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Construction Contractor Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Construction Contractor is $23.92 per hour.
Construction Contractor Salary (?
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$25,637 - $127,796
(Median)
26K
40K
59K
94K
130K
MEDIAN: $58,555
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Construction Contractor Salary (?
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$10.70 - $46.64
(Median)
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24
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$25,637 - $127,796  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,201  
Profit Sharing
$9,721 - $20,558  
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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$24,555 - $112,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $46.64  
   
Overtime
$5.30 - $51.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,201  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,721 - $20,558  
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).
)
$24,555 - $112,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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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

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$55,000
Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 76%