First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

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What do they do?

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

Also known as:

Assistant Foreman, Co-Supervisor Grounds and Landscape, Commercial Construction Foreman/Walls/Ceilings, Commercial Sheet Metal Foreman, Construction Foreman, Construction Superintendent, Construction Supervisor, Construction Supervisor/Carpenter, Craft Coordinator, (Estimator, Manage, Plan, Schedule, Hire and Fire), Crew Chief, Crew Chief Ii, Crew Supervisor, Fence Installer Foreman, Field Operations Supervisor, Field Superintendent, Field Supervisor, Foreman, Foreman or Supervisor and Operator, Foreman/Pile Driving and Erection, Foreman/Project Manager, General Foreman, General Superintendent, Insulation Foreman, Job Foreman, Job Site Superintendent, Job Site Supervisor, Job Superintendent, Leadman, Mason Foreman/Superintendant, Mine Foreman, Mine Superintendent, On Site Construction Superintendent, Operation Shift Supervisor, Operation Supervisor, Paving Crew Foreman, Pipeline Superintendent, Project Manager, Project Superintendent, Roof Foreman, Roofing Foreman, Roofing Superintendent, Senior Foreman, Sheet Metal Superintendent, Sheet Metal Supervisor, Shift Foreman, Site Foreman, Site Superintendent, Superintendent, Supervisor, Supervisor (Masonry), Underground Production Foreperson, Underground Supervisor, Welding Foreman, Working Supervisor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2.4%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #33 in job growth rate
  • 2,610

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #9 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.3%)
  • Master's degree (1.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (9.5%)
  • Associate's degree (7.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (24.6%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (41.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (15.3%)

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Direct construction or extraction personnel.
  • Coordinate construction project activities.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Monitor construction operations.
  • Evaluate projects to determine compliance with technical specifications.
  • Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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