• Fence Erectors
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 39,060
    $25,220 range bar $52,520
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Fence erectors put up and repair fences and fence gates using hand and power tools.

What do they typically do

  • Set metal or wooden posts in upright positions in postholes
  • Establish the location for a fence, and gather information needed to make sure that there are no electric cables or water lines in the area
  • Make rails for fences by sawing lumber or by cutting metal tubing to required lengths
  • Dig postholes, using spades, posthole diggers, or power-driven augers
  • Mix and pour concrete around bases of posts, or tamp soil into postholes to embed posts
  • Measure and lay out fence lines and mark posthole positions, following instructions, drawings, or specifications
  • Discuss fencing needs with customers, and estimate and quote prices
  • Align posts, using lines or by sighting, and check vertical alignment of posts using plumb bobs or spirit levels

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.4%
Job Opening 103

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Fence Builder, Fence Contractor, Fence Erector, Fence Installer, Fence Laborer, Fence Mechanic, Fence Technician (Fence Tech), Gate Technician (Gate Tech), Wood Fence Erector
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Education & Training

  • Education

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