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Construction Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of construction managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of construction managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The construction managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Construction Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,810
25th Percentile Wage
$69,470
50th Percentile Wage
$91,370
75th Percentile Wage
$121,570
90th Percentile Wage
$159,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) construction managers is $159,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,810. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 191% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$91,370
2.27% 9.39%
2016
$89,300
2.13% -
2015
$87,400
2.03% -
2014
$85,630
1.42% -
2013
$84,410
1.92% -
2012
$82,790
- -

Table 2. Construction Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of construction managers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for construction managers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $125,660. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $80,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$125,660
Utilities
$112,710
Mining
$105,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$104,150
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$99,910
Information
$99,350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$99,310
Transportation and Warehousing
$96,580
Educational Services
$96,260
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$94,490
Health Care and Social Assistance
$93,280
Manufacturing
$92,470
Federal, State, and Local Government
$91,230
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$91,040
Construction
$89,960
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$87,120
Accommodation and Food Services
$86,650
Wholesale Trade
$83,290
Retail Trade
$80,540

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Construction Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only construction managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of construction managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $53,840 to $126,880. The highest paying state for construction managers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $126,880. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $53,840. For more salary information of construction managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$126,880
Alaska
$110,700
Delaware
$108,930
New York
$107,310
District of Columbia
$104,730
Georgia
$101,800
California
$101,660
Wisconsin
$101,120
Massachusetts
$100,950
Virginia
$100,730
Connecticut
$100,710
Rhode Island
$97,960
Hawaii
$96,370
Maryland
$95,390
North Carolina
$95,230
Washington
$94,300
South Dakota
$93,690
Texas
$93,690
Wyoming
$92,090
Illinois
$91,280
Ohio
$90,810
Oregon
$90,790
Minnesota
$90,470
Pennsylvania
$90,230
Michigan
$89,100
Louisiana
$88,730
North Dakota
$88,510
Vermont
$88,460
Missouri
$88,330
South Carolina
$87,200
Colorado
$87,180
Nevada
$84,890
New Hampshire
$84,470
Alabama
$83,030
Maine
$82,240
Arizona
$81,410
Florida
$80,000
Indiana
$79,160
West Virginia
$79,080
Montana
$79,040
New Mexico
$78,140
Kentucky
$77,740
Iowa
$77,680
Idaho
$77,590
Kansas
$77,390
Nebraska
$77,220
Utah
$75,330
Oklahoma
$75,280
Virgin Islands
$73,390
Tennessee
$72,800
Guam
$72,560
Arkansas
$64,660
Mississippi
$59,310
Puerto Rico
$53,840



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