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Construction Laborer Overview Construction Laborers perform a variety of tasks that involve physical labor at ...

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Construction Laborer Overview

Construction Laborers perform a variety of tasks that involve physical labor at construction sites. They are often required to lift heavy materials, operate power tools and use numerous other types of machinery and equipment. However, Construction Laborers do much more than just manual labor. They are also required to survey and measure materials, appropriately mix substances like cement and exhibit active listening and communication skills because they must take orders and carry out designated tasks. They must also have the ability to monitor machine dials, gauges and other indicators to ensure that machines are working properly.

Construction Laborer Education Requirements

Although Construction Laborers do not have any minimum educational requirements that they must achieve to perform their duties, they generally must possess knowledge in building and construction, mechanics, administration and management, mathematics, and public safety and security. Construction Laborers must also perform well in terms of manual dexterity, arm-hand steadiness, multi-limb coordination, static strength, control precision and oral comprehension skills. Generally, Construction Laborers receive their training on the job after they have been hired by a construction company. Some Construction Laborers may attend trade or vocational schools to hone their skills and achieve an edge over the competition.

Construction Laborer Job Market

The job market for Construction Laborers is expected to rise much faster than the average at a rate of 25 percent throughout 2022. Because Construction Laborers work in all areas of construction, the amount of potential jobs will mirror the overall level of construction activity that is going on in a particular region. Similar positions would include Labor Contracts Jobs.

Construction Laborer Salary

The median annual salary for Construction Laborers was $29,990 in 2012. The top earners made an income of as much as $58,380 annually, and they tended to work in motion picture, scientific research, developmental services, fabricated metal product manufacturing, shipping container manufacturing and natural gas distribution industries.

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