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Senior Construction Manager Salary

Senior Construction Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $101K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Senior Construction Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $18K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $72K and $158K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$72,814 - $144,296
(Median)
$73K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $101,408
10%
50%
90%

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$17.52 - $72.72
(Median)
$18
$36
$73
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$72,814 - $144,296  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,225  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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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$72,337 - $157,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$17.52 - $72.72  
   
Overtime
$24.96 - $76.60  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,225  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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).
)
$72,337 - $157,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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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Survey results show that Senior Construction Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Project Management and Scheduling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Construction Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $111K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($105K) on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $103K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $114K.

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Experience Affects Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Entry-Level
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National Average
$108,000

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Skills That Affect Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$108,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%
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