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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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* Commercial Project Manager with educational, healthcare, airport, and governmental facilities needed. Please send resume and project list in a word attachment. * Salary up to 115K The Project Manager is responsible for overall project planning and scheduling, resource allocation, project accounting and control, while providing technical direction and ensuring compliance with quality standards. T...
Ekedal Concrete, Inc. has an immediate opening for a controller/office manager. Ideal candidate will have experience in a construction office with hands on experience working with Quickbooks or other similar programs, AP, AR, Payroll,job costing, etc. Candidate must be very organized, reliable, punctual, and have high ethical standards and integrity. Also a working knowledge of workers comp polici...
Our client is looking for a proven Senior Estimator with a solid background in hot rubber and below grade waterproofing to join one of the largest specialty contractors in the USA. They are very employee oriented company with excellent benefits and a great working environment. One of the nation's fasting growing and more stable firms. Their projects range from $1M to $40M in size. This Estimator w...
PROJECT MANAGER - High-End Retail Construction OVERVIEW General Contracting Company in San Diego, specializing in high-end retail construction, has long been ready to expand and with the economic tide on the rise, it is raring to go!!! In addition to the construction of high-end retail stores, added to the portfolio are corporate interiors, and fine-dining restaurants. REQUIREMENTS – RESPONSIBILIT...
Construction Project Engineer This is an entry-level position into the Project Management career path, with a well-established general contracting company who is continuing to grow. We have been in business since 1989 and are poised to grow with our currently expanding market. Qualifications: College graduate with Construction Management or Construction Engineering degree, internship with a commer...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
The Field Superintendent will be travelling 100% of the time and must be located at the site. The Field Superintendent is responsible for managing the construction of the assigned project activities within projects. Minimum Requirements: Experience in Industrial Construction activities in both support and direct involvement in the field. Having a demonstrated record of high performance with at lea...
Our client is seeking a Senior Mechanical Piping Estimator to join one of the nation's fastest growing and largest industrial contractors that self performs most trades. This person will have a background in Conceptual Estimating (P&ID & GA's, 3D Models), ability to read P&ID's, orthographic, isometrics, and spool drawings. Can develop firm price, T&M, and budgetary proposals. Have some computeriz...
Job Summary: Bookkeeper reporting to Controller and responsible for subcontractor payables and other accounting department tasks. Requirements: ▪ Minimum of 2-5 years bookkeeping/accounting experience ▪ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (or related field) preferred, not required ▪ Strong bookkeeping skills ▪ Construction experience preferred, not required ▪ Excellent computer skills including profic...
Company Confidential St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
General Contractor seeks qualified Commercial Superintendent immediately for Tampa Bay, FL projects. 7-10 yrs Commercial Experience is required. Email resumes to ***** and include salary requirements. No phone calls please. Requirements of Superintendent: -Must have a minimum of (7) years experience in commercial construction -Experience on $1M-$5M contracts -Experience using MS...
Description: Commercial Construction/Tenant Improvement/ A Must 5 yrs+ Experience.+ High Rise, Microsoft Project Experience. Job Purpose: Projects and controls construction costs by collecting and studying information; controlling construction costs. Duties: * Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and requirements; setting priorities. * Prepares construction budget by studying...
Wisewords is an online platform for career advice. We're on the hunt for friendly construction managers with over 5 years experience to join our top-notch team of Advisors. As a Wisewords Advisor, you'll be cultivating the next generation of managers by sharing your lessons learned and mistakes made. This is a consulting role with a time commitment of 1-4 hours per month. Set your own rate and hou...
Hiring immediately for an exciting new position with a large-scale contracting company! We are looking to hire an estimator with experience in the construction field OR a college degree in construction management/ engineering. Job Description: Take down project orders and run with all information regarding project cycle Take opportunities/ estimate/ work jobs/ row projects/ complete company add-on...
* MUST ANSWER PER-QUALIFICATION QUESTIONS PRIOR TO APPLYING* McCardel Restoration’s Office in the Lansing area has multiple openings The above positions will performs various duties such as water extraction & drying, mold remediation, carpet & upholstery cleaning, and other miscellaneous services, including demolition when necessary The successful candidate may also perform duties including rough...
Company Confidential Greenvale, NY, 11548
Long Island based Construction Services Company is expanding its staff to meet anticipated workload in the New Year. The most qualified candidates will become part of the team in the construction of Commercial, Residential and Multi-Purpose projects from concept through construction phases in the New York Metropolitan Area. We are seeking an Operations Manager, Estimator, Superintendent(s), and Sa...
Construction Estimator/Scheduler Amidon, Inc. is currently seeking a Construction Estimator/Schedulerin Wake Forest, NC Duties: Forecasts project costs Gathers details and compiles data to estimate all production costs according to specifications Considers raw materials, labor, equipment, tools, labor and transportation for estimations Helps determine necessary resources for projects based on cost...
Supervisor Construction Gas new Milford Pa Energy - Utilities Engineering - Mechanical Full-time United States - Pennsylvania - New Milford The Compensation $85k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - Yes Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes Detailed Description Job Summary Supervises employees responsible for day-to-...
Lincoln Construction is currently looking for a commercial construction superintendent with appropriate experience to provide onsite supervision, management and leadership. At Lincoln we look at every position as a career opportunity, therefore all of our full-time team members are eligible for healthcare benefits, paid vacation, profit sharing and paid holidays. Our construction process is very c...
Construction Project Accounting Assistant Part-time Project accounting including: · Preparation of monthly draw billing packages working with subcontractors, clients and title companies using AIA G702/703 forms · Waivers-preparation & review · Certificates of insurance-compliance and tracking · Certified payroll compliance monitoring and tracking of reports from subcontractors for city projects ·...
N Square, Inc. is a marine and specialty foundation contractor based in South Florida. Local Growing Contracting Company has immediate openings for motivated field staff. Skills required include: general construction knowledge, the ability to lift and carry 75lbs, work in tight spaces, ability to swim and basic understanding of construction drawings. Individual must be willing to spend overnights...

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