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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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Construction Foreman - Supervisors Civil (Asphalt / Concrete / Earthwork / Structures / Building) Looking for qualified individuals to supervise civil construction type projects for a quick growing company. Supervisors with a background in either earthwork, concrete, asphalt, underground, or structures is desired. Will manage crews and paperwork associated with timesheets, quantities, and the trac...
Company Confidential Jamaica, NY, 11429
Successful and growing General Contractor in New York area is seeking a Project Manager to work on public improvement projects. The position requires at least 5 years experience in General Construction, preferably with government entities such as SCA, MTA, Port Authority, DDC, etc. Must be able to coordinate trades, follow and update the project schedule; maintain relationships with owner and subc...
Commercial / Industrial Construction Estimator Job Purpose: To estimate accurate estimates to secure work in the commercial / industrial construction markets. This candidate will also manage the projects secured and oversee the onsite superintendents building the projects. Duties: * Review architectural / construction plans by operating computer-aided design system; estimating systems; analyzing d...
Expanding disaster restoration company is seeking a Construction Estimator / Project Manager. Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration is a rapidly developing full-service property restoration firm headquartered in Wheeling, WV. We are seeking to fill positions at our Morgantown, WV Office. The individual will be estimating and selling construction and reconstruction jobs for both residential and commerci...
Bridge Construction Inspector An Engineering Consulting firm based in central Jersey is seeking a skilled and experienced Bridge Construction Inspector for immediate hire. TechniQuest Corporation is a Professional Engineering Consulting & Construction Inspection firm providing services in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania & Connecticut since 1995. Our talented team provides professional services...
Well established international wind farm developer is seeking a night shift Electrical Construction Specialist for a 6+ month contract assignment in the panhandle area of Texas. Candidate will represent the company and provide night shift supervision and oversight for the construction of a substation, collection system, and turbine erection for a large wind farm project. Responsibilities for the S...
Candidates will be responsible for construction inspection, daily reports, quantity measurements, and all duties associated with inspection. Other duties will consist of concrete, asphalt, and soil materials testing. The candidate should be able to physically lift concrete/aggregate samples no more than 50 pounds. A high school diploma or GED is required. Associate or Bachelor’s Degree is preferre...
Hartford & New Haven, Connecticut Multiple positions are available in the Construction Services Department for Construction Inspectors on several ConnDOT projects. Open positions include Chief Inspector, Senior Inspector and Inspector. Candidates will be responsible for construction inspection, daily reports, quantity measurements & computations and all duties associated with inspection. Job Requi...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11218
Minimum of 5+ years' project management experience in the general contracting industry Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or related field is preferred Ability to manage a team. Ability to read and interpret architectural drawings and specifications. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Proficiency with computers; Microsoft office (Word...
GTMO Construction Manager - NAFVAC Siter-Neubauer & Associates is currently conducting a search for GTMO Construction Manager: As a Professional Contractor working independently to provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the execution of NAVFAC Southeast’s broad and diverse mission of facilitating inter-governmental operational requirements. This position will pro...
POSITION SUMMARY: The EH&S Manager is responsible for being the liaison between the Company and the owner/GC responsible for the administration of safety program to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Develop and implement safety program elements, as needed, to comply with customer and regulatory requirements. Conduct safety training, testing and record keeping for a...
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...
PROJECT ENGINEER - Underground Construction Job Summary: A Project Engineer will be assigned to a variety of jobs ranging from alternative energy, landfills, mines, and street & highway work. This person shall be involved in the direction of daily activities of the assigned project as well as meet all short term and long term objectives for these projects. Essential Functions/Other Duties: •Partic...
Are you an experienced Heavy/Highway Construction recruiter? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you well-versed in OFCCP/Employment Law? Do you also bring with you solid HR generalist experience? If so, you may be the ideal candidate! The Lane Construction Corporation is looking for an experienced Heavy/Highway Construction Recruiter/ HR Generalist to work out of its Maitland, Florida...
Construction Superintendent CMA, Inc. Location: Kenosha, WI Description Construction Management Associates, Inc. (CMA, Inc.) is seeking an experienced Construction Superintendent (minimum 5 years superintendent experience) with experience in all areas of construction to handle the needs of its Commercial and Multi-Family projects. The position requires an understanding of various project managemen...
Job Description: Landscape & Hardscape Construction Estimator Summary of Responsibilities The primary responsibility of the estimator is interpreting blueprints, performing take-offs, estimating materials, initial pricing and bid preparation, and interfacing with customers to ensure that technical specifications and designs are feasible and consistent with industry standards. Estimator must aggres...
Title: Project Superintendent Location: St. Paul, MN Area Job Type: Full Time Years of Experience: 10 + Salary: Based on Experience Duties & Responsibilities This list outlines the primary functions expected to be performed by the successful candidate; job tasks are subject to change at any time . Manage all field personnel: including company employees and subcontractors to ensure all work is bein...
Company Overview Flynn Construction is a national general contracting company specializing in health clubs,hospitality,and commercial retail construction. Flynn has a reputation of exceeding the client’s expectations by providing high quality commercial builds implementing cost-effective operations and meeting targeted deadlines. Position Description Flynn’s superintendents provide the knowledge,...
Company Confidential Richardson, TX, 75080
Seeking Experienced Controller for Commercial Flooring Company We are a commercial flooring company based in Texas, however, we provide services all over the United States. We are currently seeking a Controller with knowledge of commercial accounting and operations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Monthly close and preparation of monthly financial statements Preparation of monthly...
As one of the leading Construction Management Firms in the US, their well established Houston office is looking for the expertise and leadership of a Texas based Vice President of Operations. Striving to always hire and retain the best talent the market has to offer, they are now looking to build a high performing team for their Texas region who will take their business to the next level, securing...
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