Construction manager earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Construction manager salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Texas $48,737
California $65,533
Virginia $62,000
New York $64,000

How much does a Construction Manager earn?

Managing a construction project from beginning to end is a big responsibility, and construction manager salaries reflect that. There are different levels of construction managers - those who work as small business owners, and those who oversee and manage large teams earning millions of dollars every year. When it comes to construction manager salaries, the sky is the limit.

Having a degree in construction management increases salaried pay, and provides greater opportunities for career growth within the industry. Those who work in a city typically earn more than those employed in rural areas. The states that have the highest average construction manager salaries as of 2014 are New Jersey, Alaska, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

How do construction manager salaries compare to similar careers?

Construction managers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than project managers but more than operations managers.

Career Median Salary
Project manager salary $55K
Range manager salary $61K
Supply chain manager salary $59K
Compliance manager salary $59K
Marine electrician salary $61K
Construction manager salary $58K
Building and construction inspector salary $46K
Gaffer salary $38K
Customer success manager salary $46K
Operations manager salary $51K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)