Average Experienced General Contractor Hourly Pay

$33.65
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$2,023
Bonus
$8,500
Commission
$6,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced General Contractor is $33.65.
10%
$16.47
10%
$33.65
50%
$62.35
90%
90%
MEDIAN $33.65
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $62
Bonus
$458 - $19,678
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $78,536
Commission
$4,913 - $20,347
Total Pay
$37,274 - $135,884

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Job Description for General Contractor

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.

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Career Paths

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Popular Skills for General Contractor

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

Pay by Experience Level for General Contractor

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 $15.18 based on 31 salaries. An early career General Contractor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.86 based on 393 salaries. A mid-career General Contractor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.97 based on 322 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $39.
Employees with General Contractor in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 100.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (48.6% more) and Sacramento, California (24.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Buffalo, New York (23.5% less), Portland, Oregon (3.4% less) and San Diego, California (3.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,695 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.8%
Early Career
23.2%
Mid Career
19.0%
Late Career
56.0%