What does a Laborer do?

As a Laborer you provide physical labor on a construction site. Under direct supervision, you will be expected to safely operate machinery and be responsible for its maintenance and upkeep. You will assist skilled trades as needed and load and unload deliveries to the work site. In addition, you will maintain a safe job site by removing any hazards.

You could be the ideal candidate if you have a GED or H.S. diploma and some experience as a laborer able to operate a variety of tools and machinery and can lift over 50 pounds and do repetitive movements with little break in between. You must be willing to work in all types of weather including extreme conditions and can pass a drug screen before an offer an be extended.

  • Be at the job site on time
  • Provide assistance on the site as needed
  • Perform care and maintenance of assigned tools
  • Load and unload materials
  • Remove hazards from the job site
  • Assemble scaffolding
  • Perform physical labor on construction sites
  • Clean job sites
  • 0-2 years of experience as a laborer
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds
  • Ability to pass a drug screen
  • Able to do repetitive movements _ bend, lift, in one shift with little break in between
  • Willingness to work a varied schedule each week
  • Able to work in all types of weather include extreme conditions
  • Operate a variety of tools and machinery
  • Must be dependable
  • Must have reliable transportation
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Laborer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹13,011 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Laborer Career Path

Learn how to become a Laborer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Laborer
₹2,68,684/yr
L3
Laborer Supervisor
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L4
Lead Laborer
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Laborer Insights

Read what Laborer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Nystrom and AssociatesNystrom and Associates
Armhs
13 Aug 2019

“Being able to set my own schedule from week to week is AWESOME and highly beneficial to my family!”

Sutter Home WinerySutter Home Winery
Winemaker
17 Feb 2020

“Money isn't the best but it is progressive and reasonable until you hit a ceiling”

deVere GroupdeVere Group
BDM
8 Oct 2019

“The malta experience was challenging but really fun and one of the best experiences of my career so far!”

University of Texas at ArlingtonUniversity of Texas at Arlington
Glassdoor
9 Aug 2021

“None !! No cons all done goodness you have a nice day and a safe flight and good”

GTTGTT
Anonymous
18 Jul 2019

“I feel recognised as a good performer and feel bullish about my chances to move up the career ladder here”

Fresh Student LivingFresh Student Living
Assistant Accommodation Manager
7 Sep 2019

“Bullying within the small teams is unfortunately prevelent and little (or nothing) is being done to prevent this.”

Brook StreetBrook Street
Temp Worker
1 Jul 2020

“the person managing me was very organised and friendly and worked in my best interest.”

United AgenciesUnited Agencies
Anonymous
26 Dec 2021

“It was not good for me because I am quite ambitious and wanted my career to grow considerably.”

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Laborer Interviews

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a laborer

When working as a laborer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are English, Strong WORK Ethic, Professionalism, Load Unload and Digging.

The most similar professions to laborer are:
  • Packer
  • Material Handler
  • Forklift Operator
  • Warehouse Worker

The most common qualifications to become a laborer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.