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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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EDC, a nationally recognized commercial general contractor is seeking experienced Retail Superintendents. We have been consistently ranked in the top 20 contractors for shell and retail construction in the U.S. We are looking for Superintendents to join our construction team so that we can continue to offer superior services to our loyal customers throughout the southeastern United States. Not onl...
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...
We are expanding our operations in Elkhart, Indiana and are looking for employees with construction and conduit bending experience. If you would like to work for a company that provides Medical coverage Dental coverage Vision coverage Life insurance Long term disability insurance Medical reimbursement accounts 401k plan Competitive pay Referral bonuses Construction work – in an inside environment...
Invenergy LLC, a leading developer, owner and operator of renewable and natural gas-fired power generation facilities, located in downtown Chicago, is currently looking to hire an Assistant General Counsel/Real Estate & Construction. This position is located in our Chicago (downtown), IL office and reports to the Deputy General Counsel. Responsibilities will include: Provide professional legal adv...
KBR COMPANY INFORMATION When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, procurement, construction, and services company, we support the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial, and commercial markets on six continents. Serving our customers through diverse business segments, we offer challeng...
Construction Designer This organization's Global Facilities, Engineering & Construction design group works with internal project teams to define project scope, space programs, timelines and budgets associated with planning new and renovation of various types of facilities such as oilfield service bases, research, engineering & manufacturing as well as office around the world. The Design group is c...
Manage the turnkey fabrication and erection of plate steel structures such as oil and chemical storage tanks, bins, silos, hoppers and chimneys along with related foundations, insulation, industrial coating, piping, and other subcontracted items. Typical customers include petrochemical, oil refinery, tank terminal, mining, midstream pipeline and power plant industries. Attractive compensation prog...
Established Construction Firm in NYC is seeking a Site Super. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE WITHIN NYC MUST HAVE COMMERCIAL INTERIORS EXPERIENCE Ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience as a Site Super Salary to 120k For immediate consideration, forward your resume to: ***** www.essentialassociates.com...
Established Construction Firm in NYC is seeking a Project Manager. MUST HAVE NYC EXPERIENCE MUST HAVE COMMERCIAL INTERIORS EXPERIENCE Ideal candidate will have 7+ years experience as a Project Manager TIMBERLINE experience is a MUST Salary to 135k For immediate consideration, forward your resume to: ***** www.essentialassociates.com...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Drywall and Paint Estimator Burnsville, MN; Saint Paul, MN Full-Time $60,000 - $80,000 Apply Apply Drywall and Paint Estimator Burnsville, MN; Saint Paul, MN Full-Time $60,000 - $80,000 Apply Job Details Successful paint and drywall company is looking for an Estimator with Paint and Drywall experience in the...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Civil Engineer - Texas PE - Highway Construction - SIGNING BONUS Houston, TX; Spring, TX Full-Time $90,000 - $150,000 Apply Apply Civil Engineer - Texas PE - Highway Construction - SIGNING BONUS Houston, TX; Spring, TX Full-Time $90,000 - $150,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity fo...
Our client has an open position on their corporate accounting team for a Staff Senior Accountant. This company is in the Real Estate industry and experiencing some recent growth. The company has been around for over 20 years and they are a well known player in the game. The Staff Accountant will be in the corporate office and will be handling construction accounting for the development division. T...
Position Description: Sargent & Lundy's Power Delivery Services business unit currently has an opportunity for a Construction Management Transmission Line Engineer. Primary Responsibility: Perform overall construction management of the installation of a 69kV to 765kV transmission line or perform overall construction coordination and QA/QC of a 69kV to 765kV transmission line project. Additional Re...
Accounting Principals is currently seeking a Construction Billing and Collections Specialist for our client in the South Bay area. This a permanent opportunity which is open immediately for interviews. Candidate must have recent construction industry experience, specifically in the Billing and Collections area. Company offers great benefits including medical and dental - company pays 100% for the...
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...
Accounting Principals is currently looking for an AP Specialist with Construction Experience for an established Construction Company in the West San Fernando Valley for a temp to hire position . Please see below for the requirements. This position is looking to start ASAP Client Objectives: The AP Specialist will perform a variety of general accounting support tasks in an accounting department inc...
Construction Accountant job in Parsippany, NJ Our client, an industry leader in construction in Parsippany, NJ, is looking for a Construction Accountant. The Construction Accountant must have advanced proficiency in Timberline software. The ideal Construction Accountant will have experience working with the General Ledger, working with whip schedules, maintaining payment draws and file invoices, A...
A stable client is currently recruiting for a Construction Accountant job opportunity in Atlanta, GA. This is a temp to perm opportunity that is paying $20 to $22 per hour. Qualified candidates must have 3 to 5 years of current experience as a Construction/Project Accountant. Candidates must also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. The Construction Accountant Job Duties and Responsibilities In...
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Construction Manager Needed For Guam Construction Management (CM) services are needed to manage multiple projects at any given time for duration of three years. The Construction Manager will assist with the management of multiple projects simultaneously at lease locations and at Federal Buildings located Primarily in Guam. CM must have a degree in Technical Field and a minimum of five (5) years’ e...
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