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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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NYC Construction MEP Superintendents * Triton Construction, a fast growing Construction Management firm, seeks experienced NYC Construction MEP Superintendents for work on major projects in Manhattan & Brooklyn. Requirements · 10-15 years of NYC construction experience. · High-rise construction experience · High end residential condo experience · NYC construction superintendent’s license preferred...
Construction Field Supervisor - Swimming Pools Houston, TX Anthony & Sylvan Pools is one of the largest in-ground concrete pool builders in the U.S. and a leader in our industry. For over a half century, we have been recognized for our reputation for excellence. This reputation was earned because of the great product we provide our customers and our ongoing commitment to offer our services at the...
. Duties: Manages, oversees and coordinates all facets of the construction phase of a school facility project including mobilization, construction, and closeout Plans, organizes, directs and reports project management activities and progress to upper management Coordinates with all pertinent public agencies during construction to comply with all off-site work Manages both the project budget and sc...
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Jupiter Medical Center - Jupiter, FL Construction Manager Jupiter Medical Center is a not-for-profit 283-bed medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds. We provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in orthopedics and spine, geriatrics, emergency services, cardiac services, obstetrics, can...
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: Assistant Construction Manager Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland Join the 2012 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Assistant Construction Manager / Superintendent f...
Office Manager - Construction Materials Distribution Job Label:OM TULSA Our Tulsa office is currently searching for an Office Manager to organize the office, provide a high level of customer service, and oversee all aspects of the office operation. A successful candidate will have a wide variety of expereince working in, customer service (highest priority), light accounting, invoicing, and invento...
Company Confidential North Hollywood, CA, 91605
In addition to the description below, which is a modified version of Monster's standard description for an "Estimator - Construction" position, I'd like to state the following: This is a Company that mainly does work for Public Agencies (LAUSD, City of Burbank, City of Pomona, Housing Authority, Community Development Commission, etc.) We bid on projects ranging from about $200,000.00 to $3,500,000...
Estimator needed for modular construction company. Job Purpose: Determines construction costs by identifying, parts, labor, and overhead costs. Duties: * Review and analyze bids and potential jobs for SOW, scope gaps, & feasibility of contract. * Pre-Qualify experienced subcontractors in order to get the best price & quality for customers. * Identifies construction costs by contacting subcontracto...
Sales Manager construction products Building Materials Sales / Marketing - Sales & Sales Management Full-time United States Oklahoma City The Compensation Base Salary - $60,000 - $80,000 Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for the ideal candidate Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 5+...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11231
Construction Firm doing work for NYS and NYC Agencies looking for: Construction Superintendent needed for a School Construction. Authority project located in the Bronx, New York. Must have experience with Public Work. Must have computer skills....
This is an entry-level position in on-site management. Training in technical and managerial skills is provided both in the field and in classroom seminars. Duties include all day-to-day aspects of the construction process: *scheduling and supervising subcontractors *conducting quality control inspections *ordering materials *managing assets *interfacing with Sales and Marketing Representatives and...
This is an entry-level position in on-site management. Training in technical and managerial skills is provided both in the field and in classroom seminars. Duties include all day-to-day aspects of the construction process: *scheduling and supervising subcontractors *conducting quality control inspections *ordering materials *managing assets *interfacing with Sales and Marketing Representatives and...
This is an entry-level position in on-site management. Training in technical and managerial skills is provided both in the field and in classroom seminars. Duties include all day-to-day aspects of the construction process: *scheduling and supervising subcontractors *conducting quality control inspections *ordering materials *managing assets *interfacing with Sales and Marketing Representatives and...
Company Confidential Burlington, MA, 01803
Residential Construction Foreman Homebuilder/Developer seeks experienced Project Manager to supervise construction of multiple single family home projects North of Boston. Must have Construction Supervisors License, HIC License and a minimum of five (5) years' experience as a site supervisor and job foreman. Responsibilities include "ground up" construction, including permitting, site work, sub-co...
Procurement Engineers with experience in heavy industry construction projects are needed for direct hire positions located in Houston, TX. Relocation assistance available. Responsibilities for the Procurement Specialist Development of specific Terms and Conditions Solicitation of Bids Bid Evaluation Negotiation of Commercial Terms including Price and Delivery, Schedule and Liquidated Damages Resol...
Company Confidential Carrollton, TX, 75006
Commercial general contractor seeks project manager / estimator with a minimum of 5 years construction experience. Candidate must be experienced with construction industry computer programs and basic project management and estimating processes. College training and field experience are a plus but not mandatory. Benefits and competitive salary along with advancement opportunities. Please submit you...
Construction – Change Career to - Truck Driver – Entry Level, No Experience, Full Time, w/ Training! C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, No experienced required. We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Tired of your current job, working conditions or instability? Come to C.R England and create a better career: become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! Experi...
Construction – Change Career to - Truck Driver – Entry Level, No Experience, Full Time, w/ Training! C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, No experienced required. We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Tired of your current job, working conditions or instability? Come to C.R England and create a better career: become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! Experi...
Construction – Change Career to - Truck Driver – Entry Level, No Experience, Full Time, w/ Training! C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, No experienced required. We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Tired of your current job, working conditions or instability? Come to C.R England and create a better career: become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! Experi...
Construction – Change Career to - Truck Driver – Entry Level, No Experience, Full Time, w/ Training! C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, No experienced required. We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Tired of your current job, working conditions or instability? Come to C.R England and create a better career: become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! Experi...
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