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

Average base salary
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21k salaries reported, updated at Sep 20, 2020
$15.94
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

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Overtime
$5,250
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

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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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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top skill
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Companies
Prolog
+130.47%
10Company icon
Primavera
+131.45%
72Company icon
Project Management Software
+118.55%
40Company icon
Microsoft Project
+129.68%
87Company icon
Revit
+55.57%
54Company icon
Certification categories:
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Certified Safety Professional
+98.18%
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Field of study categories:
Top field of study
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Job openings
Companies
Construction Degree
+74.44%
68 jobs
127Company icon
Construction Management Degree
+93.04%
184 jobs
346Company icon
Engineering Degree
+72.20%
102 jobs
179Company icon
Architecture Degree
+72.76%
43 jobs
63Company icon
Economics Degree
+69.60%
2 jobs
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License categories:
Top license
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Job openings
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Professional Engineer
+77.75%
47 jobs
59Company icon
Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Training
+29.76%
13 jobs
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Asbestos Certification
+38.24%
5 jobs
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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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