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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 among California cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,440
25th Percentile Wage
$74,670
50th Percentile Wage
$101,660
75th Percentile Wage
$138,720
90th Percentile Wage
$177,800

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 $177,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$101,660
4.31% 1.48%
2016
$97,280
-0.09% -
2015
$97,370
-4.03% -
2014
$101,290
-1.12% -
2013
$102,420
2.21% -
2012
$100,160
- -

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 $56,920 to $143,690. The highest paying area for construction managers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $143,690. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $134,920). The lowest paying area is North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$143,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$134,920
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$124,610
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$113,690
Vallejo-Fairfield
$113,380
Napa
$105,010
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$104,750
El Centro
$103,280
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$102,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$100,790
Salinas
$98,900
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$98,330
Stockton
$96,120
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$96,080
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$95,550
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$95,460
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$95,400
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$95,180
Yuba City
$94,120
Bakersfield-Delano
$92,510
Hanford-Corcoran
$91,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$89,630
Chico
$86,810
Fresno
$86,780
Redding
$85,250
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$83,870
Modesto
$82,880
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$82,180
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$80,690
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$79,280
Visalia-Porterville
$74,860
Madera-Chowchilla
$69,550
Merced
$63,490
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$56,920




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