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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: Jack McCormick Salary: $75 to $90K Construction Project Manager - Construction Consulting Respected national construction consulting firm seeks civil engineer with 5 to 12 years of construction project managment that is willing to learn their business. A background in heavy highway, general constractiing or residential construction is desired. Superior English writing and speaking skills...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Project Engineer San Jose, CA Full-Time $60,000 - $70,000 Posted 4/18/2014 Brenda Rivera is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Brenda Apply Job Details Based in San Jose, we are a specialized Electrical Contractor looking to hire a Project Engineer to join our team. What You Will Be Doing • Setup in...
City: Waco State: Texas Postal/Zip Code: 76706 APAC Texas-Wheeler is an Oldcastle Company. The Wheeler Companies offer a variety of products and services including road construction, asphalt paving and maintenance, ready mix concrete, hot mix asphalt, sand & gravel products and limestone aggregates. Our mission is to provide the highest product quality and service in the construction industry. The...
Construction Accountant Job in Pleasanton, CA. We are looking to fill a temp-to-hire Construction Accountant job position in Pleasanton. The client needs someone with construction industry experience. This role has a very busy desk, so it is essential to have strong multi-tasking and time management skills. The pay for this job is between $19 and $22 per hour depending on experience. Key Responsib...
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...
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Construction/Trades Accepting Applications in the HVAC Field. Must have experience. Applications available in our office, Mon.-Fri. 8am-12noon at 15328 Bonanza Rd., VV....
Construction CONSTRUCTION- Class A or B required. Stable 50 year old company looking for a team player, backhoe and boom truck operation knowledge a plus. Will train. Steady work, no layoffs. Good hourly rate with quarterly bonus. EMAIL ONLY! ***** =...
Underground Construction company seeking general construction labors and Operators with CDL license. Full Benefits offered wage based on exp. Please send resumes to ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
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Now Hiring Oil field construction company hiring experienced heavy equipment operators and roustabouts for positions in Midland, Kermit, and surrounding areas. Paid time off and medical benefits. Please call 432-258-1339 for more information. Hablamos Espanol....
General Construction Labor – Dallas, TX Getting It Done At Labor Ready Everyone likes to feel pride in their work. At Labor Ready, we make that happen. We have opportunities right now for hardworking people looking for a reliable paycheck. You can find flexible assignments in construction, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, events, hospitality, waste, restoration and auto services. Labor Ready is...
United Employment Associates is a search and placement firm working to match The Right People with The Right Placements in the mining, construction, building materials, metals and heavy continuous-process industries. As a specialist in the Bridge Construction Industry I work closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings. Visit our website at http://www.unitedemployment.com for...
CONSTRUCTION Construction Co seeks Operator Engineer, Irrigation &Landscaping, and Plumber. Send Resume to: ***** Or call 310-516-8100 X 113...
Requires a blend of sales and construction estimating skills. We are looking for an experienced construction estimator for our Las Vegas office. Candidate will work directly for chief estimator to improve sales of specialty product through written estimates, direct communication and onsite presentations. The successful applicant will be easy to talk to, outgoing and willing to spend much of the da...
Overview: The Construction Crew Member is an active member of a team constructing quality building projects that are profitable and provide a positive construction experience for the customer. This position plays an important role in helping the construction team promote a positive attitude, set and meet goals and achieve company objectives. Responsibilities: Learn, keep current with and apply the...
Overview: The Construction Crew Member is an active member of a team constructing quality building projects that are profitable and provide a positive construction experience for the customer. This position plays an important role in helping the construction team promote a positive attitude, set and meet goals and achieve company objectives. Responsibilities: Learn, keep current with and apply the...
Construction Superintendent Project Superintendent needed for commercial construction projects throughout the state, headquartered in Topeka, KS. Minimum 5 yrs experience as Superintendent. Send resume to D. F. Osborne Construction, 3310 SW Harrison St.; Topeka, KS 66611 or *****...
Job Description : Permanent position for a Construction Project Manager to oversee construction and installation of co-generator (emergency power backup) system projects in supermarkets so stores can fully operate during long term power outages. Involves 20% travel on east coast, and position offers a company car and travel expenses. Job Requirements : BS - Mechanical Engineering or other engineer...
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 Manager / Assistant Construction Manager Location: Houston, Texas Join the 2012 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks experienced Construction Managers and Assistant Con...
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 Manager / Superintendent Location: Mount Olive, New Jersey Join the 2012 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent for o...
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