Salary for Construction Laborers

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Similar to construction helpers, construction laborers handle the most basic tasks that need to be completed on construction sites. Their work is very physically demanding and strenuous as they often have to lift heavy objects and are prone to bad weather conditions. They are also subject to injuries more often than those who choose other careers because of the often dangerous work environments they face. Almost all construction laborers learn their trade through short-term on-site job training. To become a construction laborer, no education is required. Most employers do not typically require a high school diploma or GED.

A Construction Laborer usually gets a compensation that can range from 24000 - 36000 based on experience and talent. Construction Laborers usually receive salaries of Thirty Three Thousand Five Hundred dollars every year.

Construction Laborers are compensated at the highest average salary in Hawaii, where they receive average pay of close to about $49400. People with this job title receive the highest salary in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they receive job pay of $45710.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.16 percent nationwide in that time.


Construction Laborers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Accommodation and Food Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance