Entry-Level Construction Manager Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Construction Managers sits in the ballpark of $59K per year. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Construction Managers range from $39K on the low end to $87K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $10K, respectively. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Construction Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and just over a half have dental, as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,405 - $83,270
$40K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,883
10%
50%
90%

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$12.22 - $36.29
$12
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $20.62
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$0$86K
Salary $40,405 - $83,270
Bonus $503 - $11,981
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,017
Commission $9,759
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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$38,605 - $86,790
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 729
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $12.22 - $36.29
Overtime $16.99 - $46.59
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $503 - $11,981
Commission $9,759
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,017
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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$38,605 - $86,790
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 162

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,418

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Construction Managers, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Construction Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+22 percent), Phoenix (+17 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and New York (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Workers in Chicago and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less).

Construction Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Construction Manager in Naples:
Don't wait make your changes immediately. You can refine them latter.

Construction Manager in Denver:
"Don't underestimate anything."
Pay attention to everything people try to teach or show you.

Construction Manager in New York:
Must be eager to listen to people of experience.

Construction Manager in Fort Leonard Wood:
"Certifications and Perks."
I wish I would have know more about the right certifications for my line of work from the start and how to implement them into my job by instructing other with the knowledge learned. Understanding the whole picture of the project and getting employees to see it as well through public speaking and understanding the importance of teamwork.

Construction Manager in Amarillo:
"Lack of honesty and care towards employees."
Hang in there.

Construction Manager in Denver:
"How much time I would spend on the phone."
Say what your are going to do and then do it!

Construction Manager in Tuscaloosa:
"GENERAL SUPERVISION OF THE ENTIRE CONSTRUCTION AND RESOURCES."
LEADERSHIP. CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS AND LAWS. EXECUTIVE REPORTS OF ADVANCES.

Key Stats for Construction Manager

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Construction Manager Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
▲11%

Budget Management
▲10%

Microsoft Project
▲9%

Microsoft Office
▲7%



Job Scheduling
▲4%

Construction Site Inspection
▲4%


Blueprints
▲3%

Microsoft Excel
▲3%

▲2%

Microsoft Word
▲2%

autodesk autocad
▲2%

National Average
$59,000

AutoCAD
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 24%
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