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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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COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER Gulf Seaboard General Contractors is seeking qualified project manager applicants for commercial construction projects in the greater Richmond area. Project size ranging from $.5M to $20M. Must have knowledge of all trades and phases of construction. 5 yrs exp. preferred. Resumes to: ***** Fax - 804.752.6492 EOE. Drug & Health Screen Req'd. A...
Asphalt Construction Workers Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. is seeking experienced construction workers for asphalt paving. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel to jobsites. If interested please fill out an application at our office listed below: Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. 1589 Townline Rd Benton Harbor, MI 49022 269-926-1111 EOE...
® ACE Senior Underwriter- Construction- New York ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group, offers more than 170 sophisticated property, casualty, risk-management, and accident and health products and services through retail brokers. The ACE Group is one of the world's leading global commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsurance organizations, with more than 1...
DESCRIPTION: The ACE Group is one of the world's leading global commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsurance organizations, with more than 19,000 employees worldwide and offices in more than 50 countries. ACE serves the property and casualty insurance needs of businesses of all sizes in a broad range of industries. We also provide specialized insurance products—such as personal accid...
Company Confidential San Jose, CA, 95112
Job Description: Western Regional Account Manager needed, Construction Markets Background: We are a growing, agile enterprise that offers an exceptional and lucrative opportunity in an established marketplace. The ideal candidate is an emerging superstar seeking a step-up opportunity and is comfortable in a role that does not fit on the traditional corporate ladder. We sell superior technology at...
Description A Cutting Edge Recruiting Solutions, CERS, client is seeking a talented Bilingual English/Spanish Administrative Assistant with Construction experience for their Pompano Beach area location. This position is with a growing construction organization that has been open for over 40 years. This Administrative Assistant will be filing permits, scheduling inspections, taking meeting notes, s...
Electrical power generation client is currently seeking a Project Lead Scheduler / Construction Support for an Outage support project in Goldsboro, NC. This is a 4 month CONTRACT position, with the possibility of extension. Local candidates strongly preferred; per diem may be available for qualified candidates. Responsibilities for the Scheduler Manage the overall Outage schedule, field reporting,...
Baker, founded in 1940, provides professional engineering and consulting services for its clients worldwide. With nearly 3,000 employees in over 100 U.S. offices, Engineering News-Record consistently ranks Baker in the top 8 percent of the 500 largest U.S. engineering design firms and in the top 25 of numerous individual markets. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defens...
Baker, founded in 1940, provides professional engineering and consulting services for its clients worldwide. With nearly 3,000 employees in over 100 U.S. offices, Engineering News-Record consistently ranks Baker in the top 8 percent of the 500 largest U.S. engineering design firms and in the top 25 of numerous individual markets. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defens...
UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION WORKERS Main Line Foreman; Test Crew Foreman & Laborer; and Track Hoe operators. MUST be experienced with underground pipe & earthwork construction. Also, need a Heavy Equipment Mechanic w/ John Deere & Caterpillar experience. Fax resume to 954-960-1679; e-mail *****; in person at 1888 NW 21st St, Pompano Beach....
About Us Gamburd, Inc. is the national leader in stairlift sales and installations as well as numerous other home access modifications. Our specialty lies in creating barrier-free living environments for the elderly or disabled. We are looking for a helper with potential to become a stairlift technician. This is an entry level, full time position with room for growth. On the job training is provid...
Baker, founded in 1940, provides professional engineering and consulting services for its clients worldwide. With nearly 3,000 employees in over 100 U.S. offices, Engineering News-Record consistently ranks Baker in the top 8 percent of the 500 largest U.S. engineering design firms and in the top 25 of numerous individual markets. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defens...
Baker, founded in 1940, provides professional engineering and consulting services for its clients worldwide. With nearly 3,000 employees in over 100 U.S. offices, Engineering News-Record consistently ranks Baker in the top 8 percent of the 500 largest U.S. engineering design firms and in the top 25 of numerous individual markets. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defens...
Company Confidential INDIANA, 15701
INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION Positions avail. for experienced personnel in concrete, fabrication, plumbing, operators, etc. 40+ hours/ week. Must have min. 5yrs. exp., valid driver's license. Drug test may be required. Respond with resume only to: *****...
Labor Ready a TrueBlue company is a leading provider of dependable labor in a variety of industries across North America.Everyone likes to feel pride in their work. At Labor Ready we make it happen. We work hard to find the job that is right for you. We have opportunities right now for hardworking people looking for a reliable paycheck. Labor Ready is currently hiring for 30 or more Skilled Trades...
East Central Tennessee based General Contractor is searching for a Project Manager to help them continue to grow their business. You will be a key member of their management team. Get out of traffic and forget rush hour. This is a beautiful area to live away from all the confusion of a city. This GC builds a variety of commercial and light industrial projects and is searching for someone experienc...
Summary: Purchasing Managers are responsible for managing Purchasing and Contracts. Purchasing develops detailed scopes of work and budgets for each job. They bid out and hire subcontractors, manage all contracts, submit all invoices, track project budgets, and work with Field Managers to ensure contractors are performing well. Purchasing is responsible for conducting field audits and ensuring tha...
Accounting/Finance SUMMARY The Accountant II is responsible for assisting the Director Facilities Development and the Director Financial Systems and Reporting in controlling and accounting for all financial matters relating to the administrative and accounting functions of the ED Building Construction Project. QUALIFICATIONS B.S. in Accounting or related field – MBA and/or CPA preferred Minimum 5...
$500 Signing Bonus Lester Buildings, LLC, a leader in the post frame building industry, has opportunities for self-motivated individuals to join our construction crew based out of the Marengo, IL area. Full Time Carpenters: Responsibilities are to prepare and complete necessary tasks from basic framing to finish work for post frame buildings. Position responsibilities vary with placement level and...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent for one of...
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