Updated August 18, 2021
Average Construction Labour Salary
$13.85 hourly
$28,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$16,000 yearly
$16,000
10 %
$28,000
Median
$51,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$51,000
$4,250
$25
75th Percentile
$39,000
$3,250
$19
Average
$28,800
$2,400
$14
25th Percentile
$21,000
$1,750
$10
10th Percentile
$16,000
$1,333
$8

Average Construction Labour Salary By State

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Construction Labour average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$24,584
$11.82
Alaska
$31,873
$15.32
Arizona
$28,596
$13.75
Arkansas
$23,970
$11.52
California
$37,022
$17.80
Colorado
$30,158
$14.50
Connecticut
$39,092
$18.79
Delaware
$25,845
$12.43
District of Columbia
$30,871
$14.84
Florida
$25,305
$12.17
Georgia
$24,766
$11.91
Hawaii
$22,072
$10.61
Idaho
$27,671
$13.30
Illinois
$35,409
$17.02
Indiana
$23,023
$11.07
Iowa
$29,024
$13.95
Kansas
$28,450
$13.68
Kentucky
$26,054
$12.53
Louisiana
$27,054
$13.01
Maine
$35,014
$16.83
Maryland
$27,638
$13.29
Massachusetts
$39,479
$18.98
Michigan
$29,029
$13.96
Minnesota
$38,564
$18.54
Mississippi
$23,879
$11.48
Missouri
$31,049
$14.93
Montana
$30,997
$14.90
Nebraska
$28,022
$13.47
Nevada
$29,776
$14.32
New Hampshire
$37,549
$18.05
New Jersey
$40,138
$19.30
New Mexico
$26,435
$12.71
New York
$37,677
$18.11
North Carolina
$23,525
$11.31
North Dakota
$33,228
$15.97
Ohio
$32,636
$15.69
Oklahoma
$24,346
$11.70
Oregon
$33,664
$16.18
Pennsylvania
$31,034
$14.92
Rhode Island
$35,555
$17.09
South Carolina
$24,151
$11.61
South Dakota
$25,649
$12.33
Tennessee
$24,436
$11.75
Texas
$25,596
$12.31
Utah
$27,804
$13.37
Vermont
$29,069
$13.98
Virginia
$23,592
$11.34
Washington
$38,847
$18.68
West Virginia
$25,693
$12.35
Wisconsin
$32,719
$15.73
Wyoming
$30,888
$14.85

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Highest Paying Cities For Construction Labour

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Jackson, NJ
$39,345
$18.92
Seattle, WA
$38,989
$18.74
New York, NY
$37,794
$18.17
Fargo, ND
$33,478
$16.10
Washington, DC
$30,896
$14.85
Denver, CO
$30,181
$14.51

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How much does a Construction Labour make?

The average construction labour salary is $28,800 per year, or $13.85 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $16,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $51,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington, and Minnesota provide the highest construction labour salaries.

Average Construction Labour Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $28,800
    $13.85
    +3.5%
    2020
    $27,800
    $13.35
    +3.2%
    2019
    $26,900
    $12.93
    +4.5%
    2018
    $25,700
    $12.34
    +2.6%
    2017
    $25,000
    $12.02
    +2.0%

    How Much Do Construction Labours Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a construction labour can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for construction labours tend to be found in manufacturing, technology, and construction companies. In fact, construction labours can make a yearly salary of $28,758 while working for manufacturing companies.
    RankIndustryAverage Construction Labour SalaryConstruction Labour Salary Range
    1Manufacturing
    $28,758
    $23k
    $31k
    2Technology
    $28,344
    $23k
    $31k
    3Construction
    $27,712
    $23k
    $31k
    4Internet
    $27,017
    $23k
    $31k
    5Professional
    $26,912
    $23k
    $31k
    6Hospitality
    $25,699
    $23k
    $31k

    High Paying Construction Labour Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Trades Helper

    Avg. salary: $37,323

    As a Trades Helper, your duties will include obtaining parts and equipment for supervising tradesmen. You will have to carry out some complex routine tasks involving the use of machinery and equipment. You will be required to also carry out maintenance of the machinery and equipment that are not so complex such as boilers and automobiles. In some cases, you may have to attend to repairs of fixtures and equipment and also perform routine checkups.
    19,399 Trades Helper Jobs
    Helper/Apprentice

    Avg. salary: $30,543

    Helpers/apprentices are skilled employees who are responsible for performing various tasks that are related to the construction industry while learning the trade from a skilled employer. These employees must assist skilled tradesmen by performing general construction duties while following the rules and safety regulations of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). They must gain experience in the electrical field and assist HVAC contractors in repairing and maintaining air conditioning equipment. Helpers/apprentices must also learn how to use different power and hand tools properly.
    20,814 Helper/Apprentice Jobs
    General Helper

    Avg. salary: $31,783

    General helpers are skilled workers who help other workers by performing tasks that need less skill, such as holding materials or tools and cleaning work areas and equipment. These helpers are required to provide general labor support to all departments while performing a variety of job assignments. They must ensure that everyone in an organization is following safety rules and inspect areas for safety hazards. General helpers must also perform constant quality checks on the organization's establishments using its quality guidelines and operating procedures.
    70,445 General Helper Jobs
    Labour Worker

    Avg. salary: $24,406

    A labour worker is responsible for performing high-quality operations, depending on the chosen industry. In most cases, construction businesses employ labor workers to do physical tasks that involve utilizing machinery, carrying materials, inspecting sites, analyzing blueprints and plan specifications, and ensuring the structures' safety and security. A labour worker also monitors the quality of the materials used for the production, suggests materials that would fit the budget goals, and escalates concerns to the management. Labour workers must adhere to safety regulations and procedures to prevent accidents and injuries within the premises.
    60,101 Labour Worker Jobs
    Prestressed Concrete Labour

    Avg. salary: $31,599

    Prestressed concrete labor works at construction sites where they are in charge of handling and processing prestressed concrete materials into structural forms. They typically coordinate with managers and engineers to learn the construction plans and guidelines, design and build structures, prepare materials, and perform corrective measures when necessary. They must also maintain an active communication line with staff, coordinating regularly. Moreover, prestressed concrete labor must abide by the construction site's safety policies and regulations for a safe and efficient work environment.
    9,823 Prestressed Concrete Labour Jobs
    Construction Apprentice

    Avg. salary: $41,462

    Construction apprentices are individuals who are trained by experienced professionals for entry-level tasks involving the trade of construction work on the job. Their complimentary training experience helps them to become skilled in a specific trade by combining hands-on work and classroom learning, as they apply the lessons learned through working. Since apprenticeship is considered full-time employment with an average length of 3-4 years, these individuals are being paid just like other employees and may soon have a permanent job.
    25,863 Construction Apprentice Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Trades Helper
    $37,323
    $3,110
    $17.94
    19,399
    Helper/Apprentice
    $30,543
    $2,545
    $14.68
    20,814
    General Helper
    $31,783
    $2,649
    $15.28
    70,445
    Labour Worker
    $24,407
    $2,034
    $11.73
    60,101
    Prestressed Concrete Labour
    $31,600
    $2,633
    $15.19
    9,823
    Construction Apprentice
    $41,463
    $3,455
    $19.93
    25,863
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    Construction Labour Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a construction labour can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Construction Labours The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a construction labour, being employed by a company such as Baxter Regional Medical Center or Allegheny Technologies would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Masco and Braum's also report highly competitive salaries for construction labours.
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    Recently Added Construction Labour Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Tradesmen International
    Construction Laborer
    Construction Laborer
    Essex, MD
    08/31/2021
    $33,392
    08/31/2021
    Tradesmen International
    Construction Laborer
    Construction Laborer
    Philadelphia, PA
    08/31/2021
    $45,914
    08/31/2021
    Tradesmen International
    Construction Laborer
    Construction Laborer
    Paramus, NJ
    08/31/2021
    $35,479
    08/31/2021
    Peopleready
    Construction General Labor
    Construction General Labor
    Cincinnati, OH
    08/31/2021
    $35,479
    08/31/2021
    Flynn Companies
    Construction Laborer
    Construction Laborer
    Saint George, UT
    08/31/2021
    $29,218
    08/31/2021
    Tradesmen International
    Construction Laborer
    Construction Laborer
    Buffalo, NY
    08/31/2021
    $33,392
    08/31/2021
    Tradesmen International
    Construction Laborer
    Construction Laborer
    Casa Grande, AZ
    08/31/2021
    $37,566
    08/31/2021
    Talentrust
    Construction Labor
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    Denver, CO
    08/31/2021
    $41,740
    08/31/2021
    Dbwell Employment Solutions
    Construction Laborer (Gutter Installation)
    Construction Laborer (Gutter Installation)
    Houston, TX
    08/30/2021
    $29,218
    08/30/2021
    Barrett Business Services
    Concrete Construction Labor
    Concrete Construction Labor
    Atwater, CA
    08/29/2021
    $33,392
    08/29/2021

    Average Construction Labour Salary by Demographic

    Construction Labour Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $27,113
    female-income
    Female Income
    $25,314
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$27,113
    Female$25,314
    Median Construction Labour Income by Race
    White construction labours have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american construction labours have the lowest average salary at $25,692.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$26,894
    Black or African American$25,692
    Asian$26,119
    Hispanic or Latino$25,734
    Average Construction Labour Salary by Education Level
    Construction labours with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $29,620 annually. With a Associate degree, construction labours earn a median annual income of $28,050 compared to $27,113 for construction labours with an High School Diploma degree.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    No Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$27,113
    No Education$25,934
    Bachelor's Degree$29,620
    Some College/ Associate Degree$28,050