Construction Contractor Salary

The average pay for a Construction Contractor is $20.20 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Blueprints, Contractor Management, Project Management, and Construction Estimating. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$25,194 - $98,615
$25K
$51K
$99K
MEDIAN: $51,155
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50%
90%

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$11.97 - $46.77
$12
$20
$47
MEDIAN: $20.14
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$25,194 - $98,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,000  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$25,366 - $101,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $46.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.87  
Overtime
$12.74 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,000  
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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$25,366 - $101,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 315

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Job Description for Construction Contractor

Construction contractors, often referred to as "construction managers," are in charge of planning and maintaining a variety of construction projects involving commercial/residential buildings and even public works projects. They may also be responsible for obtaining building permits or licenses for these projects.

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Construction Contractor Tasks

  • 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.
  • Monitor project progress to ensure it stays on time and within budget.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Contractor

Pay by Experience for a Construction Contractor has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Contractor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Contractor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Construction Contractor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 160 salaries. A Construction Contractor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 133 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,973

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Key Stats for Construction Contractor

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Construction Contractor Salaries

▲27%

▲10%

National Average
$49,000

▼2%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Construction Contractor Salaries

▲22%




Plumbing
▲4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲2%

National Average
$49,000

Roofing Materials Installation
▼26%

Drywall
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 82%
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