What is NAICS Sector 23? Full Description & Statistics

NAICS Sector 23

Full Code Description

What is NAICS Sector 23?

23 - Construction

The Sector as a Whole

The Construction sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects (e.g., highways and utility systems). Establishments primarily engaged in the preparation of sites for new construction and establishments primarily engaged in subdividing land for sale as building sites also are included in this sector.

Construction work done may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs. Activities of these establishments generally are managed at a fixed place of business, but they usually perform construction activities at multiple project sites. Production responsibilities for establishments in this sector are usually specified in (1) contracts with the owners of construction projects (prime contracts) or (2) contracts with other construction establishments (subcontracts).

Establishments primarily engaged in contracts that include responsibility for all aspects of individual construction projects are commonly known as general contractors, but also may be known as design-builders, construction managers, turnkey contractors, or (in cases where two or more establishments jointly secure a general contract) joint-venture contractors. Construction managers that provide oversight and scheduling only (i.e., agency) as well as construction managers that are responsible for the entire project (i.e., at risk) are included as general contractor type establishments. Establishments of the "general contractor type"" frequently arrange construction of separate parts of their projects through subcontracts with other construction establishments.

Establishments primarily engaged in activities to produce a specific component.

Top Ten Companies

Top Ten Companies in Retail Trade

Top Businesses by Revenue for 23:

Halliburton Delaware Inc Houston TX
Kiewit Corporation Omaha NE
DR Horton Inc Arlington TX
Otis Elevator Company Farmington CT
Hochtief USA Inc New York NY
Turner Corporation New York NY
Pultegroup Inc Atlanta GA
Nvr Inc Reston VA
Whiting-Turner Contracting Co Baltimore MD
Aecom Energy & Cnstr Inc Los Angeles CA

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment Statistics in Construction

Sector 23 - Construction

This sector is divided into three separate industries by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For this reason, Sector-Wide Stats are not available.

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every state and the District of Columbia, in Sector 23 - Construction.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, and the percent of establishments reporting the occupation, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Industries within Sector 23 - Construction

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 23 - Construction:

>NAICS 238000 - Specialty Trade Contractors

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SOC Major Groups in Sector 23 - Construction:

Related Codes

NAICS Codes that fall under 23 - Construction

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