"foremen," "safety rules," and "safety procedures" aren't the only skills we found general foremen list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of general foreman responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 27.4% of general foremen have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 3.6% earned their master's degrees before becoming a general foreman. While it's true that some general foremen have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every three general foremen did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The general foremen who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and electrical engineering technology, while a small population of general foremen studied electrical engineering and general studies.
When you're ready to become a general foreman, you might wonder which companies hire general foremen. According to our research through general foreman resumes, general foremen are mostly hired by Davey Tree Surgery Company, MasTec, and Great Southwestern. Now is a good time to apply as Davey Tree Surgery Company has 7 general foremen job openings, and there are 6 at MasTec and 3 at Great Southwestern.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, general foremen tend to earn the biggest salaries at Hensel Phelps, Glenn O. Hawbaker, and JLL. Take Hensel Phelps for example. The median general foreman salary is $96,845. At Glenn O. Hawbaker, general foremen earn an average of $96,437, while the average at JLL is $95,923. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a general foreman include KBR, Fluor, and General Dynamics. These three companies were found to hire the most general foremen from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, general foremen make their living in the construction and manufacturing industries. General foremen tend to make the most in the technology industry with an average salary of $89,407. The general foreman annual salary in the manufacturing and utilities industries generally make $83,762 and $80,016 respectively. Additionally, general foremen who work in the technology industry make 22.1% more than general foremen in the hospitality Industry.