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Construction Manager Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for construction managers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of construction managers amongst California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Construction Managers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,140
25th Percentile Wage
$71,700
50th Percentile Wage
$97,280
75th Percentile Wage
$131,710
90th Percentile Wage
$169,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $169,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,140.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.51
25th Percentile Wage
$34.47
50th Percentile Wage
$46.77
75th Percentile Wage
$63.32
90th Percentile Wage
$81.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $81.59. The median hourly salary is $46.77. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.51.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of construction managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201697,280-0.09%-2.96%
201597,370-4.03%-
2014101,290-1.12%-
2013102,4202.21%-
2012100,160--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Construction Managers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction managers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction managers in state of California ranges from $61,210 to $133,670. The highest paying area for construction managers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $133,670. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $126,980). The lowest paying area is Redding with a median annual salary of $61,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$133,670
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$126,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$116,640
Napa
$114,500
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$109,980
Chico
$106,230
Vallejo-Fairfield
$106,100
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$104,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$100,790
El Centro
$100,680
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$98,290
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$95,230
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$95,180
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$95,130
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$94,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$94,210
Bakersfield-Delano
$93,240
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$93,000
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$88,690
Salinas
$88,090
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$87,750
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$85,360
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$83,400
Madera-Chowchilla
$82,400
Stockton
$81,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$80,410
Fresno
$79,930
Visalia-Porterville
$78,250
Modesto
$74,810
Merced
$65,490
Hanford-Corcoran
$64,380
Redding
$61,210


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