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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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Client involved high voltage Substation construction projects is looking for 2 Construction Managers/Superintendents to manage the construction efforts on Substation projects near St. Louis, MO. You need 15 years of construction field experience supporting power generation, T&D or substation EPC projects and at least 5 years as a Construction Manager or Superintendent over substation construction ...
Project Superintendent/Project Manager: Dayton, Ohio based public works contractor has multiple and immediate openings for Project Superintendents. Must have 15 years minimum experience in supervision of multi-million dollar construction projects and a 30 hour OSHA card. Must have experience on state and/or federal projects. Mandatory drug test and criminal background check. Email resume to donna@...
Construction Claims Analyst Who the position will report to (name or position): Claims Manager: List 5 to 8 primary position Duties and Responsibilities: Duties will include: Support to the Claim Manager in the evaluation of the Change Orders and claims received from the contractors in terms of physical quantities and scope of the works related to the civil discipline. Provide Support to the ...
Construction Safety Specialist - HSE - Construction Safety - Texas Construction Safety Manager required to work for our client, a Downstream Owner/Operator based in Texas. This is a senior level field based contract role lasting longer than 1 year. Refinery experience is a MUST. THE ROLE The Construction Safety Manager will be responsible for all aspects of construction safety for a major pro...
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 Positions: Construction Manager and Assistant Construction Manager Location: Westborough, Massachusetts Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Man...
Atlanta-based General Contractor is searching for a Project Manager for residential high-rise construction projects. These are site based positions. Typical projects are 1-2 years in duration. Housing, per diem, and bi-weekly travel expenses will be paid. Your initial assignment could be anywhere in the southern US. You will be based out of Atlanta and paid per diem for working out of town. Pro...
Position Summary We are seeking an experienced Project Manager for new and existing commercial building construction projects. The candidate will be responsible for the overall construction of projects assigned. The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence to engage and professionally interact with Design Professionals, Consultants and Clients while successfully ...
Construction Workers Must have experience in industrial construction. Need dependable transportation & pass required drug tests. MUST CALL FOR APPLICATION: 901-867-1940 CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT We are also seeking a Construction Superintendent. Must have experience in industrial construction projects for Memphis, and surrounding areas. To apply for this position, must send RESUME TO: ajr...
Job Description: Successful Nationwide Construction company looking for well educated Assistant Project Managers to groom and mentor for growing organization. Growing, successful Construction company looking for Construction Science degreed individual from A&M, Texas Tech, UNT, or University of Texas looking to begin their career in construction. Looking for someone ready to grow with them. Con...
Location: Fort Worth, TX Objective The position of Estimator will analyze, prepare and review bids for heavy/highway projects in Texas and Oklahoma with an emphasis on the following disciplines: Bridge/Structures, Drainage/Storm Sewers, Flatwork and Retaining Walls. Regular Job Duties: 1. The Estimator is responsible for assimilating and analyzing all available information at the time of bid a...
Fluor Corporation Farnborough, TX
Fluor is now in an exciting period of significant growth, and as such we are now seeking a Home Office Construction Lead. An established construction professional with solid recent Energy & Construction site experience together with strong current connections within the industry. Ideally the candidate would have credibility with Clients and senior Project Direction. An individual who understands...
Toll Brothers Inc Westborough, MA
Overview: Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc. , America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager and an Assistant Construction Manager/Superintendent for one of our new home communities in Westborough, Massachusetts. Responsibilities of a Construction Manager include obtaining all permits and ordering all materials required to construct hou...
Baylor Health Care System DALLAS, TX
Description Turn talent into success with Baylor Health Care System. Over a century of being the best - for patients, families and our community. We're Baylor Health Care System (BHCS), a multi-hospital, not-for-profit organization that is setting the standard for health care excellence in the Dallas/Fort worth Metroplex. Baylor has achieved a number of honors, including being ranked in U.S News...
US-TX-Houston We currently are seeking a highly motivated Manager to manage client engagement teams, work with a wide variety of clients to deliver professional services, and lead business development activities on strategic and global priority accounts. The Construction and Real Estate Advisory Services (CREAS) group is a sub-practice within Advisory Services that specializes in advising real e...
Toll Brothers Westborough, MA
Overview: Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc. , America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager and an Assistant Construction Manager/Superintendent for one of our new home communities in Westborough, Massachusetts. Responsibilities of a Construction Manager include obtaining all permits and ordering all materials required to construct hous...
get social humanserviceassistant jobs Seattle, WA
CLP Resources is hiring Construction Laborers for projects in all areas of Puget Sound IMMEDIATELY! Must be a hard worker, able to take direction, and work in a team environment. We do require that you are able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted. Duties include: sweeping, vacuuming, clearing debris, digging, flagging, etc. Candidates must meet the following requirements: Must have at least... View ...
South Suburban Park & Recreation Centennial, CO
Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions The position is primarily responsible for performing interior remodel, concrete, carpentry and playground installations. Various heavy equipment operations including hauling with dump truck may be required. May supervise full and part time employees. Knowledge and Abilities: Working knowledge of safe operations of large and small equipment with various a...
Recruit Universe Springfield, MA
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES Working under the supervision and direction of the General Manager, the Branch Manager implements the organization’s strategic, marketing, financial, human resource and project management strategies. Responsible for the staffing, development, and management of branch personnel. Establishes vendor, subcontractor and business relationships needed to support business and ...
Atkins Houston, MN
Faithful+Gould is seeking a Senior Construction Manager/Owner's Rep for Agri-business/grain related projects for major Agri-business clients. Faithful+Gould is a world leader in project and cost consulting, providing clients with Owner's Representative expertise and advice throughout the life of their projects. We can offer interesting and challenging work with a number of high profile clients a...
Looking for people to work on construction sites need Steel toe boots, able to speak Spanish and have transportation. jobs are located in the Dallas and Fort Worth Area. Get paid every Monday. Must be able to work 10 hours per day Monday-Saturday...

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