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Fence Builders - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by employer and area of the country. 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 fence builders may receive typical benefits. These include vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Those who are self-employed or work for a small company must provide their own insurance.

Fence erectors (SOC 47-4031)
Pay Period
Illinois Hourly $19.10 $24.18 $31.05
Yearly $39,729 $50,294 $64,583
    Cook County Hourly $27.76 $42.39 $46.75
Yearly $57,742 $88,170 $97,233
United States Hourly $14.02 $17.21 $21.56
Yearly $29,160 $35,800 $44,840

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