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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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Fluor Corporation Farnborough, TX
Fluor is now in an exciting period of significant growth, and as such we are now seeking a Home Office Construction Lead. An established construction professional with solid recent Energy & Construction site experience together with strong current connections within the industry. Ideally the candidate would have credibility with Clients and senior Project Direction. An individual who understands...
Toll Brothers Inc Westborough, MA
Overview: Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc. , America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager and an Assistant Construction Manager/Superintendent for one of our new home communities in Westborough, Massachusetts. Responsibilities of a Construction Manager include obtaining all permits and ordering all materials required to construct hou...
Baylor Health Care System DALLAS, TX
Description Turn talent into success with Baylor Health Care System. Over a century of being the best - for patients, families and our community. We're Baylor Health Care System (BHCS), a multi-hospital, not-for-profit organization that is setting the standard for health care excellence in the Dallas/Fort worth Metroplex. Baylor has achieved a number of honors, including being ranked in U.S News...
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...
Toll Brothers Westborough, MA
Overview: Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc. , America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager and an Assistant Construction Manager/Superintendent for one of our new home communities in Westborough, Massachusetts. Responsibilities of a Construction Manager include obtaining all permits and ordering all materials required to construct hous...
get social humanserviceassistant jobs Seattle, WA
CLP Resources is hiring Construction Laborers for projects in all areas of Puget Sound IMMEDIATELY! Must be a hard worker, able to take direction, and work in a team environment. We do require that you are able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted. Duties include: sweeping, vacuuming, clearing debris, digging, flagging, etc. Candidates must meet the following requirements: Must have at least... View ...
South Suburban Park & Recreation Centennial, CO
Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions The position is primarily responsible for performing interior remodel, concrete, carpentry and playground installations. Various heavy equipment operations including hauling with dump truck may be required. May supervise full and part time employees. Knowledge and Abilities: Working knowledge of safe operations of large and small equipment with various a...
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 Positions: Construction Manager and Assistant Construction Manager Location: Westborough, Massachusetts Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Man...
Recruit Universe Springfield, MA
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES Working under the supervision and direction of the General Manager, the Branch Manager implements the organization’s strategic, marketing, financial, human resource and project management strategies. Responsible for the staffing, development, and management of branch personnel. Establishes vendor, subcontractor and business relationships needed to support business and ...
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...
Looking for people to work on construction sites need Steel toe boots, able to speak Spanish and have transportation. jobs are located in the Dallas and Fort Worth Area. Get paid every Monday. Must be able to work 10 hours per day Monday-Saturday...
Skilled trades company is in need of Skilled Helpers in the Bluffdale, UT area. Applicant must have basic construction experience and possess basic hand tool. Will be doing general construction labor and clean up at the Utah Data Center. Must be able to pass a federal background check. Must have an outstanding track record of performance, attendance and work ethic. ***RESUME REQUIRED*** **POSITIO...
Direct hire: Removal and disposal of damaged building materials;emergency restoration and remediation. Must have basic tools, own car, verifiable references, validation to work in the U.S and pass drug test....
CLP Resources is hiring Construction Laborers for projects in all areas of Puget Sound IMMEDIATELY! Pay range is $14-$16 hour DOE Must be a hard worker, able to take direction, and work in a team environment. We do require that you are able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted. Duties include: sweeping, vacuuming, clearing debris, digging, flagging, etc. Candidates must meet the following requirement...
Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Inc Everett, WA, 98203
Madden Industrial Craftsmen is currently looking for experienced Construction Workers for our busy and growing construction clients. Construction Laborers: Experience working on construction type job sites Need to have reliable transportation. You must be flexible to work nights, weekends, and be called for last minute emergency labor work. We are looking for people with a can-do attitude and...
Construction laborers with minimum of 6 months experience to help with demo, site clean up, moving materials, digging/trenching, assist journeyman. Projects can be high end residential remodels and custom homes, commercial remodels, or facility maintenance....
CLP Resources, a TrueBlue Company, is currently hiring plumbers for multiple projects in the East Bay. 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 able to read and understa...
Lake East Landscape Seattle, WA, 98188
Lake East Landscape esta buscando trabajadores en Sea-Tac, Tukwila, Kent, Auburn, Puyallup, y South Seattle. A tiempo completo, transporte es necesario, y compartir el viaje al trabajo. Experiencia en la construccion del paisaje es MUY importante. Tenemos un montón de trabajo este otono y invierno....
The purpose of this position is to thoroughly understand, follow plans, and specifications in all aspects of construction projects. The Foreman will have experience and knowledge of all equipment used in construction projects, including the back hoe, mini excavator, fusion equipment, excavator, front end loader, etc. Any experience and knowledge involving tunneling, pipe ramming, pilot tube microt...
Brown and Caldwell Contra Costa County, CA, CA
The Construction Manager is responsible for the management, conduct and oversight of Brown and Caldwell's construction management, resident engineering, and inspection activities for environmental restoration, infrastructure, or water and wastewater treatment facility projects. Job Expectations: • Serve as liaison in the interface between the design team and the projects' construction teams (owner...

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