House Builder

Build and repair structures according to rough sketches or verbal orders.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do House Builders do?

Builds and repairs houses, barns, commercial buildings, garages, and similar structures according to rough sketches or verbal orders, typically performing duties of several building trades craft workers, especially those of BRICKLAYER; CARPENTER; PAINTER; PAPERHANGER; PLASTERER. Worker is not expert in any one trade and work usually does not possess finish of more specialized workers. May prepare own building plans. May sublet portions of work to specialists. This job is generally found in rural areas where specialists in individual building trades are not available.


Should I be a House Builder?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Blind Hanger, Derrick Builder, Home Builder, Inflatable Buildings Laminator, Slurry Blender

    How to become a House Builder

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