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Career and Education Opportunities for Construction Supervisors in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its biggest city is Philadelphia.

There are currently 19,500 jobs for construction supervisors in Pennsylvania and this is projected to grow by 3% to 20,100 jobs by 2016. This is not quite as good as the national trend for construction supervisors, which sees this job pool growing by about 15.4% over the next eight years. In general, construction supervisors directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

A person working as a construction supervisor can expect to earn about $28 hourly or $59,760 yearly on average in Pennsylvania and about $27 per hour or $58,140 annually on average in the U.S. as a whole. Compared with people working in the overall category of Mining and Extraction, people working as construction supervisors in Pennsylvania earn more. They earn more than people working in the overall category of Mining and Extraction nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist destinations include the Academy Of Natural Sciences, the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, and the Marian Anderson Residence Museum.

CITIES WITH Construction Supervisor OPPORTUNITIES IN Pennsylvania


JOB DESCRIPTION: Construction Supervisor

Construction Supervisor video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, construction supervisors directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

Every day, construction supervisors are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Pennsylvania include:

  • Building Inspector. Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania photo by Ed Yakovich

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its most populous city is Philadelphia. In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist destinations include the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, the American Interfaith Institute, and the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary.