General Construction Workers
Wages & Outlook
Wages vary by employer and the worker's job duties. Workers who belong to a union generally receive higher wages than those who are not union members. Because construction work in many locations stops in the winter, workers may go without pay for a few months.
Benefits also vary by employer. Full-time general construction workers may receive typical benefits. These include vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Those who are self-employed must provide their own insurance.
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In Minnesota, about 12,869 general construction workers work in this medium-sized occupation.
About 24 percent of general construction workers are self-employed.
- Office and industrial building construction companies
- Home building construction companies
- Concrete and brick work companies
- Highway and street construction companies
Construction levels are expected to grow. General construction workers will be needed to help on a wide variety of projects. Repairing and replacing the nation's roads, bridges, and water lines, should result in steady demand for workers. Demand for workers will also be driven by the construction of schools, office buildings, factories, and powerplants.
General construction workers sometimes have periods of unemployment. This is due to the short-term nature of many jobs and the cyclical nature of the industry. During economic slowdowns, the number of job openings for these workers declines.
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