Average Experienced Construction Manager Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Construction Manager is $81,871.
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Job Description for Construction Manager

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.
The top respondents for the job title Construction Manager are from the companies Lennar Corporation, Habitat For Humanity and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Vanir Development Company, Inc. where the average pay is $123,927. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Toll Brothers, Inc., earning around $107,769 and $74,000, respectively. Habitat For Humanity pays the lowest at around $62,380. Lennar Corporation and Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $69,466 and $73,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Manager

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

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Manager

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 $55,548 based on 161 salaries. An early career Construction Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,465 based on 1,009 salaries. A mid-career Construction Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,275 based on 886 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,204.
Employees with Construction Manager in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 41.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (27.0% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (20.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (8.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.8% less).

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