Senior Project Manager, Construction Salary

Average pay for Construction Senior Project Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($108K). Cash earnings for Construction Senior Project Managers — including $25K in bonuses and $14K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $79K to $160K depending on individual performance. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and geographic location are driving factors as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$76,643 - $149,435
$77K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $108,880
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$23.99 - $77.63
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MEDIAN: $41.27
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$0$162K
Salary $76,643 - $149,435
Bonus $1,949 - $25,541
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,728
Commission $-0.50 - $39,732
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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$79,686 - $162,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,688
Hourly Data $0$95
Hourly Rate $23.99 - $77.63
Overtime $24.00 - $95.55
Annual Data $0$162K
Bonus $1,949 - $25,541
Commission $-0.50 - $39,732
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,728
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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$79,686 - $162,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

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.

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Senior Project Manager, Construction Tasks

  • Organize and manage staff, contractors and schedules for construction projects.
  • Prepare documentation like scope of work, contracts, purchase orders, reports and budgets.
  • Oversee budgets, including tracking metrics and updating equipment logs.
  • Lead meetings to ensure budget, user needs and schedule are met.

Common Career Paths for Senior Project Manager, Construction


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There are some Construction Senior Project Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Project Executive, Constructions, where earnings are an average $172K annually. More often than not, a Construction Project Manager role is the next step for Construction Senior Project Managers moving up in the field. Pay for Construction Project Managers is usually $75K. Many Construction Senior Project Managers choose to take on a Director of Construction role instead, where salaries are typically $125K.

Senior Project Manager, Construction Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Project Manager, Construction


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Construction Senior Project Managers include Jones Lang LaSalle, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., CBRE Group, Skanska Usa Building Incorporated, and Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Skanska Usa Building Incorporated offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $155K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $93K to just $143K — but Jones Lang LaSalle offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $104K.

Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, Construction


Survey results imply that Construction Senior Project Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, People Management, Contract Negotiation, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include autodesk autocad, Blueprints, and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Contractor Management also know Construction Estimating.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Manager, Construction

Pay by Experience for a Senior Project Manager, Construction has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Project Manager, Construction with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Project Manager, Construction with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 284 salaries. An experienced Senior Project Manager, Construction which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 912 salaries. A Senior Project Manager, Construction with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 824 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $117,073

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

With a pay rate for Construction Senior Project Managers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Construction Senior Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+17 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), Philadelphia (+12 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver.

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Key Stats for Senior Project Manager, Construction

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 328 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
48%

Experience Affects Senior Project Manager, Construction Salaries

▲4%

National Average
$117,000

▼3%

▼13%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Senior Project Manager, Construction Salaries




National Average
$117,000

Project Management
▼1%


Budget Management
▼2%


▼4%






▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 328 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
42%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 11%