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Construction Laborers

in Massachusetts

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).

Occupation Projection for Construction Laborers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
472061  Construction Laborers 25,335 27,699 2,364 9.33 % 925 1,748 236 2,909 No formal educational credential 

Construction Laborers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2018
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    15,020  59 % 16,890  61 % 1,870  12 % $54,760
Specialty Trade Contractors    7,030  28 % 7,890  29 % 860  12 % $53,140
Construction of Buildings    4,750  19 % 5,430  20 % 680  14 % $52,020
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    3,240  13 % 3,560  13 % 320  10 % $62,200
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    1,460  6 % 1,600  6 % 140  10 % $43,420
Administrative and Support Services    1,110  4 % 1,180  4 % 70  6 % $42,650
Waste Management and Remediation Service    340  1 % 410  1 % 70  21 % $48,960
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing    320  1 % 310  1 % -10  -2 % $53,950
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    250  1 % 260  1 % 10  6 % $45,530
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