Construction Laborers

4.3/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $18.16 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 53% (Robots are watching)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

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.

Job description

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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Ramesh (Highly likely) says
I saw a video about robots doing construction work very fast and accurate.
Dec 09, 2020 at 02:27 AM
It geek says
3D printing in large scale will build your home in 72 hours, why do you need more people standing there pointing and hammering plywood? Don't worry about brick on your head. All material will be recycle, and if you get tired of your house, bull dose and build a new home while you go for a vacation. See this company Winsun from China and the home they build for Africa
Jul 30, 2020 at 01:46 AM
Mark Corbin (Small chance) says
AI will have to be able to get around work sites with out tripping over loose material on the job site. Or be able to put siding on a wall like humans can.
Jun 04, 2020 at 06:24 AM
Kid says
plz no i don't want a robot to accidentally drop a brick on my head
Jan 17, 2020 at 03:07 PM

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