Construction Manager Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Construction Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,170
25th Percentile Wage
$66,940
50th Percentile Wage
$87,530
75th Percentile Wage
$118,120
90th Percentile Wage
$157,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction managers in the industry sector of construction. 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 $157,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction managers is $53,170.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201687,5302.26%6.91%
201585,5502.16%-
201483,7000.88%-
201382,9601.78%-
201281,480--

Compare Construction Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of construction 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 construction manager occupations is the land subdivision industry with an annual salary $97,640. The lowest paying industry is the painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $76,720). For detailed construction manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Land Subdivision
$97,640
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$96,710
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$95,270
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$93,980
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$93,380
Utility System Construction
$93,260
Nonresidential Building Construction
$91,030
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$89,310
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$89,100
Building Equipment Contractors
$88,570
Construction of Buildings
$87,790
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$87,770
Masonry Contractors
$86,250
Specialty Trade Contractors
$84,270
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$82,930
Residential Building Construction
$81,450
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$81,330
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$80,390
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$79,670
Building Finishing Contractors
$79,570
Roofing Contractors
$77,250
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$76,720

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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