Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Construction Laborers (47-2061)

Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers. Construction laborers who primarily assist a particular craft worker are classified under Helpers, Construction Trades (47-3010). Excludes Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (47-4041).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 3629 3960 9.12 127 295 455
United States 1405000 1553100 0.0 49500 115000 179300
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 20.67 12.54 14.75 18.22 24.20 33.60
Alaska 25.50 15.26 20.46 24.65 29.72 36.10
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 26.02 16.44 21.05 24.97 30.01 36.27
Fairbanks North Star Borough 25.46 15.89 21.10 24.46 29.71 35.42
Balance of State 24.94 14.32 18.51 24.46 29.53 36.77

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.