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Average General Contractor Hourly Pay

$30.01
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,456
Bonus
$8,500
Commission
$7,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a General Contractor is $30.01.
10%
$14.78
MEDIAN
$30.01
90%
$62.66
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $63
Bonus
$490 - $19,973
Profit Sharing
$99 - $51,278
Commission
$4,578 - $63,871
Total Pay
$31,190 - $134,586
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What Do General Contractors Do?

General Contractor Tasks
  • Generate cost estimates for labor, materials, equipment, and permits necessary to complete a project.
  • Plan and manage a construction project, coordinating labor, materials, and equipment, hire and supervise subcontractors.
  • Make sure all government regulations are followed, proper permits are obtained, and required inspections carried out.
  • Monitor project progress to ensure it stays on time and within budget.
  • Negotiate contract terms with clients and work with clients and architects to create project plans.

Job Satisfaction for General Contractor

4 out of 5
(248)
Highly Satisfied
17Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for General Contractor

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What Are Popular Skills for General Contractors?

Skills in Project Management, Construction Estimating and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Flooring Installation and Cabinetry Installation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for General Contractors?

An entry-level General Contractor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.47 based on 32 salaries. An early career General Contractor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.37 based on 391 salaries. A mid-career General Contractor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.57 based on 295 salaries. An experienced General Contractor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.24 based on 608 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $40.
Employees with General Contractor in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 120.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (50.0% more) and Portland, Oregon (35.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,239 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.4%
Early Career
17.5%
Mid Career
13.2%
Experienced
27.2%
Late Career
40.8%