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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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Niles, Mi. Cavanaugh Construction Framers Needed Experience Preferred Clean Criminal Record Full Time Immidiate Openings Call 269-357-6315...
Company Confidential high desert, CA, 92392
Construction/Trades Service Technician/ Installer Service Technicians & Heating & Air Installers needed. Minimum of 3 years experience. Email resume to mike@westcountry hvac.com...
Company Confidential Kings Mountain, 28086
NewToday.jpg Construction CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT ASSISTANT needed: Requirements: Drug free, valid driver's license. No experience necessary. No felonies. 704-297-1380....
Company Confidential New York, 10011
Construction Supervisor & SSHO/CQC Managers with a minimum of 10 years experience to manage project in NYC. Must have 30 hour OSHA, first aid & SSHO/safety credentials. Knowledge of site work construction preferred but not necessary. Must be able to clear security clearance. Looking to fill position immediately. Please send resume, licenses and certifications to: ATTN: Hiring Manager 444 A North M...
Midland, 79701
Construction Assistant F/T Construction Assitant-Must have valid driver's license and be able to pass a drug test. Pay DOE. Apply in person at 305 E. Texas, Midland. 432-686-8877...
Construction, Engineering and Material Testing Technician: Duties include testing, monitoring and reporting on the progress of construction projects including sanitary sewer, water main, roads and parking lots. Experience desired: MI Certified Aggregate Tech., Certified Bituminous Tech 1, ACI Level 1 Concrete Inspector, MI Bituminous Lab. Level 1, MDOT Certified Density Tech, MCA & ACI Field Testi...
PEC, Inc. Planned and Engineered Construction Construction Laborers * MUST possess class A or B CDL with tanker and air brake endorsements. * MUST have the ability to travel within Montana and surrounding western states for year round work. * Prevailing Wage Rates with a minimum rate of $18/hr but vaires from project to project and pay often exceeds $20/hr. * Full Health Insurance and Retirement B...
Fort Wayne, 46802
Construction Project Manager The role of Project Manager can be defined in one word: Organization. Slattery Builders is a residential construction Company looking for an accountable Project Manager for all projects as the Owners representative. Manages the work performed by Contractors and Consultants. Duties: Manages all aspects of Construction Projects Provides project schedules and time line ev...
RDO Equipment Co. is looking for talented and ambitious people who thrive on working in a team-oriented culture! Construction and Agriculture Service Technician (Night Shift) - Bismarck, ND: We are looking for professional Service Technicians who will be responsible for the repair of machinery & components at high levels of quality. Must have background in area of interest, sufficient tools to per...
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HIRING EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTION FOREMEN, EQUIPMENT OPERATORS, DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS AND ASPHALT LABORERS To Apply Visit www.Rogersgroupinc.com An Equal Opportunity Employer Women, Veterans and Disabled Encouraged to Apply Posting provided by:...
Construction Project Manager/Estimator Founded in 1968, Grinder, Taber & Grinder, Inc. is a full service commercial construction company specializing in commercial and industrial construction in the Memphis regional area. Examples of typical company projects include: Retail centers, medical facilities, multistory office buildings, churches, athletic facilities, office / showroom buildings, and int...
Construction Estimator Pendergrass area manufacturer of fabricated architectural construction products seeks experienced Estimator. Candidates must have strong electronic plan reading and takeoff skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Access and Excel and AutoCAD a plus. Construction related degree or equivalent industry experience. Salary and benefits. EOE. Send resume and salary requirements t...
Home of your dream job Basin Electric seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Basin Electric. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream job here: · Alarm Monitor/Service Dispatcher – Bismarck, ND · Assistant Construction Inspector – Bismarck, ND · Apprentice Mechanic/Operator (TSM) – Wheatland, WY · Journeyman Lineman...
CONSTRUCTION/MANUFACTURING POSITIONS available in Thurmont, MD! 1st and 2nd shift. $10.50-12/hr DOE Prior hand tool, nail gun & staple gun exp. preferred. For more information, call 866.918.7848!...
Enid, 73701
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Company Confidential Cochranton, 16314
Construction Administrative Assistant Immediate opening, FT, competitive wage & benefits. Must be proficient with Word, Excel, Internet, CADD is a plus. Send resume with references and cover letter to: Human Resources, 17693 State Hwy 285 Cochranton PA 16314 no later than 8/15/14. No phone calls, no emails, no walk-ins. EOE. This job listing brought to you by The Meadville Tribune...
CONSTRUCTION QC INSPECTION AND TESTING. FULL TIME. EXPERIENCE OR WILL TRAIN. Car required. BENEFITS!!! Call: 781-438-7755, 9am-12pm...
Company Confidential Stoneham, MA, 02180
CONSTRUCTION QC Inspection and testing. Full Time. Experienced or will train. Car required. BENEFITS !!! Call 781-438-7755, 9am-12pm...
Job Description: The Construction Manager coordinates all site construction activities and supervises all field personnel as required to successfully complete the project on schedule and within budget. This includes maintaining the highest quality, supervising all trade and field personnel, while administering good construction safety practices with all on-site activities. The Construction Manager...

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