Entry-Level Construction Manager Salary

Average Entry-Level Construction Managers make around $58K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Construction Managers — including $12K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $38K to $87K depending on individual performance. While some workers in this profession — roughly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and just over a half have dental insurance. For the most part, Entry-Level Construction Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Entry-Level Construction Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,756 - $83,226
$40K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,178
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$12.03 - $36.82
$12
$21
$37
MEDIAN: $21.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,756 - $83,226  
   
Bonus
$497.41 - $11,716  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,744  
Commission
$8,500  
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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$38,080 - $86,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 711
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $36.82  
   
Overtime
$17.23 - $45.63  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$497.41 - $11,716  
   
Commission
$8,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,744  
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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$38,080 - $86,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,782

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Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Construction Managers, 26 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Construction Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+23 percent), Phoenix (+18 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and New York (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Chicago and Atlanta (6 percent lower).

Construction Manager Advice

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

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 Charlotte:
"Construction Management Advice."
Supplement Your Trade experience with computer skills & business management classes.

Construction Manager in Concord:
"Politics."
Don't let people hear your opinions easily. Read your emails from the bottom up. Write your email with reiterations. Do not take work home.

Key Stats for Construction Manager

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
23%
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Skills That Affect Construction Manager Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
▲13%

Budget Management
▲11%

Microsoft Project
▲10%

Microsoft Office
▲8%



Microsoft Excel
▲5%

Job Scheduling
▲5%

Construction Site Inspection
▲5%


Blueprints
▲4%

▲3%

Microsoft Word
▲3%

autodesk autocad
▲3%

National Average
$59,000

AutoCAD
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 25%