Supervisors - Construction & Extraction Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

Job Outlook through 2028

Employment Current: 22,590
Employment Projected: 24,410
Percentage Change: 8.1%

Education/Training

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Sample Job Titles

  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Field Supervisor, Foreman
  • Job Superintendent
  • Project Superintendent
  • Site Superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • Supervisor

Duties

  • Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers.
  • Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
  • Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Locate, measure, and mark site locations or placement of structures or equipment, using measuring and marking equipment.
  • Coordinate work activities with other construction project activities.

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.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Average Wages in PA

Entry Level: $45,300
Average: $70,660
Experienced: $111,360