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Senior Construction Manager Salary

Generous salaries abound for Senior Construction Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($101K) per year. In the world of Senior Construction Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $18K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $73K and $157K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Construction Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$73,224 - $143,780
(Median)
$73K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $101,251
10%
50%
90%

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$17.52 - $72.72
(Median)
$18
$36
$73
MEDIAN: $36.00
10%
50%
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
$73,224 - $143,780  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,061  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,500  
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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$72,761 - $156,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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 - $25,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,500  
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).
)
$72,761 - $156,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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Survey results show that 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. Construction Site Inspection, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Construction Manager

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $111K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $105K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $102K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $114K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

National Average
$108,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$108,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 22%

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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%
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