Average Experienced General Contractor Hourly Pay in Seattle, Washington

$39.66
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$8,500
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced General Contractor in Seattle, Washington is $39.66.
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$19.65
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$39.66
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$75.00
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MEDIAN $39.66
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Hourly Rate
$20 - $75
Bonus
$0 - $8,500
Total Pay
$40,305 - $156,546

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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
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for General Contractor

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

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 $20.23 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career General Contractor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40.45 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50.
Employees with General Contractor in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 70.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (26.1% more) and Sacramento, California (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Buffalo, New York (35.9% less), Dallas, Texas (24.4% less) and Portland, Oregon (23.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 42 survey responses.
Early Career
21.4%
Mid Career
19.0%
Late Career
59.5%