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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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Project Engineer/Sr. Project Engineer 3-5 Years Experience Previous exp. with General Contractor or Construction Mgmt Firm Construction Mgmnt or Civil Engineering Degree (A MUST!) Personal Traits: sharp, smart, good communicator, attention to detail MEP-a plus! Call Lori/Vector Recruiting W 785-537-0777 C 620-804-0207...
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 Position: Project Manager Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania Join the 2012 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s Leading Luxury Home Builder, needs your help! We’re more than just a construction company, and we’re seeking a Proje...
LEED Architect We currently have an opportunity for a LEED certified Registered Architect for our Houston, TX office. This position is in our Commercial Construction Department. The Architect performs design review and construction observation for commercial construction projects, as well as manages various phases of the building construction process. Primary Responsibilities: · Manage the project...
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 Position: Multi-family Construction Manager Location: Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Join the 2012 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, is seeking experienced Multi-family Construction Managers for our...
Provide hands-on leadership and direction for governmental and commercial construction projects. Effectively manage and schedule sub-contractors to complete all projects on time and within budget. Responsible for monitoring profitability of jobs. Ensure strict safety standards. Excellent communication skills, will interact with customers, employees, vendors and project team members. Will forecast...
Company Confidential Gloucester, NJ
Long standing GC Firm seeks experience Project Superintendent for large, long term project in AC/ Philly Area. Applicants must be well versed in all aspects of Commercial and Retail Construction, including out of the ground work and site work, safety, scheduling, coordination, Building Codes and standards, Inspection Processes, and quality control. All applicants must posses OSHA training and Comp...
Company Confidential Gloucester, NJ
Project Engineer For Construction Project in AC/ Philly area Long standing GC Firm is seeking am experience Project Manager/ Engineer for long term project, who will review and record Submittals, Shop drawings, and Samples prior to issuance to A/E and upon receipt to acknowledge comments. Applicants must provide Cover Letter, Resume, and Salary History/ Requirements Applicants should be well verse...
Job Purpose: Successful candidates will work with the construction crew to install new services and equipment for telecommunication services. No formal education is necessary. Duties: 1. dig holes or trenches for foundations, posts, poles, or related items 2. operate pneumatic tamper to patch pavement or tamp earth 3. read blueprints 4. use measuring devices in construction or extraction work 5. c...
Company Confidential Gloucester, NJ
Construction Project Manager for AC/ Philly area needed. Long standing Construction Firm (GC/CM) with AC/ Philly office is seeking an experience Project Manager to assist Senior PM for large, long term project in area with the possibility of future projects to follow. Applicants must provide : Cover letter, Resume, and Salary History/Requirements. Please also provide history of previous projects a...
Building Construction Crew and Foreman – Ottawa, KS Cleary Building Corp. has an immediate full-time opening in Ottawa, KS for a both construction crew and construction foreman!! We are looking 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...
NYC Construction MEP Superintendents * Triton Construction, a fast growing Construction Management firm, seeks experienced NYC Construction MEP Superintendents for work on major projects in Manhattan & Brooklyn. Requirements · 10-15 years of NYC construction experience. · High-rise construction experience · High end residential condo experience · NYC construction superintendent’s license preferred...
Construction Field Supervisor - Swimming Pools Houston, TX Anthony & Sylvan Pools is one of the largest in-ground concrete pool builders in the U.S. and a leader in our industry. For over a half century, we have been recognized for our reputation for excellence. This reputation was earned because of the great product we provide our customers and our ongoing commitment to offer our services at the...
. Duties: Manages, oversees and coordinates all facets of the construction phase of a school facility project including mobilization, construction, and closeout Plans, organizes, directs and reports project management activities and progress to upper management Coordinates with all pertinent public agencies during construction to comply with all off-site work Manages both the project budget and sc...
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Jupiter Medical Center - Jupiter, FL Construction Manager Jupiter Medical Center is a not-for-profit 283-bed medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds. We provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in orthopedics and spine, geriatrics, emergency services, cardiac services, obstetrics, can...
Facilities Construction Manager Job Description: We have an exciting opportunity to join a large independent oil and natural gas firm whose primary focus is to meet the energy needs of the world. Responsibilities: Plan, design and execute new construction projects. Support the selection of general contractors, direct construction team schedules, and deliver onsite supervision of construction devel...
DO YOU LIKE WORKING OUTSIDE? DO YOU LIKE WORKING WITH YOUR HANDS? CAN YOU READ A TAPE MEASURE BETTER THAN YOU CAN A MAP? STAFFING CONSULTANTS HAS THE JOB FOR YOU! Form Carpenters needed in Charleston. You must be able to do the following: Handles all the materials necessary to prepare and dismantle forms for pouring concrete in residential and commercial construction Must have the skills to cut, d...
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 Position: Assistant Construction Manager Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland Join the 2012 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Assistant Construction Manager / Superintendent f...
Company Confidential North Hollywood, CA, 91605
In addition to the description below, which is a modified version of Monster's standard description for an "Estimator - Construction" position, I'd like to state the following: This is a Company that mainly does work for Public Agencies (LAUSD, City of Burbank, City of Pomona, Housing Authority, Community Development Commission, etc.) We bid on projects ranging from about $200,000.00 to $3,500,000...
Estimator needed for modular construction company. Job Purpose: Determines construction costs by identifying, parts, labor, and overhead costs. Duties: * Review and analyze bids and potential jobs for SOW, scope gaps, & feasibility of contract. * Pre-Qualify experienced subcontractors in order to get the best price & quality for customers. * Identifies construction costs by contacting subcontracto...
Sales Manager construction products Building Materials Sales / Marketing - Sales & Sales Management Full-time United States Oklahoma City The Compensation Base Salary - $60,000 - $80,000 Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for the ideal candidate Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Candidate Experience 5+...
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