The average pay for a Construction Contractor is $20.21 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Blueprints, Project Management, and Contractor Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$31,141 - $99,239
$31K
$57K
$99K
MEDIAN: $57,144
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50%
90%

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$11.82 - $44.94
$12
$20
$45
MEDIAN: $20.21
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$31,141 - $99,239  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,639  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $31,146  
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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$25,957 - $98,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $44.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.49  
Overtime
$12.54 - $38.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,639  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $31,146  
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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$25,957 - $98,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 286

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Construction Contractor

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Construction Contractor Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Construction Contractor Salaries





National Average
$50,000

Plumbing
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Roofing Materials Installation
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Drywall
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 81%
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