Construction Careers


Across Oregon and SW Washington construction is booming. The industry offers competitive wages, advancement opportunities and great benefits. Consider these FACTS when selecting your next career move:

  • Average Yearly Wage in Construction Across Oregon is $57,998
  • Multiple Points of Entry, All with Career Advancement
  • Construction pays 8% MORE than the average of all other industries
  • Over the next ten years construction growth will outpace overall economy

A career in construction may be the best decision you will ever make. Construction and its supporting industry trades need a highly skilled workforce and those skills can be attained through community colleges, trades schools, and apprenticeships.

Check out Build-Oregon's construction occupation poster, these are great to hang in your classroom or training facility. If you would like one, please contact Aaron Bouchane.   

Additionally, visit Linkedin Learning’s FREE Skilled Trades: Construction Apprenticeship Foundations course. This excellent resource provide an overview of what it is like to work in the trades and how to navigate and prepare for the apprenticeship process.

Check out Build-Oregon's Construction Career Pathway map to learn more about construction jobs and how to obtain them.

2020 Workforce Development Survey - AGC worked with Quinn Thomas to develop this study which seeks to understand the challenges and opporutnties in promoting construction careers to the next generation of workers. This study will inform the development of a comprehensive marketing campaigned aimed at increasing the current and future workforce pipeline across Oregon and SW Washington.

Follow the links below to learn more about individual occupations.

Have more questions? Please contact us!









Masonry Trades






Operating Engineer






Sheet Metal Worker



Construction Laborer