Generous salaries abound for Senior Construction Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($110K) per year. In the world of Senior Construction Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $78K and $168K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $29K and $10K, respectively. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of Senior Construction Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$74,811 - $153,033
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$110K
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MEDIAN: $109,570
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$74,811 - $153,033  
   
Bonus
$1,973 - $28,578  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$77,825 - $168,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 171

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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

  • Plan and coordinate project activities and schedules, tracking materials and time frame.
  • Interact with clients, set expectations, and track changes to scope of work.
  • Manage reporting, including daily reports and compliance documentation.
  • Communicate across teams and with subcontractors to increase efficiency and track quality control.

Common Career Paths for Senior Construction Manager


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Senior Construction Managers' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Construction Manager. The typical income for a Construction Manager is $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.


For Senior Construction Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $95K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $96K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $106K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $124K.

Senior Construction Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Construction Manager?

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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Key Stats for Senior Construction Manager

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
060
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
61%
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Experience Affects Senior Construction Manager Salaries


National Average
$116,000

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Senior Construction Manager Salaries


National Average
$116,000

Budget Management
up arrow 5%

Scheduling
up arrow 8%

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 40%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
61%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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