Entry-Level Construction Project Manager Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Construction Project Manager is $56,785 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,883 - $81,100
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,784
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$14.95 - $32.06
(Median)
$15
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,883 - $81,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,112  
Profit Sharing
$881 - $12,868  
Commission
$7,000  
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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$39,796 - $84,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $32.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$22.86  
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.96  
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 - $10,112  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$881 - $12,868  
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).
)
$39,796 - $84,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,411

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Construction Project Manager Advice

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

Construction Project Manager in Lancaster:
"What to know if you become a Construction Manager."
Be prepared to learn something new everyday. You will never be bored. You will never see the same project twice.

Construction Project Manager in Washington:
"What To Know Before Starting."
To be a successful project manager, it is important to be receptive to the information provided by your mentor. It is important to understand the documentation and how it all relates to the contract and the billing. Ask your mentor to give you a flow chart to explain the inter relationship between the contract with the owner and subcontractor and how the filling process works. This will help you manage your subcontractors more effectively. Be sure to have mastery of the blueprints. This will help you write an effective scope of work for your subcontractors. If you do not know how to read blueprints, make sure you get training. In order to excel, be receptive to what you are told and ask as many questions as possible. You will make mistakes - take these positively and learn. Once you mess up a task once, you will likely not make the same mistake again.

Construction Project Manager in Seattle:
"People not projects."
The hardest part about being a project manager who is in charge of a group of people is not managing the project, it's managing the people. Dealing with the human resources side of being a manager takes more out of a manager than dealing with managing the project.

Construction Project Manager in Fort Collins:
"Start with a large company."
Study plans and specifications and spend a lot of time learning the intimate details of the job.

Construction Project Manager in Albuquerque:
Watch out being an unexpected surprise when hired. It quickly turns into a demanding expectation. If you are the only one putting in 50, 60, 70 hours a week, don't do it. The company will keep piling more on you letting the others slack. Do you share effectively and in a timely manner offer to help as long as it is appreciated. When it starts being demanded scale back. All employers will get as much out of you as they can for as little as they can. Its not personal just watch how you let yourself get used.

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Skills That Affect Construction Project Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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Contractor Management
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Budget Management
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Microsoft Project
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Project Management
0%

National Average
$57,000

Job Scheduling
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Construction Estimating
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
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Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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