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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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Civil Construction Coordinator Reports to : Paving, Railroad, and Drainage Project Manager (TBD) Desired Experience: 7+ year experience in civil construction (drainage, utility piping and paving) and preferably in a heavy industrial environment. Certifications in pipe fabrication and installation are a plus. Familiar with civil construction sequencing and scheduling constraints. Experience w...
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...
Company: New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Department: Field Operations Job Title: Supervisor – Construction & Maintenance Reports to: Manager - Regional Operations Location: NYSEG-NY-Brewster Cross Company Responsibility: None Title: Supervisor - Construction & Maintenance/Line Construction (NYSEG 6854) Key Job Responsibilities: JOB SUMMARY: Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, ge...
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...
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT Within local area having extensive knowledge and experience in major commercial construction. Immediate availability. Send Resume To: Zellner Construction Services, LLC Attn: Jerrell Rucker, 2926 Ridgeway Rd, Memphis, TN 38115. Fax: 901-794-9141 Or Email:***** Posting provided by:...
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 wi...
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Brighton, CO, 80602
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is one of the world's largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, with corporate offices in The Woodlands, Texas. Anadarko's mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to Shareholders by developing, acquiring and exploring for oil and gas resources vital to the world's health and welfare. Job Summary: This Construct...
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...
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...
Yang Management, Inc. is currently looking for a dedicated Senior Construction Manager and Construction Managers I - V, who is a team player for assignment on a multi-billion bond program for the largest Community College school district in California. Please note that there are four separate potential positions. Please include which position you are applying for either in your cover letter or in ...
Get Facilities manager Texas, TX
High End Laborer - Construction / Facilities / Trades Construction worker JOB LOCATED IN BEASLEY, TX (Near Rosenburg) Must have exp w/ paved/paving concrete Run streamline for paver Exp working in all weather elements Available to work long hours...
City of Newport News, VA Newport, VA, 24128
Under close supervision, this position is responsible for the maintenance, repair and installation of storm sewer lines. Reports to the Crew Supervisor C - Construction. Requires a high school diploma and 2-4 years of related construction maintenance experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Specific job related duties are listed below in the essential functions....
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...
SBA Communications Corporation Biddeford, ME
SBA has been listed #39 on Forbes Most Innovative Companies List Summary: Responsible for managing assigned construction activities of telecommunication sites and overseeing all aspects of tower erection. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Ensure quality construction is being performed within established budget and schedule while retaining customer standards of performance. • Read and und...

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