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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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Open Systems Technologies, Inc. Raleigh, NC, 49504
Job Description Dedicated resource required to perform data analysis and validate/update inventory for Network Inventory Data Integrity project. Problems are varied and range from simple to moderately complex. Normally receives detailed instructions and guidance for tasks. Need candidate to be able to work independently on multiple tasks concurrently with direction readily available. Contact ...
KLC Consulting, Inc. Requirement for: Telecom Contractor, Miami, FL Contact: Maggie Manning, (850) 270-9732 (Office), Email Id: ***** or Keith Cricks, (850) 894-1952 (Office), (412) 613-1906 (Cellular), (813) 333-2554 (FAX), Email Ids: *****. End Client: Department of Health Due Date: 9/5/2014, 11:30 AM Start date: ASAP Duration: 6-months and may become permanent. J...
Performance Marketing Contractor, San Jose, CA Duration: 6 Months Contract The Performance Marketing Contractor will be responsible in supporting Move’s marketing efforts by executing various marketing projects to completion, on-time and within budget. Candidate will collaborate and assist with all aspects of marketing programs to cost-effectively deliver against established business metric goal...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Network Contractor develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, anc...
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,...
Qualified applicants should email their updated resume to ***** and a phone screening will follow. Start: ASAP End: 10/24/2014 Work within CW Operations in handling issues regarding the on boarding and off boarding of contingent workers. Must have excellent communication and must be able to make independent decisions regarding management of contingent workers. Able...
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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,...
Outside Electrical Industrial/OEM/Contractor Salesperson Republic is an award winning, well established, family owned business headquartered in Davenport, Iowa since 1916. Republic has grown to become one of the largest independent distributors of energy management solutions, electrical products, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and sign support products in the upper Midwest with a long h...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Senior Hospital Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (hospitals, ancil...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Senior Hospital Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (hospitals, ancil...
The Performance Marketing Contractor will be responsible in supporting Move’s marketing efforts by executing various marketing projects to completion, on-time and within budget. This will be a six month contract position. Candidate will collaborate and assist with all aspects of marketing programs to cost-effectively deliver against established business metric goals. This is an opportunity to hone...
About Us BKS Transportation, Inc. is a FedEx Ground Contractor based in Exton, PA providing first-class linehaul service to one of the nation's most respected companies. We are a small company who believes in our people and we're seeking professional drivers who take safe driving seriously. If you love what you do and have a passion to be the best, then come join our team. We have Full-Time and ...
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...
POSITION SUMMARY: Development and execution of detailed installation drawings derived from REI design-build engineering work or the work of consulting engineers. Provide assistance to the field construction effort via the joint development of work with either the labor supervision team (Foreman, General Foreman and Superintendent) or a Senior Detailer by producing dimensioned drawings of exact pl...
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provide technical engineering information and assistance to company supervision to insure that project complies with the project requirements and all engineering standards, applicable codes, and specifications. Knowledge of all aspects of electrical engineering including power distribution, lighting, grounding, energy conservation, and value engineering as they relate to designi...
POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome for several small to medium high rise/commerical projects or on one very large high rise/commerical project. The position directs and supervises activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financial projections, and schedule re...
Property preservation contractor needed Must have valid driver's license, technical skills, smart phone, truck and tools. Pay: $1500-$3000 per week Travel within Muscatine & surrounding areas required. Subject to background check and drug testing. Contact ***** or 319-378-7411...
POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome for several small to medium high rise/commerical projects or on one very large high rise/commerical project. The position directs and supervises activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financial projections, and schedule re...
POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome for several small to medium high rise/commerical projects or on one very large high rise/commerical project. The position directs and supervises activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financial projections, and schedule re...

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Construction Career Tools

Consultant

Salaries

$41,600.00 - $165,000.00
Typical Salary for Consultant
(2264 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%
(1685 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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