General and Operations Manager Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of General and Operations Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,010
25th Percentile Wage
$68,380
50th Percentile Wage
$101,960
75th Percentile Wage
$151,880
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general and operations managers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) general and operations managers is $151,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $101,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general and operations managers is $49,010.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of general and operations managers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016101,9601.50%6.20%
2015100,4301.23%-
201499,1902.63%-
201396,5800.97%-
201295,640--

Compare General and Operations Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of general and operations managers in 22 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for general and operations manager occupations is the land subdivision industry with an annual salary $126,540. The lowest paying industry is the painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $75,160). For detailed general and operations manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Land Subdivision
$126,540
Nonresidential Building Construction
$118,410
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$117,520
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$116,740
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$113,020
Construction of Buildings
$108,950
Utility System Construction
$107,230
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$106,470
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$103,620
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$102,530
Building Equipment Contractors
$101,930
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$100,710
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$98,220
Specialty Trade Contractors
$97,130
Residential Building Construction
$95,440
Masonry Contractors
$95,260
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$94,910
Roofing Contractors
$93,460
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$92,000
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$91,620
Building Finishing Contractors
$89,800
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$75,160

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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