What does a Construction do?
A construction worker may work on various types of projects, such as constructing buildings, erecting temporary structures or installing and maintaining roads. A competent worker in this field will be able to use various types of tools and equipment safely and effectively. He or she must also have physical strength as you may lift objects up to 100 lbs. The job often involves working outside in extreme temperatures or other unfavorable weather conditions.
For an entry-level construction job, employers generally do not require any special level of education. However, laborers in this field who advance to higher positions often have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. Being able to collaborate with others and follow instructions are essential to succeed in this role. As a construction may work on high beams or with fast-moving equipment, a construction worker should have good balance, depth-perception, and hand-eye coordination.
Average Base Pay
Construction Career Path
Learn how to become a Construction, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
“1:30 is my kind of work and most Saturdays are volunteer pay is good for what you do”
“the pay isn't the best I have been there 2 1/2 years and just 2 small raises.”
“provides a great work environment knowing you are working with some of the best people in the industry”
“The overall pay for this job is great after adding in all the possible overtime.”
“Depending on the job the pay is great however when it rains you are sometimes out of work.”
“People are great: we are all committed to providing the best service to our clients.”
“Base salary may overall be lower than the competition but the overall compensation package is much better than the competition.”
“Management does nothing for you if your job sites get rained out for weeks at a time.”
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a construction
- Construction Project Manager
- Construction Manager
- Construction Estimator
- Construction Superintendent