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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Construction Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$150,250
75th Percentile Wage
$114,360
50th Percentile Wage
$85,630
25th Percentile Wage
$65,350
10th Percentile Wage
$50,990

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 $150,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $85,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,990. 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 194% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $85,630 1.45%
2013 $84,410 1.96%
2012 $82,790 -1.72%
2011 $84,240 0.45%
2010 $83,860 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for construction managers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 2.11%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.96%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 0.45% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-1.72%).

Table 3. Average Salary of Construction Managers vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Construction Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of construction managers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 $110,660. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $78,230).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$110,660
Utilities
$102,930
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$102,560
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$101,680
Accommodation and Food Services
$101,320
Mining
$99,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$97,600
Information
$96,050
Health Care and Social Assistance
$94,060
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$93,650
Educational Services
$92,600
Manufacturing
$90,730
Transportation and Warehousing
$89,220
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$88,140
Wholesale Trade
$85,540
Federal, State, and Local Government
$84,220
Construction
$83,700
Retail Trade
$79,050
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$78,230

Table 5. 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 $54,900 to $119,520. The highest paying state for construction managers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $119,520. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $54,900. For more salary information of construction managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$119,520
New Jersey
$118,110
Rhode Island
$108,420
Delaware
$106,080
Pennsylvania
$102,820
New York
$102,370
Connecticut
$102,250
California
$101,290
Massachusetts
$98,770
District of Columbia
$96,670
Virginia
$93,330
Washington
$92,710
Maryland
$91,100
Hawaii
$90,820
Georgia
$89,230
Arizona
$89,220
Illinois
$89,000
New Hampshire
$87,030
North Carolina
$86,830
Minnesota
$85,720
South Dakota
$85,080
Oregon
$84,900
Colorado
$83,440
Wyoming
$83,200
Michigan
$82,610
Ohio
$82,170
Wisconsin
$81,960
Vermont
$81,680
New Mexico
$81,160
West Virginia
$80,580
Louisiana
$80,290
Alabama
$80,170
Montana
$78,040
Utah
$77,580
Florida
$76,510
Indiana
$76,410
Texas
$76,190
Nevada
$76,060
Tennessee
$76,040
Missouri
$75,950
South Carolina
$75,420
Kentucky
$74,390
Maine
$74,080
Nebraska
$72,900
North Dakota
$72,120
Kansas
$71,900
Guam
$68,150
Oklahoma
$67,600
Arkansas
$66,590
Mississippi
$65,680
Idaho
$65,270
Iowa
$65,230
Puerto Rico
$54,900