How Much Do Construction Managers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Construction Managers

Construction Managers plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$107260 per year
Hourly wage
$52 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$56,880 to $73,460 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$27 to $35 per hour

Entry-level Construction Managers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $56,880 to $73,460 per year or $27 to $35 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Construction Managers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $81 $169,070
Senior (Top 25%) $62 $128,860
Middle (Mid 50%) $47 $97,180
Junior (Bottom 25%) $35 $73,460
No experience (Bottom 10%) $27 $56,880

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NJ $73 $152,250
NY $68 $140,700
DE $64 $132,930
CA $62 $128,050
HI $59 $122,080
CT $57 $118,610
RI $57 $117,820
PA $56 $117,130
WI $56 $116,510
MA $54 $113,200

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Construction Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NJ doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NJ might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Construction Managers are in the states of NJ, NY, DE, CA and HI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $138910 $66.78
Oil and Gas Extraction $137330 $66.03
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $132780 $63.84
Scientific Research and Development Services $131560 $63.25
Telecommunications $131280 $63.12
Real Estate $130900 $62.93
Chemical Manufacturing $129720 $62.37
Natural Gas Distribution $128190 $61.63
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying $125360 $60.27
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $125050 $60.12
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $124790 $60.00
Specialty Hospitals $124320 $59.77
Ship and Boat Building $124310 $59.76
Rail Transportation $122610 $58.95
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $122100 $58.70
Support Activities for Water Transportation $121280 $58.31
Management of Companies and Enterprises $120150 $57.77
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $119150 $57.28
Nondepository Credit Intermediation $118250 $56.85
Support Activities for Mining $117940 $56.70
Amusement Parks and Arcades $117790 $56.63
Truck Transportation $117160 $56.33
Waste Treatment and Disposal $116340 $55.93
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $114540 $55.07
Land Subdivision $114010 $54.81
Metal Ore Mining $112760 $54.21
Employment Services $112640 $54.15
Individual and Family Services $112120 $53.91
Other Pipeline Transportation $110820 $53.28
Office Administrative Services $110800 $53.27

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