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Construction Manager
$60K-$73K / yr. (est.)
$60K
$67,120 / year
$74K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Construction Manager

What does a Construction Manager do?

As Construction Managers, we are responsible for overseeing and directing construction projects from conception to completion and reviewing the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs. We also have to oversee all onsite and offsite constructions to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations. Not only that, we also coordinate and direct construction workers and subcontractors and select tools, materials and equipment and track inventory.

Core tasks:

  • meeting contractual conditions of performance and reviewing the work progress on daily basis
  • preparing internal and external reports pertaining to job status and planning ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones
  • negotiating terms of agreements, draft contracts and obtain permits and licenses and analyzing, manage and mitigate risks
  • ensuring quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Construction Manager?
On average, people work 7+ years in other positions prior to becoming a Construction Manager.
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Construction ManagerSeattle, WA - 6 months ago
☹ I thought hard work and dedication would lead to faster progress. 7+ years seems like too long!
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Construction ManagerBoston, MA - 6 months ago
Ha! Don't complain, folks! It takes time and skill to handle all the complexities of the job. Patience is key.
How Long Do Construction Manager Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Construction Managers works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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EstimatorHouston, TX - 6 months ago
I beg to differ! As an Estimator, I see the benefit in specializing and gaining in-depth knowledge within a single company.
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ElectricianChicago, IL - 6 months ago
👎 Construction Managers need more experience with diverse electrical systems, like the ones I work on as an Electrician. It makes a difference on-site!
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Construction Manager Employees?
Frequent job changes in Construction Manager, indicating a willingness to change companies and roles more frequently.
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ElectricianHouston, TX - 6 months ago
Electricians also face job instability, but shortage of skilled labor means we can't discourage movement. We must also address the root issues to retain talent.⚡
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Civil EngineerMiami, FL - 6 months ago
⚠ Civil Engineers strive for a stable workforce to ensure construction quality, adherence to regulations, and client satisfaction. Frequent job changes hamper these efforts.

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Construction Manager's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Construction Manager typically studied at.
Arizona State University-Tempe
Penn State University

Path after job

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Construction Manager Employees?
Gender ratio in Construction Manager position: 0.922757069817765 Male and 0.0772429301822348 Female. Age ratio in Construction Manager position: 16-20: 5%, 21-30: 45%, 31-40: 28%, 41-50: 14%, 51-60: 7%, 60+: 1%. Construction Manager position is predominantly male (92.3%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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Construction ManagerNew York City, NY - 6 months ago
Young men dominating this job, makes no sense. Why aren't more older individuals being given opportunities? 🤔
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Construction ManagerMiami, FL - 6 months ago
I'm a proud 25-year-old male in this field! It's great to see so many young people involved, but we still need more diversity across all ages and genders. 🙌

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Construction Manager?
Top employers of Construction Manager position: Crown Castle, Ericsson, Jacobs. People who work in Construction Manager position most typically go on to work for the Crown Castle.
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Construction ManagerMiami, FL - 6 months ago
Who cares about these employers? Construction Managers make more money working independently and being their own boss!
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Construction ManagerSan Francisco, CA - 6 months ago
😡 Crown Castle, Ericsson, and Jacobs are all overrated as employers for Construction Managers! None of them truly value their employees and only care about profits!
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What Industries Does Construction Manager Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Construction Manager: Construction, Real Estate / Rental / Leasing, Information Technology, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Administrative & Support. Construction Manager employees most likely come from a Construction industry background.
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Construction ManagerHouston, TX - 6 months ago
Y'all just don't get it! Construction managers bring order to the chaos of a construction site. Without them, it'd be a total mess and projects would never get finished!
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Construction ManagerMiami, FL - 6 months ago
I agree with you, bro! Construction managers are vital in keeping things running smoothly and ensuring the safety of everyone involved. They deserve more recognition! 💪

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Is Construction Manager a female or male dominated profession?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Most people are men I think.
How old are people who work as a Construction Manager?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
The average age is 32
How much experience do you need to work as a Construction Manager?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
On average, people have 7 years of experience when they start working as a Construction Manager
Which industries does a Construction Manager typically work in?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Construction is the most frequent for a Construction Manager.
Is it encouraged to have a degree as a Construction Manager?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
You should be fine with No higher education
Which company is likely to have openings for Construction Manager positions?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Most people work for Crown Castle, Ericsson, Jacobs, Lennar and Toll Brothers
How many years do people spend as a Construction Manager in their career path?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
You should work for more than 5 years before considering changing to another role.
How frequently people change companies if they work as a Construction Manager?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Getting experience working for multiple companies is typical for a Construction Manager.
What do people usually work as before switching to Construction Manager?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Most people come from Project Manager, Superintendent or Project Engineer roles
If I’m working as a Construction Manager, what next position could I have?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Project Manager, Construction Project Manager or Director OF Construction can be a good next step
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