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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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Haley & Aldrich, Inc. is seeking a Construction Accountant to support our accounting projects and our systems delivery projects. This position reports directly to the Controller. Position is open in the Portland (ME) or Burlington (MA) area The successful candidate will: • Providing financial support to project managers • Developing fixed price, unit price, and time & materials cost estimates and...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10008
Position 1: Title: Section Manager Organization: Construction Department: Construction Quality Assurance Qualifications: Construction is seeking to hire a Section Manager for the Construction Quality Assurance organization. The successful candidate must have a comprehensive understanding of Gas, Electric and Construction specifications/procedures. The successful candidate will also have experience...
We are looking for someone to run a pipe/sitework crew. Able to direct employees each day and keep daily reports on progress of job. Coordinate material deliveries. Update project owner on progress. Experience in the construction field a must. Full time position....
Our client, located in Atlanta, GA, has an immediate need to fill the position of Electrical Construction Engineer. Job Description The Electrical Engineer is responsible for performing construction related electrical power, lighting, and low voltage system engineering tasks for electrical construction projects, under the direct supervision of a Senior Electrical Engineer or Senior Electrical Desi...
The SI is hiring for Construction Engineer Sr Stf for our McLean,VA location. Standard Job Description: Plans, designs and oversees the construction of new or expanded facilities. Prepares architectural, engineering, and cost estimates, functional studies, construction plans, specifications, and schedules. Obtains and supervises outside contractors. Recommends architectural and engineering design...
Company Confidential Cincinnati, OH, 45215
An Environment and Safety serivces company in Cincinnati, Ohio is currently seeking candidates to fill the role of Construction Safety Manager on a large multi-trade construction project. Duties of this position would include, but are not limited to: Ensuring that contractors are adhering to OSHA standards, and the Site Specific Health and Safety Plan. Site Spefic orientation with all contractors...
Leading NYC Construction firm is seeking a Construction Accountant to support the financial and accounting functions. The position will also assist the Project Managers. Responsibilities Include: Responsible for all purchase orders from receiving to processing checks to insure timely payment. Responsible for all material only jobs from start up to collection and completion. Track and record job co...
Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architectural, engineering, and science consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world's complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Kleinfelder has nearly 2,000 employee-owners with offices nationwide and abroad. With over 50 years of experience, Kleinfelder's reputation for providing innovative, commonsense solutions to the most complex challen...
ABOUT US Dixon Advisory USA is the manager of the US Masters Residential Property (USA) Fund (‘US Masters’ or ‘Fund’), a residential Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) operating in the New York metropolitan area. US Masters is one of the new breed of REIT investors focusing on single-family houses (up to four dwellings) for acquisition, renovation and rental in the USA. As part of a growing $18 b...
Miller-Stauch Construction, a Kansas City based company with 90 years of service, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of: Superintendent-Commercial Construction Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Day to day supervision for all field personnel working on project Maintains project schedule and coordinates schedule with subcontractors Prepares safety reports, daily logs, jo...
Facilities Construction Manager Job Description: We have an exciting opportunity to join a large independent oil and natural gas firm whose primary focus is to meet the energy needs of the world. Responsibilities: Plan, design and execute new construction projects. Support the selection of general contractors, direct construction team schedules, and deliver onsite supervision of construction devel...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Concrete Construction Sales Representativ Anaheim, CA; Santa Ana, CA Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Posted 4/16/2014 Steve Eskovitz is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Steve Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Concrete Construction Sales Representative with Parking Stru...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Emergency Restoration Construction Supervisor Clinton, MD; Alexandria, VA Full-Time $60,000 - $65,000 Posted 4/16/2014 Steve Eskovitz is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Steve Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for an Emergency Restoration Construction Supervisor to become...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Tenant Improvement Construction Estimator Brea, CA; Anaheim, CA Full-Time $60,000 - $80,000 Posted 4/16/2014 Steve Eskovitz is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Steve Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Construction Estimator with tenant improvement estimating experien...
Construction Accountant Job in Pleasanton, CA. We are looking to fill a temp-to-hire Construction Accountant job position in Pleasanton. The client needs someone with construction industry experience. This role has a very busy desk, so it is essential to have strong multi-tasking and time management skills. The pay for this job is between $19 and $22 per hour depending on experience. Key Responsib...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geoth...
Our client is hiring for a Construction Project Accountant role in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or MBA with three to fifteen years of accounting experience. You will report to the Controller. If you are looking for an opportunity in which you will get to combine your accounting skills with hands operations via interaction with construction project mana...
*Sign on Bonus* *10% Increase in Pay* *Incentive Pay* *Per Diem* Zachry Construction Corporation is seeking multiple Concrete Structures Foremen for a two year $1B heavy highway construction project located in Houston, Texas. The Concrete Structures Foreman is responsible for the planning, production and safety of a heavy construction crew. Reviews construction plans to determine the design and sp...
Seeking an experienced Construction CAD Technician (entry level 3 yrs exp) for our San Antonio, TX operation in the Eagle Ford shale resource play. The successful candidate will be responsible provide technical support for ongoing field development within the Eagle Ford play in South Texas. The position requires a strong customer focus, a high degree of self direction & motivation, excellent verba...
Company Confidential Georgetown, TX, 78633
National Contractor/Developer based in Georgetown, Texas, located just 30 miles north of Downtown Austin, seeks experienced Project Managers in the Commercial Retail industry. Experience in high-end retail, banking, automotive, medical, and the restaurant industry are a must, both freestanding and remodel. Responsibilities include bidding project through the award stage, pre-construction, construc...
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