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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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The Construction Assistant aids in managing various aspects of construction projects construction data, vendor invoicing, and ensuring data integrity. This position obtains proper licensing and permits for construction projects and ensures that tradesmen and employees comply with safety and building codes. The Assistant interfaces between various departments and between the Vice President of Const...
City: Edgewood State: Postal/Zip Code: 21040 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more....
Interesting CONSTRUCTION MANAGER opportunity at a top manufacturing firm near Chattanooga, TN. Focus is on Civil and Mechanical construction. Need BS Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or other related field. Less than 10% travel. Includes relocation. Responsibilities for the Construction Manager Oversee construction of new manufacturing plant facilities managing contractors and subcontractors Provide c...
ZARA SEEKING CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATE (ADMINISTRATOR & BACK UP OFFICE SUPPORT) BASED IN NEW YORK! JOB DESCRIPTION/KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibility of a Construction Administrator (or Office Back Up Support) is to support the Construction Department and its respective Manager including the following: · Receiving, registering and processing the contracts for construction workers and consulting...
IMMEDIATE NEED FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR II GENERAL DESCRIPTION 6 to 8 week project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Under supervision, inspect construction methods and workmanship to ensure that contractors build roadway sign structures and related highway structures in accordance with plans and specifications. Work may require contact with the public. DUTIES Observes and inspect...
LOOKING TO START A NEW CAREER? About You: You are a self-starter that is outgoing, and energetic. You are looking for an opportunity to prove yourself and be rewarded for the work you perform. You are ambitious and are willing to work harder and smarter to earn a bigger paycheck. You like a casual yet fast paced work environment where you will be working both indoors and outdoors. You are not sati...
LOOKING TO START A NEW CAREER? About You: You are a self-starter that is outgoing, and energetic. You are looking for an opportunity to prove yourself and be rewarded for the work you perform. You are ambitious and are willing to work harder and smarter to earn a bigger paycheck. You like a casual yet fast paced work environment where you will be working both indoors and outdoors. You are not sati...
Energy client is looking for a Purchasing Specialist/Buyer with 3-5 years of experience for a 9+ month contract assignment in Salem, NJ. The ideal candidate will have experience with procurement of materials and services for industrial or utility construction and vendor management. Our client is only looking for candidates that are local or within commuting distance to southern New Jersey. Respons...
The England Consulting Group LLC (www.englandconsultinggroup.com) is conducting a search to find a Branch Manager for a client in the construction industry. The Branch Manager is responsible for the overall supervision of branch sales and operations to ensure profitability. Our client is looking for a sales minded manager that has the ability to balance heavy interaction with customers in the fiel...
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: Construction Laborer Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Join the 2012 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's Leading Luxury Home Builder, seeks a Construction Laborer for one of our luxury home communities in Las Vegas, Nevada. T...
One of the largest US independent operators of refined petroleum products and common carrier pipeline networks has an immediate need for a Sr. Project Manager, Pipeline. This is a permanent role located in Houston, TX and the ideal candidate will have a BS in Engineering and 10+ years experience managing pipeline and station projects. A great company culture, competitive salary with bonus potentia...
One of the largest US independent operators of refined petroleum products and common carrier pipeline networks has an immediate need for a Sr. Manager, Pipeline Project Management. This is a permanent role located in Houston, TX and the ideal candidate will have a BS in Engineering and 15+ years experience managing pipeline and station projects. A great company culture, competitive salary with bon...
Construction/Facilities Specialist Must be knowledgeable in residential, multi-family construction, local and national building codes. Facilities management, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery experience preferred. Min requirements include Associate degree in related field and 1-2 years relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. WCDA requires succe...
Area: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex 1000 feet250 m Employee Type : Full-Time Industry : Homebuilding Manages Others : No Job Type : Construction/Residential Construction Education : High School Experience : Residential Homebuilding Experience Required Travel : Negligible New Home Construction Builders Grand Homes, award-winning new home builder, is looking outstanding candidates to join one of the m...
Waypoint Homes is seeking an experienced Construction Superintendent with significant construction management/estimating experience in the Fort Myers 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...
Our client needs a Project Manager with experience managing commercial construction projects. The ideal candidate will have experience with federal and public works projects. Responsibilities for the Project Manager In charge of supervising the business aspects of a construction project Overseeing contract activities on a particular jobsite Communication with the owner and architect, submittals, p...
Construction Inspector Pennoni Associates Inc., a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm with offices throughout the East Coast, is currently seeking a Construction Inspector for our Haddon Heights, NJ location. Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: · Work in the field at construction sites as a quality assurance representative inspecting building construction work and...
Overview As a lead laboratory technician in our King of Prussia, PA construction materials testing laboratory, you will work under the management of a Senior Engineer. You will perform or function as a lead technician in the completion of various tests, coordinate and direct other staff to its optimum level of production and efficiency in accordance with laboratory workload; perform laboratory tes...
East Meadow, LI based company seeking an experienced Construction Laborer for job sites in the Tristate area. Candidates must have a valid, clean driver’s license and transportation.Local applicants preferred. CDL Class Drivers license preferable. Must speak and understand English. Position has growth potential to Job Foreman....
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its membe...
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