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    CONSTRUCTION LABORER

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ABOUT
This is the on-ramp, the position where those without experience, gain experience. Once you get up to speed, more opportunities open. Training is usually on the job and you’ll become familiar with all the other jobs. From here, you can advance to supervisor or move into another position that’s a better fit.
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DUTIES
General road construction. Install cones, signs and barricades that warn drivers and control the flow of traffic; act as flagger to stop or direct traffic; clear debris from the worksite; break up existing pavement with jackhammers; dig trenches; tie steel; place concrete forms; assist with pouring concrete or laying asphalt.
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WORK CONDITIONS
Work is outside at highway construction sites, in all kinds of weather. The normal workweek is 40 hours (eight hours a day for five days). However, some projects may require night, weekend, holiday work and overtime.
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TRAINING
Training is mostly on the job.
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SALARY
According to ZipRecruiter 2019 salary information, the average annual salary for more than half of those working as highway construction laborers is $30,000.
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GENERAL
Salary ranges in Georgia based upon information provided by Georgia highway contractors. These figures are averages and may vary from region to region within the state. With overtime, many workers earn well beyond the averages.

CONSTRUCTION LABORER AVERAGE WAGES

Below are some general hourly wages and annual salary ranges for highway construction laborer jobs in Georgia. These figures are averages and may vary from region to region within the state.

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Average Entry-Level Pay
  • • $13.00 PER HOUR
  • • $27,000 PER YEAR
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    Average Pay With Several Years of Experience
  • • $15.00 PER HOUR
  • • $31,000 PER YEAR
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    Average Pay for Most Experienced Worker
  • • $19.00 PER HOUR
  • • $40,000 PER YEAR

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