Construction Manager Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of construction managers in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction manager salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Construction Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,140
25th Percentile Wage
$89,550
50th Percentile Wage
$112,710
75th Percentile Wage
$137,300
90th Percentile Wage
$165,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction managers in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) construction managers is $165,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $112,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction managers is $72,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$112,710
-0.19% 15.08%
2016
$112,920
3.58% -
2015
$108,880
5.46% -
2014
$102,930
3.30% -
2013
$99,530
3.84% -
2012
$95,710
- -

Compare Construction Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of construction managers in eight industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for construction manager occupations is the solar electric power generation industry with an annual salary $119,390. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $94,280). For detailed construction manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Solar Electric Power Generation
$119,390
Natural Gas Distribution
$118,050
Wind Electric Power Generation
$114,220
Utilities
$112,710
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$112,610
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$110,800
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$101,800
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$94,280

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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