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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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Henkels & McCoy, Inc., one of the largest privately held international utility contracting firms, with offices in 80 cities operating with a reputation as one of the most reliable and innovative firms in engineering and construction, is currently seeking a temporary construction/utility industry Administrative Assistant based out of our East Region's office in Blue Bell, PA. The anticipated durati...
Company Confidential Hauppauge, NY, 11788
Long Island based Construction Management firm seeks experienced accountant. Extremely competitive salary and benefits package offered. Please send resume and salary requirements via email. Senior Accountant Key duties/responsibilities: General accounting including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, job costing and general ledger posting as required General Ledger Analysis Communicate...
Chester Engineers, Inc., a member of the Chester Group, is a leading engineering services firm that provides energy, water and wastewater solutions to public and industrial clients across the United States and internationally. Chester Engineers, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA since 1910, has offices in strategic US markets and affiliates worldwide. Our Pittsburgh, PA office has an exciting job op...
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...
Project Scheduler needed for a long term contract opportunity in Houston, TX. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in project scheduling. A candidate must have served in a leadership role managing project schedules. The ability to communicate within a project team environment and experience with the critical path methodology of schedule analysis is a must. Responsibilities for the...
located in Elmont, Queens located in Elmont, Queens located in Elmont, Queens Construction Project Managers $180-220K + Bonus One of NY’s most prestigious high powered commercial construction conglomerates (located in Elmont, Queens) seeks degree in construction management, engineering or architecture with 6+ years diversified commercial construction experience as a part of our new growth strategy...
Construction Superintendents $180 – 220K + Bonus Assistant Superintendents $120 – 140K + Bonus One of NY’s most prestigious billion dollar high powered commercial construction conglomerates (located in Elmont, Queens) now seeks degree in accredited construction related curriculum with at least 4+ years, licensed NYC On-Site Construction Superintendents for expanding operation. Supervision of Forem...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Drywall and Paint Estimator Burnsville, MN; Saint Paul, MN Full-Time $60,000 - $80,000 Apply Apply Drywall and Paint Estimator Burnsville, MN; Saint Paul, MN Full-Time $60,000 - $80,000 Apply Job Details Successful paint and drywall company is looking for an Estimator with Paint and Drywall experience in the...
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 Constr...
Growing Airdome Manufacturing Company seeks individuals to service our existing and new dome installations in the field. Locations in the US Canada and some overseas. Duties will include: Coordinating Subcontractors, equipment and work crews Seasonal Installations and removals of domes New installation, repairs and modifications Troubleshooting Inspections Quality Management Site Cleanup Punchlist...
Experis Engineering has an immediate need for (2) Construction Materials Testing Inspectors to support private construction projects throughout the Charlotte metro region for a nationally ranked consulting company. This role will be a contract to hire position with huge opportunity to advance within the company. JOB DUTIES: Qualified field technician will be working primarily on active constructio...
Overview: The Construction Crew Member is an active member of a team constructing quality building projects that are profitable and provide a positive construction experience for the customer. This position plays an important role in helping the construction team promote a positive attitude, set and meet goals and achieve company objectives. Responsibilities: Learn, keep current with and apply the...
Landscape Construction Foreman (Lakewood) Construction Foreman Immediate opening for a construction landscape foreman with a fast growing diversified Landscape Company. We are looking for career minded, skilled and confident individuals looking to participate with our company. Projects include small to large residential landscape installation projects as well as small home renovation projects. You...
Manages and negotiates provisioning and construction of real estate assets for network systems and operations for a large geographic territory. Real Estate - Manages capitol budget expenses pertaining to real estate acquisition. May manage the activities of commercial real estate agents to obtain or locate site properties. Represents the company in public hearings regarding zoning issues. Implemen...
CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Responsibilities Our Transportation Construction, Engine...
Job Description: This NATIONAL SALES MANAGER W/ CONSTRUCTION BACKGROUND Position Features: ? excellent benefits ? company credit card ? business travel out of state ? Great Pay up to $85K Immediate need for a National Sales Manager with construction background. Candidate will work with the Director of Sales and Marketing to develop, improve, upgrade, produce and order all magazine, architectural,...
Bonacquisti Brothers Construction Cohoes, NY
Construction Professionals Needed! Bonacquisti Brothers Construction in Cohoes, NY is looking for motivated construction professionals to join their growing team. We are looking to fill the following positions: Estimators Project Managers Assistant Project Managers Working Supervisors Carpenters Carpenters Apprentices Estimators, Project Managers and Carpenters required to have a minimum of 10 yea...
An outstanding, full-time opening is available for a Project Manager/ Director of Construction/ VP of Construction with a strong background in construction management experience to join a stable and growing organization in the design and build industry that has built a prestigious reputation for supplying its customers with exceptional quality and service. This is a terrific opportunity offering a...
Company Confidential Murfreesboro, TN
FUNCTIONS: · Ensure the integrity of financial and accounting information related to construction contracts · Coordinating with the Construction Managers and Estimators on issues from project set-up through project close-out · Contract billing and subcontractor payments · Proper allocation of costs, metrics and variance tracking EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: · A bachelor’s degree in Accounting is prefer...
Stateside Construction is seeking a qualified commercial construction estimator. We are a mid-size construction manager based in Andover. Our project range is broad and encompasses all types of commercial construction. Projects are both negotiated and hard bid. A strong background in conceptual budgeting is valued....
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