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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 – Building Group Rycon Construction Inc; a premier preconstruction, general contracting and construction management firm based in Pittsburgh’s Strip District; is seeking an experienced Project Engineer to join our Building Group. This opening requires a minimum of 2 years experience in a commercial construction field paired with a degree in a Construction Management/Engineering/Ar...
Wireless Construction Manager - Kansas City, MO Job Description: We have an exciting new opportunity to join a world class LTE Service and Equipment company base in the heart of Silicon Valley. Responsibilities: Manage the building of wireless sites on time and within budget Organize all documents of zoning and construction Assist the development and installation of power and backhaul services to...
Wireless Construction Manager - San Jose, CA Job Description: We have an exciting new opportunity to join a world class LTE Service and Equipment company base in the heart of Silicon Valley. Responsibilities: Manage the building of wireless sites on time and within budget Organize all documents of zoning and construction Assist the development and installation of power and backhaul services to sit...
GC Recruiters a Professional Search-Consulting firm is representing a premiere Multi-family developer and Manager of upscale apartment communities. We are seeking an experienced Assistant Superintendent of multi-family construction. Our client is a nationally recognized leader in the multifamily housing industry. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Interacting with subcontractors Par...
GC Recruiters a Professional Search-Consulting firm is representing a premiere Multi-family developer and Manager of upscale apartment communities. We are seeking an experienced Superintendent of multi-family construction. Our client is a nationally recognized leader in the multifamily housing industry. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Interacting with subcontractors Partner with...
GC Recruiters a Professional Search-Consulting firm is representing a premiere Multi-family developer and Manager of upscale apartment communities. We are seeking an experienced Project Manager of multi-family construction. Our client is a nationally recognized leader in the multifamily housing industry. Qualified Project Manager candidates will possess the following: Knowledge of principals, prac...
City: Chilhowie State: Virginia Postal/Zip Code: 24319 W-L Construction and Paving, an Oldcastle Materials company, is one of southwest Virginia’s largest grading contractors and the largest paving contractor in the area employing more than 350 employees during the construction months. W-L performs all aspects of roadway construction including grading, paving, stone, concrete, and utilities with p...
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...
Experienced leaders are in high demand now more than ever. Accounting Principals is the contract and contract to hire division for Accounting and Finance professionals; a division of a Global Fortune firm and leader in professional staffing and consulting services with over 5,500 branches in over 60 countries. We connect finance and operations professionals with leading companies. We are searching...
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...
Residential construction/rOOFERS Valid driver lic, reliable transportation. Able to take / read measurements, climb ladders, work up high. 517-749-6600...
Position Summary: Project Location - Baton Rouge, LA. The Construction Manager is responsible for overall site safety, constuction oversight, and direction of the project construction team. Additionally, the manager assures conformance to project quality requirements, CPM schedule, and contract compliance by interaction with, and management of, the project erection subcontractor. Assistance and su...
Seeking self-motivated individual with experience in quantity take off, estimating and construction management for residential, multifamily and light commercial construction. Candidate will manage the every day tasks and operations of estimating and awarding construction subcontractor and supplier contracts and purchase orders. Individual be responsible for the daily scheduling and management of t...
Company: Siemens Energy, Inc. Division: E - Power Generation - Energy Solutions Location: FL - Orlando Req ID: 135628 Position Title: EHS Leader - Construction/ Projects Americas Experience Level: Senior Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree Travel Required: Yes Company Description: Siemens Energy is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for t...
Position Summary: Construction/Project Manager to lead a $40M+ development project at Stellar Management. Stellar Management is a privately held firm that owns and manages over 10,000 apartment units and more than two million square feet of office space in the metropolitan New York area. Responsibilities: · Manage a $40+ million in hard costs redevelopment project that will span approximately two...
Summary: Purchasing Managers are responsible for managing Purchasing and Contracts. Purchasing develops detailed scopes of work and budgets for each job. They bid out and hire subcontractors, manage all contracts, submit all invoices, track project budgets, and work with Field Managers to ensure contractors are performing well. Purchasing is responsible for conducting field audits and ensuring tha...
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...
Company Confidential Troy, MI, 48083
Well established National Const-Mgr/General Contractor accepting resumes for a Senior Estimator with min 7 yrs experience. Commercial Shopping Centers and Industrial experience a must. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Project and Timberline, Quest/Maxwell Digitizing System a plus. The individual is responsible for gathering any and all data required in preparing lump sum, unit rat...
Company Confidential Charlotte, NC, 28210
General Contractor / Construction Manager is currently seeking applicants for the position of Construction Senior Project Manager based in North Carolina. The successful candidate will have strong leadership abilities, detailed oriented, a passion for timeliness and excellence and the ability to communicate to all levels. Oversee the construction project from start to finish. Communicate effective...

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