How much does a Laborer make?

Updated Sep 10, 2023

Experience

Industry

$38,674 / yrTotal Pay
$37,177 / yrBase Pay
$1,497 / yrAdditional Pay

$38,674

 / yr
$29K$52K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Laborer is $38,674 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $37,177 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $1,497 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Laborer

$38,674 /yr
Laborer
$52,153 /yr
Laborer III
$47,841 /yr
Lead Laborer
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Job TitleSalary
Laborer$38,674 /yr
Laborer III$52,153 /yr
Lead Laborer$47,841 /yr

Related Job Titles

For Laborer

Some related job titles are Carpenter Salaries with median pay of $50,103, Construction Salaries with median pay of $50,461, General Labor Salaries with median pay of $38,004, General Laborer Salaries with median pay of $37,612.

Top Paying Companies

For a Laborer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Laborer in United States. Employers include Semios, Kokosing and Arch (MI).

1
Semios
Semios
$47,364/yr
22 open jobs
10
Loram
$44,293/yr
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Top Paying Companies

For Laborer in United States

1Semios$47,364
2Kokosing$47,207
3Arch (MI)$46,553
4C.W. Matthews$46,188
5Google$44,920
6BNSF Railway$44,801
7General Motors (GM)$44,527
8Mortenson$44,457
9Henkels & McCoy$44,327
10Loram$44,293
Total Pay Trajectory

For Laborer

$38,674 /yr
Laborer
$52,153 /yr
Laborer III
$47,841 /yr
Lead Laborer
See Full Career Path

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What is the total pay trajectory for Laborer?

Job TitleSalary
Laborer$38,674 /yr
Laborer III$52,153 /yr
Lead Laborer$47,841 /yr

What are total pay estimates for a Laborer at different companies?

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Aerotek
3.5
LaborerSee 600 salaries from this location

$37,489

 / yr
Express Employment Professionals
3.9
LaborerSee 283 salaries from this location

$16

 / hr
PeopleReady
3.5
LaborerSee 177 salaries from this location

$16

 / hr
Manpower
4.2
LaborerSee 142 salaries from this location

$17

 / hr
TruGreen
3
LaborerSee 121 salaries from this location

$17

 / hr
Amazon
3.7
LaborerSee 120 salaries from this location

$17

 / hr
Workbox Staffing
3.3
LaborerSee 113 salaries from this location

$16

 / hr

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Walmart
3.4
LaborerSee 95 salaries from this location

$15

 / hr
1-800-GOT-JUNK?
3.5
LaborerSee 94 salaries from this location

$20

 / hr
Luttrell Staffing Group
4.2
LaborerSee 78 salaries from this location

$17

 / hr
Cargill
4
LaborerSee 73 salaries from this location

$19

 / hr
Marathon Staffing
3.2
LaborerSee 72 salaries from this location

$17

 / hr
Ascend Staffing
3.6
LaborerSee 68 salaries from this location

$17

 / hr
Resource Employment Solutions
2.8
LaborerSee 68 salaries from this location

$17

 / hr
McDonald's
3.5
LaborerSee 67 salaries from this location

$16

 / hr
DAVACO
4
LaborerSee 67 salaries from this location

$17

 / hr
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
3.5
LaborerSee 59 salaries from this location

$18

 / hr
Labor Finders
3.7
LaborerSee 57 salaries from this location

$16

 / hr
Premier Employee Solutions
3.6
LaborerSee 52 salaries from this location

$16

 / hr
Advance Services
3.7
LaborerSee 47 salaries from this location

$17

 / hr
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Laborer Salaries

Job TitleSalary
Aerotek Laborer salaries - 600 salaries reported$37,489/yr
Express Employment Professionals Laborer salaries - 283 salaries reported$16/hr
PeopleReady Laborer salaries - 177 salaries reported$16/hr
Manpower Laborer salaries - 142 salaries reported$17/hr
TruGreen Laborer salaries - 121 salaries reported$17/hr
Amazon Laborer salaries - 120 salaries reported$17/hr
Workbox Staffing Laborer salaries - 113 salaries reported$16/hr
Walmart Laborer salaries - 95 salaries reported$15/hr
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Laborer salaries - 94 salaries reported$20/hr
Luttrell Staffing Group Laborer salaries - 78 salaries reported$17/hr
Cargill Laborer salaries - 73 salaries reported$19/hr
Marathon Staffing Laborer salaries - 72 salaries reported$17/hr
Ascend Staffing Laborer salaries - 68 salaries reported$17/hr
Resource Employment Solutions Laborer salaries - 68 salaries reported$17/hr
McDonald's Laborer salaries - 67 salaries reported$16/hr
DAVACO Laborer salaries - 67 salaries reported$17/hr
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Laborer salaries - 59 salaries reported$18/hr
Labor Finders Laborer salaries - 57 salaries reported$16/hr
Premier Employee Solutions Laborer salaries - 52 salaries reported$16/hr
Advance Services Laborer salaries - 47 salaries reported$17/hr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Laborer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Laborer in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $41,504, Legal with a median total pay of $41,031, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $40,459, Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services with a median total pay of $40,057, and Transportation & Logistics with a median total pay of $39,572.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$41,504

    10% Higher than other industries

  • LegalLegal$41,031

    9% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$40,459

    7% Higher than other industries

  • Construction, Repair & Maintenance ServicesConstruction, Repair & Maintenance Services$40,057

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Transportation & LogisticsTransportation & Logistics$39,572

    5% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Laborer are Sunsystem Technology, Vulcan Materials, and Miller Pipeline.

Sunsystem TechnologySunsystem Technology$43,580/yr
Miller PipelineMiller Pipeline$42,169/yr

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Job Title

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Farmer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$30

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
General Laborer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$22

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Farmer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$78,710

/yr

$78K | $710

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Laborer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$1,023

/hr

$23 | $1K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
General Laborer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$15

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Soical Worker

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$56,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Document Prepper

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$15

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Laborer pay FAQ

The average salary for a Laborer is $38,674 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 17036 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Laborer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Laborer in United States is $45,384 per year.

The lowest salary for a Laborer in United States is $33,052 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Laborer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Laborer.

Laborer jobs provide accessible work to candidates without training, education, language, or interpersonal requirements. Pay for laborer roles is relatively low, comparable to that of dishwashers or barbacks, but ample overtime opportunities usually exist. Laborer can increase their salaries by returning to vocational school and completing apprenticeships, then moving into skilled roles such as electrician or plumber.

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Around 65% of anonymous Glassdoor users are happy with their income as laborers. Higher-paid roles may offer $1,497.31 in bonuses and profit sharing. Laborers with over eight years of experience tend to earn more than average, especially those in lead or chief laborer positions.

You don't need an associate's or bachelor's degree to enjoy a successful career as a laborer. However, completing an associate's degree in construction management or a related subject could help you progress to senior roles more quickly.

Completing a professional certification can also help you access more lucrative laborer positions. One of the most prestigious is the Certified Professional Constructor program from the American Institute of Constructors (AIC). This certification allows you to demonstrate expert knowledge of resource management, on-site safety, and startup and closeout procedures. Alternatively, you could consider becoming a Certified Safety Manager through the National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP).

If you're searching for your ideal laborer job, knowing what questions to expect in your interview can help you present yourself positively and put yourself in a solid position to negotiate your salary. One of the most effective ways to negotiate a better starting salary (or a raise in an existing role) is to highlight how your skills can benefit your employer.

Unsure what skills to focus on? Employers often look for laborers with strong communication, organizational, and time-management skills, but the job description can help you pinpoint your employer's must-haves. Be ready to provide examples of how you were an asset in previous roles, backed up with measurable impacts.

About 65.16% of Laborer professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional $1,497 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Laborer in United States as a good salary.

Laborer professionals in United States have a wide total pay range, between $28,713 and $52,377 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of $38,674 following the average career path of a Laborer.

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