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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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Project Superintendent/Project Manager: Dayton, Ohio based public works contractor has multiple and immediate openings for Project Superintendents. Must have 15 years minimum experience in supervision of multi-million dollar construction projects and a 30 hour OSHA card. Must have experience on state and/or federal projects. Mandatory drug test and criminal background check. Email resume to donna@...
Construction Claims Analyst Who the position will report to (name or position): Claims Manager: List 5 to 8 primary position Duties and Responsibilities: Duties will include: Support to the Claim Manager in the evaluation of the Change Orders and claims received from the contractors in terms of physical quantities and scope of the works related to the civil discipline. Provide Support to the ...
Construction Safety Specialist - HSE - Construction Safety - Texas Construction Safety Manager required to work for our client, a Downstream Owner/Operator based in Texas. This is a senior level field based contract role lasting longer than 1 year. Refinery experience is a MUST. THE ROLE The Construction Safety Manager will be responsible for all aspects of construction safety for a major pro...
Civil Construction Coordinator Reports to : Paving, Railroad, and Drainage Project Manager (TBD) Desired Experience: 7+ year experience in civil construction (drainage, utility piping and paving) and preferably in a heavy industrial environment. Certifications in pipe fabrication and installation are a plus. Familiar with civil construction sequencing and scheduling constraints. Experience w...
An Implementation Manager is needed for a leading telecommunication infrastructure organization. The Implementation Manager is responsible for supervising construction managers and service delivery projects. The Implementation Manager is responsible for all aspects of construction at our client’s sites. Qualified candidates must have 5+ years’ of telecommunications and wireless construction experi...
Job Description: Successful Nationwide Construction company looking for well educated Assistant Project Managers to groom and mentor for growing organization. Growing, successful Construction company looking for Construction Science degreed individual from A&M, Texas Tech, UNT, or University of Texas looking to begin their career in construction. Looking for someone ready to grow with them. Con...
Location: Fort Worth, TX Objective The position of Estimator will analyze, prepare and review bids for heavy/highway projects in Texas and Oklahoma with an emphasis on the following disciplines: Bridge/Structures, Drainage/Storm Sewers, Flatwork and Retaining Walls. Regular Job Duties: 1. The Estimator is responsible for assimilating and analyzing all available information at the time of bid a...
Large Utility has an immediate need in the Central US for a Electrical Construction Lead. This position is an integral part of the project team with expertise in construction techniques. The Construction Lead will be assigned one or more projects and is expected to perform them independently given the expectations for the work and the desired results. This is a contract position expected to last 1...
Company: New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Department: Field Operations Job Title: Supervisor – Construction & Maintenance Reports to: Manager - Regional Operations Location: NYSEG-NY-Brewster Cross Company Responsibility: None Title: Supervisor - Construction & Maintenance/Line Construction (NYSEG 6854) Key Job Responsibilities: JOB SUMMARY: Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, ge...
Large Utility has an immediate need in the Central US for a Mechanical Construction Lead. This position is an integral part of the project team with expertise in construction techniques. The Construction Lead will be assigned one or more projects and is expected to perform them independently given the expectations for the work and the desired results. This is a contract position expected to last 1...
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT Within local area having extensive knowledge and experience in major commercial construction. Immediate availability. Send Resume To: Zellner Construction Services, LLC Attn: Jerrell Rucker, 2926 Ridgeway Rd, Memphis, TN 38115. Fax: 901-794-9141 Or Email:***** Posting provided by:...
Project Field Superintendent James CRAFT & Son, Inc. seeks project field superintendents and foreman to oversee the day to day operations of assignment construction project or projects while working in conjunction with the Operations Department and Field Operations Teams. Applicants MUST have 7 to 10 years of experience in the management of mechanical construction including commercial and industr...
Barnhart Reese Construction, Inc. is a construction organization headquartered in San Diego County. We specialize in general contracting, design-build and construction management of public works, healthcare and commercial facilities. We are now accepting applications for a Project Managers/Construction Managers to work on projects in the Los Angeles region. The primary function of the position wi...
Baylor Health Care System DALLAS, TX
Description Turn talent into success with Baylor Health Care System. Over a century of being the best - for patients, families and our community. We're Baylor Health Care System (BHCS), a multi-hospital, not-for-profit organization that is setting the standard for health care excellence in the Dallas/Fort worth Metroplex. Baylor has achieved a number of honors, including being ranked in U.S News...
US-TX-Houston We currently are seeking a highly motivated Manager to manage client engagement teams, work with a wide variety of clients to deliver professional services, and lead business development activities on strategic and global priority accounts. The Construction and Real Estate Advisory Services (CREAS) group is a sub-practice within Advisory Services that specializes in advising real e...
SBA Communications Corporation Biddeford, ME
SBA has been listed #39 on Forbes Most Innovative Companies List Summary: Responsible for managing assigned construction activities of telecommunication sites and overseeing all aspects of tower erection. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Ensure quality construction is being performed within established budget and schedule while retaining customer standards of performance. • Read and und...
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Construction Worker - Construction / Facilities / Trades Looking for people to work on construction sites need Steel toe boots, able to speak Spanish and have transportation. jobs are located in the Dallas and Fort Worth Area. Get paid every Monday. Must be able to work 10 hours per day Monday-Saturday...
Thompson Thrift Iowa, IA
Communities Industries Employers JobSeekers Advertisers PJScout Resources Recruiters About Keywords (e.g. nurse, sales) Category State City Radius Construction Assistant IOWA - Construction Thompson Thrift View Company Profile See All Company Jobs Email Job to a Friend Job Location: Iowa Job Type: Full Time Department: Construction Construction Assistant IOWA Date: Posted 0...
Company Ceco Concrete Construction LLC Branch Iowa City IA US Position: Construction and Design Engineers for Concrete Construction INTERNSHIP Location: Iowa City, IA into the project design. Responsible for supporting… design with project team. Contributes to the projects safety goals by reducing hazards during the design… Are you looking for an opportunity to move your career forward wit...
National Multi-Family Construction Group currently seeking a Regional Project Manager/Vice President of Construction in Tampa, Florida. This position will report to the President of Construction and will be responsible for the Southwest market for this National company. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Complete oversight of the Construction Team Responsible for daily interactio...

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