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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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New Jersey based Commercial General Contractor specializing in Medical construction recruiting for the position of Project Manager. Must be team player comfortable in a fast paced environment. Must have a minimum of five years experience as a COMMERCIAL Project manager. Medical experience a plus. Must be proficient in Microsoft office, have a valid drivers license and verifiable references. Please...
IMMEDIATE NEED for a Site QC Inspector for a refinery construction project in Meraux, LA. You need 10-20+ years of QC experience supporting refinery construction projects with a focus on inspecting mechanical & piping systems . This is a 6+ month contract assignment that could go longer for the right person. Client will provide per diem and a paid trip home every 3 weeks. Responsibilities for the...
Project Manager - Construction Our client has been recognized as a Top 150 National Workplace in 2013. They attribute their employee satisfaction to their corporate culture, merit driven success style, and exceptional benefits. An owner funded profit sharing program and an 'employee first' approach are among the many reasons employees consider this to be a world class workplace. We are seeking a P...
Overview: Gibraltar Construction, the development division of Richdale Apartments, a leader in the national owner/developer field of multi-family communities and commercial buildings is seeking an experienced estimator to perform estimate take-offs and develop RFPs for subcontracts associated with proposals and bids for general construction. Responsibilities: Work with drawings, specifications, su...
Project Manager- Plover, WI $80-95,000 POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for generating business, providing general management of electrical construction projects, and overseeing staff. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Plans, organizes, and staffs electrical construction projects. Ensures that projects are completed profitably, in a timely manner, and according to customer expectations. Visits vari...
Site Construction Manager 24-36 month contract Iron Mountain, MI $35-45/hr ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES Daily oversight of all construction activities including earthwork, cofferdams, rock excavation & blasting and construction of hydroelectric generating facility Oversight and reporting of scheduling and budget activities Manage the Safety, Quality and QCIP program at the site. Responsibility for co...
Report to the Executive Director of Construction Services as a member of the project management team within Facilities Management and Planning. Play a critical role in the oversight of project management of capital projects and renovations on the Charles River Campus. Projects include large and complex new construction and renovation projects as well as major utility infrastructure, maintenance pr...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Product Manager Tucson, AZ; Phoenix, AZ Full-Time $100,000 - $120,000 Posted 4/24/2014 Art Bueno is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Art Apply Job Details Product Manager needed for Mine Management and GIS solution! If you are from the Construction or Mining industry with experience, please read o...
Roofing Estimator (Worcester) compensation: TBD Estimator Job Profile and Description The job of a roofing estimator is to provide cost estimates for the construction of commercial, residential, and municipality roofs. Using your own experience along with construction plans and specifications to analyze the spending statistic and project a budget. The estimation will include all the necessary mate...
Tower Water Management is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the immediate opening for a Foreman Assistant. The ideal candidate will be brought in to work on job sites in the New York City metropolitan area. This is a full-time, entry-level position with high potential for advancement (i.e. Foreman). POSITION WILL ENTAIL THE FOLLOWING: · Assist Foreman in running construction pipe cleaning...
City: Schenectady State: New York Postal/Zip Code: 12303 Callanan Industries, Inc. was founded in 1883 as an aggregate mining company. Over a century later, Callanan Industries, Inc. continues to be a leading supplier of paving materials and construction services, providing a complete range of high quality aggregates, asphalt paving, and ready mix concrete products to state, federal, municipal, co...
City: Hays State: Kansas Postal/Zip Code: 67601 APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of Oldcastle Materials Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas. Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility, dirt-g...
Commercial concrete subcontractor looking for a Purchasing Agent. The candidate must have at least 2 years experience in the concrete construction industry as a purchasing agent or must have a background with a material supplier such as HD Supply or Construction Materials. They would like the candidate to have knowledge of all the materials that will be purchased. They must also have great organiz...
Commercial concrete subcontractor looking for a Purchasing Agent. The candidate must have at least 2 years experience in the concrete construction industry as a purchasing agent or must have a background with a material supplier such as HD Supply or Construction Materials. They would like the candidate to have knowledge of all the materials that will be purchased. They must also have great organiz...
Commercial concrete subcontractor looking for a Purchasing Agent. The candidate must have at least 2 years experience in the concrete construction industry as a purchasing agent or must have a background with a material supplier such as HD Supply or Construction Materials. They would like the candidate to have knowledge of all the materials that will be purchased. They must also have great organiz...
Commercial concrete subcontractor looking for a Purchasing Agent. The candidate must have at least 2 years experience in the concrete construction industry as a purchasing agent or must have a background with a material supplier such as HD Supply or Construction Materials. They would like the candidate to have knowledge of all the materials that will be purchased. They must also have great organiz...
Commercial concrete subcontractor looking for a Purchasing Agent. The candidate must have at least 2 years experience in the concrete construction industry as a purchasing agent or must have a background with a material supplier such as HD Supply or Construction Materials. They would like the candidate to have knowledge of all the materials that will be purchased. They must also have great organiz...
Commercial concrete subcontractor looking for a Purchasing Agent. The candidate must have at least 2 years experience in the concrete construction industry as a purchasing agent or must have a background with a material supplier such as HD Supply or Construction Materials. They would like the candidate to have knowledge of all the materials that will be purchased. They must also have great organiz...
Commercial concrete subcontractor looking for a Purchasing Agent. The candidate must have at least 2 years experience in the concrete construction industry as a purchasing agent or must have a background with a material supplier such as HD Supply or Construction Materials. They would like the candidate to have knowledge of all the materials that will be purchased. They must also have great organiz...
Commercial concrete subcontractor looking for a Purchasing Agent. The candidate must have at least 2 years experience in the concrete construction industry as a purchasing agent or must have a background with a material supplier such as HD Supply or Construction Materials. They would like the candidate to have knowledge of all the materials that will be purchased. They must also have great organiz...
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