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Construction and Extraction Occupations

Learn about 19 construction and extraction occupations.
a data set by mr_lee
created March 23, 2017
OccupationOccupation PictureJob SummaryEntry-Level Education2015 Median Pay
BoilermakersAssemble, install, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases.High school diploma or equivalent$60,120
CarpentersConstruct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, rafters, and bridge supports—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.High school diploma or equivalent$42,090
Construction and Building InspectorsEnsure that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.High school diploma or equivalent$57,340
Construction Equipment OperatorsDrive, maneuver, or control the heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures.High school diploma or equivalent$43,810
Construction Laborers and HelpersPerform many tasks that require physical labor on construction sites.No formal educational credential$30,890
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, and TapersHang wallboard and install ceiling tile inside buildings. They prepare the wallboard for painting, using tape and other materials. Many workers both install and tape wallboard.No formal educational credential$40,470
ElectriciansInstall, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories.High school diploma or equivalent$51,880
Elevator Installers and RepairersInstall, fix, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and other lifts.High school diploma or equivalent$80,870
Flooring Installers and Tile and Marble SettersLay and finish carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile.No formal educational credential$38,230
GlaziersInstall glass in windows, skylights, and other fixtures in storefronts and buildings.High school diploma or equivalent$39,440
Hazardous Materials Removal WorkersIdentify and dispose of asbestos, lead, radioactive waste, and other hazardous materials. They also neutralize and clean up materials that are flammable, corrosive, or toxic.High school diploma or equivalent$39,690
Insulation WorkersInstall and replace the materials used to insulate buildings to help control and maintain the temperatures in buildings.No formal educational credential$38,630
IronworkersInstall structural and reinforcing iron and steel to form and support buildings, bridges, and roads.High school diploma or equivalent$49,970
Masonry WorkersUse bricks, concrete blocks, concrete, and natural and manmade stones to build walls, walkways, fences, and other masonry structures.High school diploma or equivalent$39,640
Painters, Construction and MaintenanceApply paint, stain, and coatings to walls and ceilings, buildings, bridges, and other structures.No formal educational credential$36,580
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and SteamfittersInstall and repair pipes that carry liquids or gases to, from, and within businesses, homes, and factories.High school diploma or equivalent$50,620
RoofersReplace, repair, and install the roofs of buildings using a variety of materials, including shingles, bitumen, and metal.No formal educational credential$36,720
Sheet Metal WorkersFabricate or install products that are made from thin metal sheets, such as ducts used in heating and air conditioning systems.High school diploma or equivalent$45,750
Solar Photovoltaic InstallersAssemble, install, or maintain solar panel systems on roofs or other structures.High school diploma or equivalent$37,830
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