The average pay for a Director of Construction is $119,431 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 Contract Management and Operations Management.

$81,016 - $166,556
MEDIAN: $119,430

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$81,016 - $166,556  
$4,036 - $36,242  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $23,750  
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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).
$85,077 - $189,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 494

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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 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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $128,952

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Experience Affects Director of Construction Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Director of Construction Salaries

Contract Management
up arrow 26%

Operations Management
up arrow 20%

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

Construction Estimating

National Average

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 19%

People Management
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.


7 %
93 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 11%