• Construction Laborers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 31,740
    $21,850 range bar $43,690
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Construction laborers and helpers perform many basic tasks that require physical labor on construction sites.

What do they typically do

  • Operate or tend equipment and machines used in construction
  • Clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris and possible hazards
  • Control traffic passing near, in, or around work zones
  • Dig trenches, backfill holes, or compact earth to prepare for construction
  • Follow construction plans and instructions from supervisors or more experienced workers
  • Build or take apart bracing, scaffolding, and temporary structures
  • Help craft workers with their duties
  • Load or unload building materials to be used in construction

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.2%
Job Opening 4,642

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA

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