$14.91
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$506

Profit Sharing

$1,750

Commission

$550
Construction Laborers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.80 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $35K, overall incomes of Construction Laborers spread between $21K and $62K depending on individual performance. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Construction Laborers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and just over one in five earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,188 - $64,743
$20K
$37K
$65K
MEDIAN: $37,061
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50%
90%

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$10.20 - $25.73
$10
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $14.91
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$0$64K
Salary $20,188 - $64,743
Bonus $0.00 - $2,955
Profit Sharing $101 - $15,893
Commission $550
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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$21,520 - $60,998
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 320
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $10.20 - $25.73
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $5.47
Overtime $15.10 - $39.38
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,955
Commission $550
Profit Sharing $101 - $15,893
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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$21,520 - $60,998
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,724

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 typically work a standard 40-hour week, although may also experience production halts due to dangerous weather.

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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.

Construction Laborer Pay By Employer

$0$47K

$27,691

Common Career Paths for Construction Laborer


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Construction Laborers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Manager. The average Construction Manager brings home $73K per year. Construction Laborers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Construction Foremans or Construction Project Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $18K higher and $37K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Laborer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Concrete, Carpentry, Machine Operation, and Plumbing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 20 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cleaning, Roofing Materials Installation, and Painting. Most people skilled in Machine Operation are similarly competent in Carpentry.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Laborer

Pay by Experience for a Construction Laborer has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Laborer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 1,872 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Laborer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 684 salaries. An experienced Construction Laborer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 544 salaries. A Construction Laborer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 192 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,992

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

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Construction Laborers, 62 percent above the national average. Construction Laborers will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+33 percent), Boston (+22 percent), Denver (+18 percent), and Philadelphia (+18 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Construction Laborer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Construction Laborer?

Construction Laborer in Cleveland:
"Cleveland life."
Pros: The people and the city sites make it a nice place to out and about doing different jobs.
Cons: The weather in the city can have a bit of a attitude.

Construction Laborer in Lafayette:
"I won't to weld."
Pros: Learning how stuff works and how to do more stuff.
Cons: The boss men don't treat everybody the same.

Construction Laborer in Raleigh:
"Tiring."
Pros: Its fun and provides good coverage.
Cons: Travel alot. All over the country.

Construction Laborer in Anaheim:
Pros: Workers are nice or fun. Jobs straight forward but sometimes rushed.
Cons: Don't get paid overtime.

Construction Laborer in Cedar Rapids:
Pros: Good People. Hard physical work to stay in shape. Hours mostly well.
Cons: Some arguing. Rushed. Lack of employees. No communication. Sometimes work is slow and have less than 40 hrs work week.

Construction Laborer in Hammond:
"Demanding work, long hours in cold rain or sun."
Pros: The fact that I am creating and helping in aiding the client with a well finished work that is for the goodness of their shelter.
Cons: Too physically demanding.

Construction Laborer in Cincinnati:
Pros: The hours.
Cons: The people I work with and how jobs don't get completed in time.

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Key Stats for Construction Laborer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 630 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Construction Laborer Salaries

▲29%

▲18%

▲7%

National Average
$33,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Construction Laborer Salaries

▲19%

Carpentry
▲8%


▲1%

National Average
$33,000


labor
▼1%

Tools
▼2%

Carpenter
▼3%



framing
▼4%

laborer
▼4%


Painting
▼5%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 630 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 63%