$35K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $58,726
10%
50%
90%

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$9.98 - $25.44
$10
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.11
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50%
90%

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$0$101K
Salary $35,196 - $101,532
Bonus $151.01 - $19,866
Profit Sharing $427.77 - $76,933
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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$22,224 - $80,906
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 119
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $9.98 - $25.44
Hourly Tips $0.76
Overtime $14.08 - $33.71
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $151.01 - $19,866
Profit Sharing $427.77 - $76,933
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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$22,224 - $80,906
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 340

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Job Description for Builder

A builder is responsible for building and/or repairing various structures – primarily businesses and residences. They are involved in the construction process for buildings and are responsible for carrying out various repair and maintenance duties as well. A builder works within a team, and they must understand the basic process for how a structure is created. A beginning builder usually carries out tasks such as preparing the building area, cleaning the area, assisting in delivering/distributing, and completing other tasks as required. A more experienced builder assists in creating blueprints, estimating budgets, sketching construction projects, and other tasks.

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Builder Tasks

  • Find bugs with existing build processes and work with team members to resolve bugs.
  • Communicate and work with development and test teams to resolve build related issues.
  • Help with automation of new scripts and processes to improve build environment and stability.
  • Monitor daily builds and resolve build breaks.

Common Career Paths for Builder


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Builders who move on to become Construction Project Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Construction Project Managers get paid an average of $70K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Builder

Pay by Experience for a Builder has a positive trend. An entry-level Builder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 257 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Builder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Builder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 105 salaries. A Builder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 77 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,651

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

For Builders, Fort Worth provides a pay rate that is 83 percent greater than the national average. Builders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Nashville (+75 percent), Dallas (+72 percent), Austin (+52 percent), and Orlando (+50 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 13 percent below the national average.

Builder Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Builder?

Builder in De Pere:
Pros: Building custom crates for shipping.
Cons: Could be paid more for what I do.

Builder in San Martin:
Pros: I've learned how to make Tables.
Cons: The pay is terrible, there's no paid vacation, there's no workers Comp, taxes do not get taken out, there's no overtime no matter how many hours are being worked.

Builder in Arthur:
"The good and bad times."
Pros: Im a floater which I get to do different jobs every day.
Cons: We have a lot of cry babies at work.

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Key Stats for Builder

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Builder Salaries

Late-Career
▲52%

▲32%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$39,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Builder Salaries

Project Management
▲52%

Build Management
▲3%

National Average
$39,000

Team Building
▼8%

Builder
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 44%
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