Senior Construction Manager Salary

Average pay for Senior Construction Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($101K). Total cash compensation to Senior Construction Managers bottoms out near $72K and approaches $159K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $29K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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 (?
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$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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Construction Manager


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Senior Construction Managers who take a Construction Manager role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Construction Managers is usually $73K.

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Survey takers who work as Senior Construction Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Budget Management, Scheduling, and Construction Site Inspection are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $99K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $105K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $102K in this role. Senior Construction Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $115K.

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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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