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Construction Laborers

Earnings

According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the median hourly wage for construction laborers was $15.34 in May 2015. If a laborer making this wage was able to work a 40-hour week year round, his or her annual income would be approximately $31,910. The DOL also reported that the lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,640, and the top 10 percent earned more than $61,070. 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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