Construction laborers and helpers perform many tasks that require physical labor on construction sites.
Most construction laborers and helpers work full time and do physically demanding work. Some work at great heights or outdoors in all weather conditions. Construction laborers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses of all occupations.
Construction laborers and helpers learn their trade through on-the-job training. Formal education is not typically required.
The median annual wage for construction laborers and helpers was $30,890 in May 2015.
Employment of construction laborers and helpers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Laborers and helpers work in all fields of construction, and demand for these workers will mirror the level of overall construction activity.
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