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
$54,320
25th Percentile Wage
$68,520
50th Percentile Wage
$89,960
75th Percentile Wage
$120,140
90th Percentile Wage
$158,670

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 $158,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction managers is $54,320.

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 construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,960
2.70% 9.43%
2016
$87,530
2.26% -
2015
$85,550
2.16% -
2014
$83,700
0.88% -
2013
$82,960
1.78% -
2012
$81,480
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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 $99,390. The lowest paying industry is the roofing contractors industry (annual salary $77,300). For detailed construction manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Land Subdivision
$99,390
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$96,980
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$96,250
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$95,970
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$95,630
Utility System Construction
$94,640
Nonresidential Building Construction
$93,080
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$92,230
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$91,910
Building Equipment Contractors
$91,710
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$91,470
Construction of Buildings
$90,380
Masonry Contractors
$87,610
Specialty Trade Contractors
$86,830
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$85,420
Residential Building Construction
$84,620
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$84,250
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$81,640
Building Finishing Contractors
$81,610
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$81,470
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$78,020
Roofing Contractors
$77,300

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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