How Much Do Construction Workers Make in Georgia?

February 16, 2024

Construction workers are essential for the building of our nation’s homes, schools and businesses. Although construction jobs took a nosedive during the Great Recession, employment in the industry has recovered to a level that is just below pre-recession numbers.

Highway construction laborers install cones, signs and barricades to warn drivers and control traffic flow; act as flaggers to stop, direct and control traffic; clear debris from the work site; break up existing pavement with jackhammers and excavators; pour concrete and lay asphalt. According to ZipRecruiter 2023 salary information, highway construction laborers earn an average annual salary of $35,900.

As with most industries, there are serious risks involved in working in construction. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that the private construction industry is one of the top sources of workplace fatalities. If you are hurt while working at a construction site, it is important to contact an attorney to learn about your legal rights and options. Your employer is required to provide you with workers’ compensation, but third parties such as architects, engineers and equipment manufacturers could also be liable.

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