Director of Construction Salary

The average pay for a Director of Construction is $119,735 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Scheduling, Contract Management, Operations Management, and Strategic Planning.

$83,336 - $169,402
$83K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $119,907
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Salary
$83,336 - $169,402  
   
Bonus
$2,909 - $39,241  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $22,500  
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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$88,486 - $192,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 493

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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).

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Director of Construction Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Construction

Pay by Experience for a Director of Construction has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Construction with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Construction with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Director of Construction which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 223 salaries. A Director of Construction with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $133,000 based on 276 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $129,860

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Key Stats for Director of Construction

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
56%
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Experience Affects Director of Construction Salaries

▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$130,000

▼12%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Director of Construction Salaries

Scheduling
▲41%

Contract Management
▲17%

Operations Management
▲12%

Strategic Planning
▲11%

Contractor Management
▲7%




National Average
$130,000


Construction Site Inspection
▼19%

People Management
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 12%
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