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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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TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) is an engineering, consulting, and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the environmental, energy, infrastructure, and real estate markets. Our multi-discipline project teams provide turnkey services to help our clients implement complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. A broad range of commercial, industrial, and...
TRC is an Engineering, Consulting, and Construction Management Firm that provides integrated services to the Infrastructure, Environmental, Energy, and Real Estate Markets. Our multi-discipline project teams provide turnkey services to help our clients implement complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. A broad range of commercial, industrial, and government clients depend o...
TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) is an engineering, consulting, and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the environmental, energy, infrastructure, and real estate markets. Our multi-discipline project teams provide turnkey services to help our clients implement complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. A broad range of commercial, industrial, and...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Producer Los Angeles, CA Full-Time $40,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Producer Los Angeles, CA Full-Time $40,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Producer with construction experience, please read on! We offer generous commissions. Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. We have many locations 2. We are well esta...
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...
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...
Position Description: The Role. The Project Manager will oversee and be accountable for all aspects of multifamily construction of multiple apartment projects, from pre-construction phase through completion and turnover to operations. The Key Responsibilities. • Participate and contribute in development of preliminary construction estimates and budgets at various stages from conceptual to final. •...
Company Confidential LUBBOCK, TX, 79401
Req: (HS Diploma/GED) We will train! Competitive wage with benefits. Able to lift 50lbs & have valid driver's license. Pass pre-employment drug screen & criminal background check. Apply in person at: 5208 Marsha Sharp Freeway Construction Material Testing Technician...
Construction Estimator Pendergrass area manufacturer of fabricated architectural construction products seeks experienced Estimator. Candidates must have strong electronic plan reading and takeoff skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Access and Excel and AutoCAD a plus. Construction related degree or equivalent industry experience. Salary and benefits. EOE. Send resume and salary requirements t...
Company Confidential STONEHAM, MA, 02180
SUPERINTENDENTS AND PMs General contractor working for national retailers, hiring traveling Superintendents & PMs Email resumes: 2014Manager
Bakersfield, 93308
Construction Project Supervisor/ Procurement Lead 5+ yrs field exp managing construction projects. Heavy oil exp w/ cyclic steam & steam flood ops a MUST. Adv computer skills & degree or technical cert req'd. Submit resume & salary history to *****...
Clearwater, 33765
New Home Construction Warranty and Construction Manager One position to include: management of all warranty, prewalk with supervisors as well as management of construction supervisors. Exp a must. Base of local subcontractors and suppliers a plus. Main office located in New Port Richey, most new homes building in North Pinellas. Email resume only to: ***** Reference Code:10...
Farrell, 16121
Traveling Construction Workers Needed: Looking for long term employees. Minimum of 5-years' experience. Skills required- Excavation, Concrete Forming and Placement , Rigging and Setting of Steel and Equipment, Fabricating and Welding. Work sites are throughout the USA and include working 10-12 hours per day in lots of 12-21 days on and 4 days off. Send resume to: Rademacher Industrial System Inc,...
Plattsburgh, 12901
ConstRuction Project Engineer Project administration and project documentation to include scheduling, submittals, meeting minutes, procurement, and subcontractor communications and is responsible for managing projects to deliver exceptional results for our clients. Letter of Interest and resume to Murnane Building Contractors, PO Box 3048, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 or ***** This job...
Company Confidential New Brighton, PA, 15066
CONSTRUCTION Bathrooms, wetrooms, electric, tile, framing etc. 30-40 hrs/wk, $12-$13/hr. Resumes to: 303 Grove St. New Brighton, PA, 724-816-0976....
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