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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|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. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) construction managers is $158,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,740. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 194% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of construction managers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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 $114,210. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $73,580).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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 $56,410 to $125,320. The highest paying state for construction managers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $125,320. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $56,410. 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|| |
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |