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Construction Industry Overview


The US commercial and heavy construction industry comprises approximately 80,000 firms with about $545 billion in total annual revenue, according to Hoovers. Major creators of construction jobs include Bechtel, Fluor, Jacobs Engineering, Peter Kiewit Sons’ and Turner Construction. Additional jobs in construction are found in the residential sector, with 170,000 business locations bringing in about $325 billion in annual revenue, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Construction Job Market


Careers in construction are sharply segmented by occupation. Carpenters held just over 1 million jobs in 2010, while construction managers held about 523,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). These two construction occupations alone are projected to add a total of more than 280,000 jobs from 2010 to 2020.

Leading trades jobs in construction are brick masons, carpenters, drywall installers, electricians, glaziers, insulation installers, painters, plasterers, plumbers and roofers.

Other construction job opportunities include construction estimator, construction project manager, construction inspector, construction equipment operator and various engineering roles.

The market for construction employment has been among the hardest hit of US industries since the recession began in 2007. When the industry hit bottom, 5.5 million people were employed in construction -- 2.2 million fewer than the all-time high in 2006. In 2011 and 2012, demand for construction work had recovered only modestly due to the glut of commercial and residential building stock in most markets.

Construction Salaries


Wages for work in construction vary substantially by trade. Median annual wages across all construction and extraction occupations in May 2011 were $39,820, according to the BLS. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,720 and $56,130. The top 10 percent earned more than $73,000.

Median wages for construction managers were $84,240 in May 2011, with the middle 50 percent earning between $64,780 and $112,020 and the top 10 percent making $149,070, the BLS reports.
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Job Description: Come work for a company that has the leading edge in the Construction field. This contemporary office is looking for a great first impression front office coordinator. Looking for someone that has an upbeat personality, lots of energy and great customer service skills. Your responsibilities will include answering phones, screen and direct calls. Take and relay messages. Greet peop...
Job Description: Motivated and thoughtful team looking to bring on a Project Accountant! Team is a diverse group of personalities that comes together with their dedication to see things through, over coming challenges and celebrating personal milestones. Responsibilities: Accounts payable, entering estimates, job costs, billing based off of contracts, prepare AP vouchers, invoicing, field vendor i...
Job Description: Are you looking to further advance your career in the Accounting world? Do you have a background in Construction? Are you wanting to join a well known,stable organization? Well then I have the right opportunity for you! One of my clients in the Downtown West Palm Beach, FL area is seeking an experienced AP specialist with construction industry experience to come join their growing...
Job Description: Construction companies in Poway are looking for administrative assistant to handle inventory control, order entry and other administrative tasks. If you enjoy providing quality customer service skills and to ability multi-task and take on new projects then this is the opportunity for you. Qualified candidates must have strong attention to detail, strong MS Excel skills and 3+ year...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN
I have a red hot job opportunity in the industrial construction business. It's the first week of August and I am looking for a PE! Looking for a PE (Professional Engineer) who has been doing Electrical Design Build work for an Electrical Contractor that does heavy industry (factories of any kind). Location: northwest part of TN, not far from Kentucky. Can you relocate there? That's it. If you meet...
located in Elmont, Queens located in Elmont, Queens located in Elmont, Queens Construction Project Managers $180-220K + Bonus One of NY’s most prestigious high powered commercial construction conglomerates (located in Elmont, Queens) seeks degree in construction management, engineering or architecture with 6+ years diversified commercial construction experience as a part of our new growth strategy...
Construction Superintendents $180 – 220K + Bonus Assistant Superintendents $120 – 140K + Bonus One of NY’s most prestigious billion dollar high powered commercial construction conglomerates (located in Elmont, Queens) now seeks degree in accredited construction related curriculum with at least 4+ years, licensed NYC On-Site Construction Superintendents for expanding operation. Supervision of Forem...
Construction Production Manager Job Label:MAG_1461AB6AC8C-2 Nationally recognized custom builder is seeking a highly qualified, experienced and motivated Production Manager to join our award-winning team. Primary Responsibilities: Provide leadership, vision, innovation, communication and direction to our Production Team to ensure our role as the premier, custom home builder on the central coast, a...
Residential Construction Management Position Residential Construction Manager & Estimator – We are currently seeking an honest, organized, self-motivated individual to manage, estimate and sell residential and light commercial construction projects. The individual will grow with a young residential & light commercial construction company in the North Atlanta Metro Area. We specialize in small to l...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
POSITION SUMMARY: The Construction Manager is a full-time, exempt professional position, responsible for fulfilling the mission of SA Youth. The Construction Manager oversees green home construction and construction training for our YouthBuild program members ages 16-24 who have dropped out of school and are seeking “success beyond circumstance”. The Construction Manager is responsible for housing...
Project Engineer/Sr. Project Engineer 3-5 Years Experience Previous exp. with General Contractor or Construction Mgmt Firm Construction Mgmnt or Civil Engineering Degree (A MUST!) Personal Traits: sharp, smart, good communicator, attention to detail Excellent opportunity learn, grow, and move into the management side of the business Contact: Tim Farley *****...
MANPOWER IS HIRING FOR: PM CONSTRUCTION ASSEMBLER - LINDON, UT Our client firmly believes that their employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, they strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities. Discover a work experience where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where you...
Job Description Position entails full-scope site development surveying. Candidate must have experience in high-level construction surveying, project management, construction point layout, and field crew coordination. Applicant should also be familiar with managing / completing Alta Land Title surveys, control, boundary and topographic surveys. The position represents an opportunity to work on some...
Company Confidential Irvine, CA, 92614
Job Purpose: All construction helpers. Duties: Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Skills/Qualifications: Quality Focus, Job Knowledge, Power Tools, Decision Making, Teamwork, Planning, Results Driven, Proactive, Productivity, Dependability...
Join our National, Award-Winning Team! Kinney Construction Services, Inc. (KCS) is a growing Construction Services firm, specializing in Commercial Building Construction and Renovation, Civil Construction, and Renewable Energy projects. KCS provides construction services to the following industries: K-12 and higher education, health care, retail, industrial, hospitality, financial, municipal, and...
Description: We are a commercial window tinting company based in Livermore CA, that has been in business since 1989. No past window tinting experience is necessary. We will train for the right candidate. Requirements: Past construction experience and a Working knowledge of reading architectural drawings and blueprints would be of value. Experience with sign making equipment and software, such as a...
place 2 identical adds EXPECT FOR LOCATION; one for Northern VA., other for central to eastern KY SUPERINTENDENT: SITE EXCAVATION, UTILIIES & ROADWORK High School Grad., 20+ yrs. experience, plan, spec reading skills, basic layout skills, computer adequate, heavy equippment operating experience, knowledge of GPS blade control equipment, supervise utility installation. Must be able to run the entir...

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