Construction Laborer

What Does A Construction Laborer Do?

A construction laborer performs various tasks on construction sites including removing debris, moving around construction materials, digging trenches or holes, constructing scaffolding, along with many other construction-related tasks.

How Do I Become A Construction Laborer?

There is no formal educational requirement for becoming a construction laborer. This job is generally learned through on-the-job training, possibly in conjunction with a formal apprenticeship program.

What is the Average Salary For A Construction Laborer?

High – 59,000
Median – 32,000
Low – 21,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Construction Laborer?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Trade-related courses
  • Electronics
  • Communication
  • Physical Education

What Is The Work Environment For A Construction Laborer?

Construction laborers work within every aspect of the construction industry and are often required to do physically demanding work. Some work at great heights or outdoors in all weather conditions. In terms of the rate of injuries, this may be one of the most dangerous of all occupations.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Construction Laborer?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. Opportunities are greatest in areas experiencing a lot of construction and for individuals who have a wide variety of skills. Laborers with some experience working with electricians may have the best opportunities.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada