Senior Construction Manager Salary

Senior Construction Managers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $108K annually. With some bonuses approaching $41K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Senior Construction Managers spread between $78K and $171K depending on individual performance. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Senior Construction Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$73,323 - $162,649
$73K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $107,183
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$0$171K
Salary $73,323 - $162,649
Bonus $1,952 - $41,606
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,544
Commission $9,000
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$77,166 - $171,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 175

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Job Description for Senior Construction Manager

A senior construction manager typically works at a construction site and is responsible for all aspects of the project. While the exact duties of a senior construction manager may vary based on the specific project, they are generally in charge of planning, directing, and coordinating all activities within the construction site. Tasks performed by this manager include overseeing all project design, hiring workers, supervising all workers, selecting contractors, monitoring all inventory, preparing budgets, and preparing estimates. The senior construction manager must report progress to clients and work in compliance with construction laws. A senior construction manager must possess leadership skills, as they are required to give direction to subordinates and delegate tasks accordingly.

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Senior Construction Manager Tasks

  • Plan and coordinate project activities and schedules, tracking materials and time frame.
  • Interact with clients, set expectations, and track changes to scope of work.
  • Manage reporting, including daily reports and compliance documentation.
  • Communicate across teams and with subcontractors to increase efficiency and track quality control.

Common Career Paths for Senior Construction Manager


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Senior Construction Managers may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Construction Manager. The average pay for a Construction Manager is $73K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Construction Manager

Pay by Experience for a Senior Construction Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Construction Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Construction Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Senior Construction Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 67 salaries. A Senior Construction Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 95 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,424

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Construction Managers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Senior Construction Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent) and New York (+22 percent). Compared to the national average, Atlanta Senior Construction Managers have considerably lower salaries, 24 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Dallas and 15 percent less in Washington, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Senior Construction Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Construction Manager?

Senior Construction Manager in New Orleans:
"Structure and accountability."
Understand whom is accountable for each portion of a project to get clear direction and to be able to set goals for yourself. When management is blind it cause unnecessary workloads which causes stress. You Can't make a client satisfied if it's always a struggle to provide him accurate information.

Senior Construction Manager in Collegeville:
"Non stop activity."
Sayt on top of your schedule and subcontractors. Plan on working harder and longer before and after any time off.

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Key Stats for Senior Construction Manager

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
66%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Construction Manager Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$118,000

Experienced
▼13%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Mid-Career
▼21%

Skills That Affect Senior Construction Manager Salaries

National Average
$118,000


Budget Management
▼7%

Scheduling
▼10%

Construction Site Inspection
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
66%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 14%
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