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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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Barnhart Reese Construction, Inc. is a construction organization headquartered in San Diego County. We specialize in general contracting, design-build and construction management of public works, healthcare and commercial facilities. We are now accepting applications for a Project Managers/Construction Managers to work on projects in the Los Angeles region. The primary function of the position wil...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Civil Engineer - Texas PE - Highway Construction Houston, TX; Spring, TX Full-Time $90,000 - $120,000 Apply Apply Civil Engineer - Texas PE - Highway Construction Houston, TX; Spring, TX Full-Time $90,000 - $120,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for an experienced Civil Engineer...
Overview: Our Water sector, which brings together many of the world’s top engineers and scientists, sees water a bit differently—as a single holistic system rather than as unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. We use this perspective to help communities tap into water’s potential. Throughout the life cycle of capture, use, reuse, and discharge, our team optimizes every facet o...
Project Scheduler needed for a long term contract opportunity in the northeastern United States. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in project scheduling. A candidate must have served in a leadership role managing project schedules. The ability to communicate within a project team environment and experience with the critical path methodology of schedule analysis is a must. Respon...
DiPierro Construction 875 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02118 Phone: 617-592-6447617-592-6447 Fax: 617-391-0011 Project Manager, Construction Job description IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITY POSITION: Project Manager, Construction REPORTS TO: Senior Project Manager, Owner The Project Manager shall oversee all aspects of overall project planning and management for various types of construction jobs. Roles i...
Commercial Estimator Commercial Construction Job in Houston This well established general contractor has been operating in the Houston market for several decades, during which time they have completed a broad range of commercial jobs from retail developments and office buildings to restaurants and financial institutions that have helped shape the urban environment in Houston. Based in Houston, the...
Technician Entry level positions. Installation of pipelines, welding, heavy equipment operations, and vehicle maintenance. Must be a team player. Basic construction skills and tool knowledge, ability to work in all weather conditions, strong work ethic and attention to detail. Requirements: High school diploma or GED. Basic math skills, current valid driver license, ability to lift 50 lbs. Pass al...
Neill & Lee Contractors located in Potrero Hill, serving San Francisco and the peninsula is hiring a Lead Carpenter/Superintendent. We are a growing company with opportunities for career development. The successful candidate has an ability to work independently, manage/lead other crew members, and troubleshoot all aspects of various projects. The individual should be knowledgeable and proficient w...
Growing Construction Company in Downtown, Atlanta is hiring a Project Construction Accountant immediately. Position is contract but could go perm for the right person! In order to me considered for the position, individual must have recent construction accounting experience. Experience with CMIC software is ideal. Project Construction Accountant will be responsible for analyzing financial informat...
National fortune 500 Consutruction Contractor located in Sacramento and East Bay area is seeking a strong people and process leader to manage a centralized Admin Support Center has Administrative Professionals and Manager with experience in any of the following areas: Billing Accounts Receivable Contract Administration Production Administration Construction Quotes Estimating Administration Office...
Estimator Commercial Estimator Job in Houston Our client, a premier general contractor in Texas, offers services in design build, cm at risk, pre-construction, and general construction. With several locations throughout Texas, they are able to execute large commercial jobs that help exceed client expectations. Due to a recent promotion, there is a job available for an experienced commercial estima...
® ACE Senior Underwriter- Construction- New York ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group, offers more than 170 sophisticated property, casualty, risk-management, and accident and health products and services through retail brokers. The ACE Group is one of the world's leading global commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsurance organizations, with more than 1...
Austin Staffing, Inc. is seeking a full-time construction assistant that will perform hands on construction tasks and coordinate with subcontractors on the job site. This is a position where you will grow and develop skills within the construction industry, and is a great opportunity for someone to gain a foothold in construction project management. Candidates must be a self starter and have an in...
About Us: Bouma Construction provides Design Build, construction management and general contracting services on commercial projects. Started as a family business in 1950, Bouma focused on growing its business in the West Michigan area. With a corporate office Grand Rapids, Michigan and a branch office in Traverse City, Michigan, we have now grown to nearly 400 employees working all across the Unit...
Company Overview: The largest provider for mobile surveillance services and remote surveillance in the US. Established in 2006, the company has quickly become a preferred service provider for commercial construction, utilities, auto dealerships, oil & gas, etc. The company is aggressively expanding to provide services in all major markets by hiring sales/business development professionals looking...
About Us: Bouma Construction provides Design Build, construction management and general contracting services on commercial projects. Started as a family business in 1950, Bouma focused on growing its business in the West Michigan area. With a corporate office Grand Rapids, Michigan and a branch office in Traverse City, Michigan, we have now grown to nearly 400 employees working all across the Unit...
Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architectural, engineering, and geoscience 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 chal...
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...
About Us: Bouma Construction provides Design Build, construction management and general contracting services on commercial projects. Started as a family business in 1950, Bouma focused on growing its business in the West Michigan area. With a corporate office Grand Rapids, Michigan and a branch office in Traverse City, Michigan, we have now grown to nearly 400 employees working all across the Unit...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
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