Construction Employment Information
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.
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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Electrical Project Manager Construction - Support Electrical Portion of Projects - Sub-Contracting Experience Our client has position for Senior Electrical Project Manager and Electrical Project Managers for several building projects. Responsibility is to provide electrical engineering technical support to the Project Manager implementing instructions from Project Manager take ownership of electri...
Stanmar, Inc. is the premier Designer/Builder of Athletic/Recreational Facilities in the private sector providing complete Construction Management Services during the construction phase of projects in the eight to sixteen million dollar range. We are seeking Construction Project Superintendents to supervise the field operations of a project. Construction Project Superintendent is responsible for t...
About Dieffenbauch & Hritz, LLC Dieffenbauch & Hritz (D&H) is a team of professionals providing engineering, environmental, surveying, construction and GIS services to the natural gas industry, coal mining industry, private developers and various public agencies. D&H maintains a staff of approximately 60 employees with office locations in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, and Virg...
We are a large, successful Plumbing / Mechanical company that has been around for over 60 years and we work on large-scale Mechanical and Plumbing projects all over the world. We are based in Southern California, and have an immediate need for a top-notch Preconstruction Manager to add to our team. In this role, you will prepare estimates and bids, scheduling, reporting, and meeting with our Contr...
Corporate Controller wanted for well-respected Construction and Contracting company in the San Gabriel Valley This position will report to the CFO and have responsibility for all facets of the day-to-day accounting & finance functions for this $400m organization. Responsibilities will include: Manage, prepare and review all general ledger functions (including reconciliation of accounts, accounts p...
Our client is a very well established, large, international construction company. We are conducting a search on their behalf for a Contract Administrator. This is an excellent opportunity for someone that wants to join a company with a great reputation that is growing both locally and internationally. This person will be responsible for providing administrative support to Project Managers by proce...
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Construction Administrator Manager Be a part of one of the leading custom builders in Houston. Ranked as one of the top fastest growing businesses in Houston. We are currently looking for an experienced individual to manage administrative functions for construction projects. Job Description As a full-time construction administrator manager, you will be responsible for: · Obtaining bids · Releasing...
HC978037: Environmental Industrial Services Group Houston, TX ***** ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRIAL SERVICES GROUP (EISG) is in need of a Construction Superintendent with experience in Landfill Cell Construction, Site Work/Utility Construction, Earthwork, Detention Ponds and mass grading. Selected candidate will manage daily operations of construction project(s), including oversight of co...
Construction Superintendent - S. B. Ballard Construction Company is seeking a Superintendent for projects located in Richmond/Petersburg area. Must have min 5 yrs exp in the role of Superintendent with a large commercial GC w/projects in $25-50M range. Competitve pay/benefit package. Must pass post-offer drug screen/background check prior to commencing employment. EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet. Submit re...
VDOT has opportunities statewide. We are currently seeking outstanding candidates for the following position: Area Construction Engineer - PE Middlesex County, VA For more details on this position and other opportunities go to www.vdot.jobs We keep Virginia Moving VDOT is an equal opportunity employer As Posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch...
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Busy Construction Company looking for experienced handy men. Must have working experience in painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, tile work, etc. The candidate must be responsible, trust worthy, and motivated to work. If you are bilingual it's a plus!, If you have a car also a plus....
ENTRY LEVEL HIGHWAY/ BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES Kinsley Construction has several openings for Highway/Bridge construction trainees. The training program consists of 1,000 hours of on-the-job training for a Highway/Bridge Skilled Laborer. At the conclusion of training, a "Completion Certificate of Training" will be issued. Continued full-time employment may be available after completion of t...
UNION APPRENTICE LABORERS’ WANTED Laborers’ Local #245 of Lorain is now accepting applications for Construction Craft Laborer Apprentices. When applying you MUST have a copy of your High School Diploma/GED AND a Copy of your Valid Driver’s License/Photo ID with you. (Copier will not be available) Where: Apply at Laborers Local 245 2089 North Ridge Rd., East, Lorain, Ohio 44055 When: Mar. 10th thro...
CONSTRUCTION Lamar Outdoor Advertising has a position open in our construction department, job includes installing advertisements, maintaining and repairing billboards. Lamar offers full benefits, as well as, 401K and stock option. For full job details and to apply go to www.lamar.com or 6640 Taylor Road, Blacklick, OH 43004. E.O.E. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.colu...
Nan, Inc. Honolulu, 96819
Construction Management Quality Control Manager must be a graduate in engineering, architecture or construction management Minimum of 10 years of experience in construction with 2 years of quality control experience preferred. Only qualified individuals need apply. Competitive salary and benefits. Email resumes to ***** or fax to 808.841.8281. NAN, INC. EOE KEYWORD: SANAN From H...
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CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT We have an immediate need for commercial Site Superintendent. Ground-up experience required. Email resume, including salary requirements to: *****...
SENIOR CONSTRUCTION Estimator KILGORE COMPANIES is a progressive, Utah-based corporation in the business of aggregate, concrete and asphalt manufacturing, as well as paving and road construction. Kilgore Contracting has an immediate opening for a Senior Estimator with 10+ years of experience in utility, earthwork and heavy highway construction estimating. This individual should be familiar with Bi...
grEGORY-PORTLAND ISD is accepting applications for: Construction Manager Submit an online application at www.g-pisd.org OR Contact Human Resources at (361) 777-1091, ext. 1016, ***** EOE...
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