Senior Project Manager, Construction Salary

Compensation for Construction Senior Project Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($101K). Total cash compensation for Construction Senior Project Managers runs from $73K to $153K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $24K and profit sharing that can reach almost $14K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Construction Senior Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$71,299 - $138,974

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$20.20 - $79.89

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$71,299 - $138,974  
   
Bonus
$1,186 - $24,227  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $13,574  
Commission
$1,000 - $25,000  
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).
)
$73,100 - $152,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,831
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$20.20 - $79.89  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $78.24  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,186 - $24,227  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $13,574  
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).
)
$73,100 - $152,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Construction Senior Project Managers who advance into the role of a VP of Construction are fairly uncommon. VPs of Construction on average earn $143K per year. Construction Senior Project Managers go on to become Construction Project Managers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $74K. Construction Senior Project Managers who move into a Director of Construction role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $122K.

Senior Project Manager, Construction Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Project Manager, Construction


Construction Senior Project Managers flock to Skanska Usa Building Incorporated for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $144K lead the pack in compensation.

With a median salary of only $106K, Jones Lang LaSalle pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $76K to $174K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, Construction


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, People Management, Contract Negotiation, and Suretrak are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Job Scheduling, Blueprints, and AutoCAD. 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.


Construction Senior Project Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $76K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $94K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $106K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $115K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Construction Senior Project Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Construction Senior Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+23 percent), New York (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Denver (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Senior Project Manager, Construction Salaries


National Average
$107,000




Skills That Affect Senior Project Manager, Construction Salaries

Contract Management
up arrow 17%


Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Suretrak (Primavera)
up arrow 3%

Contractor Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$107,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 15%

Blueprints
up arrow 15%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 292 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 12%
ADVERTISEMENT