3 WELL-PAYING SKILLED LABOUR JOBS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Most of us associate hefty pay checks with white-collar jobs. But there’s plenty to be earned with blue-collar jobs as well, especially in Sydney’s booming construction industry.
Ranked second on the list, with an average pay ranging from $50,000 to $60,000 per year. The pay gets even higher when the job is with a large construction company.
Job Description: Plumbers install, repair and maintain water, wastewater, gas and drainage systems in commercial, industrial or residential buildings. They determine the layout of water supply and work to detect faults in plumbing appliances and systems. To become a plumber, you must be able to read and follow building plans, drawing specifications or blueprints as well as have proper training through apprenticeship, which may last for several years.
Bricklayer or Mason
Ranked eighth on the list, with an average pay of $46,200 per year.
Job Description: Bricklayers or masons build fences, houses, and other structures using bricks, concrete or stones. The work ranges from simple masonry to complex installations of walls or exteriors of skyscrapers. To become a full-fledged craftsman or a bricklayer, you should be skilled in sealing foundations, repairing and maintaining clay bricks; erecting and moving scaffolding; mixing or spreading layers of mortar; and operating brick cutting machines.
Ranked seventh on the list, with an average pay of $46,600 per year.
Job Description: Construction supervisors oversee the work done in building sites. They are involved with the planning or budgeting, and work with architects and engineers to coordinate and supervise building projects and ensure that they are completed on schedule. Apart from their in-depth knowledge in handling machineries and tools, they must possess strong problem solving skills and management or leadership abilities.
The construction industry offers a diverse range of job opportunities with higher salaries or wages than other professions or trades. This makes it a very viable option for workers, especially those with backgrounds in construction. Keep in mind though, that the pay may vary depending on your experience and training.