Construction Careers: Craft Laborer

Do you like to build things with your hands? The opportunities and roles are endless when you become a skilled construction craft laborer. You will leave your mark everywhere you go as you help build a better Michigan.

Group of craft laborers installing guardrails

As a skilled construction craft laborer you will be able to take simple materials and create masterpieces. You will be able to take pride in being a specific and specialized piece of the finished product. You will be able to work outdoors, work with your hands, and be physically active.


A high school diploma and possibly some additional training programs will prepare you for a craft laborer career.


A high school diploma or G.E.D is required for most positions. Some skilled labor careers will require additional training programs ranging from 12 weeks to 2 years. Paid on the job opportunities are also available and range from 1-5 years. There are many programs designed to prepare you to become a craftsman in your field.     



Construction craft laborers make between $25,000 and $60,000 annually.


$25,000 - $60,000