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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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Senior Inspector & Senior Construction Project Manager The Texas Tech University System, Facilities Planning Construction department is seeking to fill a Sr Construction Project Mgr position. Bachelor's degree and ten years of experience in large scale commercial project management. Prefer PMP or CAPM certified and/or LEED accredited to some level. See full description at www.texastech.edu/careers...
THE CITY OF ENTERPRISE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF: Maintenance Construction Worker I: Summary: responsible for sewer line maintenance/repair and road repair/ maintenance. Operates auger. Measures, cuts and installs sewer line. Repair pot holes. Assists other Public Works division as assigned. Starting Salary: $9.09/HR STARTING DATE: JULY 24th, 2014 CLOSING DATE: AUGUST 7th, 2014...
Company Confidential Barstow, CA, 92392
Construction/Trades Wanted HVAC SERVICE TECHNICIAN 3 years minimum experience. Own hand tools, and clean driving record. Call (760) 252-0017 for more information....
Company Confidential TOLEDO, OH, 43660
CONSTRUCTION WORKER Looking for a full time construction worker year round work, with electrical experience preferred. Background check. We are a drug free workplace. Box #B2437, The Blade, 541 North Superior St. Toledo, OH 43660...
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Job Purpose: Supports construction crew by preparing and cleaning work sites; maintaining supplies and materials; performing steps in work processes; proficient in running machinery; experience in concrete work; maintaining records. Duties: * Organizes work by checking work schedule. * Prepares work site by obtaining and delivering equipment, tools, supplies, and materials. * Maintains clean and s...
About Us Corcon is a nationwide solutions-based general contracting company that has been a leader in the industry for more than 25 years. We have steadily grown by enhancing our services to adapt to the ever-changing building and project management challenges in today’s world. Whether your project is a major interior renovation or ground up construction, Corcon has both the knowledge and the reso...
Job Description : Permanent position for a mid level Construction Project Manager to oversee construction and installation of co-generator (emergency power backup) system projects in supermarkets so stores can fully operate during long term power outages. Involves 20% travel on east coast, and position offers a company car and travel expenses. Job Requirements : BS - Mechanical Engineering or othe...
TERRITORY SALES REPRESENTATIVE Commercial Construction Miami, Florida Victaulic has led the industry for more than 85 years and continues to grow our outside sales team. At Victaulic, we don’t sit back and enjoy success. We move forward and strive to grow. Victaulic, the global leader in mechanical pipe joining innovations, has the most tenured, largest and best-trained sales team in the industry....
Strawser Construction Inc., a subsidiary of Barrett Industries Inc., is a leader in the pavement preservation industry involved in a broad range of roadway construction processes and is dedicated to providing long-lasting, cost-effective solutions to today's road and highway problems. Performing work in multi-state areas, we are strong, stable and growing. We are currently seeking construction lab...
About Us Wells Construction is a full service general contractor that has been helping build our community since 1989. It is our commitment to provide our clients with unrivaled support throughout all phases of the design and construction process. We believe that our interests are best served when we understand our clients’ objectives- so we listen. http://wellsconstruction.com/ Responsibilities:...
Corrpro, an Insituform company, is looking for an experienced Construction Foreman. Corrpro is America's largest corrosion engineering, cathodic protection, and corrosion monitoring business for the protection and preservation of infrastructure. Corrpro provides professional corrosion consulting and cathodic protection engineering services to major oil companies, government agencies, municipal wat...
About Us Wells Construction is a full service general contractor that has been helping build our community since 1989. It is our commitment to provide our clients with unrivaled support throughout all phases of the design and construction process. We believe that our interests are best served when we understand our clients’ objectives- so we listen. http://wellsconstruction.com/ Minimum 5 years co...
Hadco Construction a Heavy Highway/ Civil Site & Utility Contractor seeks an A-Player Project Manager. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years verifiable quality experience in a combination of utilities and heavy highway construction. A 4 year technical degree preferred. This position will require the coordination of subcontractors, project schedules, customer relationships and timely...
Corrpro Companies, Inc., a subsidiary of Aegion Corporation, is looking for an experienced Construction Operator. Corrpro is America's largest corrosion engineering, cathodic protection, and corrosion monitoring business for the protection and preservation of infrastructure. Corrpro provides professional corrosion consulting and cathodic protection engineering services to major oil companies, gove...
JOB FUNCTION : Oversee, supervise, and manage a construction team building residential homes PRIMARY DUTIES: · Take home from start to closing · Ensure all safety and OSHA rules are followed · Ensure home is built to Inland Homes brand standards · Able to learn and follow the Inland Homes home building system · Proficient in an electronic home building schedule · Ensure each phase of construction...
JOB FUNCTION : Oversee, supervise, and manage a construction team building residential homes PRIMARY DUTIES: · Take home from start to closing · Ensure all safety and OSHA rules are followed · Ensure home is built to Inland Homes brand standards · Able to learn and follow the Inland Homes home building system · Proficient in an electronic home building schedule · Ensure each phase of construction...
WHERE CAREERS IN NATURE BLOOM. ValleyCrest Landscape Development, the nation's largest landscape and site construction company, has made the visions of the most prominent developers, landscape architects, general contractors, homeowners and public agencies a reality. We blend art and science with skill and teamwork to create landscapes of lasting beauty and value. Join the team with a storied hist...
Basin Electric has an opening for Assistant Construction Inspector (HDQ) Job Description: The Assistant-Construction Inspector is a temporary position assigned to a BEPC construction project. The incumbent works on location at the project site for the duration of the project or until services are no longer required. Work hours will be impacted by seasonal conditions that affect construction activi...
Sika Sarnafil manufactures high quality, single ply roofing and waterproofing membranes. With over 50 years’ experience, Sika Sarnafil's roofing and waterproofing systems are recognized for their ability to withstand the test of time. Our solutions are successful and we service our customers by providing beneficial support in the form of comprehensive design review and technical advice during cons...
Montandon, 17850
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR / PROJECT MANAGER Local well-established General Contractor is seeking a highly motivated, experienced Commercial Estimator/Project Manager. Must be capable of handling design-build, franchise and competitive bid projects. Minimum five (5) years experience required. Excellent salary and benefit package, along with a lucrative bonus incentive plan are good reasons...

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