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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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
472061  Construction Laborers 23,067 24,286 1,219 5.28 % 582 122 460 No formal educational credential 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    13,500  59 % 14,710  61 % 1,210  9 % $55,210
Specialty Trade Contractors    6,360  28 % 6,750  28 % 390  6 % $53,660
Construction of Buildings    3,700  16 % 4,350  18 % 650  18 % $55,200
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    3,450  15 % 3,600  15 % 150  5 % $57,860
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    810  4 % 890  4 % 80  10 % $49,380
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    670  3 % 670  3 % 0  -1 % $43,090
Administrative and Support Services    660  3 % 730  3 % 70  10 % $46,110
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing    230  1 % 240  1 % 10  5 % $60,690
Waste Management and Remediation Service    150  1 % 160  1 % 10  9 % $53,680
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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