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What's the highest paying jobs in construction ?

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William’s Answer

Hi Blake
I'm Bill Matthesen and I live in Grafton also. I've been in construction for 40 years and the highest paying job in construction is owning the construction company. You need to know what it s going to cost for a project by understanding how much you spend on material and labor. The only way to accurately estimate the cost of a project is, know the total cost of material and the trades. Experience of reading a blue print is a necessity, so then you can get the estimate of the material. Next would be, to estimate the cost of building the project with the trades.
Right now with Corona the prices of materials have almost double. Estimating will always be the biggest challenge of profit or loss. The price you pay to be the owner.
Next up would would be a crane operator on a big high rise building project. Which will take multiple years! Running a backhoe, excavator, or a bulldozer is an attractive skill to construction. Project Managers and Supervisors around Cleveland average $51,000 to $100,00. I only say this because I've lived here 62 years!
Here's a word of caution for you, the fluctuation in prices in prevailing wage, taxes, and materials, you need to be on top of your game to understand all this. I've been lucky because I have friends in every trade, so I ask them to price the cost of the roof, plumbing, HVAC, ect. Then I get a scope of a project and can estimate the cost of labor!

William recommends the following next steps:

Look to Universities for construction programs.,
In High School take all the shop classes you can, wood working, metal, mechanics, ect.
Drivers License a must!
Your own vehicle
If you go North on 83 from 82, wavy at the farmer on the right hand side he'll be waving back at you.
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Ryan’s Answer

There are many avenues to take in the construction field here is a link of the highest paying construction jobs.

https://www.nextinsurance.com/blog/highest-paying-construction-jobs/
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Rebecca’s Answer

Construction managers are often highly paid along with project managers, the difference being that construction managers oversee on-site operations whereas project managers oversee timelines and budgets. Additionally, project managers can often step into the role without much technical background whereas construction managers typically have deep knowledge of the industry. However, if you start as a project manager in construction, you may be able to apply those skills to similar roles outside of the industry if that's a long-term goal of yours.

Other jobs that are highly paid lay in mastering a trade, such as elevator repair/installation, electricians, plumbers, ironworkers, and crane operators. With the world population expected to grow to 10 billion by 2050, we'll need more of everything which means mastering a trade will be a highly valuable and highly sought-after skill.
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Ryan’s Answer

There are many avenues to take in the construction field here is a link of the highest paying construction jobs.

https://www.nextinsurance.com/blog/highest-paying-construction-jobs/
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Daniel’s Answer

Blake,
There is no highest paying in construction. Your remuneration in the industry depends on your value which is tied to your skills and experience. However, to amass higher income so fast, you have to master a technical discipline or artisanship like masonry, steel fixing, plumbing, electricity etc. because guys in these areas work per hour basis and this makes it easier for them to negotiate their intake and also, work with multiple clients or customers.
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