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Senior Construction Manager Salary

Average pay for a Senior Construction Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $102K per year. Cash earnings of Senior Construction Managers can occasionally include $25K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $74K to almost $158K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of Senior Construction Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$74,088 - $146,452
(Median)
$74K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $101,810
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
$74,088 - $146,452  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,168  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,240  
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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$73,685 - $157,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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 - $25,168  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,240  
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).
)
$73,685 - $157,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Senior Construction Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $111K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $105K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $103K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $115K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

National Average
$109,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$109,000

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
61%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%