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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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Our company is expanding and we are looking for an experienced Construction Accountant or Bookkeeper. The Construction Accountant/Bookkeeper would be responsible for all aspects of Accounting and Reporting as it relates to development and construction projects. Must have understanding of Development and Construction processes or experience in these fields. Lastly, would be beneficial if fluent in...
Company Confidential New York, NY
Senior Construction Project Manager A premier Real Estate firm is seeking a Senior Project Manager to oversee the development of a high rise residential property in NYC. This position will be handling multiple projects while serving as the point person when dealing with architects, owners, subcontractors and vendors. The ideal candidate will have previous experience overseeing a high rise resident...
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: Moorestown, New Jersey Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent for on...
Growing Commercial Construction Company in Irvine seeking: Construction Project Coordinator. Will beresponsibleforperformingtheassignedadministrativeduties oftheproject, aswell asmaintainingtheprojectorganizationandflow;performingthisworkontime,atthehighestpractical standardofquality, atthelowestpossiblecost,andinamannerwhichwillenhanceourclients'reputation.Thisincludesreviewingandunderstandingbid...
First American Title Insurance Company’s National Commercial Services division provides single-point service for simple to multi-property/multi-state national commercial real estate transactions. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, First American offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. For more inf...
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 90 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 Project Manager as part of our growth strategy. This Project Manager position will...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Construction Project Manager San Antonio, TX Full-Time $90,000 - $120,000 Apply Apply Construction Project Manager San Antonio, TX Full-Time $90,000 - $120,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Construction Project Manager with experience, please read on! We are looking for a great person to come join our team o...
Wireless Construction Manager - Kansas City, MO Job Description: We have an exciting new opportunity to join a world class LTE Service and Equipment company base in the heart of Silicon Valley. Responsibilities: Manage the building of wireless sites on time and within budget Organize all documents of zoning and construction Assist the development and installation of power and backhaul services to...
Our client in the Los Angeles area needs a contract Field Engineer to ensure conformance of the work to the construction documents of the project. Responsibilities for the Field Service Engineer Translate and coordinate project document information (Construction Documents, submittals, RFI's) for field construction use Identify and resolve omissions and inconsistencies within project documents by w...
DiSabatino Maintenance Corporation, an equal opportunity employer, is looking for several open positions: -HVAC-R Technician -Voice & Data Technician -Electrician -Filter Changer- 2nd shift -Carpenter -Mechanical Supervisor -Foreman -Voice & Data Supervisor Competitive pay and benefits, vacation, holiday, health insurance, life insurance....
Associated Brigham Contractors Inc. /Concrete Superintendent Associated Brigham Contractors Inc. is one of the largest contracting firms in Utah, with hundreds of employees working over 1 million man hours per year, a long track record of successful projects across the nation, and an unparalleled reputation in the industry. We have a reputation for tracking challenging projects and meeting impossi...
Senior Underwriter – Commercial Construction Our client is an A Rated (Excellent) by AM Best carrier located in the heart of the Midwest writing commercial property casualty business throughout the country. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with solid commercial lines underwriting skills to advance their career with a growing and financially profitable insurance organization. Position S...
Company Overview Founded in 1978, Key Construction, Inc. has a long history of successful construction projects. Recognized as one of the fastest-growing contractors in the country, Key Construction specializes in customer satisfaction and the development of long-term relationships. Key Construction is licensed and has performed work in over 38 states nationwide. Key Construction is currently seek...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in Allentown, PA is looking for an experienced Project Manager for a long term contract. Candidate will be primarily responsible for, but not limited to: Leads the group responsible for managing all contracted transmission, distribution and substation physical work includes capital projects, the asset optimization strategy program, and maintenance activities) to the sc...
Job Duties/Responsibilities · Support Duties: 1. Responsible for supporting/backing-up the Construction Manager in his duties. (This involves, making phone calls or sending emails to Clients, Consultants, Contractors, Construction Managers or Program Managers (as needed) regarding RFI's, Submittals, AFO's, FCD's, Deferred Approvals and other general construction related correspondence. Also includ...
Lincoln Construction is currently looking for a commercial construction superintendent with appropriate experience to provide onsite supervision, management and leadership. At Lincoln we look at every position as a career opportunity, therefore all of our full-time team members are eligible for healthcare benefits, paid vacation, profit sharing and paid holidays. The ideal candidate will have an e...
We are looking for an experienced Project Superintendent with experience as the lead Super on ground up construction projects. Chestnut Hill Realty, one of New England's leading full service real estate companies, has an immediate opening for a Construction Superintendent in our rapidly expanding Construction division. The ideal candidate should be able to work with a great deal of independence an...
Manpower has partnered with a local leader in structural steel construction for an exciting DIRECT HIRE position. Our client needs to add an experienced Estimator to their growing, successful team! This position is available immediately and offers a starting salary range of $50,000 to $60, 000 annually. Background in Steel or Iron Industry helpful but not mandatory. Job Description: Accurately for...
Company Confidential Fayetteville, NC, 28304
A well established, successful design/build General Contractor located in Fayetteville, NC, is in search of an experienced superintendent. The individual we are seeking will have ten plus years of experience on commercial projects ranging from 1 to 10 million dollars. Must be familiar with all phases of commercial construction. Must be a detail oriented self starter possessing excellent verbal and...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10001
Job Description Construction Project Manager, Great opportunity!! Retail company is expanding and needs to hire a Project manager with experience with managing the development and construction of retail stores. Need to be a hands on motivated candidate for this position. Please apply if interested. Salary goes up to 120k plus bonus and benefits Need Retail Store Construction experience, working fo...
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