The average hourly pay for a Construction Laborer is $15.24.
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Job Description for Construction Laborer
A construction laborer works with their hands in a variety of construction work. Some of their tasks include digging holes, ditches, and trenches; mixing concrete; painting and plastering; and installing drywall. They help to build and maintain buildings and infrastructure such as roads and highways. They also set up and clean up work sites. Construction laborers work in a variety of settings. Some work outdoors, while others work indoors, at great heights, or underground. Construction workers t…Read more
Construction Laborer Tasks
- Perform tasks involving physical labor at many different types of construction projects.
- May operate hand and power tools of all types.
- Load and unload equipment, clear work areas, and bring materials to workers with specific skills.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Construction Laborer
The top respondents for the job title Construction Laborer are from the companies Tradesmen International, Inc., Self-Employed and Messer Construction Company. Reported salaries are highest at Messer Construction Company where the average pay is $15.02. Self-Employed pays the lowest at around $14.64.
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Skills in Machine Operation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Flooring Installation, Cleaning, Labor Relations and Tools.
Pay by Experience Level for Construction Laborer
An entry-level Construction Laborer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.70 based on 334 salaries. An early career Construction Laborer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.73 based on 2,838 salaries. A mid-career Construction Laborer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.29 based on 968 salaries. An experienced Construction Laborer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.53 based on 866 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Construction Laborer in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 66.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (48.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (14.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.7% less).
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