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Construction Laborer Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $8.16 $12.66 $24.19
  Annual $17,000 $26,300 $50,300
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation 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”.