Senior Construction Manager Salary

Senior Construction Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $102K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Overall cash earnings for Senior Construction Managers stretch from $72K on the lower end to $159K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $28K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of Senior Construction Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$73,085 - $144,199
(Median)
$73K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $101,932
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$19.50 - $68.25
(Median)
$20
$35
$68
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$73,085 - $144,199  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,500  
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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$72,067 - $158,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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 (?
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
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,500  
   
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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$72,067 - $158,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Construction Manager


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Compensation may take a strong hit for Senior Construction Managers who move to positions like Construction Manager. Construction Managers usually make $73K.

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Survey takers who work as Senior Construction Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Scheduling, and Construction Site Inspection can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Construction Site Inspection as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Construction Manager

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


Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $111K per year. Senior Construction Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $102K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $116K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Entry-Level
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National Average
$109,000

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Skills That Affect Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$109,000

Scheduling
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Construction Site Inspection
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 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: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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