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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .