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Highest Paying States for Construction Managers

The highest paying states 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 of construction managers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $126,880, New Jersey is the highest paying state for construction managers. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $110,700). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of construction managers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Construction Managers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Jersey
$126,880
$86,740 5,720
2 Alaska
$110,700
$71,100 1,060
3 Delaware
$108,930
$76,490 530
4 New York
$107,310
$62,430 12,150
5 District of Columbia
$104,730
$65,830 990
6 Georgia
$101,800
$62,090 6,350
7 California
$101,660
$56,440 32,780
8 Wisconsin
$101,120
$66,370 2,860
9 Massachusetts
$100,950
$62,190 6,460
10 Virginia
$100,730
$60,840 5,370
11 Connecticut
$100,710
$57,260 3,100
12 Rhode Island
$97,960
$68,820 430
13 Hawaii
$96,370
$60,730 1,800
14 Maryland
$95,390
$60,750 6,410
15 North Carolina
$95,230
$63,420 9,860
16 Washington
$94,300
$58,030 8,220
17 South Dakota
$93,690
$67,790 240
18 Texas
$93,690
$58,030 25,630
19 Wyoming
$92,090
$59,210 420
20 Illinois
$91,280
$54,310 10,140
21 Ohio
$90,810
$58,310 9,680
22 Oregon
$90,790
$59,050 5,490
23 Minnesota
$90,470
$56,170 4,710
24 Pennsylvania
$90,230
$50,720 9,870
25 Michigan
$89,100
$53,500 4,210
26 Louisiana
$88,730
$56,270 3,080
27 North Dakota
$88,510
$58,370 1,120
28 Vermont
$88,460
$55,020 590
29 Missouri
$88,330
$48,680 3,040
30 South Carolina
$87,200
$53,630 3,060
31 Colorado
$87,180
$51,750 7,190
32 Nevada
$84,890
$56,980 3,950
33 New Hampshire
$84,470
$55,940 1,030
34 Alabama
$83,030
$54,090 2,780
35 Maine
$82,240
$53,880 1,190
36 Arizona
$81,410
$48,970 6,630
37 Florida
$80,000
$48,320 22,130
38 Indiana
$79,160
$50,960 4,690
39 West Virginia
$79,080
$46,740 710
40 Montana
$79,040
$54,320 580
41 New Mexico
$78,140
$50,240 1,530
42 Kentucky
$77,740
$47,180 2,380
43 Iowa
$77,680
$49,610 3,030
44 Idaho
$77,590
$45,740 1,300
45 Kansas
$77,390
$50,040 2,570
46 Nebraska
$77,220
$51,960 2,450
47 Utah
$75,330
$48,740 2,710
48 Oklahoma
$75,280
$37,660 2,900
49 Virgin Islands
$73,390
$47,040 70
50 Tennessee
$72,800
$46,680 5,460
51 Guam
$72,560
$44,720 230
52 Arkansas
$64,660
$43,390 1,810
53 Mississippi
$59,310
$35,530 1,130
54 Puerto Rico
$53,840
$34,140 460
See also: Highest paying industries for construction managers, Top Paying Jobs in America.