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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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Position Description: Primary Responsibility: Monitor assigned Contractor work for scope, quality, safety, schedule, and cost performance in conformance with contract requirements and the Project Plan. Ongoing/Special Duties: - Monitor and report construction work progress. Identify any variance from the Project Plan. - Monitor Contractor safety performance. - Monitor quality performance for confo...
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: Project Manager Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s Leading Luxury Home Builder, needs your help! We’re more than just a construction company, and we’re seeking a Project Manage...
Osmose Utilities Services is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Steel Corrosion / Construction Superintendent whose responsibilities include: · Improvement of the operational performance of civil construction (sitework, concrete and structural) crews. · Emphasis on retention, productivity, safety, quality workmanship, customer satisfaction, reducing controllable expenses and personne...
Company Confidential Worcester, MA, 01603
A well established, successful commercial construction General Contractor located in Worcester, MA, is in search of an experienced estimator / project manager to complement its staff. The individual we are seeking will have five to ten years of experience, most recently in a similar capacity, with a small to medium sized commercial construction company. Must be thoroughly familiar with all phases...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
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...
Construction Inspector Typical Construction Inspection, familiar with roads, water main, sewer main, storm sewer constructionMaintain daily reports, measurement, calculation and computation of quantities and ensuring conformance with contract documents. Qualifications Minimum of 3 years of relevant construction inspection experience, experience in Microsoft applications and Fieldbook software. Kno...
A leader in the Large Commercial Construction Industry is looking to fill Construction Management positions in the Austin, TX area. We are looking for individuals with construction industry experience to fill Project Manager, Project Engineer, and Superintendent roles within their organization. Project Manager-Manage projects from inception to completion, estimate costs and completion time, design...
Substation Construction Crews Needed in Florida LONG TERM PROJECT, STARTS IMMEDIATELY Wildwood Florida area • Substation Journeymen with experience working around energized equipment. • Ground grids, steel erection, buss bar change outs, switchgear placement. • Transmission Line Substation work running jumpers and circuit feed. • CDL license preferred • Ability to climb various heights, and work o...
Corrpro Companies, Inc. is looking for multiple experienced Construction Laborers. Corrpro Companies, Inc., a subsidiary of Aegion Corporation, 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 maj...
About Us We are a fourth-generation, family owned asphalt paving contractor proudly serving the Metro Atlanta area for over 80 years. Our reputation and experience in the industry has produced top quality highways, airports, city & county roads, subdivisions, shopping centers, industrial facilities, subdivisions, apartments, schools, hospitals and churches. Responsibilities • Help with basic job l...
SCOPE: • Fundamentals of coverage, terms and conditions- Ability to decipher coverage, terms and conditions which generate a profit for the Company while meeting the needs of the customer. • Risk Assessment- Ability to identify risk exposures, special or common hazards, and appropriate controls. Ability to select risk based on exposure and risk analysis. Ability to analyze claims and quantify loss...
® 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...
Working with completed prints, our Estimators establish budgets and material lists for the construction of new, custom homes. Estimators review budgets with and receive feedback from construction Field Managers to ensure minimal variance. Wayne Homes is the #1 custom builder in Ohio. We have consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work; most recently winning the NorthCoast 99 awa...
Basin Electric has a job opening for Construction Management Supervisor (HDQ) Job Description Supervise, monitor, and direct the construction phase of assigned capital projects. This includes ensuring that project safety, quality, progress/schedule, and cost are monitored, tracked, and reported during the construction phase of a project. For each project assignment, this position will assist in pr...
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: Cohasset, Massachusetts Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent for o...
WHERE CAREERS IN NATURE BLOOM. Recognized nationwide as a leader in landscape maintenance services, ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance maintains some of the nation’s most beautiful environments. Enjoy an exciting career that gets you out from behind the desk and makes nature your office. A career with ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance provides exciting growth opportunities through mentorship and co...
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: Orlando, Florida 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 o...
Henkels & McCoy, Inc., (H&M) one of the largest privately held utility contracting firms in North America, with over 4500 employees in 80 cities and over 91 years of a proven reputation as one of the most reliable, innovative and diversified firms in the engineering and construction industry, is currently seeking a Construction Manager for the Telecom group based in Elkhart, IN. The position will...
Description Thompson Thrift Construction is seeking field project engineers to assist our superintendents/assistant superintendents on our project sites. This is an entry-level position with tremendous opportunities for advancement into a superintendent position. This individual will work closely with the superintendent and will help coordinate all tasks associated with ground up and tenant finish...

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