Construction Employment Information
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.
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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Our client is hiring for a Construction Project Accountant role in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or MBA with three to fifteen years of accounting experience. You will report to the Controller. If you are looking for an opportunity in which you will get to combine your accounting skills with hands operations via interaction with construction project mana...
Regional Utilities of Walton County Point Washington, 32459
Install/Maint/Repair Regional Utilities of Walton County is accepting applications for a Water and Sewer Construction Foreman. Applicants must have a valid driver's license with an excellent driving record. Regional Utilities is a rapidly growing utility company with competitive pay and excellent benefits including major medical, disability and life insurance and 401-k. Applications are available...
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Growing Commercial Construction Contractor is seeking an experienced Field Supervisor to manage crews installing commercial HVAC units – split systems, packaged units, multi-level systems, etc. This position will also assist the owner in obtaining new business and bidding new projects. Pay scale includes a competitive base salary plus commission. Requirements Minimum 10+ years technical, field exp...
CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Responsibilities: As a member of this team, you would co...
CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Responsibilities Provides overall administrative and tec...
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A top home-builder in Austin, Texas is seeking an Area Construction Manager, with the ability to plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and...
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Waypoint Homes is seeking an experienced Construction Superintendent with significant construction management/estimating experience in the Chicago area. This position will assist in growing our portfolio of single family homes that we have acquired which will be renovated to our company's high standard and rented. Based in Oakland, CA, Waypoint Homes is Reinventing Renting™ by providing quality ho...
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CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR Delta Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors, P.C. is currently seeking a Construction Inspector for a federally funded transportation project in Delhi, NY. The successful candidate will be required to provide on-site observation and recordkeeping duties, including but not limited to reviewing submittals, monitoring construction operations, computing final quantities, compl...
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Zachry Construction Corporation is seeking a Project Executive / Pursuit Manager to identify, qualify and originate new Design Build heavy civil and/or heavy highway and infrastructure opportunities throughout the US and Canada and lead all aspects of the field construction operations to achieve expected results. The Project Executive will organize and lead client/partner pursuit teams; qualify op...
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