First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
SOC: 47-1011.00

Description:

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
578,400 employed

Projected (2024):
636,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

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


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

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

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
  • Estimate material or worker requirements to complete jobs.
  • Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers.
  • Confer with managerial or technical personnel, other departments, or contractors to resolve problems or to coordinate activities.
  • Coordinate work activities with other construction project activities.
  • Order or requisition materials or supplies.
  • Locate, measure, and mark site locations or placement of structures or equipment, using measuring and marking equipment.
  • Record information such as personnel, production, or operational data on specified forms or reports.
  • Assign work to employees, based on material or worker requirements of specific jobs.
  • Provide assistance to workers engaged in construction or extraction activities, using hand tools or other equipment.
  • Train workers in construction methods, operation of equipment, safety procedures, or company policies.
  • Analyze worker or production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving production methods or implementing motivational plans.
  • Arrange for repairs of equipment or machinery.
  • Suggest or initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, or hires.
  • Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Acetylene welding equipment
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Aerial personnel lifts
  • Air compressors
  • Allen wrenches
  • Ammeters
  • Analog temperature analyzers
  • Arc welding equipment
  • Backhoes
  • Band saws
  • Bench vises
  • Biscuit joiners
  • Blasting machines
  • Brick trowels
  • Bubble levels
  • Calipers
  • Caulking guns
  • Chalk lines
  • Channel lock pliers
  • Clamp-on meters
  • Claw hammers
  • Combination squares
  • Concrete floats
  • Concrete mixers
  • Crowbars
  • Desktop computers
  • Detonators
  • Digital cameras
  • Digital temperature analyzers
  • Dump trucks
  • Fish tapes
  • Flat head screwdrivers
  • Flatbed truck trailers
  • Flow meters
  • Forklifts
  • Fuel-burning kettles
  • Gas-powered generators
  • Glass cutters
  • Glass gloves
  • Glass holders
  • Glass lifters
  • Glass tongs
  • Hand saws
  • Humidity meters
  • Hydraulic crimping tools
  • Hydraulic knock-out punches
  • Insulated adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Insulated screwdrivers
  • Ladders
  • Lathes
  • Layout squares
  • Manlifts
  • Marking gauges
  • Measuring tapes
  • Megohm meters
  • Metal inert gas MIG welding equipment
  • Mortar mixers
  • Multimeters
  • Nut drivers
  • Ohmmeters
  • Oxyfuel gas welders
  • Pallet jacks
  • Personal computers
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Pipe benders
  • Pipe cutters
  • Pipe threaders
  • Pipe vises
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Planers
  • Planes
  • Plumb bobs
  • Pointing trowels
  • Power drills
  • Power grinders
  • Power lockouts
  • Power nailers
  • Power polishers
  • Power saws
  • Power washers
  • Precision levels
  • Pressure meters
  • Protective ear muffs
  • Protective ear plugs
  • Pry bars
  • Putty knives
  • Refrigerant leak detectors
  • Refrigerant reclamation equipment
  • Respirators
  • Rubber mallets
  • Saber saws
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Safety harnesses
  • Safety lanyards
  • Scaffolding
  • Scoring tools
  • Screeds
  • Single-cut mill saw files
  • Skid steer loaders
  • Slickline fishing tools
  • Steel chisels
  • Surveying rods
  • Swing stages
  • Table saws
  • Tablet computers
  • Theodolites
  • Tracked excavators
  • Transit levels
  • Trenchers
  • Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
  • Two way radios
  • Utility knives
  • Vacuum cups
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Voltmeters
  • Wattmeters
  • Welders
  • Welding masks
  • Wheel loaders
  • Wheeled bulldozers
  • Wire crimpers
  • Wire cutters
  • Wire pulling machines
  • Wire strippers
  • Wood chisels
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Data entry software
  • Facilities management software
  • FranklinCovey TabletPlanner
  • Graphics software
  • HCSS HeavyJob
  • Intuit QuickBase
  • Inventory tracking software
  • Mi-Co Mi-Forms Client
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft NetMeeting
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Portfolio Project Management
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
  • Scheduling software


  • construction and extraction


    industry stats

    SOC: 47-0000

    Total Employed: 5,477,820

    Average Annual Salary: $47,580