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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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A leading medical device company is in immediate need of a qualified Test Method Validation Contractor. Individuals applying must have extensive validation experience within the medical device industry. The TMV Contractor will have the following responsibilities: Work independently while still consulting with subject matter experts when necessary Both lead and perform validations of existing test...
Digital Court Reporter Contractor Apply online: www.Circuit19.org Posting provided by:...
The Westbrook Environmental Improvement Corporation (WEIC) and Westbrook Downtown Network Coalition (WDNC) are looking for an entrepreneurial, well organized, high energy coalition builder to work part time, 20 hours per week, as an independent contractor managing the work of our Downtown Network Community program in cooperation with local businesses, the Maine Development Foundation, the Chamber...
Commercial General Contractor is seeking experienced Hospitality Renovation Superintendents for Fast-track Projects. Must be willing to travel through US (including weekends and holidays). Job Purpose: Responsible for completing fast track hospitality renovation construction projects by scheduling materials, equipment, and personnel; monitoring progress; enforcing code and safety regulations; and...
Tracking Code 20134905 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 lumbe...
Tracking Code 20134267 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 lumbe...
Tracking Code 20134081 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 lumbe...
DRIVER INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR for a dedicated route. Must have a Sprinter van or pick up with covered trailer. Mon-Fri. Call Lea at 904-359-0110...
We are an immediately hiring Flooring Contractor looking for a General Contractors to do laminate, tile and hardwood floors. Competitive pay and mileage reimbursement for our Chico, CA office. We are an At-Home Service Provider for a major home improvement retailer. We are able to provide our sub-contractors with a consistent amount of work year around with a weekly paycheck. Our sub-contractors r...
Mental Health Resources, Inc. The mission of MHR is to foster hope and recovery for those affected by mental illness. We are committed to assuring that our clients are treated with dignity, respect, compassion, competence and innovation. MHR is committed to providing services and supports that are recovery focused. We believe that recovery is an option for every person we serve. To this end, our s...
Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Hagemeyer North America is a distributor of products and services focusing on business-to-business markets in electrical materials, safety products, and industrial products. Hagemeyer USA sites are conveniently located to serve local markets throughout the United States. Our strength lies in the ability to serve local customers through the relationships...
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) As a Network Contractor, you will develop the provider network yielding a geographically compe...
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, facilities) yielding a geogr...
Independent Contractor with the Athens Banner-Herald Seeking an engaging, bright sales representative to help with new subscriber acquisition and subscription sales efforts. Candidate will assist in growing the Athens Banner-Herald's subscriber base by helping to create and execute sales promotions with area businesses and by representing the Athens Banner-Herald at local trade shows, festivals, a...
Special Counsel Information Governance is recruiting for a Records and Information Contractor job in Houston, TX! If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, you must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and at least 2 years of working experience in records management. In this position, you will be employed by a company ranked highly for its culture and ethics. If you’re interested in...
COMPANY INFORMATION: Founded over 25 years ago, the company is privately owned specialty contractor Uniquely positioned with few competitors Profitable for the last 20 years Currently the company employs nearly 900 people. GROWTH PLANS—50% growth in last few years and plans to continue through organic growth and acquisition. WHAT THE COMPANY OFFERS YOU: Competitive base salary EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEE...
Tracking Code 20134750 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 lumbe...
Tracking Code 20134228 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 lumbe...
Tracking Code 20134440 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 lumbe...
Tracking Code 20134439 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 lumbe...

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Construction Career Tools

Consultant

Salaries

$41,600.00 - $165,000.00
Typical Salary for Consultant
(2262 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
47.3%
Master's
33.9%
Some College Coursework Completed
6.9%
Associates
4.5%
Doctorate
2.6%
(1683 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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