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or $18.16 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (57)
Assisting and Caring for Others (42)
Social Perceptiveness (40)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Construction Laborers' job openings is expected to rise 5.3% by 2031
'Construction Laborers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Construction Laborers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Construction Laborers' was $37,770, or $18.16 hourly
'Construction Laborers' are paid 17.5% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as construction laborers?
As of 2021 there were 968,760 people employed as Construction Laborers within the United States.
This represents around 0.69% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 145 people are employed as 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.
SOC Code: 47-2061.00
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