Average Mid-Career General Contractor Hourly Pay in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$23.97
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career General Contractor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is $23.97.
25%
$16.10
25%
$23.97
50%
$30.00
75%
75%
MEDIAN $23.97
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $30
Total Pay
$33,892 - $64,768

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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for General Contractor. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
General Contractor
Construction Superintendent
Maintenance Technician
Construction Superintendent, Commercial
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

General Contractor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for General Contractor

An early career General Contractor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.55 based on 5 salaries. An experienced General Contractor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.00 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with General Contractor in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 87.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (68.8% more) and San Diego, California (66.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (16.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 17 survey responses.
Early Career
29.4%
Experienced
29.4%
Late Career
41.2%