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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Construction Manager Salary

$85,299 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$41.01 hourly

Entry level Salary
$53,000 yearly
$53,000
10 %
$85,299
Median
$134,000
90 %

How much does a Construction Manager make?

Construction managers make $85,299 per year on average, or $41.01 per hour, in the United States. Construction managers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $53,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $134,000.

Location impacts how much a construction manager can expect to make. Construction managers make the most in Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine, and New York.

Highest Paying States For Construction Managers

The darker areas on the map show where construction managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Construction Manager average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Hawaii$148,395$71.3468
2Maine$104,108$50.0586
3New Hampshire$111,475$53.5981
4Maryland$98,328$47.27412
5District of Columbia$98,864$47.53148
6Oregon$89,761$43.15271
7Pennsylvania$94,177$45.28594
8Washington$94,076$45.23408
9New Jersey$106,845$51.37301
10Virginia$88,883$42.73720
11North Dakota$80,628$38.7696
12Connecticut$98,524$47.37151
13Vermont$90,958$43.7343
14Michigan$92,623$44.53353
15New York$101,208$48.66539
16Alaska$95,622$45.9750
17North Carolina$81,720$39.29668
18Ohio$87,795$42.21505
19California$95,011$45.681,572
20Idaho$81,596$39.23110
21Massachusetts$96,014$46.16344
22Kentucky$84,840$40.79150
23West Virginia$84,668$40.7161
24Iowa$77,718$37.36242
25Delaware$83,945$40.3673
26Louisiana$81,545$39.20159
27South Carolina$79,952$38.44263
28Rhode Island$85,711$41.2147
29Montana$75,702$36.40111
30Wisconsin$79,728$38.33267
31Nevada$74,706$35.92148
32South Dakota$75,277$36.1965
33Tennessee$71,963$34.60398
34Arizona$76,366$36.71369
35Minnesota$81,629$39.24238
36Texas$76,088$36.581,159
37Illinois$79,407$38.18503
38Mississippi$74,675$35.90115
39Nebraska$72,157$34.69146
40Indiana$74,514$35.82321
41Georgia$74,073$35.61571
42Florida$69,441$33.39985
43Utah$65,773$31.62214
44Wyoming$62,593$30.0953
45Colorado$67,233$32.32382
46Alabama$68,611$32.99232
47New Mexico$66,169$31.81104
48Kansas$70,558$33.92137
49Arkansas$61,813$29.72101
50Oklahoma$63,594$30.57113
51Missouri$63,466$30.51206

Highest Paying Cities For Construction Managers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Urban Honolulu, HI$149,074$71.67
2Portland, ME$104,460$50.22
3New York, NY$101,230$48.67
4San Francisco, CA$100,992$48.55
5Washington, DC$98,947$47.57
6Baltimore, MD$98,625$47.42
7Seattle, WA$96,402$46.35
8Boston, MA$96,042$46.17
9Philadelphia, PA$94,393$45.38
10Detroit, MI$93,202$44.81
11Portland, OR$89,860$43.20
12Richmond, VA$88,894$42.74
13Columbus, OH$86,887$41.77
14Charleston, WV$83,217$40.01
15Raleigh, NC$82,894$39.85

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Urban Honolulu, HI
  2. Portland, ME
  3. New York, NY
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Washington, DC

Construction Manager Salary Details

Construction Manager Salary

What is a Construction Manager's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$134,000$11,167$64
75th Percentile$108,000$9,000$52
Average$85,299$7,108$41
25th Percentile$67,000$5,583$32
10th Percentile$53,000$4,417$25

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
General Superintendent$77,068$6,422$37.0592,424
Superintendent$79,847$6,654$38.3922,580
Project Superintendent$75,810$6,317$36.4571,449
General Contractor$71,726$5,977$34.4866,218
Facilities Project Manager$76,083$6,340$36.58116,673
Owner/Project Manager$89,803$7,484$43.17163,040

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. KB Home Jobs (59)
  2. CyberCoders Jobs (99)
  3. Meritage Homes Jobs (68)
  4. AT&T Jobs (157)
  5. Toll Brothers Jobs (129)

Which Companies Pay Construction Managers The Most?

The highest paying companies for construction managers are Meta and KB Home according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Koch Industries and Green Plains report highly competitive wages for construction managers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Meta$155,438$74.7325
2KB Home$133,720$64.2920
3Koch Industries$130,109$62.5515
4Green Plains$125,751$60.461
5Chevron$123,614$59.43
6BlackRock$122,038$58.674
7Exxon Mobil$120,474$57.92
8Air Products$120,436$57.9019
9Avalonbay Communities, Inc.$117,844$56.6614
10CyberCoders$117,736$56.6099
11Nokia$117,586$56.53
12Atmos Energy$116,671$56.091
13Illumina$115,882$55.71
14Skanska$115,616$55.5870
15JPMorgan Chase & Co.$115,197$55.3820
16Genentech$115,012$55.29
17Amneal Pharmaceuticals$114,803$55.19
18Turner Construction$114,403$55.00167
19Riot Games$114,381$54.99
20Walbridge$114,349$54.9828

How Much Do Construction Managers Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a construction manager salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The energy industry pays construction managers an average salary of $101,528

  2. The manufacturing industry pay $99,811

  3. The lowest paying industry for construction managers is the government industry. Construction managers in this industry earn an average salary of $80,008

Highest Paying Industries For Construction Managers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Energy$101,528$48.81
2Manufacturing$99,811$47.99
3Technology$99,100$47.64
4Construction$99,041$47.62
5Professional$98,564$47.39
6Retail$95,712$46.02
7Finance$94,761$45.56
8Hospitality$89,294$42.93
9Government$80,008$38.47

High Paying Construction Manager Jobs

Construction Manager Salary Trends

The salary for a construction manager can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Construction Manager Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Construction Manager Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$85,300$41.01+2.0%
    2021$83,600$40.20+2.0%
    2020$82,000$39.40+2.1%
    2019$80,200$38.56+2.3%
    2018$78,400$37.68+2.1%

    Recently Added Construction Manager Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Mrinetwork JobsConstruction Manager-HomebuilderPanama City, FL06/01/2022$80,000
    The Hagerman GroupConstruction Project ManagerFort Wayne, IN06/01/2022$75,000
    Pulte GroupConstruction ManagerLas Vegas, NV06/01/2022$65,300
    Staffor Consulting LLCConstruction Manager-RemoteFrisco, TX06/01/2022$26,088
    Oregon Department of TransportationFacilities Construction Project ManagerPortland, OR06/01/2022$62,808
    CybercodersConstruction ManagerDallas, TX06/01/2022$90,000
    Horizon RoofingConstruction Manager-Construction 75K ToSaint Cloud, MN06/01/2022$75,000
    CybercodersConstruction Project ManagerSan Francisco, CA06/01/2022$120,000
    SRI TelecomConstruction Project Manager-Small Cell-COXLas Vegas, NV06/01/2022$87,654
    NNG Capital FundConstruction Project ManagerClifton, NJ06/01/2022$75,000

    Construction Manager Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Construction Managers the most?

    Hawaii pays Construction Managers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $148,395 per year, or $71.34 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Construction Manager?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Construction Manager if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New Hampshire you should be paid close to $111,475 per year.

    What type of Construction Manager gets paid the most?

    Director Of Construction gets paid the most. Director Of Construction made a median salary of $134,847. The best-paid 10 percent make $162,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $112,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Construction Manager?

    A good starting salary for a construction manager is $53,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a construction manager in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for construction managers is $85,299, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a construction manager can vary by state.

    Do construction managers get paid well?

    Yes, construction managers get paid well. While their salary is dependent on company size, location, and experience level, the average salary for a Construction Manager is almost $100,000 annually.

    How much does a construction manager make a week?

    The average weekly pay for a construction manager is about $1,500. However, the highest earners can make over $2000 a week, and the lowest earners typically make around $1,300 in weekly pay.

    Is a construction manager a good job?

    Yes, being a construction manager is a good job. The position of a construction manager is ranked number one in the field of construction and is highly ranked overall.

    Construction management is a growing field that requires individuals who are flexible thinkers and problem solvers. As a construction manager, you'll have a rewarding career as a leader, analyzer, and negotiator.

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