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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
Track Laborer- Regional Driver Oakridge 1251446 DOE
Concrete Laborer Prineville 1251208 DOE
Track Laborer- Regional Driver Oakridge 1249062
Construction Laborer ~ Roofer Helper Albany 1248708 $10.00/hr to $11.00/hr DOE
Construction Laborer Clatsop And Pacific Counties 1247566 DOE, Neg.
Laborer - Portland, OR Portland 1246628 to N/A DOE
Demolition Crew Member - Portland Day crew Portland 1244971 $12.00/hr to $14.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Laborer Portland 1243613 Neg.
Construction Laborer Salem 1243536 $10.00/hr to $12.00/hr DOE
Laborer / Hod Carrier Boring 1243509 $12.00/hr
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Wages
Region ----- 2014 Wages -----
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.