Construction Contractor Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Construction Contractor is $23.91 per hour. A skill in Microsoft Excel is associated with high pay for this job.
Construction Contractor Total Pay (?
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$29,984 - $141,774
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,115
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Construction Contractor Total Pay (?
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$10.96 - $46.89
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,984 - $141,774  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,222  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $20,347  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,773 - $116,507  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 555
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $46.89  
   
Overtime
$7.39 - $63.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,222  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $20,347  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,773 - $116,507  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 555
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Job Description for Construction Contractor
  • Negotiate contract terms with clients and work with clients and architects to create project plans.
  • Generate cost estimates for labor, materials, equipment, and permits necessary to complete a project.
  • Monitor project progress to ensure it stays on time and within budget.
  • Plan and manage a construction project, providing labor, materials, and equipment and overseeing subcontractors.
  • Make sure all government regulations are followed, proper permits are obtained, and required inspections carried out.
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Experience Affects Construction Contractor Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Construction Contractor Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Construction Estimating
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Project Management
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National Average
$55,000
Blueprints
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Project
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 74%
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