Occupation Profile for Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.


$53,850.00 Median Annual Wage 18,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
2.9 Average Unemployment Percentage 59.5 Percentage That Completed High School
772,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 30.1 Percentage That Had Some College
842,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 10.3 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Assistant Construction Superintendent
Bank Boss
Boss Miner
Bricklayer Supervisor
Brickmason Contractor
Bridge Contractor
Building Construction Contractor
Building Construction Superintendent
Building Contractor
Building Dismantler
Building Insulation Supervisor
Building Mover
Building Superintendent
Building Wrecker
Carpenter Foreman
Carpentry Supervisor
Cement Contractor
Chimney Supervisor, Brick
Clearing Supervisor
Concrete Foreman
Concreting Supervisor
Construction Contractor
Construction Foreman
Construction Superintendent
Construction Supervisor
Derrick Builder
Dredge Operator Supervisor
Drilling Contractor
Drilling Field Specialist
Drilling Superintendent
Drywall Contractor
Electrical Contractor
Electrical Foreman
Electrician Supervisor
Electrician, Chief
Excavating Contractor
Face Boss
Fence Erector Supervisor
Fence Installer Foreman
Field Assembly Supervisor
Field Operations Supervisor
Field Supervisor
Field Supervisor, Oil Well Services
General Foreman
General Superintendent
Glazier Supervisor
Highway Maintenance Supervisor
Home Builder
House Mover Supervisor
Independent Producer
Insulation Foreman
Job Foreman
Job Superintendent
Labor Crew Supervisor
Longwall Foreman
Mains and Service Supervisor
Masonry Contractor
Mine Boss
Mine Captain
Mine Shifter
Mining Captain
Oil Developer
Oil Field Rig Builder
Oil Operator
Oil Producer
Oil Well Services Supervisor
Painter Supervisor
Painting Contractor
Paperhanger Contractor
Paving Contractor
Pipe Fitter Supervisor
Pit Supervisor
Plastering Contractor
Plumber Supervisor
Plumbing and Heating Contractor
Plumbing Contractor
Production Superintendent
Project Manager
Project Superintendent
Quarry Boss
Quarry Supervisor, Dimension Stone
Quarry Supervisor, Open Pit
Rig Builder
Rig Manager
Rig Superintendent
Rigging Supervisor
Road Boss
Road Contractor
Roofing Contractor
Roofing Supervisor
Section Supervisor
Sheet Metal Contractor
Shift Boss
Sludge Mill Operator
Steel Erecting Pusher
Steel Post Installer Supervisor
Stonemason Supervisor
Street Contractor
Superintendent, Track
Supervisor of Way
Supervisor, Acoustical Tile Carpenters
Supervisor, Adjustable Steel Joist Setting
Supervisor, Asbestos Removal
Supervisor, Asphalt Paving
Supervisor, Awning Hanger
Supervisor, Bailer Operators
Supervisor, Bailer Tenders
Supervisor, Billposting
Supervisor, Boatbuilders, Wood
Supervisor, Brickmason
Supervisor, Building
Supervisor, Carpenters
Supervisor, Cement or Concrete Finishing
Supervisor, Chimney Construction
Supervisor, Construction
Supervisor, Core Drilling
Supervisor, Dike
Supervisor, Doping
Supervisor, Drywall Application
Supervisor, Electrical
Supervisor, Electrician
Supervisor, Excavating
Supervisor, Field
Supervisor, Field Assembly, Prefabricated Homes
Supervisor, Gang
Supervisor, Gang, Pipeline
Supervisor, Gas Line Installer
Supervisor, Harvesting
Supervisor, House Moving
Supervisor, Insulation
Supervisor, Iron and Steel Work
Supervisor, Joiners
Supervisor, Labor Gang
Supervisor, Lathing
Supervisor, Lock Maintenance
Supervisor, Maintenance and Utilities
Supervisor, Maintenance of Way
Supervisor, Maintenance, Building Repair
Supervisor, Marble
Supervisor, Marble Installer
Supervisor, Masonry
Supervisor, Mine
Supervisor, Mixing Place
Supervisor, Mold Construction
Supervisor, Ornamental Ironworking
Supervisor, Painting
Supervisor, Painting, Shipyard
Supervisor, Paperhanger
Supervisor, Paving
Supervisor, Pile Driving
Supervisor, Pipe Fitter
Supervisor, Pipeline Maintenance
Supervisor, Pipelines
Supervisor, Pit
Supervisor, Plastering
Supervisor, Railroad Repair, Track
Supervisor, Reclamation
Supervisor, Reinforced Steel Placing
Supervisor, Right-of-Way Maintenance
Supervisor, Riprap Placing
Supervisor, Road
Supervisor, Road Gang
Supervisor, Sanitary Landfill
Supervisor, Segmental Paving
Supervisor, Sewer Maintenance
Supervisor, Sheet Metal Worker, Duct
Supervisor, Sign Builder
Supervisor, Sign Hanger
Supervisor, Steam Distribution
Supervisor, Steamfitter
Supervisor, Steel Pan Form Placing
Supervisor, Street
Supervisor, Structural Steel Erection
Supervisor, Subway Repair, Track
Supervisor, Suction Dredge Pipe Line Placing
Supervisor, Surface
Supervisor, Swimming Pool Maintenance
Supervisor, Tank Builder
Supervisor, Taping
Supervisor, Terrazzo
Supervisor, Tile Layer
Supervisor, Track
Supervisor, Track Repair
Supervisor, Traffic Maintenance
Supervisor, Traffic Sign
Supervisor, Tunnel Heading
Supervisor, Water and Sewer Systems
Supervisor, Water Softener Service
Supervisor, Waterproofing
Supervisor, Wrecking
Surface Boss
Tankage Supervisor
Test Boring Crew Chief
Tool Pusher
Track-Laying Supervisor
Utilities and Maintenance Supervisor

Related Occupations

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
  • Core — Analyze worker and production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving production methods or implementing motivational plans.
  • Core — Read specifications such as blueprints to determine construction requirements and to plan procedures.
  • Core — Arrange for repairs of equipment and machinery.
  • Core — Estimate material and worker requirements to complete jobs.
  • Core — Suggest or initiate personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and hires.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.