The average wage for a Construction Contractor is $20.66 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Blueprints, Project Management, Construction Estimating, and Contractor Management.

$31,763 - $99,508
(Median)
$32K
$60K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,586
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$11.74 - $45.53
(Median)
$12
$21
$46
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,763 - $99,508  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $31,408  
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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$25,880 - $100,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $45.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.49  
Overtime
$12.96 - $38.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,795  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $31,408  
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).
)
$25,880 - $100,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Contractor

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Experience Affects Construction Contractor Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Construction Contractor Salaries





Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$51,000

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Roofing Materials Installation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

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