Elevator Constructor Careers

Elevator constructors can earn up to


After the apprenticeship and based on certifications, a journeyperson elevator constructor (a qualified and skilled person in a trade), can earn upwards of $50.00 an hour.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employment of elevator installers and repairers is projected to grow 13% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. New installation and maintenance of elevators and escalators in stores and residential and commercial buildings are expected to spur demand for workers.

Elevator installers and repairers install, fix and maintain elevators, escalators, moving walkways and other lifts.

Elevator installers and repairers often work in cramped quarters inside crawl spaces and machine rooms and may be exposed to heights in elevator shafts. Repairers may be required to work overtime when essential equipment needs repair and are sometimes on call 24 hours a day.

Elevator constructors learn their trade through a registered apprenticeship program that is usually cost free to the student. Currently, 35 states require elevator constructors to be licensed in the trade. A high-school diploma or equivalent is required to begin your apprenticeship and career in the trade.

The certified training and apprenticeship program for Elevator Constructors is run through International Union of Elevator Constructors and offers apprentices superior education, at little or no cost to the student, that enables them to reach their full potential within the trade.

Apprentices are able to earn living wages from day one and benefits (health, vision, etc.) are available to all students.

Once apprenticeship is complete, tradespeople continue their education and are able to advance to journeyperson status and beyond through continued education and certification programs.