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How much do Laborers earn in the United States?





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The average salary for a laborer is $16.71


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26,400 salaries reported. Updated 28 September 2021

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How much does a Laborer make?

In the United States, the average pay for a laborer as of September 2021 is approximately $15.75 per hour. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $30,713 per year and $2,559 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Laborer Salaries

DirectlyApply has seen laborer salaries ranging from a high of $25.64 per hour to a low of $12.00 per hour, although we would estimate that the majority of laborers currently sit between $14.00 per hour and $18.75 per hour.

To be considered a top earning laborer you would be expected to be making in excess of $25.64 per hour, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $14.00 per hour or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for a laborer can vary significantly (by as much as $11.64 per hour) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

How does Laborer pay compare across the United States?


under -7% less than national average

-4% to -7% less than national average

-1% to -4% less than national average

within 1% of national average

4% to 1% above national average

7% to 4% above national average

over 7% above national average

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