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Average Construction Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$84,161
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$7,262
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The average salary for a Construction Manager in Chicago, Illinois is $84,161.
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$44k
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$84k
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$125k
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What Do Construction Managers Do?

Construction Manager Tasks
  • Manage the planning, materials, building, and budget of a construction or component of a project.
  • Enforce safety measures and company regulations, and obtain required licenses and permits.
  • Select and oversee the work of contractors contributing to the project.
  • Develop schedules for reaching objectives and make sure work is completed on time.
  • Supervise and direct personnel working on the project.

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What Are Popular Skills for Construction Managers?

Skills in Project Management, Contractor Management and Construction Site Inspection are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints and Construction Estimating.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Construction Managers?

An entry-level Construction Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,923 based on 5 salaries. An early career Construction Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Construction Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,584 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Construction Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,107 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,996.
Employees with Construction Manager in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 28.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (14.8% more) and New York, New York (12.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (15.0% less), Atlanta, Georgia (8.1% less) and Houston, Texas (4.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 85 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
22.4%
Mid Career
16.5%
Experienced
28.2%
Late Career
27.1%