Average Salary Per Year: $47,370 per year | $22.78 per hour
This career involves using concrete to build attractive, durable surfaces and structures. Craft professionals in this field have created foundations, walls, floors and roads for thousands of years—and will continue to do so long into the future. While they still use a variety of classic tools to shape surfaces of poured concrete, they also employ modern machines like riders and laser screeds. Concrete construction also offers pathways into highly skilled planning and engineering roles.
Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program
Students can start in high school where programs are available.