Construction Contractor Salary

The average pay for a Construction Contractor is $20.20 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Blueprints, Contractor Management, Project Management, and Construction Estimating. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$24,369 - $102,246
$24K
$55K
$100K
MEDIAN: $54,948
10%
50%
90%

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$11.85 - $41.54
$12
$20
$42
MEDIAN: $20.05
10%
50%
90%

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$0$102K
Salary $24,369 - $102,246
Bonus $0.00 - $13,100
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $29,087
Commission $4,913
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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$24,746 - $100,765
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 188
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $11.85 - $41.54
Hourly Tips $0.24
Overtime $13.16 - $44.70
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $0.00 - $13,100
Commission $4,913
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $29,087
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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$24,746 - $100,765
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 337

Job Description for Construction Contractor

Construction contractors, often referred to as "construction managers," are in charge of planning and maintaining a variety of construction projects involving commercial/residential buildings and even public works projects. They may also be responsible for obtaining building permits or licenses for these projects.

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Construction Contractor Tasks

  • Plan and manage a construction project, providing labor, materials, and equipment and overseeing subcontractors.
  • Make sure all government regulations are followed, proper permits are obtained, and required inspections carried out.
  • Monitor project progress to ensure it stays on time and within budget.
  • Negotiate contract terms with clients and work with clients and architects to create project plans.
  • Generate cost estimates for labor, materials, equipment, and permits necessary to complete a project.

Common Career Paths for Construction Contractor


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Popular Skills for Construction Contractor

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Contractor

Pay by Experience for a Construction Contractor has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Contractor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Contractor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Construction Contractor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 160 salaries. A Construction Contractor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 133 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,527

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Key Stats for Construction Contractor

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Construction Contractor Salaries

▲26%

▲9%

National Average
$50,000

▼3%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Construction Contractor Salaries

▲20%




Plumbing
▲3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲1%

National Average
$50,000

Roofing Materials Installation
▼27%

Drywall
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 85%