Construction Craft Laborers

Construction Craft Laborers work on all types of construction projects at job sites. Laborers can build and repair roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, clean up hazardous waste sites and construct buildings.

Laborers drill and blast site areas, build scaffolds, prepare and clean work sites, lay pipes, place concrete, control traffic and remove materials from buildings.

Skills Needed

Math, problem solving, spatial ability and manual dexterity

Relevant Classes

Algebra, science, technology education and communication

Education & Training

An apprenticeship program with on the job and classroom training

Work Environment

Expect to work indoors and outdoors on various projects in all weather conditions

Job Wages


Average Hourly Wage*

Entry Level






*Compare to Wisconsin minimum wage $7.25/hr

Job Outlook


Through 2020 in Wisconsin

Jobs Expected


Through 2020 in Wisconsin

Data source - Wisconsin Worknet 2013

Train for the Trade As An Apprentice

Construction Craft Laborers train through an apprenticeship program, consisting of at least 4,000 hours of training on the job and 400 classroom hours, and earn a wage while learning the trade.

Next Steps