Senior Construction Manager Salary

On average, Senior Construction Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($102K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $29K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Construction Managers can bottom out near $72K or peak near $159K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Construction Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,365 - $143,821
(Median)
$73K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $101,983
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$19.50 - $68.25
(Median)
$20
$35
$68
MEDIAN: $35.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$73,365 - $143,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,139  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$72,324 - $159,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$19.50 - $68.25  
   
Overtime
$24.96 - $76.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,139  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$72,324 - $159,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Construction Manager. The typical income for a Construction Manager is $73K.

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Senior Construction Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Budget Management, Scheduling, and Construction Site Inspection are correlated to pay that is above average. Construction Site Inspection, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Construction Manager

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $111K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $106K. Senior Construction Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $102K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $116K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
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National Average
$109,000

Mid-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Budget Management
0%

National Average
$109,000

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
59%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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