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 incomes of Senior Construction Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $26K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $71K and $158K. 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. Most Senior Construction Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$71,484 - $143,563

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$19.50 - $68.25

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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
$71,484 - $143,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,760  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,256  
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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$71,194 - $158,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$19.50 - $68.25  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $75.50  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,760  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,256  
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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$71,194 - $158,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Senior Construction Managers may experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Construction Manager. That position usually brings in $73K.

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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.


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $104K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Senior Construction Managers see a median salary of $101K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $115K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$108,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Senior Construction Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

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 25 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
58%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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