Senior Project Manager, Construction Salary

Construction Senior Project Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $108K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation to Construction Senior Project Managers bottoms out near $78K and approaches $160K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $25K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by experience level and geography. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Construction Senior Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$75,760 - $148,604
$76K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $107,704
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$23.79 - $77.90
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MEDIAN: $41.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$75,760 - $148,604  
   
Bonus
$1,979 - $25,134  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,555  
Commission
$14,830  
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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$78,387 - $160,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,722
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$23.79 - $77.90  
   
Overtime
$29.84 - $99.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,979 - $25,134  
   
Commission
$14,830  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,555  
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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$78,387 - $160,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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 it's uncommon, some Construction Senior Project Managers move into roles as Senior Project Executive, Constructions, where pay is an average $172K per year. Becoming a Construction Project Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Construction Senior Project Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Construction Project Manager is $75K. Another frequent advance is for Construction Senior Project Managers to assume a Director of Construction role; in this role, workers often take home $125K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Project Manager, Construction


Jones Lang LaSalle, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., CBRE Group, Skanska Usa Building Incorporated, and Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Construction Senior Project Managers. Skanska Usa Building Incorporated offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $155K.

Jones Lang LaSalle offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $104K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $93K to $143K.

Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, Construction


Construction Senior Project Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, People Management, Contract Negotiation, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like autodesk autocad, Blueprints, and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Contractor Management tend to be well versed in Construction Estimating.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Manager, Construction

Pay by Experience for a Senior Project Manager, Construction has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Project Manager, Construction with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Project Manager, Construction with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 284 salaries. An experienced Senior Project Manager, Construction which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 912 salaries. A Senior Project Manager, Construction with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 824 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $115,783

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

For those looking to make money, Construction Senior Project Managers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Construction Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 5 percent below the national average.

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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 271 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
48%
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Experience Affects Senior Project Manager, Construction Salaries

▲5%

National Average
$116,000

▼2%

▼12%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Senior Project Manager, Construction Salaries




Project Management
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National Average
$116,000

Budget Management
▼1%


▼3%






▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 271 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 12%
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