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CONTRACTOR LICENSING

Careers with a license in general contracting are vast. Whether you own your own business or are the license holder for your company, you may wear many hats or specialize in one area. We offer classes to help you pass the exam or build your skills for high performance in the field. Below are a few examples of related careers with a general contractor license.

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Construction manager or General and operations manager

  • How much do construction managers typically make?
    • Average pay for Construction Managers is $76,686 per year. That is about $6,390 per month, or $36.87 per hour. New workers generally start around $52,471, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $119,605.
  • What do construction managers typically do?
    • Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

Construction cost estimator

  • How much do construction managers typically make?
    • Average pay for Cost Estimators is $56,458 per year. That is about $4,704 per month, or $27.14 per hour. New workers generally start around $30,814, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $91,759.
  • What do construction cost estimators typically do?
    • Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.

 

    Home inspector

    • How much do home inspectors typically make?
      • Average annual salary for a home inspector is $57,340 per year. That is about $4,778 per month, or $29.86 per hour. New inspectors generally start around $31,432, while highly experienced inspectors can earn as much as $97,683.
    • What do home inspectors typically do?
      • Home inspectors assess the electrical, heating, plumbing and structural systems in houses. Often times these inspections require the use of survey instruments, metering devices and test equipment. Inspectors keep daily logs, provide written documentation of findings and take photographs of inspections, which they keep with their logs. In the event of a violation during construction, home inspectors issue notices and stop-work orders until the building is compliant.

       

      CODE ACADEMY/CODE QUALIFICATION

      Careers as a licensed building inspectors are in high demand. Our academy is designed for individuals seeking a career working with a local municipality or at the state level. Current licensed architects and trade contractors may also take these coursed in order to obtain annual continuing education credits (CEUs). Below are a few examples of related careers.

      Construction and building inspector

      • How much do inspectors typically make?
        • Average pay for Construction and Building Inspectors is $51,874 per year. That is about $4,322 per month, or $24.94 per hour. New workers generally start around $33,289, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $73,821.
        • What do inspectors typically do?
          • Inspect structures using 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.

         

        Fire code inspectors

        • How much do fire inspectors typically make?
          • Average pay for Fire Inspectors is $51,540 per year. That is about $4,295 per month, or $24.78 per hour. New workers generally start around $34,401, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $62,655.
        • What do fire inspectors typically do?
          • Inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.

        CONSTRUCTION SKILLS TRAINING / CRAFT / TRADES

        CARPENTRY

        Carpenter helper

        • How much do rough carpenters typically make?
          • Average pay for Helpers--Carpenters is $27,828 per year. That is about $2,319 per month, or $13.38 per hour. New workers generally start around $20,917, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $36,481.
        • What do rough carpenters typically do?
          • Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

        Framing / Rough Carpenter

        • How much do rough carpenters typically make?
          • Average pay for Rough Carpenters is $31,762 per year. That is about $2,646 per month, or $15.27 per hour. New workers generally start around $24,000, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $40,460.
        • What do rough carpenters typically do?
          • Build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports, billboard signs, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions.

         

        Furniture and Cabinetry Making

        • How much do cabinetry makers typically make?
          • Average pay for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters is $31,912 per year. That is about $2,659 per month, or $15.34 per hour. New workers generally start around $21,533, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $44,876.
        • What do cabinetry makers typically do?
          • Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.

        Brick and Block Masonry

        • How much do cabinetry makers typically make?
          • Average pay for Brickmasons and Blockmasons is $35,379 per year. That is about $2,948 per month, or $17.01 per hour. New workers generally start around $27,660, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $47,592.
        • What do cabinetry makers typically do?
          • Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.

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        Plumbing

        • How much do cabinetry makers typically make?
          • Average pay for Plumbers is $37,768 per year. That is about $3,147 per month, or $18.16 per hour. New workers generally start around $27,659, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $52,613.
        • What do cabinetry makers typically do?
          • Assemble, install, or repair pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, or drainage systems, according to specifications or plumbing codes.