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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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Client involved high voltage Substation construction projects is looking for 2 Construction Managers/Superintendents to manage the construction efforts on Substation projects near St. Louis, MO. You need 15 years of construction field experience supporting power generation, T&D or substation EPC projects and at least 5 years as a Construction Manager or Superintendent over substation construction ...
Civil Construction Coordinator Reports to : Paving, Railroad, and Drainage Project Manager (TBD) Desired Experience: 7+ year experience in civil construction (drainage, utility piping and paving) and preferably in a heavy industrial environment. Certifications in pipe fabrication and installation are a plus. Familiar with civil construction sequencing and scheduling constraints. Experience w...
Project Superintendent/Project Manager: Dayton, Ohio based public works contractor has multiple and immediate openings for Project Superintendents. Must have 15 years minimum experience in supervision of multi-million dollar construction projects and a 30 hour OSHA card. Must have experience on state and/or federal projects. Mandatory drug test and criminal background check. Email resume to donna@...
Construction Claims Analyst Who the position will report to (name or position): Claims Manager: List 5 to 8 primary position Duties and Responsibilities: Duties will include: Support to the Claim Manager in the evaluation of the Change Orders and claims received from the contractors in terms of physical quantities and scope of the works related to the civil discipline. Provide Support to the ...
Construction Safety Specialist - HSE - Construction Safety - Texas Construction Safety Manager required to work for our client, a Downstream Owner/Operator based in Texas. This is a senior level field based contract role lasting longer than 1 year. Refinery experience is a MUST. THE ROLE The Construction Safety Manager will be responsible for all aspects of construction safety for a major pro...
Atlanta-based General Contractor is searching for a Project Manager for residential high-rise construction projects. These are site based positions. Typical projects are 1-2 years in duration. Housing, per diem, and bi-weekly travel expenses will be paid. Your initial assignment could be anywhere in the southern US. You will be based out of Atlanta and paid per diem for working out of town. Pro...
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, ge...
Position Summary We are seeking an experienced Project Manager for new and existing commercial building construction projects. The candidate will be responsible for the overall construction of projects assigned. The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence to engage and professionally interact with Design Professionals, Consultants and Clients while successfully ...
Construction Workers Must have experience in industrial construction. Need dependable transportation & pass required drug tests. MUST CALL FOR APPLICATION: 901-867-1940 CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT We are also seeking a Construction Superintendent. Must have experience in industrial construction projects for Memphis, and surrounding areas. To apply for this position, must send RESUME TO: ajr...
Job Description: Successful Nationwide Construction company looking for well educated Assistant Project Managers to groom and mentor for growing organization. Growing, successful Construction company looking for Construction Science degreed individual from A&M, Texas Tech, UNT, or University of Texas looking to begin their career in construction. Looking for someone ready to grow with them. Con...
Location: Fort Worth, TX Objective The position of Estimator will analyze, prepare and review bids for heavy/highway projects in Texas and Oklahoma with an emphasis on the following disciplines: Bridge/Structures, Drainage/Storm Sewers, Flatwork and Retaining Walls. Regular Job Duties: 1. The Estimator is responsible for assimilating and analyzing all available information at the time of bid a...
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT Within local area having extensive knowledge and experience in major commercial construction. Immediate availability. Send Resume To: Zellner Construction Services, LLC Attn: Jerrell Rucker, 2926 Ridgeway Rd, Memphis, TN 38115. Fax: 901-794-9141 Or Email:***** Posting provided by:...
Barnhart Reese Construction, Inc. is a construction organization headquartered in San Diego County. We specialize in general contracting, design-build and construction management of public works, healthcare and commercial facilities. We are now accepting applications for a Project Managers/Construction Managers to work on projects in the Los Angeles region. The primary function of the position wi...
US-TX-Houston We currently are seeking a highly motivated Manager to manage client engagement teams, work with a wide variety of clients to deliver professional services, and lead business development activities on strategic and global priority accounts. The Construction and Real Estate Advisory Services (CREAS) group is a sub-practice within Advisory Services that specializes in advising real e...
Marten Transport Columbus, MS
CLP Resources, a TrueBlue Company, is currently hiring plumbers for multiple projects around Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties. There are long term opportunities for the right fit! Residential or commercial experience required, including working with and sweating copper pipes, installing cast iron and pvc/cpvc pipes, installing drain systems, sewer systems and natural gas lines. Candidate will be a...
Get Facilities manager Massachusetts, MA
Construction Laborers Needed! - Construction / Facilities / Trades Construction worker We are now hiring experienced Construction Laborers for long and short-term construction work in the Lowell, MA area. Responsibilites will include demo, moving materials, construction site clean up, digging and additional tasks as needed. Requirements: 1 year of construction experience, reliable... View Full D...
RJS Associates Hartford, CT
Extremely busy, heavy civil construction firm has an immediate need for a project engineer. Ideally a civil or construction degree with 4 plus years of hands on experience $(window).load(function() { $('.flexslider').flexslider({ animation: "slide", touch: true, controlNav: false, pauseOnAction: true, pauseOnHover: true }); }); .powered-by-text{ /* color:#3387c8;*/ font-weight:300; fo...
Atkins Houston, MN
Faithful+Gould is seeking a Senior Construction Manager/Owner's Rep for Agri-business/grain related projects for major Agri-business clients. Faithful+Gould is a world leader in project and cost consulting, providing clients with Owner's Representative expertise and advice throughout the life of their projects. We can offer interesting and challenging work with a number of high profile clients a...
Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Inc Seattle, WA, 98108
Madden Industrial Craftsmen is currently seeking an experienced Press Brake Operator for a production shop in Bothell. JOB DESCRIPTION: 1. Responsible for set up and operation of machines such as a press brake, drill press, punch press, shear, bending roll, brake, and numerical control equipment which shapes and alter sheet metal according to specifications. 2. Ability to read and work from blu...
CLP Resources will be having an Open House recruiting event on Wednesday August 13th from 10am-12pm. If you meet the following requirements, we want you to show up and start working for us IMMEDIATELY! Candidates must meet the following requirements: **Must have at least 6 months recent experience in Construction. **Must have reliable transportation **Must have 2 valid forms of ID, we use E-ve...

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