Fence Erectors

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What do they do?

Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.

Also known as:

Fence Builder, Fence Contractor, Fence Erector, Fence Installer, Fence Laborer, Fence Mechanic, Fence Technician (Fence Tech), Gate Technician (Gate Tech), Wood Fence Erector

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Fence Erectors in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Fence Erectors is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 8.4%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #25 in job growth rate
  • 160

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #13 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (4.5%)
  • Associate's degree (2.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (17.6%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (46.2%)
  • Less than high school diploma (28%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Determine appropriate locations for operations or installations.
  • Position structural components.
  • Measure work site dimensions.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Verify alignment of structures or equipment.
  • Install fencing or other barriers.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.0 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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