Career and Job Search Guide

Construction Worker Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $8.16 $12.66 $24.19
  Annual Wage $17,000 $26,300 $50,300
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Construction Laborers perform physical labor at highway, building, and heavy construction projects. They may operate hand and power tools of all types and a variety of other equipment. They may also prepare sites, dig trenches, set supports for the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and remove waste materials. They do not assist a particular craft worker; those are classified under "Helpers, Construction Trades".