Green Builders


Overview

Introduction

Green builders build commercial and residential structures that have less impact on the environment and on human health than typical constructions. The buildings they help create use energy, water, and other resources efficiently and reduce waste, pollution, and environmental degradation. Depending on their job role, green builders plan, direct, coordinate, and/or budget construction and maintenance projects. 

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Median Salary

$93,370

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree


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Experience

Several years of experience in the green construction industry ne


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Skills

Building/Trades


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Personality Traits

Enterprising

Earnings

Green builders' salaries vary according to work experience and job title. In May 2018 the median income of all construction managers was $93,370, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest paid 10 percent earned $55,240 or less, and the highest paid 10 percent earned $161,510 or more. Those who worked in nonresidential construction earned higher salaries, with a mean income of $96,69...

Work Environment

Green builders work in offices and at construction sites. For overseas projects, they may need to temporarily relocate to another country. Builders work long hours, often more than 40 hours per week. They are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, dealing with emergencies, work delays, and issues due to bad weather. When they are at construction sites, they need to be careful and constantly...

Outlook

Green builders should have good job opportunities in the years to come. Green building is on the rise due to concerns about the environment and human health. Sustainable building practices are becoming the norm, and as a result, green builders are in high demand. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the employment of construction managers, including green builders, will grow faster than t...

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