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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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Yang Management, Inc. is currently looking for a dedicated Construction Manager I-IV (Relocation Project Manager), who is a team player for assignment on a multi-billion bond program for the largest Community College school district in California. Please note that there are four potential levels for these positions. Please include which position level you are applying for either in your cover lett...
Department Description Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was found...
Construction Management Support ZBA Architecture PS is a project focused firm that accomplishes projects with a small team of motivated individuals, using an integrated design approach. Given the variety of our projects and the small team approach, it is imperative that candidates for all positions be versatile and possess a variety of talents in design, sustainability, document production, and co...
Housing Visions Construction Co., Inc. is looking for an experienced Construction Superintendent to ensure the successful and timely project completion for a new project in the Syracuse area. Interested candidates should apply online at www.housingvisions.org and should include a cover letter with salary requirements and resume with 3 professional references. JOB SUMMARY: Coordinates, manages and...
Full Time Permanent Position for a large US Company. B-937 Construction Project Coordinator – Organized Analytical Extremely Location: Job is in Parsippany, NJ Domain: Construction Experience: 2-10 Years Experienced Construction Project Coordinator is required having responsibility for Performing due diligence to ensure need for project-specific permitting and obtaining necessary permits for all p...
Housing Visions Construction Co., Inc. is looking for an experienced Construction Superintendent to ensure the successful and timely project completion for a new project in the Syracuse area. Interested candidates should apply online at www.housingvisions.org and should include a cover letter with salary requirements and resume with 3 professional references. JOB SUMMARY: Coordinates, manages and...
Nexeo is currently seeking a construction superintendent for our client in Utah County. This is a full time and long term job. Must have experience as a Construction Superintendent Must have reliable transportation Must be able to pass a background check Apply now!...
Support role to Project Manager and or Estimating Department. Demonstrated experience required from previous work with a General Building Contractor/ Construction Manager. Additional details of position available upon request....
This job requires an individual experienced in historic repointing. This individual will be experienced in mixing matching lime mortars and tooling to exacting specifications. We are looking for a candidate that accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Duties: General masonry an...
Prominent and top-ranked commercial/industrial General Contractor seeks to hire an experienced Project Manager. Qualified candidate will possess experience with fast-track construction for industrial and commercial projects. Job activities will include interactions with client, client representatives, construction superintendents and subcontracted trades. Organization skills and ability to manage...
Full Time Permanent Position for a large US Company. B-511 Customer Service Representative II – Construction Environment Location: Job is in Toledo, OH Domain: Sales Experience: 3-5 Years Salary: $35,000.00 - $45,000.00 Experienced Customer Service Representative II is required having responsibility to Work efficiently in an environment that requires significant independent judgement in developing...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11223
CONSTRUCTION Site Superintendent/Project Manager (Manhattan/Brooklyn) Brooklyn based General Contractor is seeking qualified High End Residential and Commercial construction site superintendent to field manage Manhattan and Brooklyn Projects. Please email your resume and include a list of projects you have completed and references from owners or past GC's you have worked with. Position requires ca...
K-12 Superintendent Construction job in Austin This reputable top tier General Contractor has been built on consistency, value and strong relationships. With a track record that surpasses many of their competitors, they are now looking to appoint K-12 experienced Construction Superintendent for their Austin region. Capable of managing all on-site construction, technical and administrative activiti...
CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR MSD is a Missouri State special purpose political subdivision that is responsible for the St. Louis area’s storm water and sewer collection and treatment. MSD ranks in the nation’s top wastewater utilities, and is a major contributor to the health and environment of the St. Louis area. MSD anticipates spending approximately $4.7 billion on capital investment and asset sustai...
Reputable commercial/industrial General Contractor seeks to hire an experienced Construction Superintendent. You will be responsible for the supervision and management of all aspects of assigned projects from mobilization through punch list and demobilization, including client relations and cost control of general conditions. Other duties include, but not limited to: Ensures that all construction...
Company: New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Department: Field Operations Job Title: Supervisor – Construction & Maintenance Reports to: Manager - Regional Operations Location: NYSEG-NY-Brewster Cross Company Responsibility: None Title: Supervisor - Construction & Maintenance/Line Construction (NYSEG 6854) Key Job Responsibilities: JOB SUMMARY: Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, r...
Looking for a individual that has worked in the commercial side of construction or has the desire to do so. The perfect candidate will have a BS in Civil or Mechanical engineering and has the desire to be a construction manager. Minimal experience is acceptable, but the ability to listen and take instructions will be critical. An exception to this perfect candidate, would be an individual with a m...
Full Time Permanent Position for a large US Company. B-937 Construction Project Coordinator – Organizational Detail-oriented Location: Job is in Parsippany, NJ Domain: Construction Experience: 2-10 Years Job Responsibilities: Overseeing internal and external resources to ensure adherence to administrative processes and procedures; Performing due diligence to ensure need for project-specific permit...
The ideal candidate SHOULD HAVE A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS ACCOUNTS PAYABLE EXPERIENCE IN THE COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. We are a Commercial Construction company with an immediate need for an Accounts Payable Specialist to join their team. Job responsibilities will include input of invoices, coding, matching purchase orders, vendor statement reconciliations, working with change orders and lie...
Director of Construction position available for large volume home builder moving into the Northern Gulf Coast Region. Position oversees and manages all superintendents, construction estimates, quality control, and budget compliance. Applicants must have a minimum 10 years’ experience in the Construction Management field with at least 5 years in managing superintendents. Applicants must be able to...

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