Updated August 18, 2021
Average Helper Salary
$14.06 hourly
$29,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$22,000 yearly
$22,000
10 %
$29,000
Median
$37,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$37,000
$3,083
$18
75th Percentile
$33,000
$2,750
$16
Average
$29,246
$2,437
$14
25th Percentile
$25,000
$2,083
$12
10th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11

Average Helper Salary By State

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Helper average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$26,202
$12.60
Alaska
$32,631
$15.69
Arizona
$29,100
$13.99
Arkansas
$27,491
$13.22
California
$29,712
$14.28
Colorado
$29,179
$14.03
Connecticut
$28,968
$13.93
Delaware
$28,078
$13.50
District of Columbia
$27,681
$13.31
Florida
$24,675
$11.86
Georgia
$26,014
$12.51
Hawaii
$28,480
$13.69
Idaho
$29,594
$14.23
Illinois
$28,595
$13.75
Indiana
$28,048
$13.48
Iowa
$28,794
$13.84
Kansas
$28,514
$13.71
Kentucky
$27,467
$13.21
Louisiana
$26,325
$12.66
Maine
$29,134
$14.01
Maryland
$27,842
$13.39
Massachusetts
$29,278
$14.08
Michigan
$28,681
$13.79
Minnesota
$29,246
$14.06
Mississippi
$26,472
$12.73
Missouri
$28,239
$13.58
Montana
$29,284
$14.08
Nebraska
$28,945
$13.92
Nevada
$29,620
$14.24
New Hampshire
$29,225
$14.05
New Jersey
$28,601
$13.75
New Mexico
$28,792
$13.84
New York
$28,700
$13.80
North Carolina
$26,355
$12.67
North Dakota
$29,350
$14.11
Ohio
$28,093
$13.51
Oklahoma
$28,102
$13.51
Oregon
$30,100
$14.47
Pennsylvania
$28,294
$13.60
Rhode Island
$29,153
$14.02
South Carolina
$25,854
$12.43
South Dakota
$29,210
$14.04
Tennessee
$26,952
$12.96
Texas
$27,285
$13.12
Utah
$29,533
$14.20
Vermont
$29,198
$14.04
Virginia
$27,062
$13.01
Washington
$29,805
$14.33
West Virginia
$27,617
$13.28
Wisconsin
$28,891
$13.89
Wyoming
$29,322
$14.10

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Highest Paying Cities For Helper

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Redmond, WA
$29,861
$14.36
Las Vegas, NV
$29,545
$14.20
Bozeman, MT
$29,363
$14.12
Loveland, CO
$29,237
$14.06
Saint Paul, MN
$29,235
$14.06
Mesa, AZ
$29,111
$14.00

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How much does a Helper make?

  • The average helper makes $29,246 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a helper is $14.06.
  • The average entry-level helper salary is $22,000.
  • Highest paying states for helper are Alaska ($32,631), Oregon ($30,100), Washington ($32,631) and California ($32,631).
  • Highest paying cities for helper are Redmond, WA ($29,861), Las Vegas, NV, Bozeman, MT, Loveland, CO and Saint Paul, MN.
  • Helpers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $37,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $33,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $25,000
  • Industries with the highest helper salaries are construction, manufacturing and retail.

Average Helper Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $29,200
    $14.06
    +3.3%
    2020
    $28,300
    $13.60
    +3.5%
    2019
    $27,300
    $13.12
    +3.2%
    2018
    $26,400
    $12.70
    +4.6%
    2017
    $25,200
    $12.11
    +1.9%

    How Much Do Helpers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a helper can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for helpers tend to be found in construction, manufacturing, and retail companies. In fact, helpers can make a yearly salary of $31,394 while working for construction companies.
    RankIndustryAverage Helper SalaryHelper Salary Range
    1Construction
    $31,394
    $29k
    $32k
    2Manufacturing
    $31,393
    $29k
    $32k
    3Retail
    $31,023
    $29k
    $32k
    4Utilities
    $31,010
    $29k
    $32k
    5Technology
    $31,008
    $29k
    $32k
    6Transportation
    $30,732
    $29k
    $32k

    High Paying Helper Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Mason

    Avg. salary: $45,143

    A mason is responsible for shaping artificial mineral products, concrete blocks, stone pieces, and bricks to create structures essential for construction or other building purposes using various machinery and equipment, following the highest safety standards and production procedures. Masons analyze schematics and blueprints, applying the clients' specifications and customization to their product expertise. They also inspect tools and equipment, ensuring that the materials are free from any defects to avoid hazards and construction delays.
    11,113 Mason Jobs
    Marine Pipefitter Helper

    Avg. salary: $23,815

    Marine Pipefitter Helpers are apprentices to marine pipefitters responsible for installing and assembling piping systems for water purposes. Their duties include creating pipe section layouts, reading blueprints, sourcing pipe material and equipment, and inspecting work sites. Besides that, they are involved in cutting pipes, threading pipes, and assembling and installing non-metal pipes, metal pipes, fittings, and tubes. Marine pipefitter helpers also conduct testing and perform interpretation on blueprints, work orders, schematics, and work specifications.
    15,573 Marine Pipefitter Helper Jobs
    Plumber

    Avg. salary: $56,695

    Plumbers specialize in assembling, detecting issues, maintaining, and repairing pipes and systems that can either involve water or gas distribution in a home or establishment, ensuring that they function efficiently. Additionally, Plumbers can also install various materials such as kitchen or bathroom sinks, toilets, appliances, and more. Among the tasks may revolve around training other plumbers or coordinating with other workers involved on a project, clearing obstructions and handling waste disposal, informing clients about the costs and process of repairs, and building rapport with them.
    7,326 Plumber Jobs
    Construction Helper

    Avg. salary: $29,434

    Construction helpers assist construction workers like carpenters, masons, painters, welders, etc. Their job is to help in unloading construction materials, setting up the equipment needed for the day's work, and cleaning up the worksite to prevent accidents during the night. Working as these helpers require skills like mechanical skills, organizational skills, and math skills. Aside from the mentioned skills, they also need to have stamina and strength to last the whole day lifting, stoop, and stand to complete the job on time.
    28,147 Construction Helper Jobs
    Installation Helper

    Avg. salary: $28,812

    Installation helpers are skilled employees who are responsible for observing equipment and machinery to verify their efficient and safe operations. These helpers are required to assist in troubleshooting equipment after the installation while identifying defects to ensure a timely repair or return of the equipment. They must be skillful in using a variety of hand tools and power tools so that they can install equipment and repair broken parts. Installation helpers must also operate company vehicles such as trucks, forklifts, and construction vehicles.
    27,770 Installation Helper Jobs
    Maintenance Helper

    Avg. salary: $30,026

    A maintenance helper performs basic support tasks to assist maintenance technicians in installing and repairing machines and equipment. Their responsibilities typically include gathering and handing tools, changing fixtures such as light bulbs and faucets, preparing workspaces, and cleaning work areas and equipment. They may also liaise with vendors or suppliers, build positive relationships with clients, and handle calls and correspondence. Moreover, maintenance helper must utilize their experiences to learn more complex tasks and gain industry insight.
    81,515 Maintenance Helper Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Mason
    $45,143
    $3,762
    $21.70
    11,113
    Marine Pipefitter Helper
    $23,815
    $1,985
    $11.45
    15,573
    Plumber
    $56,696
    $4,725
    $27.26
    7,326
    Construction Helper
    $29,434
    $2,453
    $14.15
    28,147
    Installation Helper
    $28,812
    $2,401
    $13.85
    27,770
    Maintenance Helper
    $30,027
    $2,502
    $14.44
    81,515
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    Recently Added Helper Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    The Salvation Army
    Corps Helper
    Corps Helper
    Carlisle, PA
    08/31/2021
    $18,261
    08/31/2021
    JoGo Movers
    Moving Helper
    Moving Helper
    Atlanta, GA
    08/30/2021
    $26,088
    08/30/2021
    Manpowergroup
    Restoration Helper
    Restoration Helper
    Lynchburg, VA
    08/28/2021
    $27,131
    08/28/2021
    Aerotek
    Concrete Helper
    Concrete Helper
    Green Cove Springs, FL
    08/27/2021
    $31,305
    08/27/2021
    Mega Force
    Cab Helper
    Cab Helper
    Mebane, NC
    08/25/2021
    $29,740
    08/25/2021
    Crane Co.
    Raw Material Helper
    Raw Material Helper
    Dalton, MA
    08/25/2021
    $45,977
    08/25/2021
    Helpers
    Mooresville, NC
    08/25/2021
    $31,305
    08/25/2021
    International Paper Company
    Miscellaneous Location Helper
    Miscellaneous Location Helper
    Belleville, IL
    08/25/2021
    $41,844
    08/25/2021
    Sodexo
    Food Prep Helper
    Food Prep Helper
    Pittsburg, KS
    08/24/2021
    $23,500
    08/24/2021
    Sodexo
    Food Prep Helper
    Food Prep Helper
    Roswell, NM
    08/24/2021
    $24,001
    08/24/2021

    Average Helper Salary by Demographic

    Helper Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $28,390
    female-income
    Female Income
    $28,008
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$28,390
    Female$28,008
    Median Helper Income by Race
    Asian helpers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian helpers have the lowest average salary at $23,104.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$27,440
    Black or African American$30,733
    Asian$31,695
    Hispanic or Latino$28,024
    Average Helper Salary by Education Level
    Helpers with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $34,965 annually. With a Bachelors degree, helpers earn a median annual income of $28,732 compared to $28,390 for helpers with an High School Diploma degree.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$28,390
    Bachelor's Degree$28,732
    Some College/ Associate Degree$34,965