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Contractor Career Overview

Contractors, also called construction managers, are the general overseers of both large and small building projects. The Contractor plans the budget for the project, hires subcontractors to complete smaller jobs, creates and meets deadlines according to a timetable, complies with local building regulations and ensures that the person paying for the construction is happy with the process. While it is certainly a construction-focused career, it is equally important for Contractors to be great leaders, motivators and managers.

Contractor Educational Requirements

Although there is no requirement that Contractors have a college degree, most successful individuals in this field hold a four-year bachelor's degree. Some of the majors that will prepare aspiring Contractors for the position might include construction science, architecture, building science or construction management. However, experience and registration within the state of employment are also vital when it comes to being hired as a commercial or residential Contractor.

Contractor Job Market Outlook

Currently, the number of Contractors and construction managers is predicted to grow by 16 percent over the next decade. That percentage is faster than average for careers in the current job market. This is good news for anyone planning to enroll in a relevant degree program and pursue a career as a Contractor in the future as it ensures a less competitive hiring landscape and potentially greater earning potential. Similar positions would include General Contractor positions.

Contractor Salaries

Contractors earn substantially different salaries depending on where in the country they work, the cost of living in the region and the amount of new construction in the immediate area. Other factors influencing salary are the education, specialty and experience of the individual Contractor. On average, however, construction managers and Contractors in the United States command median salaries of $82,790 annually. The highest wages in the industry go to those Contractors in heavy and civil engineering projects rather than general construction or specialty trades.

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Linn Star Transfer (LST) has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for more than 20 years. LST is located in 10 states and has 22 strategically located branch offices across the continental United States. We have up to 180 Home Delivery trucks on the road each day made up of Independent Contractors whom do about 6000 home deliveries each wee...
Linn Star Transfer (LST) has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for more than 20 years. LST is located in 10 states and has 22 strategically located branch offices across the continental United States. We have up to 180 Home Delivery trucks on the road each day made up of Independent Contractors whom do about 6000 home deliveries each wee...
Linn Star Transfer (LST) has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for more than 20 years. LST is located in 10 states and has 22 strategically located branch offices across the continental United States. We have up to 180 Home Delivery trucks on the road each day made up of Independent Contractors whom do about 6000 home deliveries each wee...
Attention Prior Military Personnel History of ADKOS ADKOS is a veteran owned and operated business specializing in vehicle care & storage of personally owned vehicles (POV) for our military since 2002. Our services are fully reimbursable for personnel on qualifying Temporary Duty and Permanent Change of Station orders. ADKOS provides secure/garaged storage and quality preventive maintenance to e...
Attention Prior Military Personnel History of ADKOS ADKOS is a veteran owned and operated business specializing in vehicle care & storage of personally owned vehicles (POV) for our military since 2002. Our services are fully reimbursable for personnel on qualifying Temporary Duty and Permanent Change of Station orders. ADKOS provides secure/garaged storage and quality preventive maintenance to e...
Corporate Transit of America, one of the fastest growing courier companies is looking for Drivers to use their own cargo van to work as an independent contractor needed to deliver local pharmacy routes. You must have a good driving record along with insurance liability limits of 100,000/300,000/50,000. Must be professional with good customer skills. Good pay for route commission on all routes ran....
Do you have friends or family that work for large companies in the area? Do you know how to turn those relationships into big money? Let us pay you for your relationships and the opportunity to build new ones? Atwork Personnel, A new HR/Recruiting firm, is coming to Utah and we are looking to hire a new Contract Sales team that can target and close new accounts. If you are a self-starter, looking...
Do you have friends or family that work for large companies in the area? Do you know how to turn those relationships into big money? Let us pay you for your relationships and the opportunity to build new ones? Atwork Personnel, A new HR/Recruiting firm, is coming to Utah and we are looking to hire a new Contract Sales team that can target and close new accounts. If you are a self-starter, looking...
Overview: MobileIron is the leader in security and management for mobile applications, documents and devices. The company was founded in 2007 with the belief that mobility would fundamentally change every business process in an organization. MobileIron was founded to bring simplicity to the chaos of mobility. From day one, MobileIron's focus has been 100% customer success through innovation, lea...
Our client, a growing Houston mechanical contractor, has an excellent opportunity for a Mechanical Operations Manager who is responsible for project supervision of HVAC and plumbing for commercial, health care, education, churches and light industrial ranging from $200K- $5M. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years experience as a Mechanical Project Manager with piping knowledge. Our clien...
Description: Here, you'll help attract, lead, support and reward our most valuable asset: our high caliber people. Here, you're expected and empowered to be your best, to grow and to develop your skills. Be prepared to move quickly, to engage proactively, and to think strategically. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) The Talent Acquisition Service...
Borkholder Buildings & Supply is a building material supplier that has been in operation since 1962. We proudly serve all of the Midwest and are looking to expand. For additional information, please visit www.borkholderbuildings.com Contractor Counter Sales Responsible for sales of building materials to contractors and retail customers. Retail experience and construction background preferre...
Kablelink, A friendly, neat, honest, professional team! Kablelink Communications is the premiere Cable Installation Contractor for Bright House Networks in the Lecanto (Citrus County,) FL Area. We have established ourselves in the area for over 10 years installing the three digital services Bright House offers its existing and pre-customer base. Cable TV Technicians at Kablelink are self-motiva...
Kablelink, A friendly, neat, honest, professional team! Kablelink Communications is the premiere Cable Installation Contractor for Bright House Networks in the Tampa, FL Area. We have established ourselves in the area for over 10 years installing the three digital services Bright House offers its existing and pre-customer base. Cable TV Technicians at Kablelink are self-motivated, dedicated to ...
Kablelink, A friendly, neat, honest, professional team! Kablelink Communications is the premiere Cable Installation Contractor for Bright House Networks in the Spring Hill (Hernando County,) FL Area. We have established ourselves in the area for over 10 years installing the three digital services Bright House offers its existing and pre-customer base. Cable TV Technicians at Kablelink are self-...
Kablelink, A friendly, neat, honest, professional team! Kablelink Communications is the premiere Cable Installation Contractor for Bright House Networks in the Tampa, FL Area. We have established ourselves in the area for over 10 years installing the three digital services Bright House offers its existing and pre-customer base. Cable TV Technicians at Kablelink are self-motivated, dedicated to ...
About Us Empire Today, LLC, is a leading home improvement and home furnishing shop-at-home company featuring quality name-brand Carpet, Flooring and Window Treatments with next day installation. We've been in business for over 50 years and have a presence in most major metropolitan areas throughout the country. We have received numerous awards for our customer service including: BBB Torch Awards,...
1-2 years experience. Must be skilled in using the internet. Must be skilled in using Microsoft; Word, Excel spread sheet and Power point, Must be skilled in composing: Emails, letters, messages, news-letters, notes and memos. Answer phone, organizing and maintaining office. Training, technical support, management support, facility, web-site are provided. Hourly rate is negotiable. Send res...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make up to $20+/hour in fares driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Earn up to $20+/hour. FLEXIBLE ...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make up to $20+/hour in fares driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Earn up to $20+/hour. FLEXIBLE ...

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Construction Career Tools

Consultant

Salaries

$41,600.00 - $165,000.00
Typical Salary for Consultant
(2270 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
47.2%
Master's
33.9%
Some College Coursework Completed
6.9%
Associates
4.5%
Doctorate
2.6%
High School
2%
(1688 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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