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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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Residential Construction Management Position Residential Construction Manager & Estimator – We are currently seeking an honest, organized, self-motivated individual to manage, estimate and sell residential and light commercial construction projects. The individual will grow with a young residential & light commercial construction company in the North Atlanta Metro Area. We specialize in small to l...
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...
Description: We are a commercial window tinting company based in Livermore CA, that has been in business since 1989. No past window tinting experience is necessary. We will train for the right candidate. Requirements: Past construction experience and a Working knowledge of reading architectural drawings and blueprints would be of value. Experience with sign making equipment and software, such as a...
place 2 identical adds EXPECT FOR LOCATION; one for Northern VA., other for central to eastern KY SUPERINTENDENT: SITE EXCAVATION, UTILIIES & ROADWORK High School Grad., 20+ yrs. experience, plan, spec reading skills, basic layout skills, computer adequate, heavy equippment operating experience, knowledge of GPS blade control equipment, supervise utility installation. Must be able to run the entir...
Company Confidential Manhattan, NY, 10020
About our company We are rapidly growing New York City based subcontractor seeking a qualified candidate to join our firm. We do business in the Tristate area and specialize in high end interior construction of carpentry, concrete and, masonry. Our clients include many of the top Financial, Entertainment and Media companies. The Company offers a good benefits package including health and vision in...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA
CONSTRUCTION RECRUITING DIRECT EXECUTIVE: The need is for a talented recruiter with the drive to reach out. The very best of people are accessed through intelligent personal networking. All of the job boards and professional relationship sites and job fairs are valuable, but nothing has the impact of a personal call and, of course, that takes the most fortitude and skill. The company is a large, s...
Description Within our Architectural Coatings business, we produce paints, stains, and specialty coatings under the PPG Pittsburgh® Paints, PPG Olympic® Paints and Stains, and PPG Porter® Paints brands, and service the North American coatings industry across three channels. We operate 400+ retail stores, sell through over 2,000 dealer stores and supply product to large home improvement retailers,...
Company Confidential Baltimore, MD
Our client is the largest, privately owned residential property management company in the Mid-Atlantic region. Due to continued growth, they are looking for a dynamic and motivated Project Manager to join their team in greater Baltimore, MD area. In this role, you will oversee the building of a small hotel from breaking ground to completion. Some of the benefits to you: · Competitive compensation...
Company: Siemens Energy, Inc. Division: E - Power Generation - Energy Solutions Location: FL - Orlando Req ID: 134048 Position Title: Construction Contracting - Quality Engineer Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: No Company Description: Siemens’ Energy Sector is the only player offering vast expertise and innovative products,...
About Us: EMCOR Government Services offers an experienced single-source solution for meeting the routine and mission-critical needs of federal, state, local and other government organizations. By combining our expert professional technicians, commercial best practices, extensive facilities knowledge and strong commitment to reliable, responsive service, we enable our government clients to achieve...
Greenfield, 46140
Local Residential Construction Co. looking to hire entry or experienced level individual. Must be flexible, dependable & trustworthy. Must have a valid DL & reliable transportation. Submit resume to: carpentryjobs2013@ gmail.com...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10128
Manhattan based General Contractor/Construction Manager looking to hire an estimator. A minimum of three (3) years experience is preferred though lesser experienced persons should apply. Please submit resume and a brief cover letter....
FTT Project Manager Job Description - Dallas, TX Required Skills: · Strong communication and organization skills associated with Project Management experience · Ability to create status reports for upward executive management · Ability to create status reports for downward risk/delay identification, dependency cascades, and resource management · Strong Microsoft Excel software skills and data mana...
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...
KEY OBJECTIVES: Develops and executes the Excess Casualty growth and business unit strategies for the Construction Industry (Wrap-ups and Practice Policies, etc.). for the assigned territory of New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Atlanta. As the Zonal Underwriting Manager, this position will work with various support centers of ACE Casualty Risk and ACE USA to coordinate their efforts toward achiev...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77041
Granite/Flooring Estimator Job Overview: Prepares piece quantities, square footage and yardage estimates by reading and analyzing architectural blueprints. Prepares shop drawings for installers. Job focuses on accuracy and timeliness in these preparations. Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Estimator prepares work to be estimated by reading and analyzing blueprints, specifications, and related doc...
Construction Manager - Philadelphia area Position Summary Responsible for all aspects of construction on cell sites including; on-site management and coordination of contractors, utility crews, OEM installers and customer representatives. Be the expert on construction issues relating to construction of towers, modification of towers, and collocations. Essential Job Functions Make regular trips to...
Job Description: This Construction Inspector (Quality Assurance Representative) Position Features: ? Paid Holidays ? Paid Time Off ? Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life) ? Salary commensurate with experience ($39.09 - $41.61 per hour) Great opportunity for an experienced Construction Inspector (Quality Assurance Representative) based in Vancouver, WA but 100% of the time is traveling...

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