Average Experienced General Contractor Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

$50.00
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced General Contractor in Los Angeles, California is $50.00.
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$25.00
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$50.00
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$59.32
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MEDIAN $50.00
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Hourly Rate
$25 - $59
Total Pay
$50,418 - $132,767

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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

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General Contractor
Construction Superintendent
Construction Superintendent, Commercial
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for General Contractor

A mid-career General Contractor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45.00 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57.
Employees with General Contractor in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 35.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Buffalo, New York (48.5% less), Atlanta, Georgia (39.0% less) and Portland, Oregon (35.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 28 survey responses.
Mid Career
25.0%
Late Career
75.0%