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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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Observer / inspector on electrical substation construction projects, must have substation or utility experience. Duties include being able to read and understand construction blue prints and work with electrical contractors to assure substation is built in accordance with prints. Also need to manage material issues, including inventorying material at start of construction, doing material take off,...
Form Carpenter with 10 yrs experience including knowledge of FDOT traffic barriers and retaining walls. Must be able, motivated and a team player and able to head a crew. Job requires the ability to read plans, vertical form setting, rebar placement, concrete placement and finishing. -Please include your work experience, work history and training in your response. Include a phone number and the ho...
The individual selected for this position will work out of the Chelsea Facility. The Assistant Director, Construction will work under the general supervision of the Director, Construction assisting with the management of the Construction Unit which controls and coordinates all Water and Wastewater construction projects of the MWRA Capital Improvement Program. The position will supervise a professi...
Project Manager – Beaumont, TX ($70K to $115), plus $620/mo. Car allowance, plus bonus At least 5 years experience of industrial construction project management experience Must have petrochemical/refinery/power plant experience Prefer someone who wants to stay in Beaumont, TX for his/her career Nice if he was an engineer, but not absolutely necessary if he has experience Basically, we need a guy w...
Craig Testing Laboratories, Inc. is hiring qualified construction/building inspectors for commercial construction projects to perform 3rd party independent construction inspection and material testing services including but not limited to earthwork (soil), foundation (shallow/deep), concrete reinforcement, concrete testing and placement, structural masonry, structural steel, spray-applied fireproo...
Orangetheory Fitness is a trendsetting franchise fitness organization with 100 locations open in the US, Canada and UK with more than 200 new fitness studios under development across the nation and internationally. We are currently seeking a qualified Construction & Design Project Manager at our Corporate Office in Ft. Lauderdale to assist and support our Franchisees through successful studio desi...
Construction Inspection, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA-QC) Field/Lab Technician Solar Testing of Pennsylvania LLC, an Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering firm is currently seeking candidates for a QA/QC technician position. Work will include inspection / testing of asphalt, soils, concrete, steel, etc. High School Diploma/GED necessary, as well as general knowledge of construction c...
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Looking to hire immediately! Growing construction company is looking to hire an estimator/project manager. Our company performs civil site work such as concrete, utilities, and earthwork The primary objective of this position is to produce accurate cost estimates and onscreen takeoffs. The software we use is Maxwell systems. If you are proficient in Maxwell Systems it is a great asset. General Res...
Since 1956, E&K has been uncompromising in the commitment to deliver the highest quality products and services our clients demand, anywhere they need them. Today, we’re one of the largest interior/exterior finish contractors in the U.S., with offices throughout the country and a reputation for excellence. We are looking for an experienced BIM Specialist to join our team. Responsibilities include:...
Building Construction Crew – Garden City, KS Cleary Building Corp. has an immediate full-time opening in Garden City, KS for a motivated self-starter to become a part of our building construction crew team!! Prior construction experience and the ability to read blueprints are essential to this position. Tasks will include physical labor in preparing sites, constructing post-frame structures, opera...
OVERVIEW: POSITION DESCRIPTION Charged with the responsibility of all safe work execution, on a specific project or site by coordinating and scheduling in conjunction with a client representative and the project execution plan. Construction Superintendents have a minimum of 8 years of experience, and progressively more responsible experience in oil and gas and construction. At a minimum, 6 years o...
Formsetters with experience in vertical concrete forming. Knowledge of various vertical concrete forming systems, rebar placement, concrete placement and finishing. Must be able, motivated & a team player. Please include your work experience, work history and training in your response. Include a phone number and the hours you can be reached. Work to begin around last week of May....
-Construction Project Manager Location:MD,DC and VA / work Metro Area Salary: DOE Responsibilities • Work with Install Manager to collect, prioritize, order and deliver materials required for the project. • Maintain accurate records of inventory and labor transactions during the course of a project. • Studies plans, drawings, specifications, and work orders to determine work requirement and sequen...
A professional company located in southwest Austin over 27 years in business here in Austin seeks a responsible, hard working, and dependable Construction departmentManager to work with its dynamic team. The successful candidate will have experience to effectively manage the(Construction division all its assets, and TEAM members) of our Landscape construction and installationDepartment. (This incl...
Building Construction Crew and Foreman – Mankato, MN Cleary Building Corp. has an immediate full-time opening in Mankato, MN for motivated self-starters to become a part of our building construction crew team AND for seasoned leaders to supervise our jobsite construction operations!! Prior construction experience and the ability to read blueprints are essential to this position. Responsibilities w...
Description: Projects and controls construction costs by collecting and studying information; controlling construction costs. Controls projects by developing and monitoring plans and control systems, maintaining pricing references. Duties: * Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and requirements; setting priorities. * Prepares construction budget by studying home plans; updatin...
Estimator – Landscape Construction E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting Inc. – Glastonbury, CT 06033 E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting Inc., a premiere landscape contracting firm, specializing in landscape design and construction located in Glastonbury, CT, is seeking to fill an Estimator position. The Estimator is responsible forlead qualification, lead management and estimating functions, through the...
CAREERS AT STORM VENTURES GROUP: $100K+ TOP Commission OPPORTUNITIES We are now hiring Construction Sales Pros in Project Management & Estimating! ALL TRAINING PROVIDED If you are ready for a life changer and are ready to make BIG money this year, then this might be the right position for you! Our entry level representatives are making $5- $10k+ a month! If you have a passion for hard work, team b...
Complete Basement Systems, a basement waterproofing and structural repair company, is GROWING and we are looking for experienced, bilingual working foremen to run crews in the basement waterproofing and foundation repair field. The ideal candidate will come from the construction/remodeling, window/siding/roofing industries, or home improvement industries. We offer competitive wages and we pay bonu...
Job Description: Exciting opportunity being created due to nationwide growth within this successful Construction Contracting company. The team has grown to the extent that a new position is being created for a person with strong experience working in a mid to large construction company. Looking for someone that can bring their expertise in continuing to develop and grow this team. This Constructio...
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