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Construction Manager Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Construction Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,250
25th Percentile Wage
$75,130
50th Percentile Wage
$97,450
75th Percentile Wage
$125,740
90th Percentile Wage
$160,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $160,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $97,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction managers is $58,250.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201697,4501.62%9.34%
201595,8702.32%-
201493,6502.84%-
201390,9902.90%-
201288,350--

Compare Construction Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of construction managers in eleven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $112,570. The lowest paying industry is the specialized design services industry (annual salary $77,950). For detailed construction manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$112,570
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$112,570
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$103,480
Engineering Services
$101,320
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$98,050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$97,450
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$95,880
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$93,100
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$91,380
Testing Laboratories
$88,990
Specialized Design Services
$77,950

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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