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Senior Project Manager, Construction Salary

Wages for Construction Senior Project Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($106K) per year. In the world of Construction Senior Project Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $73K and $152K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $21K and $13K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Construction Senior Project Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$71,864 - $137,700
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MEDIAN: $100,078
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$19.97 - $80.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$71,864 - $137,700  
   
Bonus
$985 - $20,917  
Profit Sharing
$512 - $12,527  
Commission
$4,250 - $56,000  
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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$73,137 - $152,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$19.97 - $80.66  
   
Overtime
$28.31 - $79.42  
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$985 - $20,917  
   
Commission
$4,250 - $56,000  
Profit Sharing
$512 - $12,527  
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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$73,137 - $152,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Project Manager, Construction


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Construction Senior Project Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a VP of Construction. The average VP of Construction bring home $144K per year. Construction Senior Project Managers most often advance into Construction Project Manager and Construction Manager positions even though the median salaries are $32K lower and $33K lower, respectively.

Senior Project Manager, Construction Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Project Manager, Construction


Construction Senior Project Managers flock to Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $123K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, Construction


Survey results imply that Construction Senior Project Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, People Management, Contract Negotiation, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Those listing AutoCAD as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Job Scheduling and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Construction Estimating also know Contractor Management and Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Manager, Construction

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Construction Senior Project Managers. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $73K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $93K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $105K. Construction Senior Project Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $114K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Construction Senior Project Managers, New York provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Construction Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), Boston (+21 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 13 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Senior Project Manager, Construction Salaries


National Average
$106,000




Skills That Affect Senior Project Manager, Construction Salaries

Contract Management
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People Management
up arrow 9%

Contract Negotiation
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Contractor Management
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Budget Management
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Suretrak (Primavera)
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Project
0%

National Average
$106,000

Project Management
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Scheduling
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Construction Estimating
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Blueprints
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Job Scheduling
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%