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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: This Mechanical- Diesel And Heavy Equipment (construction background) Position Features: ? Salaried Position ? Great Benefits ? Casual Work Environment Immediate need for mechanic for diesel and heavy equipment (construction background) seeking salaried position, great benefits and casual work environment. 2+ years experience, owns own tools and a background in construction will b...
Job Description: Have you ever said my dream job is "working for a company that values my experience but lets me have fun all at the same time?" If so, your dream has been answered. A local Denver based construction company is expanding and they need an experience Project Coordinator to support their team of Project Managers. This company is looking for someone that can bring a fresh perspective t...
Job Description: Are you eager to expand you career in Construction as a Bookkeeper and Professional Accountant? A General Contracting company is seeking to hire a Bookkeeper this week! This is a wonderful company with an all encompassing benefits package. This individual will be able to do all aspects of accounting/bookkeeping, have 10 years experience in that position, construction bookkeeping/a...
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: Local Construction Company is currently seeking an accounting assistant for 32-40 hours per week. Previous experience working with AIA Billing, Pre-Lien and Lien Releases. Will be tracking and documenting individual construction projects. Filing. Must be detail orientated. A minimum of 2 years experience in a A/R department, handling business to business collections. Position is a...
Job Description: Temecula, family-owned, construction company looking for an experienced Administrative Assistant. This is a 30-40 hour per week position. You will be an essential part of the company and work closely with the owners and CEO. This position is for the individual that has a strong background in construction administrative duties including Preliminary Notices and Lien Releases. Respon...
Job Description: Are you ready for the career opportunity of a lifetime? Our client is a small, family owned company that takes great care of their team members and they're looking for a Concierge/Construction Coordinator This individual would be responsible for efficient, timely and accurate data entry of construction- related documentation. The Concierge Coordinator reports to Director of Concie...
Job Description: A growing Construction company is seeking an experienced Superintendent with 10+ years experience on Hotels and Commercial Infrastructures. This amazing construction company offers a competitive salary, benefits, and a place to call home. If you have the dirt in your blood and construction on your brain then apply today! This important Superintendent position will specialize in ho...
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...
Job Description: Full time position for a Construction Division of a company. M-F, normal 8-5 hours. Must have good skills in Excel, Word and must have worked in a construction environment before. Bids and invoices, multi-tasking, phones, etc. Apply today for this great position as a construction administrative assistant! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualif...
Job Description: Construction Manager II - Plano, TX- Responsibilities: ? Assess and control charges to the agreed site design ? Ensure only customer's approved materials are installed on the project ? Agreed Civil Works guidelines and schedules are followed and enforced. ? Attend coordination and progress meetings ? Awareness and on-site supervision during where risk of disturbances in customer s...
Job Description: This Construction Project Manager Position Features: Our client, is a large retail company located near South Bay area and is seeking a Construction Project Manager. If you are a driven person with high level of energy and have great interpersonal skills and looking for a dynamic company that is team oriented with growth potential, then this is the company for you! Salary $80-110K...
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Assistant to General Contractor's Project Manager, working as P.M Assistant /Superintendent in several Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Miami Dade College Projects. Capable of handling Construction Management procedures, job site inspections, dealing with Sub-Contractors in several concurrent projects at different locations within Dade County. Capable of conducting construction meetings, RFI &...
We are seeking an industrial/construction equipment service tech for a full time position in our El Paso TX service department. Summary: Identify and troubleshoot needed repairs to equipment and perform repairs in a safe and timely manner. Qualifications: A complete set of tools is required Education and/or Experience: High school graduate 1 year on the job experience required, prefer 5 years' exp...
Examples of just some of the day-to-day duties include: *Reviews color selections and generate work orders. *Works on processing requests for material returns. *Processes order confirmations. *Processes orders and inquiries within required timeframes. *Contacts vendors regarding products, pricing, deliveries and orders. Qualifications: Microsoft Word and Excel skills, are required. A plus if you h...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Ashburn, Virginia Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent for one of...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Fort Collins, Colorado Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent for on...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Cohasset, Massachusetts Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent for o...
Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) is a vertically integrated global real estate investment and services company with over $17.3 billion in assets under management including approximately 18,000 multifamily units in the US, Japan, and Ireland. Founded in 1977, we have owned and operated real estate related investments for over 35 years on behalf of our shareholders and our clients. We have approximately 40...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Project Manager Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s Leading Luxury Home Builder, needs your help! We’re more than just a construction company, and we’re seeking a Project Manage...
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