Director of Construction Salary

The average pay for a Director of Construction is $113,617 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$76,386 - $161,489
MEDIAN: $113,617

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$76,386 - $161,489  
$1,546 - $35,437  
Profit Sharing
$491.94 - $32,215  
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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).
$79,665 - $182,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 497
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Job Description for Director of Construction

Director of construction are most common in companies that perform regular construction-related tasks, which can range from government agencies (such as departments of transportation) to universities to large retail brands, among others. Educational requirements typically include a bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, or another relevant field. Specific experience requirements vary based on the position, but jobs requiring a minimum of 10 years of related experience are common. Some positions also require specific experience in the type of construction performed (such as in the retail field).


Director of Construction Tasks

  • Review project progress, address issues, and adjust schedules and budgets.
  • Develop and report on project and department budgets.
  • Review scope of work, contracts, and construction plans, and schedule and assign work.
  • Write, evaluate, and manage bids for work.

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

up arrow 34%

Skills That Affect Salaries

Construction Estimating
up arrow 3%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 2%

Project Management

National Average

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Contract Management
up arrow 11%

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 15%

People Management
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.


8 %
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%