Construction Craft Laborers

Construction Craft Laborer

Construction Craft Laborers perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. They may operate hand and power tools of all types, clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up debris and other waste materials.

Training at a glance

  • Time to Complete: Approx. 3 years
  • On the job time: 4000 hours
  • Related Instruction Time: 400 hours
  • Additional Training: First Aid and CPR certifications, Obtain OSHA Safety certification, Complete unpaid related instruction, Transition to Trainer.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

  • Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin: +11.9%
  • Experienced Level Salary: $49,897

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 * Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information, WisConomy.com.

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.