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
$47,700
25th Percentile Wage
$67,940
50th Percentile Wage
$101,200
75th Percentile Wage
$151,920
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 $151,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $101,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general and operations managers is $47,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$101,200
-0.75% 5.49%
2016
$101,960
1.50% -
2015
$100,430
1.23% -
2014
$99,190
2.63% -
2013
$96,580
0.97% -
2012
$95,640
- -

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 $124,670. The lowest paying industry is the painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $75,550). For detailed general and operations manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Land Subdivision
$124,670
Nonresidential Building Construction
$118,410
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$117,480
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$116,310
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$113,820
Utility System Construction
$109,530
Construction of Buildings
$106,890
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$105,920
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$105,050
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$104,460
Building Equipment Contractors
$102,520
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$100,820
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$99,150
Specialty Trade Contractors
$96,780
Roofing Contractors
$95,560
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$95,180
Masonry Contractors
$94,610
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$93,700
Residential Building Construction
$91,180
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$88,410
Building Finishing Contractors
$88,220
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$75,550

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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