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Occupational Summary for Construction Laborers (47-2061)
Oregon Statewide

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Description: 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 Projections
Region Employment Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 8,073 10,387 231 173 404
Multnomah / Washington 2,635 3,460 82 56 138
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 1,112 1,444 33 24 57
Clackamas 838 1,159 32 18 50
Lane 543 693 15 12 27
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 430 544 11 9 20
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 391 506 12 8 20
Jackson / Josephine 360 433 7 8 15
Coos / Curry 225 251 3 5 8
Douglas 180 224 4 4 8
Morrow / Umatilla 178 210 3 4 7
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 171 209 4 4 8
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 125 130 0 3 3
Baker / Union / Wallowa 113 129 2 2 4
Klamath / Lake 111 133 2 2 4
Grant / Harney / Malheur 91 109 2 2 4
Current Job Openings
Job Title Location Order Number Wage Offered
Concrete form setter Bend 1226090 $14.00/hr to $18.00/hr DOE
Concrete Finisher Salem 1225906 $12.00/hr to $17.00/hr DOE
Gutter Installer Yamhill 1225812 $12.00/hr to $16.00/hr DOE
Professional Craftsman (OJT) Tigard 1225122 DOE
Construction Laborer (Portland Metro Area) Milwaukie 1225086 $11.00/hr to $13.00/hr
Concrete carpenters and laborers needed Salem 1224971
Concrete carpenters and laborers needed Salem 1224739
Drywall Carrier Seaside 1224234
Laborer/Installation Technician Portland 1224209
Construction Labor Boardman 1223895 $11.00/hr
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Wages
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Median Hourly Avg
Annual
Middle Range
Oregon Statewide $16.49 $36,676 $12.96 - 21.56
Industries of Employment
private sector only
Industry employment data for Construction Laborers are not available for the region.
Industry breakouts are available at the statewide level.
Occupations with Similar Skills
Occupation Skill Overlap
Cement Masons And Concrete Finishers 33%
Statewide Employment Analysis
Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist largely due to the significant number of job openings projected for this occupation.

Educational Requirements
There are typically no educational requirements for this occupation. Those with a high school diploma or equivalent have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, short-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.