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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.
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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Company Confidential Philadelphia, 19130
Construction Supervisor Philadelphia /Eastern US Extensive travel throughout Eastern US. Interior fit-ups and free standing buildings; including parking and site. Familiar with budgets. Oversight of subcontractors; good communication skills (written, verbal, e-mail, weekly paperwork, change orders, and reports). Able to read plans, schedule work flow, interaction with owners, subcontractors, archi...
Commercial Construction Superintendent Salary Position w/ benefits & truck; Must live within 1 hr of Richmond, VA; 5 yrs commercial experience; 5 customer references; No criminal record; Good driving record; Willing to travel & work w/ tools; email resume to email@example.com As Posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch...
Construction-Surveyor Hempt Bros., Inc. is seeking a surveyor for roadway site work. Candidates must have previous roadway and/or PennDOT surveying experience. A PA surveyor license is preferred. Salary based on experience. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Hempt Bros., Inc, 205 Creek Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or call 717-737-3411 for an application. Women and minorities are strong...
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Construction Inspector - Part time Min. 15 yrs. experience. Knowledge of ODOT and City of Columbus standard drawings, construction and material specifications required. Good communication skills. Familiar with laptop computers helpful. Send resume to E. P. Ferris & Assoc., Inc., 880 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43212 or email to email@example.com. Fax 614-299-2992 EOE This listing brought to you by The C...
Company Confidential Honolulu, 96813
Construction/ Project Manager Local dev mgmt co seeks exp CM/PM to plan, budget, coordinate, and supervise projects from dev to completion. Degree, license/certs in rel field, Office, Project, Sage exp a plus. Send resume w/salary req to: Box # 1028M c/o Star-Advertiser 500 Ala Moana Blvd 7-500 Honolulu, HI 96813 From Honolulu Star-Advertiser/MidWeek...
Construction Superintendent for John Cannon Homes, Inc. Will be responsible for on-site mgt. of residential construction; including quality control, plan reviews, scope of work, contract review, budget mgt., job scheduling and adherence to schedule, safety practices, job site cleanliness and production. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Required 2+ years exp. in construction field, with hands...
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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 out constru...
Elkhrn Construction, a 100% employee-owned company is seeking full-time Working Class Foreman for BP Projects. Qualified candidates will be current on BP Control of Work Program. (COW). Must be efficient in following: building all phase of well pad construction, backhoe operations, and leading crews. Please reply directly to this job posting or contact: Allen Hale Elkhorn Construction Area Manager...
CONSTRUCTION INSPECTORS / ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS: Junior and Senior level engineering technicians needed to perform materials testing for various construction projects in the WNY area. ACI, NIcet, and Troxler certifications preferred, but not required. Full Time positions available with competitive salary and benefit package. Resume to: SJB Services, Inc. 5167 South Park Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075....
Construction Labor Competitive wages with overtime; Legal documents required; drug screening; no criminal background Application may be filled at 661 E. Shahan Prairie Road, Little Elm, Tx 75068. 972-294-5000. EEO...
Company Confidential Perris, CA, 92571
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Company Confidential DELMONT, 15626
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT Harchuck Construction is in need of experienced commercial Site Superintendents. Travel required. Email resume, including project list and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org...
Construction Manager $7400 - $10,977 per/mo. OMNITRNS provider of public mass transit for San Bernardino Valley Apply at at 1700 W. 5th St., San Bernardino, CA 92411. For info call 909-379-7260 or visit our website at www.omnitrans.org. EEO/AA...
CONSTRUCTION WORKER Must have knowledge of framing, siding, roofing & trim carpentry. 30-40 hours. Pay based on exp. Send resume to valentineconst@ aol.com Must have own transportation & ability to lift 75lb. Call 815-540-5369....
Assistant Construction Superintendent Need truck & tools, conscientious, commercial and residential experience, computer literate,- e-mail salary requirement and resume to email@example.com...
Company Confidential Spokane, 83854
Construction company, located in Post Falls, Idaho, in search of controller, with a minimum of five years accounting experience, to supervise a four person accounting staff. CPA preferred. Timberline software experience a plus. Salary D.O.E. Excellent benefit package. Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org...
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