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