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Highway, Road, and Bridge Construction Contractors

SIC 1611 | NAICS 237310

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Highway & Road Construction  (view report)
Bridge & Elevated Highway Construction  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Scranton Gillette Communications
Roads & Bridges Magazine

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for contractors, engineers, and government officials, with special features including the "State of the Industry" report published in the December issue which provides a summary of survey responses concerning current business conditions and expectations for the year ahead. Articles from current and archived issues are available free online.

Highway, Street & Bridge Construction Contractors

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Information resources available from this organization include:

Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs section provides an overview of the U.S. transportation system network and includes links to additional detailed documents. Topics covered in this section including size and composition of the U.S. transportation system network, current condition of roads and bridges on a national and state basis, construction and repair costs, federal and state funding sources, and environmental issues.

Quarterly Industry Conditions Survey
Quarterly survey provides information on current market conditions and the expected outlook for the year ahead based on a survey of contractor members, with topics addressed in the report including work performed, employment, backlog, capital spending, profit margins, wage and salaries, cost of materials, capacity, delays, and shortages. Survey results are available to participating contractors.

Annual Forecast
Annual forecast provides market analyses and forecasts for the transportation construction industry by transportation mode (e.g., highways and streets, bridges and tunnels, railroad, subway, and light rail transit, airport terminals and runways, and ports and waterways), with information provided on a state-by-state basis including investment outlook and program revenue sources and expenditures.

U.S. Transportation Construction Industry Profile
Comprehensive report quantifies the impact of the industry on the national and state economies, with information provided for each state including transportation network profile, value of freight shipments by type of product and transport mode, tax revenues generated and direct employment supported by industry activities, miles driven by type of trip, how residents get to work, and daily commuting times.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction Contractors  Search for "2373"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Highway, Street & Bridge Construction Contractors

Financial information section of this profile provides income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios by company size range based on annual net revenue for companies that construct, rehabilitate, maintain, and repair highways, streets, and roads, elevated highways and bridges, public parking lots, sidewalks, and walkways, airport runways and aprons, and private driveways and parking lot facilities.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

American Road & Transportation Builders Association
U.S. Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction Salary & Hourly Wage Guide

Annual compensation survey provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for industry personnel on a national and state basis for over 100 job positions, with occupational groups covered by the survey including management, office and administrative support, architectural and engineering, construction and extraction, and transportation and material moving. Survey is available to ARTBA members only.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this sector (e.g., operating engineers, heavy and paving equipment operators, and structural iron and steel workers) by contractors that construct, maintain, and repair highways, streets, and roads, elevated highways and bridges, public sidewalks and walkways, airport runways, and private driveways and parking facilities.

PayScale, Inc.
Highway, Street, and Bridge / Heavy Civil Engineering Construction / heavy-civil-engineering

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for selected positions in this sector such as project manager, civil engineer, structural engineer, job foreman, crane operator, and heavy equipment operator, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Peter Kiewit Sons, Inc., Bechtel Corporation, Skanska USA Civil, Inc., and Granite Construction Company.

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