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Laborer
$34K-$41K / yr. (est.)
$34K
$38,130 / year
$42K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Laborer

What does a Laborer do?

As Laborers, we are responsible for supporting the operations of the construction project by assisting the site crew with duties such as carrying materials, spotting equipment during operation, using tools for bolt up, performing manual excavation/backfilling using shovels, applying coatings and rock shield to underground pipe, and operating small equipment at the direction of management. We also complete all other duties as assigned by the foreman and superintendent. Additionally, we operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments to carry out various tasks.

Core tasks:

  • clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards
  • erect or dismantle scaffolding, shoring, braces, traffic barricades, ramps, or other temporary structures
  • load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations
  • measure, mark, or record openings or distances to layout areas where construction work will be performed

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Laborer?
On average, people work 3 yrs or less in other positions prior to becoming a Laborer.
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LaborerPhiladelphia, PA - 10 months ago
😡 People wanna judge laborers for their experience, but they don't see how tough our job really is!
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LaborerPhoenix, AZ - 10 months ago
Well, maybe employers need to value the experience and hard work of laborers more 🤔
How Long Do Laborer Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Laborers works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.
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JanitorLos Angeles, CA - 10 months ago
Labors are essential, like us janitors! We deserve respect for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in every aspect of society.
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Sanitation WorkerBoston, MA - 10 months ago
🔥 Listen up! Our job is essential for public health and safety. We deserve better working conditions and the recognition we're lacking.
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Laborer Employees?
Moderate job changes in Laborer, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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Delivery DriverHouston, TX - 10 months ago
oh no, not another empty promise 🙄 at this rate, the only progress we'll make is from one delivery to another
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CustodianMiami, FL - 10 months ago
🙌 Finally! Even a small step forward in the Laborer job gives us a glimmer of hope in the cleaning industry!

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Laborer's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Laborer typically studied at.
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Community College of the Air Force

Path after job

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Laborer Employees?
Gender ratio in Laborer position: 0.885056738492924 Male and 0.114943261507076 Female. Age ratio in Laborer position: 16-20: 60%, 21-30: 32%, 31-40: 5%, 41-50: 2%, 51-60: 1%, 60+: 0%. Laborer position is predominantly male (88.5%) with the largest age group being 16-20 years old, followed by 21-30 years old.
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LaborerLos Angeles, CA - 10 months ago
Houston's got a point, but it's also important to challenge stereotypes and encourage more women to join the laborer workforce. Equality should prevail! 👷
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LaborerMiami, FL - 10 months ago
Equal opportunities should definitely exist, but maybe women are pursuing other careers where physical strength is not that important. 🤔

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Laborer?
Top employers of Laborer position: Express Employment Professionals, Labor Finders, Labor Ready. People who work in Laborer position most typically go on to work for the Express Employment Professionals.
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LaborerNew York City, NY - 10 months ago
How can you trust Express Employment Professionals? They exploit their workers and don't prioritize job security. 😡
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LaborerSeattle, WA - 10 months ago
Why settle for Labor Ready when you can find better options? They often disregard safety measures, putting workers at risk. 😣
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What Industries Does Laborer Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Laborer: Construction, Manufacturing, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Administrative & Support, Retail. Laborer employees most likely come from a Construction industry background.
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LaborerHouston, TX - 10 months ago
Y'all don't understand the sweat and fatigue that comes with being a laborer in Houston. But we keep this city's industries thriving, no matter the weather! 💦
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LaborerMiami, FL - 10 months ago
Mano, being a laborer in Miami ain't easy, but working on these beautiful beaches and vibrant neighborhoods makes it all worthwhile! 🏖

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Discussion about Laborer

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Where does a Laborer work at?
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7 months ago
Dear Sir/Madam, I am interested to apply for General Labor in cleaning, weight lifting, house or office keeping etc. I am physically fit, aged 31 years. I attach my CV for your kind consideration. Have a nice day! Regards, Muhammad Salman
How balanced is the gender diversity among people working as a Laborer?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Mostly men choose this job, but women also choose this.
How old are people who work as a Laborer?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
The average age is 22
How many years of experience do you usually have as a Laborer?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
You should work for 1.5 years on average to become a Laborer.
Which industries should a Laborer consider working in?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Construction is typical for a Laborer to work in.
Is it encouraged to have a degree as a Laborer?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
No higher education is the typical for a Laborer
Which company are you working for as a Laborer?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
If you are a Laborer you should definitely apply for Express Employment Professionals, Labor Finders, Labor Ready and LIUNA
How long do you usually work as a Laborer before changing to another position?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
On average people change after 4 years.
How likely is it for people working as a Laborer to switch companies still working as a Laborer?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
a Laborer is not a typical job hopper, but might change companies.
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5 months ago
Not typical, but if you're on a big job site and you are constantly staying busy, taking initiative and other trades see you, then other trades could show an interest. To many of today's laborers don't want to put in the extra effort
What occupations do people usually work in before becoming a Laborer?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Typical prior positions for a Laborer are Cashier, Sales Associate or Customer Service Representative
What typical professions people working as a Laborer switch to?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Sales Associate, Cashier or Customer Service Representative can be a good next step
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