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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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Job Purpose This position reports to the Director - OSP Construction & Engineering in Field Operations. The Senior Manager is responsible for the placing, and splicing of the outside plant portion of our network. This includes T1 work, POTS work, and ADSL DSLAM installation in the outside plant. Additionally, this Senior Manager will supervise over 60 technicians, and 4 Team Leaders geographically...
Calumet Testing Services is accepting applications for entry level Non-Destructive Testing inspectors. We're hiring for full-time, permanent positions only. In-house training will be provided. Construction, manufacturing, or industrial background preferred, but not required. NDT inspectors use various testing methods to examine structures, equipment, and materials without impairing or destroying t...
Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architectural, engineering, and science consulting firm providing solutions to meet our world's complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. Kleinfelder has nearly 2,000 employee-owners with offices nationwide and abroad. With over 50 years of experience, Kleinfelder's reputation for providing innovative, commonsense solutions to the most complex challen...
Sr. Project Manager needed to scope, estimate, design, and execute capital projects from concept through startup for a chemical manufacturing company. The Project Manager is responsible for all financial and schedule aspects of the project and providing updates to management of the projects status. Applying candidates should have a BS in an engineering related discipline and experience Managing co...
Engineer/Construction Manager Spectrum Services specializes in the design and development of wireless communications and fiber optic networks. Spectrum is seeking an engineer or construction manager to fulfill the position of Project Manager. As a Project Manager you will be responsible for the planning, development and management of wireless tower sites, wireless rooftop facilities and in-buildin...
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Bookkeeper Construction Our company is looking for a full-time construction bookkeeper who will be responsible for maintaining and administering the company's accounting and administrative policies & procedures in accordance with company and customer requirements for the construction division. Position reports to the Director of Operations and responsibilities include support to all functional dir...
We are a commercial general contractor specializing in new and remodel tenant finish-outs, offices, laboratory, eateries, university and healthcare facilities. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a minimum of 5 years experience. Must have project management and estimating experience. Experience with job order contracting and construction managers at risk projects a plus. Please em...
Talascend is currently seeking a Construction Manager for a direct hire opportunity with our client located in Galliano, Louisiana. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Managing all construction activities at client’s facilities. Managing a team of inspectors and construction supervisors. Working with engineering and operations personnel to successfully implement projects. Responsible for ensuring safety in...
Job Position: Project Manager As a Project Manager you must be a very dedicated professional leader who takes ownership of your responsibilities and goes over and beyond to exceed goals for customer satisfaction. Qualified candidates are able to influence others, lead others and create a team-oriented environment. You must be able to manage multiple projects while being innovative and creative in...
About Us: Heritage Mechanical Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. EMCOR is the world’s leading provider of mechanical and electrical construction and facilities services, including planning, consulting, and operations and maintenance. Heritage is an industry leader in the provision of complete HVAC systems for commercial, industrial and institutional clients. Job Title: Assi...
Full time, permanent position- working M-F, 7:30am-4:30pm. Salary range from $50,000.00-$70,000.00 annually. Job Location: Panama City Beach, FL Requirements: Certificate in Construction Estimating and/or 10+ years experience exclusively as a Construction Estimator. Valid driver license Job knowledge, skills, and abilities required: Construction site experience; estimating experience, have an eye...
FUNCTION A Project Manager will be assigned to a variety of jobs in various locations ranging from heavy highway, underground utilities, waste water treatment plants, landfills and large scale solar projects. This person shall direct the daily activities of the assigned project as well as meet all short term and long term objectives for these projects. * Must be a road warrior, extensive travel to...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Commercial Roofing Contractor in business since 1990 in the Indianapolis area is seeking a motivated Estimator/Sales person. Our perfect candidate would have experience in: • Construction • Sales • Supervision • Social Media We offer: • Competitive Salary 35K to 60K depending on experience • Truck Allowance • Health Insurance • Flexible Vacation • Friendly Work Environment...
Construction Project Manager Commercial/Infrastructure concrete contractor specializing in curb & gutter, sidewalks, and colored and stamped concrete pavement seeks a Project Manager to assist in estimating and managing construction projects. Job Responsibilities: · Download applicable plan sheets and specifications. · Read/review/interpret blueprints. · Perform detailed material take-offs and lab...
Accuro is assisting a client in Charlotte, NC with their search for a Project Manager. In this role, you will work with one of the most respected energy companies in the country where you will be the single point of contact for multiple projects (electrical transmission lines & substation 500V to 12KV), accountable for successful project management and achieving project results including safety, e...
POSITION – Construction Inspector/ Engineer LOCATION - Reporting to the Engineer of Construction for Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals, the position will be at the PA Bus Terminal field office. SCOPE – Primarily involving the inspection of building construction work including reinforced concrete, expansion joints, milling and paving, architectural and maintenance of traffic. Work may also include mec...
Job Purpose: WATER AND WASTEWATER PLANT CONSTRUCTION Skills: Underground Piping, Heavy Concrete, Pumps and above ground piping, Mechanical. Ability to communicate with project Engineers, owners and office personnel. Able to operate heavy equipment such as hydraulic crane, track hoe and backhoe. Completes construction projects by planning, organizing, and controlling projects; completing quality in...
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