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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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Brandywine Realty Trust, a premier commercial Class “A” full-service real estate company with operations nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Construction Assistant (Administrative Assistant). Based in our Austin, TX location, the person in this position works under the day-to-day direction of the Group Chief Engineer/ Construction Manager and other management personnel in all aspects of con...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Regional Sales Engineer Los Angeles, CA; Ontario, CA Full-Time $80,000 - $120,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Brooke Rinaldi is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Brooke Apply Job Details Territory Sales Manager - Civil Engineer, Geotextiles, *Enjoy the comfort and autonomy of your home office and be based any...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Regional Sales Engineer Salt Lake City, UT; Provo, UT Full-Time $80,000 - $120,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Brooke Rinaldi is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Brooke Apply Job Details Territory Sales Manager - Civil Engineer, Roadway Construction Products *Enjoy the comfort and autonomy of your home offic...
Company Confidential Palo Alto, CA, 94301
Job title “Construction Contract Administrator” Job description: Candidate that can process and understand contracts and sub-contracts. Strong computer skills; Word, Excel (MAC), accurate, phones, filing. Working with engineers. 1) Prioritization is key. There is a large influx of emails (change orders, contracts, purchase orders, insurance) provided via project managers and the accounting dept. o...
No More Hoping-True Salespeople Won't Accept Anything Less Than 'Yes.' Wanted: Texas Regional Sales Manager from Construction and/ or Roadside Safety Industry. Texas Do you want to work with innovative technologies and dedicated people? Do you want to sell products that save lives all the while earning stellar compensation? Do you want to join a growing company that allows you to make a difference...
Need help now in the Los Angeles area. Construction firm hiring people who take initiative and who will work. Application process requires identification. Contact us at ***** for more information....
IMMEDIATE NEED!!!! Client is looking for a Commercial Contracts Attorney for a 9-12+ month contract assignment in NJ . You need 5+ years of experience with primary concentration in commercial contracts and transactional matters at a major law firm or corporation. You will be supporting procurement and commercial construction division of a large company. You need to be local to the Newark, New Jers...
Move to beautiful Wyoming and work for an amazing Company Compensation: A very competitive compensation package will be offered along with relocation assistance Clark & Sullivan Construction (www.clarksullivan.com) has a need for a Superintendent based in Laramie, Wyoming, with the ability to travel 200-300 miles from Laramie. The successful candidate shall have large ground up project experience...
Experienced plumbers needed for new construction projects Job Details: We are a medium sized residential and commercial plumbing company with 28 years of experience in the South Bay area. We are immediately hiring motivated, reliable, hard working plumbers with a great attitude for several new construction projects in the beach area. If you meet the following qualifications, please email your resu...
This position is for a working construction foreman in the environmental contracting field. Ability to organize and manage 2-3 person crews, be responsible for crew safety, ensure safety and DOT requirements are met and complete daily paperwork. We offer on the job training as long as you have the right attitude and like working outdoors. Read and understand, measure, mark and record areas where w...
Brahma Group, Inc. is seeking an experienced, highly professional, and results-oriented industrial construction project manager to support our fast-growing industrial construction division located in Elko, Nevada. Title: Senior Industrial Construction Project Manager Company: Brahma is a Salt Lake City-based world-class industrial construction company with offices across the country. Our industry...
Well represented across both United States and internationally this leading Construction Manager, Design Builder and General Contractor have a depth of expertise amongst their teams that allows them to deliver the most complex projects across a range of industry sectors. With a growing portfolio of projects in the Houston market, they are now looking to appoint a seasoned Construction Project Supe...
Job Scope Responsible for overseeing and coordinating construction/design/store planning/facilities maintenance and work teams with an in-depth knowledge of retail and commercial construction and a broad network of industry resources, ensuring projects meet all standards, time lines, cost controls and maintain client satisfaction. Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities · Responsible for the di...
Company Confidential Charlotte, NC, 28206
CAREER ADVANCEMENTS AVAILABLE - Field service/repair employees needed for commercial equipment assembly, repair, retrofit and maintenance. Company is based near I-85 & Graham St. in Charlotte, but most work is performed at customer's location which requires travel and overnight stays (most all within the Carolinas). Specific days worked each week will vary according to customer job requirements an...
Job Description: Exciting opportunity being created due to nationwide growth within this successful Construction Contracting company. The team has grown to the extent that a new position is being created for a person with strong experience working in a mid to large construction company. Looking for someone that can bring their expertise in continuing to develop and grow this team. This Constructio...
Job Description: South County organization is seeking a talented, professional and skilled Analyst to help close the deal. Work with sales representative in gathering pertinent information, research, and exhaust all avenues of information in to a well laid out and thought out presentation for the client. Areas of production: Cash flow & Financial models for land development projects Residential co...
Construction Materials Testing Technician Duties: Construction Materials Testing Technician will be responsible for the testing of all materials including soils, asphalt and concrete on heavy highway construction projects. Materials Testers will be assigned to projects and will be on-site on a daily basis. Selected candidates will also be responsible for completing appropriate forms and paperwork...
Wells Brothers Inc. is a dynamic company that takes great pride in our employees, our work, and our company culture. We are a well-established, growing and expanding non-union company that is safety conscious and compliant. Located in Anna, Ohio, we have four facilities to house Electrical/Controls, Plumbing, HVAC, Excavation, Fabrication, and Paint divisions. We specialize in Industrial Equipment...
Company Confidential Glenside, PA, 19038
Well respected General Contractor in Philadelphia suburb area is looking for a qualified, experienced project superintendent. Must have experience in commercial contracting. Duties will include on site supervision of all construction, facilitating flow of subcontractors, scheduling of work sequences, resolving daily issues on site and making certain that all work being completed matches what is de...
send resumes to: ***** Construction Project Manager Blackmon Mooring is a family owned, global disaster restoration firm. We are seeking a Construction Project Manager to join our stable and growing company. We offer restoration and reconstruction services to clients that have suffered damages to property from fire, water, or mold. The project manager role is responsible for bu...
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