Construction Helpers


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Construction Helpers

Construction Helpers - Wages & Trends

Wages for construction helpers vary by the area of construction. 

Full-time construction helpers usually receive typical benefits. These include paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance.

Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters (SOC 47-3011)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $14.37 $18.71 $24.71
Yearly $29,882 $38,912 $51,404
    Cook County Hourly $14.47 $19.05 $22.53
Yearly $30,097 $39,614 $46,862
United States Hourly $14.08 $17.02 $21.03
Yearly $29,290 $35,410 $43,750

Helpers--carpenters (SOC 47-3012)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $11.08 $17.04 $25.71
Yearly $23,050 $35,448 $53,487
    Cook County Hourly $16.43 $22.09 $26.91
Yearly $34,183 $45,941 $55,969
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $9.56 $11.40 $18.28
Yearly $19,876 $23,702 $38,032
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $13.33 $22.27 $28.60
Yearly $27,717 $46,322 $59,494
United States Hourly $12.95 $15.89 $18.70
Yearly $26,940 $33,060 $38,900

Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons (SOC 47-3014)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $12.85 $14.32 $17.48
Yearly $26,724 $29,783 $36,367
United States Hourly $12.58 $15.07 $18.35
Yearly $26,170 $31,340 $38,170

Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (SOC 47-3015)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $13.70 $15.70 $18.80
Yearly $28,494 $32,657 $39,107
    Cook County Hourly $19.25 $23.76 $29.02
Yearly $40,033 $49,428 $60,356
    Decatur Area Hourly $15.94 $17.13 $18.33
Yearly $33,156 $35,639 $38,123
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $14.28 $15.98 $17.71
Yearly $29,711 $33,240 $36,843
    McHenry County Hourly $13.11 $14.62 $17.31
Yearly $27,271 $30,415 $35,995
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $17.41 $21.75 $27.15
Yearly $36,207 $45,248 $56,472
    Rockford Area Hourly $14.14 $19.50 $24.60
Yearly $29,405 $40,570 $51,173
United States Hourly $13.14 $15.43 $18.56
Yearly $27,320 $32,100 $38,600

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.