Salary for Construction Managers

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Also known as:  Construction Coordinator, Construction Superintendent, General Contractor, Masonry Contractor Administrator helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Construction managers oversee the day to day operations on construction sites and make sure that local, state and federal building codes are being followed. In the construction of public buildings, construction managers check for ADA and FHA compliance. Construction managers make decisions in materials purchasing and are responsible for making sure that structures are built with both economy and utility in mind. In order to be a construction manager, a Bachelor's degree or higher is required in civil engineering or related disciplines. Candidates are generally expected to have several years experience working on construction sites, and to be at least minimally aware of common computer programs used in the field. When working with larger real estate or construction companies, travel may be required.

A Construction Manager can receive salaries ranging between $56,880 and $169,070 depending on the level of experience. will normally get an average pay level of one hundred and seven thousand two hundred and sixty dollars on a yearly basis.

have the highest salaries in New Jersey, where they can earn pay of just about $152,250. People with this job title are paid most highly in Information, where they can get compensation, on average, of $131,150.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 36.75 percent nationwide in that time.


Construction Managers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Public Administration
Wholesale Trade
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