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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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Neill & Lee Contractors located in Potrero Hill, serving San Francisco and the peninsula is hiring a Lead Carpenter/Superintendent. We are a growing company with opportunities for career development. The successful candidate has an ability to work independently, manage/lead other crew members, and troubleshoot all aspects of various projects. The individual should be knowledgeable and proficient w...
® ACE Senior Underwriter- Construction- New York ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group, offers more than 170 sophisticated property, casualty, risk-management, and accident and health products and services through retail brokers. The ACE Group is one of the world's leading global commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsurance organizations, with more than 1...
Austin Staffing, Inc. is seeking a full-time construction assistant that will perform hands on construction tasks and coordinate with subcontractors on the job site. This is a position where you will grow and develop skills within the construction industry, and is a great opportunity for someone to gain a foothold in construction project management. Candidates must be a self starter and have an in...
About Us: Bouma Construction provides Design Build, construction management and general contracting services on commercial projects. Started as a family business in 1950, Bouma focused on growing its business in the West Michigan area. With a corporate office Grand Rapids, Michigan and a branch office in Traverse City, Michigan, we have now grown to nearly 400 employees working all across the Unit...
Company Overview: The largest provider for mobile surveillance services and remote surveillance in the US. Established in 2006, the company has quickly become a preferred service provider for commercial construction, utilities, auto dealerships, oil & gas, etc. The company is aggressively expanding to provide services in all major markets by hiring sales/business development professionals looking...
About Us: Bouma Construction provides Design Build, construction management and general contracting services on commercial projects. Started as a family business in 1950, Bouma focused on growing its business in the West Michigan area. With a corporate office Grand Rapids, Michigan and a branch office in Traverse City, Michigan, we have now grown to nearly 400 employees working all across the Unit...
Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architectural, engineering, and geoscience consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world's complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Kleinfelder has nearly 2,000 employee-owners with offices nationwide and abroad. With over 50 years of experience, Kleinfelder's reputation for providing innovative, commonsense solutions to the most complex chal...
Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architectural, engineering, and science consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world's complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Kleinfelder has nearly 2,000 employee-owners with offices nationwide and abroad. With over 50 years of experience, Kleinfelder's reputation for providing innovative, commonsense solutions to the most complex challen...
About Us: Bouma Construction provides Design Build, construction management and general contracting services on commercial projects. Started as a family business in 1950, Bouma focused on growing its business in the West Michigan area. With a corporate office Grand Rapids, Michigan and a branch office in Traverse City, Michigan, we have now grown to nearly 400 employees working all across the Unit...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA
Seeking Assistant Project Manager for large national General Contractor with offices in Atlanta. Job Summary: Help manage a construction project from start to finish by applying proven construction management methods in areas such as preconstruction, scheduling, budgeting, staffing, quality, safety, project closeout, subcontractor management, change order administration, and project reporting. Com...
South County sub-contractor is seeking a Payroll Specialist to assist them to cover a maternity leave. This position will begin in early September for training and will last through November. The hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. This duties of this position will include: Multi-state, union payroll for up to 150 employees Accounts receivable, cash receipts Accounts Payable Lien Wavers C...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
A leading residential shell construction contractor seeks an experienced Construction Manager to join our high-energy, rapidly growing team. Experience in residential multifamily & single family construction is required. The Construction Manager will be responsible for providing field leadership and support to a team of superintendents across their assigned region. The position will also be respon...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
Company Confidential Las Vegas, NV, 89148
Bookkeeper Construction Our company is looking for a full-time construction bookkeeper who will be responsible for maintaining and administering the company's accounting and administrative policies & procedures in accordance with company and customer requirements for the construction division. Position reports to the Director of Operations and responsibilities include support to all functional dir...
A stable client is currently recruiting for a Construction Accountant job opportunity in Atlanta, GA. This is a temp to perm opportunity that is paying $20 to $22 per hour. Qualified candidates must have 3 to 5 years of current experience as a Construction/Project Accountant. Candidates must also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. The Construction Accountant Job Duties and Responsibilities In...
SCOPE: • Fundamentals of coverage, terms and conditions- Ability to decipher coverage, terms and conditions which generate a profit for the Company while meeting the needs of the customer. • Risk Assessment- Ability to identify risk exposures, special or common hazards, and appropriate controls. Ability to select risk based on exposure and risk analysis. Ability to analyze claims and quantify loss...
What You Will Do You will update request system with job status, expected completion dates, maintain build folders, complete shipping orders and physically pack items for shipment. This includes implementing and maintaining the production control functions for the Construction Lab. You will Create the Build Folder for each request, Review BOM (Bill of Materials) against inventory Create purchase r...
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