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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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Facilities Construction Manager Job Description: We have an exciting opportunity to join a large independent oil and natural gas firm whose primary focus is to meet the energy needs of the world. Responsibilities: Plan, design and execute new construction projects. Support the selection of general contractors, direct construction team schedules, and deliver onsite supervision of construction devel...
Contact: Rob McCabe Salary: Construction – Mechanical Project Manager - Engineer A fortune 100 consulting firm in the engineering and construction industry is looking for a field construction manager that is mechanically inclined, with biopharmaceutical experience preferred. If you are interested please submit resume in word format. Liberty Personnel Services / 484-238-1965 / ***** K...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geoth...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geoth...
Our client is hiring for a Construction Project Accountant role in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or MBA with three to fifteen years of accounting experience. You will report to the Controller. If you are looking for an opportunity in which you will get to combine your accounting skills with hands operations via interaction with construction project mana...
Position Description: The primary responsibilities of the Sr. Mgr., Construction include: Direct/coordinate construction and tenant improvement activities from inception to final accounting. Act as a liason with customer, leasing, property management, architect, and general contractor. Implement and enforce department standard operating procedures. Manage and administer unit price base master cont...
The Construction Assistant aids in managing various aspects of construction projects construction data, vendor invoicing, and ensuring data integrity. This position obtains proper licensing and permits for construction projects and ensures that tradesmen and employees comply with safety and building codes. The Assistant interfaces between various departments and between the Vice President of Const...
City: Edgewood State: Postal/Zip Code: 21040 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more....
Interesting CONSTRUCTION MANAGER opportunity at a top manufacturing firm near Chattanooga, TN. Focus is on Civil and Mechanical construction. Need BS Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or other related field. Less than 10% travel. Includes relocation. Responsibilities for the Construction Manager Oversee construction of new manufacturing plant facilities managing contractors and subcontractors Provide c...
ZARA SEEKING CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATE (ADMINISTRATOR & BACK UP OFFICE SUPPORT) BASED IN NEW YORK! JOB DESCRIPTION/KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibility of a Construction Administrator (or Office Back Up Support) is to support the Construction Department and its respective Manager including the following: · Receiving, registering and processing the contracts for construction workers and consulting...
IMMEDIATE NEED FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR II GENERAL DESCRIPTION 6 to 8 week project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Under supervision, inspect construction methods and workmanship to ensure that contractors build roadway sign structures and related highway structures in accordance with plans and specifications. Work may require contact with the public. DUTIES Observes and inspect...
LOOKING TO START A NEW CAREER? About You: You are a self-starter that is outgoing, and energetic. You are looking for an opportunity to prove yourself and be rewarded for the work you perform. You are ambitious and are willing to work harder and smarter to earn a bigger paycheck. You like a casual yet fast paced work environment where you will be working both indoors and outdoors. You are not sati...
LOOKING TO START A NEW CAREER? About You: You are a self-starter that is outgoing, and energetic. You are looking for an opportunity to prove yourself and be rewarded for the work you perform. You are ambitious and are willing to work harder and smarter to earn a bigger paycheck. You like a casual yet fast paced work environment where you will be working both indoors and outdoors. You are not sati...
Energy client is looking for a Purchasing Specialist/Buyer with 3-5 years of experience for a 9+ month contract assignment in Salem, NJ. The ideal candidate will have experience with procurement of materials and services for industrial or utility construction and vendor management. Our client is only looking for candidates that are local or within commuting distance to southern New Jersey. Respons...
The England Consulting Group LLC (www.englandconsultinggroup.com) is conducting a search to find a Branch Manager for a client in the construction industry. The Branch Manager is responsible for the overall supervision of branch sales and operations to ensure profitability. Our client is looking for a sales minded manager that has the ability to balance heavy interaction with customers in the fiel...
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 Laborer Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Join the 2012 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's Leading Luxury Home Builder, seeks a Construction Laborer for one of our luxury home communities in Las Vegas, Nevada. T...
One of the largest US independent operators of refined petroleum products and common carrier pipeline networks has an immediate need for a Sr. Project Manager, Pipeline. This is a permanent role located in Houston, TX and the ideal candidate will have a BS in Engineering and 10+ years experience managing pipeline and station projects. A great company culture, competitive salary with bonus potentia...
One of the largest US independent operators of refined petroleum products and common carrier pipeline networks has an immediate need for a Sr. Manager, Pipeline Project Management. This is a permanent role located in Houston, TX and the ideal candidate will have a BS in Engineering and 15+ years experience managing pipeline and station projects. A great company culture, competitive salary with bon...
Construction/Facilities Specialist Must be knowledgeable in residential, multi-family construction, local and national building codes. Facilities management, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery experience preferred. Min requirements include Associate degree in related field and 1-2 years relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. WCDA requires succe...
Area: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex 1000 feet250 m Employee Type : Full-Time Industry : Homebuilding Manages Others : No Job Type : Construction/Residential Construction Education : High School Experience : Residential Homebuilding Experience Required Travel : Negligible New Home Construction Builders Grand Homes, award-winning new home builder, is looking outstanding candidates to join one of the m...
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