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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 Project Superintendent Danbury area General Contractor/Construction Management firm seeks a project Superintendent to supervise day-to-day, on-site construction of buildings for permanent, full-time position. Job Description: The Construction Superintendent provides the knowledge, skills and experience required to manage the day-to-day field operations of construction projects that Ri...
ARGO Systems LLC (www.argo-sys.com) has an opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated Project Manager for our Southport North Carolina office to manage projects at Ft Bragg and Camp Lejeune. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years project management experience on federal construction projects both new and renovations, a background in the construction trades, and a solid technical knowledge cons...
Company Confidential Garden City Park, NY, 11040
General Purpose Perform a wide range of administrative and office support activities for the HVAC & REF installation department. Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities •Enter job quotes into computer system for HVAC & REF •Make follow-up phone calls/emails for quotes •General clerical duties including photocopying, scanning, faxing and mailing •Assist in filling out necessary paperwork for awarded jo...
Getting It Done At Labor Ready Everyone likes to feel pride in their work. At Labor Ready, we make that happen. We have opportunities right now for hardworking people looking for a reliable paycheck. You can find flexible assignments in construction, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, events, hospitality, waste, restoration and auto services. Labor Ready is seeking qualified candidates for Genera...
COMPANY PROFILE CSI Geo, Inc. (CSI Geo) is a Jacksonville, Florida based multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, and construction inspection services since 2007. Much of their experience is in the transportation industry. They have a soils and concrete testing laboratory attached to their main offices in Jacksonville....
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER Established and growing full service General Contractor seeks an entrepreneurial minded Construction Project Manager to add to our growing team. This is an exciting time in our established company as we are experiencing record growth and are looking for the right visionary to help lead our company. Do you have what we are looking for? · At least 10 years of commercial...
Experienced Estimator wanted for a site and structural concrete construction company. Barlow Concrete, located in Curtis Bay, Maryland is expanding our estimating team. We are hiring for an Estimator to help our company grow. This is an inside office position whereby you will be responsible for monitoring new bid opportunities and assisting our company executives respond to new bid requirements. Y...
Commercial Construction Superintendent needed for immediate employment. Must be experienced, hands-on, assertive and organized individual capable of coordinating construction activities as required to successfully complete the project on schedule and in budget. Must be able to maintain a high level of quality control, supervising all field/trade personnel, while administering good construction saf...
We are looking for experienced construction laborers for a year long assignment, with the possibility of gaining further projects after this one. Must have reliable transportation and pass a drug and background check. Paying roughly $12-15/hr DOE. To apply, send resume to post....
Company Confidential New York, NY
Estimator New York Construction Company seeks estimator. High end residential experience is a plus. Will consider candidates with commercial experience. Bachelor's degree in Construction or a related field. A Minimum of 5 years experience estimating in the construction industry in the New York market. - Prepare estimates from blue prints for specific disciplines and provide business support to sen...
J. Tropeano, Inc. is a Heavy Highway and Utility Contractor. Specializing in Major Roadway and Highway Construction, Water, Sewer, and Drainage Installation, as well as Site and Civil Construction. J. Tropeano, Inc. is seeking a full-time Superintendent for $1Million-$10Million projects in Massachusetts. Job Description: MassDOT, MBTA, DCR, and Various Municipality Roadway and Utility projects var...
Estimator/Project Manager Construction company looking to hire self-motivated person to grow with us. We act as a concrete subcontractor and as a primary contractor for infrastructure related projects. You will work closely with upper management developing estimates and tracking project costs. Responsibilities Ability to review/comment on the plans and specs with understanding and confidence. Prep...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Senior Estimator / Purchasing Agent Purchasing and Estimating: Job Description: Philadelphia Development firm specializing in luxury residential home building and site construction is seeking a Senior Estimator/Senior purchasing agent to perform the following: 1. Oversight of purchasing and estimating department with ability to lead team members to perform take offs and obtain pricing to prepare l...
Spartan Staffing, a TrueBlue company specializes in staffing for the manufacturing and logistics industries. Spartan is the employer of choice committed to offering positions for growth and a stable future. We are interested in meeting people to join the Spartan team. We’ll use your skills & attributes to place you in a job that matches your preferences. Guided by our values, we pride ourselves on...
E.T.& L. Corp., a heavy and highway general contractor located in Stow, MA near Route 495, seeks a Civil/Construction Engineer to join its construction team. A degree in Civil/Construction Engineering is preferred for this full time position. You will be involved in estimating and with ongoing bridge, road and landfill construction and site work projects, in the office and in the field. AutoCAD, M...
E.T.& L. Corp. is currently seeking a construction/CAD engineer experienced in civil CAD design to work with our Project Managers in the execution of our heavy and highway projects throughout Southern New England. A civil engineering degree is preferred with Autocad experience. Knowledge and Integration of AutoCAD Land Desktop 3D Modeling with GPS survey systems is a plus. Salary commensurate with...
We're looking for an administrative assistant for our Boston based construction company. Experience in the construction industry is required. Basic knowledge of Sage Master Builder or Peachtree software is preferred. Day-to-day responsibilities include: -Issuing purchase orders -Entering time sheets, vendor receipts, subcontractor invoices -Being point of contact for field workers -Receiving new c...
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