Senior Construction Manager Salary

Salaries for Senior Construction Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($109K) per year. Total cash earnings of Senior Construction Managers range from $77K on the low end to $171K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $29K and $10K, respectively. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,735 - $154,394
$73K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $108,900
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$72,735 - $154,394  
   
Bonus
$1,750 - $28,837  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,155  
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$76,532 - $171,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Construction Manager


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For Senior Construction Managers, a move to the Construction Manager role often correlates with a sharp decline in salary. Construction Managers typically make $73K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Construction Manager

Pay by Experience for a Senior Construction Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Construction Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Construction Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Senior Construction Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 67 salaries. A Senior Construction Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 95 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $115,272

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Senior Construction Managers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Senior Construction Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent) and New York (+26 percent). Senior Construction Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Senior Construction Managers in Atlanta bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (15 percent less) and Washington (12 percent less).

Senior Construction Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Construction Manager?

Senior Construction Manager in New Orleans:
"Structure and accountability."
Understand whom is accountable for each portion of a project to get clear direction and to be able to set goals for yourself. When management is blind it cause unnecessary workloads which causes stress. You Can't make a client satisfied if it's always a struggle to provide him accurate information.

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Key Stats for Senior Construction Manager

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
60%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Construction Manager Salaries

▲9%

National Average
$115,000

Experienced
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Mid-Career
▼19%

Skills That Affect Senior Construction Manager Salaries


National Average
$115,000

Budget Management
▼4%

Scheduling
▼8%

Construction Site Inspection
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%