How much does a Construction Worker make in the United States?

Average base salary

21k salaries reported, updated at Sep 20, 2020
per hour

The average salary for a construction worker is $15.94 per hour in the United States and $5,250 overtime per year.

Additional compensation

per year

Most common benefits

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for construction workers

Most recommended skill


earn +130.47% more

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 34260.00% since 2018. Construction Workers with this skill earn +130.47% more than the average base salary, which is $15.94 per hour.

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Most common benefits for Construction Workers

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible spending account
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 9,203 ratings

59% of Construction workers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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