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Construction Laborers


According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the median hourly wage for construction laborers was $17.21 in May 2018. If a laborer making this wage was able to work a 40-hour week year round, his or her annual income would be approximately $35,800. The DOL also reported that the lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,460, and the top 10 percent earned more than $65,590. Apprentices or helpers usually make about 60 percent of the wage paid to fully qualified employees, although their pay increases as they gain more experience.

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