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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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Job ID: IRC14240 Location Vancouver, WA Close: Open until Filled engineering & construction division Manager CLARK COUNTY’S PUBLIC WORKSis seeking qualified candidates to be part of our dynamic public service organization. HOW TO APPLY: For complete details and to apply on-line, visit our website at http://www.clark.wa.gov/hr/careers/ THE JOB This is a senior management position in the Public Work...
We are currently seeking a Construction Project Manager to join Solarrus Corporation as a member of our growing Electric Vehicle Solutions division. Solarrus will develop sites and install Electric Vehicle Charging infrastructure to support the rapid public adoption of Electric Vehicles. We are extremely passionate in our pursuit to help facilitate the growth of renewable technology and are lookin...
Construction Project Estimator (Commercial) Accuro is assisting a client in Charlotte, NC with their search for a Construction Project Estimator (Commercial). In this role, you will work with one of the most respected energy companies in the country where you will assist with negotiating, bidding and analysis for construction projects at client’s power plants. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Run bids and eva...
Job Description: Manager experienced in wireless telecom construction to directly support Network Services Deployment and Sales and Account team initiatives by providing change request support. Improve deployment schedule with faster response time in submitting quotes and reviewing received purchase orders. Additional revenue recognition working with regional contract managers by understanding the...
Construction Project Engineer Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're lo...
Construction Project Engineer Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're lo...
Construction Project Engineer Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're lo...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Biltmore General Contractors, Inc. Biltmore General Contractors, Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Construction Project Manager. POSITION EXPECTATIONS This position is responsible for coordinating and managing all necessary resources throughout the entire construction project from biding, contract administration, start-up through closeout and will be responsible for ensuring that...
Job Description: Project Manager responsible for the overall project planning, scheduling, resource allocation, project accounting, and control of a construction project. Key project management responsibilities include creating clear and attainable project objectives, building the project requirements, and managing the triple constraint for projects, which are cost, scope and schedule with maintai...
Current opportunity in Bridgeport, Connecticut region. Immediate start. Minimum three years Construction Management /Advisor experience desired. General building construction background and public sector experience relevant and preferred. Related degree beneficial but not mandatory. Must have at a minimum effective and productive knowledge of MS Excel and MS Word. Candidate should be able to demon...
Current opportunity in Bridgeport, Connecticut region. Immediate start. Minimum three years Construction Management /Advisor experience desired. General building construction background and public sector experience relevant and preferred. Related degree beneficial but not mandatory. Must have at a minimum effective and productive knowledge of MS Excel and MS Word. Candidate should be able to demon...
Building Construction Crew and Foreman – Clarinda, IA Cleary Building Corp. has an immediate full-time opening in Clarinda, IA for a both construction crew and construction foreman!! We are looking for motivated self-starters to become a part of our building construction crew team AND for seasoned leaders to supervise our jobsite construction operations!! Prior construction experience and the abil...
Building Construction Crew and Foreman – De Soto, IA Cleary Building Corp. has an immediate full-time opening in De Soto, IA for a both construction crew and construction foreman!! We are looking for motivated self-starters to become a part of our building construction crew team AND for seasoned leaders to supervise our jobsite construction operations!! Prior construction experience and the abilit...
Building Construction Crew and Foreman – Humboldt, IA Cleary Building Corp. has an immediate full-time opening in Humboldt, IA for a both construction crew and construction foreman!! We are looking for motivated self-starters to become a part of our building construction crew team AND for seasoned leaders to supervise our jobsite construction operations!! Prior construction experience and the abil...
Building Construction Crew and Foreman – Le Mars, IA Cleary Building Corp. has an immediate full-time opening in Le Mars, IA for a both construction crew and construction foreman!! We are looking for motivated self-starters to become a part of our building construction crew team AND for seasoned leaders to supervise our jobsite construction operations!! Prior construction experience and the abilit...
Building Construction Crew and Foreman – Waverly, IA Cleary Building Corp. has an immediate full-time opening in Waverly, IA for a both construction crew and construction foreman!! We are looking for motivated self-starters to become a part of our building construction crew team AND for seasoned leaders to supervise our jobsite construction operations!! Prior construction experience and the abilit...
Building Construction Crew and Foreman – Colby, KS Cleary Building Corp. has an immediate full-time opening in Colby, KS for a both construction crew and construction foreman!! We are looking for motivated self-starters to become a part of our building construction crew team AND for seasoned leaders to supervise our jobsite construction operations!! Prior construction experience and the ability to...
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