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
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.
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.
TRAINING Training is mostly on the job.
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.
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.