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Career Profile: First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 692,200 people employed as first-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers in the United States. The median annual salary is $67,800. Entry level employees earn approximately $43,570 per year and senior employees earn approximately $109,980 per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

Job Duties

  • Locate, measure, and mark site locations or placement of structures or equipment, using measuring and marking equipment.
  • Confer with managerial or technical personnel, other departments, or contractors to resolve problems or to coordinate activities.
  • Arrange for repairs of equipment or machinery.
  • Provide assistance to workers engaged in construction or extraction activities, using hand tools or other equipment.
  • Record information, such as personnel, production, or operational data on specified forms or reports.
  • Suggest or initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, or hires.
  • Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
  • Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers.
  • Assign work to employees, based on material or worker requirements of specific jobs.
  • Coordinate work activities with other construction project activities.
  • Estimate material or worker requirements to complete jobs.
  • Analyze worker or production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving production methods or implementing motivational plans.
  • Order or requisition materials or supplies.
  • Train workers in construction methods, operation of equipment, safety procedures, or company policies.

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Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
692,200
Annual Openings:
70,700
Increase in Openings by 2030:
6%
Annual Salary Range:
$43,570 - $109,980
Education Requirements:
High school diploma