Construction Laborers

Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris, and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

Construction Laborers

About this Career Path

Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris, and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

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Environment

Construction Laborers and helpers typically work full time doing physical tasks. This can include working indoors, outdoors, and sometimes at great heights. Laborers will operate machinery, load and unload a materials, and prepare a construction site.

Salary Breakdown

Construction Laborers

$43,000

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$26,090

ENTRY LEVEL

$37,890

MID LEVEL

$69,880

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Construction Laborers

11,161

Current Available Jobs

1,388,300

Projected job openings through 2030

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Top Expected Tasks

Construction Laborers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Construction Laborers

K

KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

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KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

Education and Training

S

SKILL

Speaking

S

SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Coordination

S

SKILL

Operation and Control

S

SKILL

Operations Monitoring

A

ABILITY

Manual Dexterity

A

ABILITY

Static Strength

A

ABILITY

Multilimb Coordination

A

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness

A

ABILITY

Control Precision