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Senior Construction Manager Salary

Wages for Senior Construction Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($107K) per year. Cash earnings for Senior Construction Managers — including $25K in bonuses and $18K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $73K to $163K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Senior Construction Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$72,883 - $147,847
(Median)
$73K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $100,509
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$22.47 - $73.40
(Median)
$22
$40
$73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$72,883 - $147,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,342  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $17,500  
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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$73,110 - $163,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$22.47 - $73.40  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $96.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,342  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $17,500  
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).
)
$73,110 - $163,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Senior Construction Manager

A senior construction manager typically works at a construction site and is responsible for all aspects of the project. While the exact duties of a senior construction manager may vary based on the specific project, they are generally in charge of planning, directing, and coordinating all activities within the construction site. Tasks performed by this manager include overseeing all project design, hiring workers, supervising all workers, selecting contractors, monitoring all inventory, preparing budgets, and preparing estimates. The senior construction manager must report progress to clients and work in compliance with construction laws. A senior construction manager must possess leadership skills, as they are required to give direction to subordinates and delegate tasks accordingly.

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Senior Construction Manager Tasks

  • Manage reporting, including daily reports and compliance documentation.
  • Communicate across teams and with subcontractors to increase efficiency and track quality control.
  • Plan and coordinate project activities and schedules, tracking materials and time frame.
  • Interact with clients, set expectations, and track changes to scope of work.

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Senior Construction Managers report a focused set of job skills. Project Management and Scheduling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Project Management tend to be skilled in Scheduling as well.

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Experience Affects Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$107,000

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$107,000

Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
59%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%