What does a Lead 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
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Lead Laborer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$33,913 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$23K
Median: $34K
$49K
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Lead Laborer Career Path

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

L4
Lead Laborer
$33,913/yr
L5
Laborer V
$31,783/yr
L12
Chief Laborer
$31,783/yr
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Lead Laborer Insights

Read what Lead Laborer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Nystrom and AssociatesNystrom and Associates
Armhs
Aug 13, 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
Feb 17, 2020

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

deVere GroupdeVere Group
BDM
Oct 8, 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
Aug 9, 2021

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

GTTGTT
Anonymous
Jul 18, 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
Sep 7, 2019

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

Brook StreetBrook Street
Temp Worker
Jul 1, 2020

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

United AgenciesUnited Agencies
Anonymous
Dec 26, 2021

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

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Lead Laborer Interviews

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