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 gets a salary of between $26,090 - $69,880 depending on education and experience. get average salaries of fourty-three thousand dollars each year.

are paid most highly in Hawaii, where they can earn average pay scales of close to about $62,690. People working these jobs have the highest average potential salary in Information, where they can earn job pay of $52,670.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 49.12 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Finance and Insurance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Accommodation and Food Services