Construction Laborers

Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris, and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers. (SOC Code: 47-2061)

Average wage in the State of Hawaii (2022)*:
$66,650 / per year

Typical Entry -Level Education**:
Formal education is not typically required, but some employers may prefer to hire candidates who have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

On-the-job Training**:
Short-term on-the-job training

Work Environment**:
Most construction laborers and helpers work full time, and schedules may vary. Their jobs are often physically demanding and may require being outdoors in all weather conditions.

How to Become a Construction Laborer**:
Construction laborers and helpers learn on the job. Although formal education is not typically required, some employers may prefer to hire candidates who have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

* State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism “Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics” Data (2022) (https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/economic/employment-and-wages-by-occupation/)

** Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/construction-laborers-and-helpers.htm)