Construction Careers

The Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA) is your connection to find a rewarding construction career in the home building industry. There is a great demand for skilled construction workers in our community and the demand will continue to rise as aging contractors retire.

The top 25% in most construction trades professions earn at least $60,000 annually. To find current wage information, view here.  (Keep in mind some bonus and performance incentives may not be included in these wages information.)

Careers in the Trades Video

Learn a Construction Skill Through Fast Trax

SUHBA has partnered with Dixie Technical College to provide a Construction Basics Fast Trax course. In about six weeks, learn everything you need to get started in the construction industry. If you successfully complete the course, you may qualify for a partial funding reimbursement and be placed with a contractor to start earning competitive wages!  Please visit Dixie Technical College or view here for more information and to register.

If you plan to attend a traditional four year college, look into a construction job and earn significantly higher wages than an entry level position, like fast food. Pay for college as you go and avoid student debt! Or, you may find attending a technical college gets you higher paying wages faster and a rewarding long-term career! (On average, college grads leave school with $37,000 in student loans.)

1st Quarter 2021 Department of Workforce Services Median Wages in Washington County

Construction Laborers – $15.26 hourly

Construction Managers – $35.28

Construction and Building Inspectors – $24.12

Carpenters – $16.67

Operating Engineers – $21.38

Painters – $15.35

Electricians – $22.54

Plumbers – $25.70

Heavy Tractor-Trailer Drivers – $18.47

Heating, Air Conditioning Mechanics – $18.82

Roofers – $17.74

Welders – $16.91

Note: Journeymen make considerable higher wages than listed above.

Now Hiring

Check out these job boards to find your next job in the construction industry!

Related Construction Careers Information

The Labor Shortage Can Be An Important Opportunity or a Major Crisis For Utah – Desert News June 21, 2017

Construction Over College: Skilled Labor in Huge Demand as Utah Growth Soars – KUTV2

It’s Official: Utah’s Construction Industry Has a Worker Shortage – Utah Contractor License Center September 6, 2016

Utah Companies Seeing Worker Shortage – Good4Utah September 22, 2017

Study: Low Wages, Skills Gap Contributing to Utah’s Labor Shortage – KUER1 May 3, 2017

The Construction Labor Shortage Needs Major Institutional Fixes – August 9, 2017

Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy – NY Times May 21, 2017