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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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Self-Starter? Do you have a successful track record of selling products directly to office-based doctors (for sale to their patients)? Must have current “ready-to-buy” office-based doctor contacts! Generous Commission-Only Independent Contractors needed to sell serious, well researched, Pharmaceutical-Grade Dietary-Supplements. Hiring Now across the USA. Qualified Candidates only, send resume to: ...
Our client is a well established and respected Mechanical Contractor located in the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. They are looking confidentially for a sharp Controls Project Manager for commercial, industrial and institutional projects to join their team. The ideal candidate must have: 8+ years experience in managing HVAC Mechanical projects. Knowledge of HVAC controls systems with the ability t...
We have an immediate need for a Manufacturing Automation Systems Contractor JOB DESCRIPTION: Hello you service-oriented, systems-loving, IT manufacturing whiz! Thanks for taking the time to get to know us. We have an immediate need for a Manufacturing Automation Systems Contractor. This position will monitor the support performance and metrics of the IT systems, support the development or ref...
JOB SUMMARY OR PURPOSE: To transport mail along a designated route to or between U.S. Postal facilities from Norfolk, VA to various locations. THIS IS A CLASS A POSTION ***no class B's accepted. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Driver will complete a pre-trip and post trip inspection of the truck and trailer each day to check for defects and to ensure that it’s in safe operating condition. The ...
Our client, a large General Contractor with a National footprint, is searching for a Regional Controller for their Washington DC market: JOB SUMMARY: Employee is responsible for; ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, and internal controls, generating and implementing process improvements and efficiencies, and championing various accounting department functions. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES...
Our client is currently seeking a US - NICHE - BUSINESS CONTRACTOR. This role must be based out of Mt Laurel NJ Commercial Card - Spending Optimization Specialist Description: • Consults existing clients by creating strategies, making recommendations and providing best practices to Customers to optimize the use TD Bank’s commercial card solutions. • Performs analysis of the existing commercia...
Contractor Sr. Project Manager Job Description: This role is responsible for overall delivery of project and programs. The primary job responsibilities include: Manage Proposal process for projects - accountable for generation of Engagement Proposal and Assessment Work with Sourcing Management and the Vendor on generation of project SOU/SOWs Establish and Manage projects and ultimately accou...
Randstad Technologies has an immediate contract need with our long-standing customer, a leading IT Security Consulting firm with customers across the countries. 6-12 month engagement with chance for extension or even conversion to perm. Primary worksite is in Prairie, MN. Strongly prefer local or regional candidates. May be open to an out of town candidate if they can relocate on their own dime f...
EMC Technology/ Florida RF Labs is an industry leader in the engineering and manufacturing of thick film microwave products, passive RF and Microwave components, and high reliability RF and Microwave coaxial cable assemblies for Telecom, Defense, Broadcast and Space markets. We currently have an immediate opening for a contracted Database Programmer Analyst. This position is for a temporary/contr...
CONTRACTOR: Archival Catloguing Specialist, Phoenix,AZ Ancestry.com is the world's largest online resource for family history. We have helped pioneer the market for online family history research, taking a pursuit that was expensive and time-consuming and making it easy, affordable and accessible to anyone with an interest in their family history. The foundation of our service is an extensive col...
Electrical contractor seeking experienced commercial Apprentices for area projects. Health benefits, 401k, paid vacation and holiday. Pay is based on experience. Please call 405.520.5234 to schedule an interview....
Tracking Code 20131943 Job Description 84 Lumber is searching for a Contractor Sales Representative. This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop a great career in sales with an industry leader! As a Contractor Sales Representative you are is responsible for creating positive customer relationships by identifying potential customers. A Contractor Sales Representative will exhibit service ...
Tracking Code 20135263 Job Description 84 Lumber is searching for a Contractor Sales Representative. This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop a great career in sales with an industry leader! As a Contractor Sales Representative you are responsible for identifying potential customers, building positive relationships, and creating customer loyalty. R esponsibilities include: Selling lu...
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...
Tracking Code 20133298 Job Description 84 Lumber is searching for a Contractor Sales Representative. This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop a great career in sales with an industry leader! As a Contractor Sales Representative you are is responsible for creating positive customer relationships by identifying potential customers. A Contractor Sales Representative will exhibit service ...
Tracking Code 20132033 Job Description 84 Lumber is searching for a Contractor Sales Representative. This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop a great career in sales with an industry leader! As a Contractor Sales Representative you are is responsible for creating positive customer relationships by identifying potential customers. A Contractor Sales Representative will exhibit service ...
Our client is currently seeking a US - NICHE - BUSINESS CONTRACTOR. Product Manager Small Business Lending Customer Experience & Process Improvement Developing plans, directing, or coordinating activities to develop systems, process and implementation plans to deliver Small Business Lending products and experience. Job Responsibilities: Coordinate projects, making detailed plans to accomplish ...
Looking for a certified/licensed general contractor and plumber for commercial work in NC/SC. We are a new and growing company in the Charlotte area. We offer vehicle, company phone, and company uniform and all tools needed. Guaranteed 40 hours a week. Also offer benefits. I am looking for a long term employee who works well with others and is a team player. Weekend work is required on a rotating ...
Tracking Code 20135230 Job Description 84 Lumber is searching for a Contractor Sales Representative. This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop a great career in sales with an industry leader! As a Contractor Sales Representative you are responsible for identifying potential customers, building positive relationships, and creating customer loyalty. R esponsibilities include: Selling lu...

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Construction Career Tools

Consultant

Salaries

$41,600.00 - $165,000.00
Typical Salary for Consultant
(2268 Respondents)
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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%
(1687 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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