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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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Babbidge Facilities Construction, a general contracting and construction management firm with over twenty years of experience serving Connecticut’s private institutional and commercial markets, is looking to hire an experienced Senior Estimator to help us meet the needs of our growing client base. This is an exciting time for our company and an excellent opportunity for the right person. Please se...
COMPANY Terra Engineering and Construction Corp. is a civil construction company specializing in earth retention, drilling, deep foundations, dams, watercourse and marine work, landfill gas and petroleum pipeline installations, underground utilities, excavating and grading. Terra also provides engineering/design build services for earth retention and deep foundation structures. GENERAL DESCRIPTION...
DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION / OPERATIONS OVERVIEW SMALL, VERY SUCCESSFUL General Contracting Company, specializing in high-end retail construction, has long been ready to expand and with the economic tide on the rise, it is raring to go!!! In addition to the construction of high-end retail stores, added to the portfolio are corporate interiors, and fine-dining restaurants. RESPONSIBILITIES Reporting...
Company Confidential NEW YORK, NY
NYC General Contractor seeking an experienced Construction Project Superintendent for a New York City School Construction project. Must have a minimum of 5 years prior experience on government or public projects. Candidate should be able to interpret construction drawings and specifications and be experienced in construction phasing and scheduling....
We have an opportunity for an Estimator/Service & Installation Support individual, who will be responsible for product searches, completing project pricing, and internal coordination of projects through the bid process, in addition to supporting the Project Manager and Service Sales Representative. Support for the Service Sales Manager will include field service and installation work. Responsibili...
Company Confidential Hauppauge, NY, 11788
Specialty Subcontractor is seeking a highly motiviated and detail oriented individual for management of commercial construction projects located in NYC and Long Island. Responsibilities to include: Manage costs and deadlines. Manage and track submittals and shop drawings. Coordinate release of product through installation. Manage and track field labor. Participate in monthly payment submissions an...
This position is responsible for the daily oversight of the construction materials testing and inspection on construction sites to ensure specified standards of quality are met. Utilize a 40 lb. nuclear gage to run testa on construction materials. Obtain concrete samples from the ready mix trucks. Make concrete test cylinders. Run tests on concrete samples and deliver the samples to the laboratory...
About Us Bacc Builders does non union commercial building fit outs, we have a great deal of history doing high end condominiums and hotels, Responsibilities • Ensure safety standards and regulations are followed • Manage construction staff • Oversee the organization and implementation of the project • Schedule trade work • Review work in place for sign off Qualifications • Experience in constructi...
Mid Atlantic Supply, LLC is a small, family owned construction and concrete supply business located close to Interstate 95 in Harford County, Maryland. We service a wide range of customers including site contractors, excavators, and small home improvement contractors. Additionally, we have provided supplies to jobs as large as the Interstate 95 expansion and as small as the private homeowner's new...
We are seeking an industrial/construction equipment service tech for a full time position in our El Paso TX service department. Summary: Identify and troubleshoot needed repairs to equipment and perform repairs in a safe and timely manner. Qualifications: A complete set of tools is required Education and/or Experience: High school graduate 1 year on the job experience required, prefer 5 years' exp...
Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants is a full-service, multi-disciplined, professional engineering firm founded in 1986. The Company's success stems from a philosophy of providing clients with superior service through a staff of quality-minded professionals. Simply, we "ensure our clients' success by providing practical solutions and exceptional service within a positive work environment....
Company Confidential New York, NY
About the Job We are one of the nation’s premier construction companies dedicated to excellence in retail, institutional and corporate construction. Our firm is built upon a foundation of a strong work ethic, responsiveness, trust, and good communication. In exchange for your commitment, we offer an outstanding compensation package and the opportunity for advancement. We are currently seeking a di...
Dynamic midtown Construction Management firm seeks experienced Project Accountant; BS in Accounting or equivalent with min 5 years building construction experience preferred. Proficient in Timberline and excel. Candidate will be fully responsible for the project billing process: Prepared monthly client requisitions; respond to client inquiries, trade billing, verifying employees' chargeable time a...
CNY Group, a growing NYC based construction management firm, seeks construction professionals interested in growth and responsibility. Positions open in field and office for exciting ground-up projects. Degree in engineering, construction technologies and related fields desirable; min seven yrs exp. Resume and salary requirements in confidence. Reference Senior Project Manager or Project Superinte...
Construction Crew Member Dock Service provides service and installation for dock and overhead doors in the Northeast region. With our continued growth we are in the need of self-confident, skilled and talented individuals that are eager to learn, work hard, and show their well-tuned ethics. We are looking for individuals that have good listening skills, the ability to build strong relationships, a...
This is an opportunity to join one of North America's most respected and fastest growing heavy highway/heavy civil infrastructure contractors. With regional operations and iconic projects across the United States and Canada, Flatiron has clearly established itself as a builder and employer of choice. As a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world's largest providers of construction related services...
This is an opportunity to join one of North America's most respected and fastest growing heavy highway/heavy civil infrastructure contractors. With regional operations and iconic projects across the United States and Canada, Flatiron has clearly established itself as a builder and employer of choice. Flatiron was named Contractor of the Year, 2011 by ENR California and won First Place Construction...
This is an opportunity to join one of North America's most respected and fastest growing heavy highway/heavy civil infrastructure contractors. With regional operations and iconic projects across the United States and Canada, Flatiron has clearly established itself as a builder and employer of choice. Flatiron was named Contractor of the Year by ENR California and has been recognized numerous times...
This is an opportunity to join one of North America’s leading transportation, energy and water infrastructure contractors. Founded in 1947, Flatiron has grown geographically over the years and now employs more than 2,500 people and builds some of the most complex and noteworthy transportation and infrastructure projects in the U.S. and Canada. With a construction volume of more than $1 billion in...
This is an opportunity to join one of North America's most respected and fastest growing heavy highway/heavy civil infrastructure contractors. With regional operations and iconic projects across the United States and Canada, Flatiron has clearly established itself as a builder and employer of choice. Flatiron was named Contractor of the Year by ENR California and has been recognized numerous times...
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