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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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Overview: Slosburg Co / The Richdale Group, a leader in the national owner/developer field of multi-family communities and commercial buildings is seeking a qualified assistant project manager for its construction division, Gibraltar Construction. Responsibilities: Join our management team and assist in managing a construction project from start to finish! Apply proven construction management meth...
JOB SUMMARY Award winning construction company provides an excellent opportunity for a Traveling Retail Construction Project Supervisor within our company. The Traveling Retail Construction Project Supervisor has the responsibility of working as a hands-on-supervisor for the retail construction environment. As a supervisor on our projects you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the pro...
Company Info: We are a Construction Management firm / General Contractor based at Lake Brownwood, Texas. We build Public and Commercial projects all over the Texas Hill Country, and some travel is required. Our philosophy is to build great relationships with our employees and customers, and it has worked out well over the last sixty-plus years. Duties: Manage Construction projects in the 100K to 2...
LMS Commercial Real Estate a Lancaster County based full-service commercial real estate company is currently seeing an experienced FT Construction Coordinator to complete construction drafting, estimating and logistics for customers/clients as well as in-house development projects. Candidates should have previous experience: -Drafting plans, infrastructure per client needs -Preparing project budge...
Both a Foreman and an Operator position available. Experience with underground fiber construction is a must. Locating for the drills, experience with horizontal drills and backhoes. Duties include assuring safety, quality and cost goals are being met. Managing the work load and unknowns throughout the day, reporting back to a supervisor as needed. Trouble shooting skills and team management skills...
About the Company Rose Paving Company, a multi- million- dollar company, leads in providing complete parking lot management solutions to commercial and industrial properties nationwide. Services include asphalt patching; asphalt reconstruction; asphalt resurfacing; sealcoating; cracksealing; concrete maintenance including installation and repair of concrete curbs, walks, and pads; storm sewer repa...
Landscape Construction, Maintenance, and mason positions available. Prior landscaping experience preferred and a driver's license is required. Openings in Lawn Maintenance require experience operating commercial Lawn mowers, weed whackers, and back pack blowers, driving a truck and lawn mowing trailer, following a route schedule. Landscape Construction openings require the ability to lift heavy ob...
Company Confidential Danville, VA, 24540
Heavy Equipment Operators needed for excavation contractor. Must be able to pass drug screen and background check. Contact Reuben Williams at Glover Construction, 252-578-7112. *...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH
CIVIL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY HIRING HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS AND LABORERS. EXPERIENCE IN ROAD, WATER, DIRT, PIPELINE, BRIDGES A PLUS. HIRING FOR CENTRAL OHIO, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY. COMPETITIVE WAGES, HEALTH CARE PACKAGE. JOIN THIS SUCCESSFUL COMPANY TODAY BY SENDING YOUR RESUME! MUST HAVE SOLID WORK HISTORY AND ABILITY TO PASS DRUG TEST. Job Purpose: Completes assignment by operatin...
Hartford based contractor seeking a qualified full time estimator. The candidate should possess a strong knowledge and ability to thoroughly examine construction documents in a timely fashion in order to prepare bids for deadlines. Strong organizational skills are required and some project engineering duties will accompany the position. Competitive salary and benefits will be offered based on the...
New Jersey based Commercial General Contractor specializing in Medical construction recruiting for the position of Project Manager. Must be team player comfortable in a fast paced environment. Must have a minimum of five years experience as a COMMERCIAL Project manager. Medical experience a plus. Must be proficient in Microsoft office, have a valid drivers license and verifiable references. Please...
Project Manager - Construction Our client has been recognized as a Top 150 National Workplace in 2013. They attribute their employee satisfaction to their corporate culture, merit driven success style, and exceptional benefits. An owner funded profit sharing program and an 'employee first' approach are among the many reasons employees consider this to be a world class workplace. We are seeking a P...
Overview: Gibraltar Construction, the development division of Richdale Apartments, a leader in the national owner/developer field of multi-family communities and commercial buildings is seeking an experienced estimator to perform estimate take-offs and develop RFPs for subcontracts associated with proposals and bids for general construction. Responsibilities: Work with drawings, specifications, su...
Job Purpose: Completes construction projects by planning, organizing, and controlling projects; completing quality inspections; supervising sub-contractors and staff. Duties: * Accomplishes construction human resource objectives by selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraisin...
IMMEDIATE NEED for a Site QC Inspector for a refinery construction project in Meraux, LA. You need 10-20+ years of QC experience supporting refinery construction projects with a focus on inspecting mechanical & piping systems . This is a 6+ month contract assignment that could go longer for the right person. Client will provide per diem and a paid trip home every 3 weeks. Responsibilities for the...
Project Manager- Plover, WI $80-95,000 POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for generating business, providing general management of electrical construction projects, and overseeing staff. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Plans, organizes, and staffs electrical construction projects. Ensures that projects are completed profitably, in a timely manner, and according to customer expectations. Visits vari...
Site Construction Manager 24-36 month contract Iron Mountain, MI $35-45/hr ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES Daily oversight of all construction activities including earthwork, cofferdams, rock excavation & blasting and construction of hydroelectric generating facility Oversight and reporting of scheduling and budget activities Manage the Safety, Quality and QCIP program at the site. Responsibility for co...
Report to the Executive Director of Construction Services as a member of the project management team within Facilities Management and Planning. Play a critical role in the oversight of project management of capital projects and renovations on the Charles River Campus. Projects include large and complex new construction and renovation projects as well as major utility infrastructure, maintenance pr...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Product Manager Tucson, AZ; Phoenix, AZ Full-Time $100,000 - $120,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Art Bueno is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Art Apply Job Details Product Manager needed for Mine Management and GIS solution! If you are from the Construction or Mining industry with experience, please read o...
Roofing Estimator (Worcester) compensation: TBD Estimator Job Profile and Description The job of a roofing estimator is to provide cost estimates for the construction of commercial, residential, and municipality roofs. Using your own experience along with construction plans and specifications to analyze the spending statistic and project a budget. The estimation will include all the necessary mate...
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