Welcome to the Texas construction industry, a place of good pay and great opportunities staffed by tens of thousands of hard working craftspeople who take great pride in what they build and who look out for the safety of their co-workers.
AN INDUSTRY WHERE THE AMERICAN DREAM LIVES ON
Nearly 700,000 men and women work in construction throughout Texas. Construction workers in the state earn 10 percent more than the average worker in the state, and bring home an average salary of over $60,000 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And since most construction jobs do not require college degrees, many of those workers do not have college debts to worry about. Click Here to learn more about construction pay rates in Texas and click Here (link is external) for detailed pay information for highway construction workers in Texas.
Construction is an industry of opportunity, where every worker can advance through skill, determination and commitment. Many construction firm owners started their careers as skilled craftspeople.
And the Texas construction industry provides good, high-paying jobs to immigrants from all over the world. That is why the members of the Associated General Contractors have long fought for comprehensive immigration reform to allow more skilled construction workers to enter the country legally. Nobody benefits, including responsible contractors, when undocumented workers are taken advantage of by unscrupulous operators.
AN INDUSTRY COMMITTED TO SAFETY
Nothing is more important to the construction industry than the safety of its workforce. Every day thousands of dedicated construction safety professionals work hard to make sure every worker heads home to their family at the end of the day in Texas. As a result of their hard work and the dedicated of Texas contractors and crafts people, the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicates that:
AN INDUSTRY WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF
The men and women who build Texas are proud of the work they perform. Listen to their stories and share in their enthusiasm. Feel proud of what they are accomplishing. And consider whether you have what it takes to work in construction and help build Texas.
FIND A CONSTRUCTION JOB
Click Here to visit the Texas Construction Careers site to learn about construction job opportunities near you.
STAND WITH OUR INDUSTRY
Sign up today to stand with the Texas construction industry. Simply by sharing your email address and other contact information, you will send a message that you support an industry that pays better than most, is committed to safety and provides tremendous and rewarding opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Texans.