Construction Laborers

At a Glance

Median Salary
$34,045
Local Jobs
3,843
Entry-Level Education
High School

Occupation Profile

Tend pumps, compressors, or generators to provide power for tools, machinery, or equipment or to heat or move materials, such as asphalt.

By The Numbers

Median Annual Earnings

$34,045

Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation

Local Jobs

3,843

Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)

Entry-Level Education

High School

This is the most common education level requested in entry-level job listings.

Daily Tasks

  • Tend pumps, compressors, or generators to provide power for tools, machinery, or equipment or to heat or move materials, such as asphalt.
  • Lubricate, clean, or repair machinery, equipment, or tools.
  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials.
  • Read plans, instructions, or specifications to determine work activities.
  • Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.
  • Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, or compact and level earth to grade specifications, using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, or rakes.
  • Measure, mark, or record openings or distances to layout areas where construction work will be performed.
  • Load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans or specifications.

Occupational Skills

What skills are necessary for Construction Laborers?

Hard Skills

Carpentry
Construction
Demolition
Drywall (Installation And Repair)
Excavation
Hand Tools
Machinery
Painting
Plumbing
Trenching

Soft Skills

Communications
Coordinating
Customer Service
Detail Oriented
Lifting Ability
Loading And Unloading
Operations
Planning
Strong Work Ethic
Valid Driver's License

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry- or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education. They are essential in many industries and occupations.

Education Programs

Coastal Bend College

Process Technician

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

Mechatronics

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

Manual Machinist

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

Maintenance Technician

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

Foundations of Plumbing

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

Die Setter

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

HVAC/R Technician

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

Engineering Technician

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

CNC Machinist

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Craft Training Center

CORE

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
CTE
cred
hrs
No
No

Marene Cheatham

Craft Training Center
(361) 289-1636 ext. 311
mcheatham@ctccb.org

Craft Training Center

Instrumentation

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
CTE
cred
hrs
No
No

Marene Cheatham

Craft Training Center
(361) 289-1636 ext. 311
mcheatham@ctccb.org
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Construction Laborers

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