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Work with Southland

Southland Construction, Inc. is a general heavy highway contractor providing construction services throughout central Florida since 1977. Come work for our dynamic team where you can grow your skills from a general laborer to a multitude of different titles like: Superintendent, Project Engineer, Chief Surveyor, or even Estimator!


Start your journey here

Start your career right out of high school! With SCI, you start as a general laborer making $16.00/hour plus time and a half at overtime. We work an average of 48 hours/week, so you could start making $652/week. 

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In about 1 year of employment

After about 1 year, you can go in a multitude of different directions. You can run heavy equipment, become a craft worker, or even become a mechanic. You can expect to make between $17 to $18/hour which means you could make between $884 and $936/week! 

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2-5 years of employment

When you've been with SCI for 2-5 years and you've shown growth, then you can expect to grow into bigger roles like bulldozer and grader operators and lead craft workers. You can expect to make between $20 to $26/hour. This bumps you up to making anything between $1,040 and $1,352/week!

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5-7 years of employment

Now that you are here, you can expect to be ready to be promoted to a foreman and running your own crew. Our foremen are: Grade, Dirt, Miscellaneous, Traffic Control/MOT, Carpenter, and Pipe. At this level, you can expect to make between $27 and $32/hour - $1,404 to $1,664/week. This doesn't even include the perks of a foreman - company vehicle, fuel card, E-Pass, cell phone, tablet, etc.! 

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10+ years

You've made it this far! Woo hoo! Now you are ready to be promoted to a Superintendent and run your own jobsite(s) with multiple crews. When you are here, you can expect to transition from hourly to salary and bump to a base of $100,000 to $140,000/year. You would also get pushed into receiving bonuses! 

Your benefits

  • Up to 3 weeks paid time off (PTO) 

  • Paid holidays

  • 401(k) with match from SCI

Foreman level and up:

  • Company Vehicle

  • Fuel Card

  • E-Pass

  • Cell Phone

It's not just money...

  • Medical - LocalPlus Plan is free for employees

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life

  • Accident

  • Critical Illness

  • Cancer

  • Short/Long Term Disability 

  • Legal

Did you know?

That Southland can save you $8,800 in medical premiums if you enroll in our LocalPlus plan?

Stay in Touch

Daniele Gifford, Human Resources Manager

(W) 407-889-9844 | (C) 321-504-8664 |

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