General Labor Jobs & Employment Information
Any enterprise or construction site with a significant physical size demands continuous labor for building and maintenance. This has resulted in the growth of thousands of general labor jobs in sectors spanning healthcare to government to construction and manufacturing.
As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 1.3 million general labor positions in 2010. With an additional of 1.2 million ground maintenance worker positions, this number is expected to grow by another 254,600 by 2020.
General labor positions are ideal for individuals with no high school diploma. These careers offer a pay and security that is about two times the minimum wage. Common general labor careers include that of a groundskeeper, janitor, maintenance supervisor, maintenance technician, landscaper, maintenance mechanic, planner, electrician, engineer, supervisor, director and manager.
General maintenance and repair workers earned about $35,030 in 2011. On the other hand, ground maintenance workers earned about $25,100 per year. Maintenance jobs which require extra skills and training paid $39,490 per year. Aircraft maintenance managers made the most with the median salary of $73,237.