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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: OUTSIDE SALES - CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ? Generous Salary + Commission Schedule ? Company Vehicle, Cell Phone, Expenses ? Unlimited Territory ? Great Pay to $40K Little Rock company has an immediate need for an outside salesperson with experience in the construction industry. Company offers a generous salary + commission schedule, company vehicle, cell phone, expenses and an unlimit...
Experienced Operator and Laborer position available. Equipment Operator: Experience with underground fiber construction is a must. Experience with 2/4 stick backhoes and horizontal directional drills. Ability to safely and efficiently dig around utilities. Duties include assuring safety, quality and cost goals are being met. Managing the work load and unknowns throughout the day, reporting back to...
Job Description: This Construction Accountant - $60K/year Position Features: ? Excellent Pay. ? Benefits and 401K. ? Great Pay to $60K Immediate need for construction accountant - $60k/year seeking great pay, family friendly environment and benefits. Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong analytical ability Positive attitude 5+ years accounting experience General...
Experienced Operator and Laborer position available. Equipment Operator: Experience with underground fiber construction is a must. Experience with 2/4 stick backhoes and horizontal directional drills. Ability to safely and efficiently dig around utilities. Duties include assuring safety, quality and cost goals are being met. Managing the work load and unknowns throughout the day, reporting back to...
CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CLAIMS ADJUSTER Join the ESOP Association’s 2012 – 2013 Company of the Year! Carl Warren & Company, a leader in innovative claims solutions for nearly 70 years and Best Places to Work in Insurance 2010 winner, has an opening or an experienced Construction Defect Adjuster. Qualified candidates must possess: · Minimum of three years as an experienced Construction Defect Claims Ad...
Company Confidential Anaheim, CA
Growing, prestigious, established leader in providing quality materials testing and deputy inspection services for Southern California construction projects since 1995 seeks an outside sales representative. The successful candidates will have a history of 3 plus years in building new client relationships, maintaining excellent customer service, and surpassing quotas. Knowledge and experience in co...
RESPONSIBILITIES: We have an exciting opportunity in the Allentown, Pennsylvania (PA) area for a Construction Project Manager. The Project Manager will be primarily responsible for, but not limited to: Leading cross-functional teams to complete projects on time and within budget Developing detailed work plans, schedules, resource plans, and status reports Conducting project meetings and is respons...
Job Description Eaton, North American Sales Division, has an opening for a Construction Sales Engineer located in Grand Rapids, MI. Primary Responsibility: Market and sell Eaton’s products and services to obtain orders that are profitable to Eaton. The position is expected to achieve electrical distribution and engineering services solutions sales results. This will be expected in the geographic m...
Company Confidential Pompano Beach, FL, 33069
A leader in Commercial and Residential Painting is looking for an exceptional controller/office manager! Are you someone who is moved by managing a business with numbers, building procedures and creating efficiencies? To be successful in this job you must be organized, analytical, focused, take-charge, goal-oriented and strategic, yet team-focused and able to educate and inspire others. You must h...
Mattingly Lumber and Millwork, Inc is seeking a qualified qualified truss designer, also supporting inside sales, wall panel/floor design. Experience with Mitek, E-Frame, Boise and or Sapphire design software requested. Additional qualifications sought but not required are: previous lumber estimating, and construction background. Manufacturing facility is based in Granite City Illinois, 5 minutes...
Company Confidential Fayetteville, NC, 28304
A well established, successful design/build General Contractor located in Fayetteville, NC, is in search of an experienced project manager. The individual we are seeking will have ten plus years of experience on commercial projects ranging from 1 to 10 million dollars. A minimum of five years experience as a project manager is required. Must be familiar with all phases of commercial construction a...
Job Purpose: Completes construction projects by scheduling materials, equipment, and personnel; monitoring progress; enforcing code and safety regulations; supervising staff and sub-contractors. Duties: * Accomplishes work requirements by orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, and coaching employees; supervising sub-contractors. * Meets construction work standards by following production, pro...
Title: Project Manager, Mechanical Construction Location: Wichita/West KS Compensation: $ 75K Plus Overtime This is a great opportunity for the right individual to join a mechanical contractor that is looking to grow and expand their footprint in the Midwest. My client has been in business for more than 50 years and they are looking for an individual with a strong work ethic, great skill set, and...
Job Title: Commercial Construction Superintendent Position Type : Full-time Job Description Job Title: Commercial Construction Superintendent Position: Full Time Job Mission and Scope: Completes construction projects by planning, organizing, and controlling projects; completing quality inspections; supervising sub-contractors and staff. Duties: · Accomplishes construction human resource objectives...
The Allied Group is a national construction services company specializing in the renovation of hotels, restaurants, resorts, conference centers and commercial interiors throughout the United States for over 25 years. We surround ourselves with the very best people and consider them our most important asset. Our team consists of experienced professionals with specialized talents to ensure our clien...
The Allied Group is a national construction services company specializing in the renovation of hotels, restaurants, resorts, conference centers and commercial interiors throughout the United States. We are looking for Site Superintendents to join our team. Positions require 100% travel throughout the U.S. Key Responsibilities include: Material Management Schedule Management Budget Adherence Planni...
The Construction Manager under the direction of the Project Manager is responsible for coordination and management of project construction requirements. In executing this requirement, the Lead Construction Manager shall assume responsibility, as indicated, but not limited to the following: Field Supervisory Services Be available when needed to provide prompt inspection, clarifications and decision...
J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. is seeking for Project Engineers for its Hackensack & Linden, NJ locations. Responsibilities: Assist the Project Manager in the effective and efficient completion of the assigned projects Ability to maintain schedules, budget/costs and related reporting Daily operation of the field office Assist the manager in identifying resources Acts as the project contact for ot...
Estimator - Mechanical Construction is responsible for all aspects of estimating mechanical construction projects. The Estimator works directly with our Mechanical Division Chief, and may get involved beyond estimating with field operations, contracting issues, contract management, negotiating/bidding, procuring material and subcontractors, administering and managing mechanical construction projec...
Leading masonry contractor in the Las Vegas area is seeking an Estimator to bid masonry work (CMU Block, Stone Veneer, Pavers, etc.) for our expanding company. RESPONSIBILITIES · Complete takeoffs in an accurate manner that is easy to understand to all. · Bid work, accurately, profitably, competitively and on time · Price engineering accurately and completely. · Produce complete bid packages inclu...
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