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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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RESPONSIBILITIES: Our construction-industry client located in Wallingford, Connecticut, is looking for a qualified individual with professional management experience in construction projects. This individual must be safety conscious, highly motivated, capable of making timely decisions, adapting to project requests, solving complex problems, possess good communication and computer skills. Job Scop...
Established Construction Firm in NYC is seeking a Site Super. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE WITHIN NYC MUST HAVE COMMERCIAL INTERIORS EXPERIENCE Ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience as a Site Super Salary to 120k For immediate consideration, forward your resume to: ***** www.essentialassociates.com...
Established Construction Firm in NYC is seeking a Project Manager. MUST HAVE NYC EXPERIENCE MUST HAVE COMMERCIAL INTERIORS EXPERIENCE Ideal candidate will have 7+ years experience as a Project Manager TIMBERLINE experience is a MUST Salary to 135k For immediate consideration, forward your resume to: ***** www.essentialassociates.com...
Established Construction Firm is seeking an Office Administrator. MUST HAVE TIMBERLINE EXPERIENCE The Office Administrator will be responsible for: Subcontractor Compliance AIA Contracts Insurance Certificates Project Reporting and Analysis Entering commitment CO's Salary BOE For immediate consideration, forward your resume to: ***** www.essentialassociates.com...
Job Details: Looking for a Procurement Manager for the tri-state Philadelphia area that has the ability to be a Buyer and procurement person in the building automation, fire alarm and security systems area. Want someone who has had procurement/buying experience in that area or at least a related field in construction like electrical contracting, mechanical contracting or general construction. Key...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Emergency Restoration Construction Supervisor Clinton, MD; Alexandria, VA Full-Time $60,000 - $70,000 Apply Apply Emergency Restoration Construction Supervisor Clinton, MD; Alexandria, VA Full-Time $60,000 - $70,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for an Emergency Restoration Comme...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Construction Manager Minneapolis, MN Unspecified Apply Apply Construction Manager Minneapolis, MN Unspecified Apply Job Details Do you like managing Construction Contractors? Handling the business and operations? Then this job might be perfect for you. We are looking to groom the next President of our success...
Our client has an open position on their corporate accounting team for a Staff Senior Accountant. This company is in the Real Estate industry and experiencing some recent growth. The company has been around for over 20 years and they are a well known player in the game. The Staff Accountant will be in the corporate office and will be handling construction accounting for the development division. T...
Growing Construction Company in Downtown, Atlanta is hiring a Project Construction Accountant immediately. Position is contract but could go perm for the right person! In order to me considered for the position, individual must have recent construction accounting experience. Experience with CMIC software is ideal. Project Construction Accountant will be responsible for analyzing financial informat...
Accounting Principals is currently seeking a Construction Billing and Collections Specialist for our client in the South Bay area. This a permanent opportunity which is open immediately for interviews. Candidate must have recent construction industry experience, specifically in the Billing and Collections area. Company offers great benefits including medical and dental - company pays 100% for the...
Accounting Principals is currently looking for an AP Specialist with Construction Experience for an established Construction Company in the West San Fernando Valley for a temp to hire position . Please see below for the requirements. This position is looking to start ASAP Client Objectives: The AP Specialist will perform a variety of general accounting support tasks in an accounting department inc...
Construction Accountant job in Parsippany, NJ Our client, an industry leader in construction in Parsippany, NJ, is looking for a Construction Accountant. The Construction Accountant must have advanced proficiency in Timberline software. The ideal Construction Accountant will have experience working with the General Ledger, working with whip schedules, maintaining payment draws and file invoices, A...
A stable client is currently recruiting for a Construction Accountant job opportunity in Atlanta, GA. This is a temp to perm opportunity that is paying $20 to $22 per hour. Qualified candidates must have 3 to 5 years of current experience as a Construction/Project Accountant. Candidates must also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. The Construction Accountant Job Duties and Responsibilities In...
TERRITORY SALES REPRESENTATIVE Commercial Construction Des Moines, Iowa 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 industr...
Company Confidential Anchorage, 99508
Construction laborer needed for site cleanup work. Residential builder with multiple building sites. Looking for honest, reliable and hard worker. Must possess valid driver's license and have clean driving record. Applicants can email to: ***** fax: 907-726-1461...
Company Confidential Groton, CT, 06340
Construction Supervisor SSHO/CQC Managers Minimum of 10 years exp. to manage project(s) Groton Sub base. Potentially some travel to other bases. Must have 30 hour OSHA, first aid and SSHO/safety credentials. Must be able to clear security clearance. Looking to fill positions immediately. Please send resume, licenses and certifications to: ATTN: Hiring Manager 444A North Main Street #279 East Longm...
Project Manager - Construction We are a private development company seeking in-house Project Manager for Construction. The primary purpose of this position is to manage all phases of construction including; bidding, scheduling, construction monitoring and budget control. The incumbent must be able to work independently and perform all tasks in a safe manner consistent with OSHA and corporate our h...
Recent College Grad or Military Vet for Residential Construction Management Training Program Are you a Top Performer looking to build your future? If you are internally motivated and have the drive and ambition necessary to succeed, we want to talk to you. Grand Homes, 2011 America’s Best Builder and one of the Top 50 companies to work for in the U.S, is looking for outstanding candidates to join...
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...
About Us Concrete Drilling & Sawing, as needed per job. Responsibilities • Assist tradespersons in construction activities • Load and unload construction materials • Operate construction equipment • Need operators for cutting & drilling of concrete Education • High School Diploma (or equivalent) Qualifications • Previous experience in construction Skills • Good manual dexterity • Good physical sta...
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