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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

$32,950

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$25,820

ENTRY LEVEL

$32,950

MID LEVEL

$37,980

EXPERT LEVEL

$15.84

AVERAGE HOURLY

$12.41

ENTRY LEVEL

$15.84

MID LEVEL

$18.26

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Construction Laborers

254

Current Available Jobs

28,800

Projected job openings through 2028

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Top Expected Tasks

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Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Construction Laborers

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KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

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KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

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KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

K

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

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SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

S

SKILL

Speaking

S

SKILL

Social Perceptiveness

S

SKILL

Coordination

A

ABILITY

Manual Dexterity

A

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness

A

ABILITY

Multilimb Coordination

A

ABILITY

Static Strength

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ABILITY

Oral Comprehension