Senior Construction Manager Salary

Senior Construction Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $101K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash earnings of Senior Construction Managers range from $72K on the low end to $159K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $29K and $10K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Senior Construction Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$70,774 - $144,182
(Median)
$71K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $101,171
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$19.50 - $83.00
(Median)
$20
$35
$83
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$70,774 - $144,182  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,574  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
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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$71,675 - $158,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$19.50 - $83.00  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $91.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,574  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
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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$71,675 - $158,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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 may experience a considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Construction Manager position, where pay tends to be around $73K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Construction Manager

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


Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $99K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $105K. Senior Construction Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $102K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $115K.

Senior Construction Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Senior Construction Manager Salaries


National Average
$108,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$108,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
58%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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