Senior Project Manager, Construction Salary

Compensation for Construction Senior Project Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($107K). Total incomes of Construction Senior Project Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $25K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $77K and $160K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by experience level and geographic location. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Construction Senior Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$74,518 - $148,631
$75K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $106,906
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50%
90%

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$23.03 - $78.91
$23
$41
$79
MEDIAN: $41.01
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$74,518 - $148,631  
   
Bonus
$2,001 - $25,001  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,822  
Commission
$15,000  
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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$76,995 - $160,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,784
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$23.03 - $78.91  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $79.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,001 - $25,001  
   
Commission
$15,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,822  
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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$76,995 - $160,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Job Description for Senior Project Manager, Construction

A senior construction project manager performs general oversight of many of the duties and tasks that must be accomplished in the construction, renovation, or restructuring of a property. They must be organized and able to delegate tasks and responsibilities to subordinate project managers, contractors, and laborers. A senior construction project manager's responsibilities cover a number of areas, including permitting, programming, design, and construction itself. Because the senior construction project manager is responsible for the project's end product, they must have a deep understanding of each phase of the construction process, including architectural design and blueprinting. In addition, a senior construction project manager communicates a great deal with architects, clients, vendors of the products they are using, and subordinate staff; much of the time, the individual is reporting progress on a project or task or asking others for the status of certain jobs.

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Senior Project Manager, Construction Tasks

  • Organize and manage staff, contractors and schedules for construction projects.
  • Prepare documentation like scope of work, contracts, purchase orders, reports and budgets.
  • Oversee budgets, including tracking metrics and updating equipment logs.
  • Lead meetings to ensure budget, user needs and schedule are met.

Common Career Paths for Senior Project Manager, Construction


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Though some Construction Senior Project Managers move into positions like Senior Project Executive, Construction (where the average salary is $174K), this progression is not the norm. More often than not, a Construction Project Manager role is the next step for Construction Senior Project Managers moving up in the field. Pay for Construction Project Managers is usually $75K. Many Construction Senior Project Managers choose to take on a Director of Construction role instead, where salaries are typically $125K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Project Manager, Construction


Construction Senior Project Managers flock to Jones Lang LaSalle, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., CBRE Group, Skanska Usa Building Incorporated, and Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Skanska Usa Building Incorporated offers the largest salaries in town — $155K on average.

Construction Senior Project Managers will find the worst pay at Jones Lang LaSalle, where the median salary crawls in at $104K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $140K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, Construction


Survey results imply that Construction Senior Project Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, People Management, Contract Negotiation, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include autodesk autocad, Blueprints, and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Contractor Management indicates knowledge of Construction Estimating.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Manager, Construction

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


For many Construction Senior Project Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The relatively untested earn a median of $83K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $102K. Construction Senior Project Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $113K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $122K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $114,796

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Construction Senior Project Managers will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Construction Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent), New York (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Philadelphia (+14 percent). In Denver, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Senior Project Manager, Construction

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 248 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
48%
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Experience Affects Senior Project Manager, Construction Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$115,000

▼1%

▼11%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Senior Project Manager, Construction Salaries




Project Management
▼0%

Contractor Management
▼0%

National Average
$115,000




▼2%





▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 248 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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