Construction & Architecture

About The Industry

Do you want to design, build, and maintain structures where people live, work, and play? This industry includes careers in designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment. Careers in the architecture and construction industry involve designing and building homes, roads, and other structures. More than half of the occupations in this industry typically require a high school diploma or equivalent. However, specific designations range from less than a high school diploma and short-term on-the-job training for carpet installers to a bachelor’s degree and an internship for occupations such as architects.

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Construction Managers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$85,360

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Cost Estimators

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$64,690

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Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$78,310

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Landscape Architects

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$62,160

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Surveyors

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$59,920

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Geodetic Surveyors

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$59,920

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Civil Engineers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$81,250

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Transportation Engineers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Develop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepare designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plan modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$81,250

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Architectural Drafters

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$55,590

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Civil Drafters

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewerage control systems.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$55,590

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Civil Engineering Technicians

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$52,060

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Surveying Technicians

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$50,660

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Mapping Technicians

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Calculate mapmaking information from field notes, and draw and verify accuracy of topographical maps.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$50,660

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Interior Designers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$51,270

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First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$38,950

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Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$25,850

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First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$61,940

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Solar Energy Installation Managers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Direct work crews installing residential or commercial solar photovoltaic or thermal systems.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$61,940

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Boilermakers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Construct, assemble, maintain, and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries. Align structures or plate sections to assemble boiler frame tanks or vats, following blueprints. Work involves use of hand and power tools, plumb bobs, levels, wedges, dogs, or turnbuckles. Assist in testing assembled vessels. Direct cleaning of boilers and boiler furnaces. Inspect and repair boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$62,020

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Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$41,380

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Stonemasons

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$35,460

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Construction Carpenters

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$41,240

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Rough Carpenters

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports, billboard signs, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$41,240

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Carpet Installers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$35,690

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Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$40,030

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Floor Sanders and Finishers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$55,320

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Tile and Marble Setters

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$42,990

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Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$38,760

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Terrazzo Workers and Finishers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment, or marble chips to floors, stairways, and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$43,000

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Construction Laborers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

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.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$32,950

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Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate equipment used for applying concrete, asphalt, or other materials to road beds, parking lots, or airport runways and taxiways, or equipment used for tamping gravel, dirt, or other materials. Includes concrete and asphalt paving machine operators, form tampers, tamping machine operators, and stone spreader operators.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$37,320

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Pile-Driver Operators

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$56,000

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Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$46,290

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Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fire-proofing, or acoustical material.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$39,150

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Tapers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$41,280

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Electricians

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$49,460

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Glaziers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$38,550

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Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$31,010

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Insulation Workers, Mechanical

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$53,950

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Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$36,440

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Paperhangers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$37,600

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Pipelayers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains. Perform any combination of the following tasks: grade trenches or culverts, position pipe, or seal joints.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$42,500

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Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Lay out, assemble, install, or maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, or related hydraulic or pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, or industrial production or processing systems.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$48,490

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Plumbers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Assemble, install, or repair pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, or drainage systems, according to specifications or plumbing codes.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$48,490

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Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$39,520

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Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$53,590

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Roofers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$40,730

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Sheet Metal Workers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$44,380

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Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$43,870

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Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$43,440

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Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$30,100

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Helpers--Carpenters

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$31,030

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Helpers--Electricians

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$26,580

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Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$28,320

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Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Help plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$28,600

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Helpers--Roofers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Help roofers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$27,000

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Elevator Installers and Repairers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$67,710

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Fence Erectors

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$29,960

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Highway Maintenance Workers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way. Duties include patching broken or eroded pavement, repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. May also mow or clear brush from along road or plow snow from roadway.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$37,980

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Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$38,810

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Segmental Pavers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Lay out, cut, and place segmental paving units. Includes installers of bedding and restraining materials for the paving units.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$34,000

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Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Install or repair solar energy systems designed to collect, store, and circulate solar-heated water for residential, commercial or industrial use.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$32,820

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Weatherization Installers and Technicians

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Perform a variety of activities to weatherize homes and make them more energy efficient. Duties include repairing windows, insulating ducts, and performing heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) work. May perform energy audits and advise clients on energy conservation measures.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$32,820

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Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through drill hole.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$51,000

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Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Set up or operate a variety of drills to remove underground oil and gas, or remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$48,530

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Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. May also perform similar services in mining exploration operations. Includes fishing-tool technicians.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$51,000

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Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. May use explosives. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$47,330

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Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Place and detonate explosives to demolish structures or to loosen, remove, or displace earth, rock, or other materials. May perform specialized handling, storage, and accounting procedures. Includes seismograph shooters.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$48,530

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Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate self-propelled mining machines that rip coal, metal and nonmetal ores, rock, stone, or sand from the mine face and load it onto conveyors or into shuttle cars in a continuous operation.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$50,000

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Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate machinery such as longwall shears, plows, and cutting machines to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces to facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or from the Earth's surface. Includes shale planers.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$60,720

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Rock Splitters, Quarry

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$34,200

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Roof Bolters, Mining

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate machinery to install roof support bolts in underground mine.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$54,000

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Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$37,000

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Helpers--Extraction Workers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Help extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers, derrick operators, and mining machine operators, by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying equipment or cleaning work area.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$31,920

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Mechanical Door Repairers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Install, service, or repair automatic door mechanisms and hydraulic doors. Includes garage door mechanics.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$43,360

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Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Install, service, or repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$45,920

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Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Install and repair industrial and commercial refrigerating systems.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$45,920

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Millwrights

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$44,780

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Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Build or repair equipment such as furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits and ovens, using refractory materials.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$45,000

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Commercial Divers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Work below surface of water, using scuba gear to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$51,000

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Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Move or install mobile homes or prefabricated buildings.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$31,000

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Riggers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$36,260

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Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$27,900

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Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$34,200

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Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$50,310

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Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$35,030

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Crane and Tower Operators

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate mechanical boom and cable or tower and cable equipment to lift and move materials, machines, or products in many directions.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$43,410

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Dredge Operators

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate dredge to remove sand, gravel, or other materials in order to excavate and maintain navigable channels in waterways.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$45,000

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Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$43,810

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Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate underground loading machine to load coal, ore, or rock into shuttle or mine car or onto conveyors. Loading equipment may include power shovels, hoisting engines equipped with cable-drawn scraper or scoop, or machines equipped with gathering arms and conveyor.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$47,000

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Hoist and Winch Operators

Industries: Construction & Architecture

Operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$48,000

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