Looking to Make a Career in Construction? These are the Best Construction Jobs You Can Find Today

Best construction jobs to make a career in construction
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Maybe money can’t buy you happiness but the lack of it is a sure-shot cause of unhappiness all over the world. It’s always the key to living a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle and no one can deny that.

Lucky are those who earn what they desire by doing stuffs what they like. For the rest like us, how much (money) we get is often the deciding factor in choosing what we do (career). Provided that you are one in them, and share penchant for practical and exciting job like construction, here are the fields with high-paying jobs for tradesmen:

 

1) Electrician:

You expected it, right??

Everyone needs electrician: whether you have a small home, have a flat in high-rise apartment or own a chunk of commercial space. The demand is widespread and the requirement is frequent, what with constant need of installing, repairing and maintaining electrical system and equipment.

As per the report of Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in 2015, electricians and electrical fitters pockets over £30,000 every year on average. Not bad, eh?

The icing on the cake is that many job sites offer well over £30,000 annually for average position. A point in case is TotalJobs which offer an impressive £32,500!

 

2) Plumber:

Another popular troubleshooter we can’t live without!

A plumber is responsible for ensuring your “water supply and drainage system” work like a charm – something that go awry every now and then to their liking and our discomfort.

The average salary of a plumber hovers around £29,000 as per ASHE last year’s figure – which is almost couple of grand more than the UK average full-time salary of £27,600!

While we all wait for the figure of 2017 to arrive, let’s check out what an average quote on TotalJobs draws: £31,750

 

3) Steel Erector:

Surprised..? So was I.

No high-rise can rise without a solid framework to build up on. And if that framework is based on steel, you need professional Steel Erector to do the job.

Call it a Brexit-induced skill shortage or rising number of buildings needing steel framework, the salary of Steel Erector has grown substantially recently landing it in the top 3 of our ranking.

For those hunting the exact official figure, it stands a touch over £27,000 per year on the average. The last time I checked Total Jobs, it revealed a current average of £33,700 – some 6 grand more than the national average of full time salary. Not bad, right?

 

4) Tiler:

Turns out those listed online are pocketing more than ones doing it offline (getting the drift?). It’s clear by seeing that average online listing quote a salary well beyond £28,000 while the overall official average is a tad lower at £26,000. Either way, it’s a quite respectable figure. There are not many professions in the UK that get you that much.

 

5) Carpenter:

An average carpenter is earning well over £25,000 yearly. And the figure is set to increase as you go on gaining more skills and experience.

There’s an impressive increase when we dig up the figures found online. To fall back on our usual source TotalJobs, an average carpenter is earning somewhere around £32,000 there.

 

6) Bricklayer:

Bricklayer is one of the most popular construction trades around and rightly so. Can any structure be put up without employing a bricklayer? Hell, no!

Average salary of a bricklayer in 2015 was found to be £24,300 while those taking services of online job sites pocketed a much higher amount. To give you an idea, TotalJobs suggests bricklayers to be earnings close to £30,000 on average.

 

7) Plasterer:

When it comes to salary growth rate, none of the above trades come even close to plasterer.

The amount stood at £23,500 and it was 5.5% increase on the previous year. With the trend continuing unabated since then, do the math and you’ll reach to a handsome amount.

In case you are still not convinced, £30,000 is the remuneration an average plasterer is drawing as per TotalJobs.

 

I hope this article gives you a fair idea about best jobs for tradesmen in the UK. Irrespective of what you choose, the three pillars of success – skills, experience and hard work – will remain the same.

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