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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 $125,320, New Jersey is the highest paying state for construction managers. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $116,720). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$125,320
$85,250 5,070
2 Alaska
$116,720
$69,300 960
3 New York
$110,470
$61,320 12,640
4 Delaware
$109,600
$72,010 430
5 District of Columbia
$107,450
$66,150 800
6 Rhode Island
$105,780
$69,410 480
7 Massachusetts
$105,680
$59,800 6,370
8 Connecticut
$99,840
$54,810 3,050
9 Virginia
$98,630
$60,220 5,270
10 California
$97,280
$55,140 32,590
11 Wisconsin
$96,710
$62,200 2,890
12 Maryland
$96,150
$59,430 6,360
13 Pennsylvania
$95,760
$58,260 8,000
14 Hawaii
$94,290
$55,930 1,890
15 Illinois
$94,280
$55,520 8,770
16 Georgia
$93,480
$54,130 5,670
17 Washington
$93,000
$57,300 6,950
18 South Dakota
$91,160
$64,920 200
19 Oregon
$90,320
$57,080 4,690
20 Vermont
$89,040
$54,470 520
21 New Hampshire
$88,440
$56,970 970
22 North Carolina
$87,570
$58,750 9,060
23 Texas
$87,400
$53,950 26,440
24 Ohio
$86,960
$56,970 9,630
25 Wyoming
$86,960
$54,430 390
26 Louisiana
$85,230
$54,930 3,290
27 Minnesota
$85,110
$54,640 4,170
28 Michigan
$84,690
$53,740 3,900
29 South Carolina
$83,980
$51,580 3,200
30 Missouri
$83,950
$50,470 3,530
31 Colorado
$83,360
$48,170 6,580
32 Alabama
$82,290
$53,020 3,010
33 West Virginia
$81,850
$44,650 550
34 North Dakota
$81,650
$55,440 970
35 Florida
$81,310
$51,060 18,090
36 Arizona
$79,820
$42,460 5,800
37 Nebraska
$79,450
$51,330 2,340
38 Kentucky
$78,810
$46,940 2,660
39 Nevada
$77,790
$53,550 3,660
40 New Mexico
$77,590
$44,240 1,380
41 Kansas
$77,220
$49,330 2,290
42 Indiana
$77,100
$45,550 4,750
43 Maine
$77,020
$53,100 1,120
44 Guam
$76,570
$46,080 270
45 Montana
$76,460
$52,290 570
46 Virgin Islands
$75,170
$41,620 30
47 Utah
$74,850
$48,140 2,600
48 Tennessee
$74,010
$46,890 4,930
49 Oklahoma
$73,950
$48,010 2,930
50 Iowa
$72,120
$44,580 3,250
51 Idaho
$69,710
$47,080 1,320
52 Arkansas
$69,030
$45,330 1,590
53 Puerto Rico
$57,870
$33,050 460
54 Mississippi
$56,410
$36,280 1,120
See also: Highest paying industries for construction managers, Top Paying Jobs in America.