Senior Construction Manager Salary

Salaries for Senior Construction Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($108K) per year. In the world of Senior Construction Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $78K and $172K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $41K and $15K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Senior Construction Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a little more than half earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$72,700 - $161,225
$73K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $107,992
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$0$172K
Salary $72,700 - $161,225
Bonus $2,037 - $41,286
Profit Sharing $906 - $14,899
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$77,734 - $172,094
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 170

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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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Senior Construction Managers may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Construction Manager. The average pay for a Construction Manager is $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: $118,264

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

For Senior Construction Managers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Senior Construction Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+26 percent) and New York (+22 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Senior Construction Managers in Atlanta earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (18 percent lower) and Washington (15 percent lower).

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.

Senior Construction Manager in Collegeville:
"Non stop activity."
Sayt on top of your schedule and subcontractors. Plan on working harder and longer before and after any time off.

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Key Stats for Senior Construction Manager

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
66%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Construction Manager Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$118,000

Experienced
▼13%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Mid-Career
▼21%

Skills That Affect Senior Construction Manager Salaries

National Average
$118,000


Budget Management
▼7%

Scheduling
▼10%

Construction Site Inspection
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
66%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 13%
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