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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Construction Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,740
25th Percentile Wage
$68,050
50th Percentile Wage
$89,300
75th Percentile Wage
$119,710
90th Percentile Wage
$158,330

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of construction managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201689,3002.13%7.29%
201587,4002.03%-
201485,6301.42%-
201384,4101.92%-
201282,790--

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 $114,210. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $73,580).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$114,210
Utilities
$112,920
Information
$103,580
Mining
$103,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$103,420
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$100,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$97,450
Educational Services
$94,920
Transportation and Warehousing
$94,510
Accommodation and Food Services
$94,190
Manufacturing
$93,950
Health Care and Social Assistance
$93,690
Federal, State, and Local Government
$88,740
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$88,230
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$88,140
Construction
$87,530
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$86,800
Wholesale Trade
$86,560
Retail Trade
$73,580

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 $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
$125,320
Alaska
$116,720
New York
$110,470
Delaware
$109,600
District of Columbia
$107,450
Rhode Island
$105,780
Massachusetts
$105,680
Connecticut
$99,840
Virginia
$98,630
California
$97,280
Wisconsin
$96,710
Maryland
$96,150
Pennsylvania
$95,760
Hawaii
$94,290
Illinois
$94,280
Georgia
$93,480
Washington
$93,000
South Dakota
$91,160
Oregon
$90,320
Vermont
$89,040
New Hampshire
$88,440
North Carolina
$87,570
Texas
$87,400
Ohio
$86,960
Wyoming
$86,960
Louisiana
$85,230
Minnesota
$85,110
Michigan
$84,690
South Carolina
$83,980
Missouri
$83,950
Colorado
$83,360
Alabama
$82,290
West Virginia
$81,850
North Dakota
$81,650
Florida
$81,310
Arizona
$79,820
Nebraska
$79,450
Kentucky
$78,810
Nevada
$77,790
New Mexico
$77,590
Kansas
$77,220
Indiana
$77,100
Maine
$77,020
Guam
$76,570
Montana
$76,460
Virgin Islands
$75,170
Utah
$74,850
Tennessee
$74,010
Oklahoma
$73,950
Iowa
$72,120
Idaho
$69,710
Arkansas
$69,030
Puerto Rico
$57,870
Mississippi
$56,410


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