Also known as Coal Mine Production Foreman, Construction Foreman, Construction Supervisor, Electrical Supervisor, Field Operations Supervisor, Field Supervisor, Insulation Foreman, Roustabout Field Supervisor, Sheet Metal Foreman, Site Superintendent
Also known as Coal Mine Production Foreman, Construction Foreman, Construction Supervisor
Construction Foremen directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.
Construction Foremen are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Construction Foremen. More generally, Construction Foremen are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Construction Foreman is $67,840, and the average salary is $72,990. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Construction Foreman salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Construction Foremen earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Construction Foremen earn less than $43,570 per year, 25% earn less than $54,270, 75% earn less than $87,570, and 90% earn less than $109,980.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Construction Foremen is expected to change by 6.2%, and there should be roughly 70,700 open positions for Construction Foremen every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Construction Foreman are usually higher in their Enterprising, Realistic, and Conventional interests.
Construction Foremen typically have very strong Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Also, Construction Foremen typically have strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Lastly, Construction Foremen typically have moderate Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Construction Foreman tend to value Independence, Relationships, and Achievement.
Most importantly, Construction Foremen strongly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Second, Construction Foremen strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Construction Foremen strongly value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Construction Foremen must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, leadership, and dependability.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Construction Foremen, ranked by importance:
Construction Foremen often have training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Construction Foremen 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 this occupation.
Construction Foremen may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as administration and management, building and construction, or mechanical knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Construction Foremen might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Construction Foremen must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Construction Foremen need abilities such as oral comprehension, oral expression, and problem sensitivity in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Construction Foremen, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Construction Foremen frequently use skills like coordination, active listening, and speaking to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Construction Foremen, ranked by their relative importance.
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