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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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Drywall and Paint Estimator Burnsville, MN; Saint Paul, MN Full-Time $60,000 - $80,000 Apply Apply Drywall and Paint Estimator Burnsville, MN; Saint Paul, MN Full-Time $60,000 - $80,000 Apply Job Details Successful paint and drywall company is looking for an Estimator with Paint and Drywall experience in the...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Civil Engineer - Texas PE - Highway Construction - SIGNING BONUS Houston, TX; Spring, TX Full-Time $90,000 - $150,000 Apply Apply Civil Engineer - Texas PE - Highway Construction - SIGNING BONUS Houston, TX; Spring, TX Full-Time $90,000 - $150,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity fo...
Our client has an open position on their corporate accounting team for a Staff Senior Accountant. This company is in the Real Estate industry and experiencing some recent growth. The company has been around for over 20 years and they are a well known player in the game. The Staff Accountant will be in the corporate office and will be handling construction accounting for the development division. T...
Position Description: Sargent & Lundy's Power Delivery Services business unit currently has an opportunity for a Construction Management Transmission Line Engineer. Primary Responsibility: Perform overall construction management of the installation of a 69kV to 765kV transmission line or perform overall construction coordination and QA/QC of a 69kV to 765kV transmission line project. Additional Re...
Accounting Principals is currently seeking a Construction Billing and Collections Specialist for our client in the South Bay area. This a permanent opportunity which is open immediately for interviews. Candidate must have recent construction industry experience, specifically in the Billing and Collections area. Company offers great benefits including medical and dental - company pays 100% for the...
Growing Construction Company in Downtown, Atlanta is hiring a Project Construction Accountant immediately. Position is contract but could go perm for the right person! In order to me considered for the position, individual must have recent construction accounting experience. Experience with CMIC software is ideal. Project Construction Accountant will be responsible for analyzing financial informat...
Accounting Principals is currently looking for an AP Specialist with Construction Experience for an established Construction Company in the West San Fernando Valley for a temp to hire position . Please see below for the requirements. This position is looking to start ASAP Client Objectives: The AP Specialist will perform a variety of general accounting support tasks in an accounting department inc...
Construction Accountant job in Parsippany, NJ Our client, an industry leader in construction in Parsippany, NJ, is looking for a Construction Accountant. The Construction Accountant must have advanced proficiency in Timberline software. The ideal Construction Accountant will have experience working with the General Ledger, working with whip schedules, maintaining payment draws and file invoices, A...
A stable client is currently recruiting for a Construction Accountant job opportunity in Atlanta, GA. This is a temp to perm opportunity that is paying $20 to $22 per hour. Qualified candidates must have 3 to 5 years of current experience as a Construction/Project Accountant. Candidates must also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. The Construction Accountant Job Duties and Responsibilities In...
Vancouver, 98520
Road Construction Certified Flaggers/Pilot Cars Needed in the White Salmon area. $27.94/hr. Immediate placement. Call 360-532-3093...
Construction Manager Needed For Guam Construction Management (CM) services are needed to manage multiple projects at any given time for duration of three years. The Construction Manager will assist with the management of multiple projects simultaneously at lease locations and at Federal Buildings located Primarily in Guam. CM must have a degree in Technical Field and a minimum of five (5) years’ e...
CARIBOU, 04736
Airfields. Roads. Dams. Buildings. Name the project, and the Army National Guard builds it. And to do it, they need to move tons of earth, debris, and building materials. That's where the Horizontal Construction Engineer comes in with bulldozers, cranes, graders, and other heavy equipment. As a Guard Horizontal Construction Engineer, you will use heavy machinery to level earth for runways and road...
BARAGA, 49908
We're looking for team players to provide construction and engineering support vital to the successful outcome of Army National Guard missions. As a member of a Guard Combat Engineer team, you'll be designing and building bridges, roadways, secure perimeters, and tactical firing systems, as well as detecting and safely neutralizing mines and other dangers. In doing so, you will ensure the safe and...
JOHNSTOWN, 15904
Airfields. Roads. Dams. Buildings. Name the project, and the Army National Guard builds it. And to do it, they need to move tons of earth, debris, and building materials. That's where the Horizontal Construction Engineer comes in with bulldozers, cranes, graders, and other heavy equipment. As a Guard Horizontal Construction Engineer, you will use heavy machinery to level earth for runways and road...
PUNXSUTAWNEY, 15767
Airfields. Roads. Dams. Buildings. Name the project, and the Army National Guard builds it. And to do it, they need to move tons of earth, debris, and building materials. That's where the Horizontal Construction Engineer comes in with bulldozers, cranes, graders, and other heavy equipment. As a Guard Horizontal Construction Engineer, you will use heavy machinery to level earth for runways and road...
BAYAMON, 00960
We're looking for team players to provide construction and engineering support vital to the successful outcome of Army National Guard missions. As a member of a Guard Combat Engineer team, you'll be designing and building bridges, roadways, secure perimeters, and tactical firing systems, as well as detecting and safely neutralizing mines and other dangers. In doing so, you will ensure the safe and...
CEIBA, 00735
Airfields. Roads. Dams. Buildings. Name the project, and the Army National Guard builds it. And to do it, they need to move tons of earth, debris, and building materials. That's where the Horizontal Construction Engineer comes in with bulldozers, cranes, graders, and other heavy equipment. As a Guard Horizontal Construction Engineer, you will use heavy machinery to level earth for runways and road...
JUANA DIAZ, 00795
We're looking for team players to provide construction and engineering support vital to the successful outcome of Army National Guard missions. As a member of a Guard Combat Engineer team, you'll be designing and building bridges, roadways, secure perimeters, and tactical firing systems, as well as detecting and safely neutralizing mines and other dangers. In doing so, you will ensure the safe and...
JUNCOS, 00777
Airfields. Roads. Dams. Buildings. Name the project, and the Army National Guard builds it. And to do it, they need to move tons of earth, debris, and building materials. That's where the Horizontal Construction Engineer comes in with bulldozers, cranes, graders, and other heavy equipment. As a Guard Horizontal Construction Engineer, you will use heavy machinery to level earth for runways and road...
BATESBURG, 29006
We're looking for team players to provide construction and engineering support vital to the successful outcome of Army National Guard missions. As a member of a Guard Combat Engineer team, you'll be designing and building bridges, roadways, secure perimeters, and tactical firing systems, as well as detecting and safely neutralizing mines and other dangers. In doing so, you will ensure the safe and...
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