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Highest Paying Industries for Construction Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for construction managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $138,550, other fabricated metal product manufacturing is the highest paying industry for construction managers. It is followed by depository credit intermediation industry (average annual salary $130,240). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of construction managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Construction Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$138,550
60
2 Depository Credit Intermediation
$130,240
60
3 Air Transportation
$129,360
50
4 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$121,610
70
5 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$120,430
30
6 Oil and Gas Extraction
$119,080
750
7 Insurance Carriers
$115,520
50
8 Chemical Manufacturing
$115,280
70
9 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$114,990
50
10 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$111,990
50
11 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$111,830
80
12 Natural Gas Distribution
$110,940
260
13 Finance and Insurance
$110,660
160
14 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$110,630
160
15 Scientific Research and Development Services
$110,630
160
16 Lessors of Real Estate
$109,240
1,630
17 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$107,630
70
18 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$107,310
50
19 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$106,920
60
20 Coal Mining
$105,530
170
21 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$105,430
410
22 Hospitals - Privately owned
$105,320
420
23 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$105,260
30
24 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$104,830
520
25 Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$104,810
40
26 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$104,800
170
27 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$104,420
470
28 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$103,830
30
29 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$103,830
30
30 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$103,140
490
31 Hospitals - State government owned
$103,090
50
32 Utilities
$102,930
1,250
33 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$102,920
50
34 Hospitals - Local government owned
$102,920
50
35 Casino Hotels
$102,890
30
36 Educational Services - Privately owned
$102,590
530
37 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$102,560
130
38 Ship and Boat Building
$102,460
170
39 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$102,370
940
40 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$102,170
40
41 Real Estate
$102,120
4,210
42 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$101,680
4,270
43 Accommodation and Food Services
$101,320
70
44 Accommodation
$100,990
60
45 Metal Ore Mining
$99,750
40
46 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$99,430
530
47 Mining
$99,360
3,270
48 Traveler Accommodation
$99,130
60
49 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$98,670
210
50 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$98,380
120
51 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$97,920
80
52 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$97,600
4,770
53 Activities Related to Real Estate
$97,510
2,150
54 Machinery Manufacturing
$97,330
160
55 Offices of Physicians
$97,320
40
56 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
$96,570
430
57 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$96,500
190
58 Information
$96,050
520
59 Telecommunications
$95,930
480
60 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$95,750
3,200
61 Support Activities for Mining
$95,600
1,990
62 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$95,480
320
63 Engineering Services
$95,050
7,200
64 Warehousing and Storage
$94,950
n/a
65 Temporary Help Services
$94,670
530
66 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$94,420
130
67 Health Care and Social Assistance
$94,060
900
68 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$93,650
12,450
69 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$93,260
1,400
70 Employment Services
$92,710
720
71 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$92,680
8,790
72 Educational Services
$92,600
2,040
73 Pipeline Transportation
$92,410
90
74 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$91,980
210
75 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$91,920
470
76 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$91,330
480
77 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$91,140
250
78 Educational Services - Local government owned
$91,060
620
79 Land Subdivision
$90,990
2,030
80 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$90,950
440
81 Manufacturing
$90,730
1,700
82 Office Administrative Services
$90,420
220
83 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$89,900
1,460
84 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$89,780
3,390
85 General Merchandise Stores
$89,770
n/a
86 Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$89,760
n/a
87 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$89,670
60
88 Repair and Maintenance
$89,540
260
89 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$89,410
60
90 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$89,250
1,230
91 Transportation and Warehousing
$89,220
1,600
92 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$89,200
880
93 Educational Services - State government owned
$88,820
890
94 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$88,820
5,110
95 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$88,650
110
96 Rail Transportation
$88,520
1,370
97 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$88,320
27,350
98 Testing Laboratories
$88,200
140
99 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$88,140
2,760
100 Nonresidential Building Construction
$88,120
55,070
See also: Highest paying cities for construction managers.