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Site Manager
$50K-$62K / yr. (est.)
$51K
$56,385 / year
$62K
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 Site Manager

What does a Site Manager do?

As Site Managers, we are responsible for ensuring that a construction project is completed on time and within budget. We have to supervise and oversee the direction of the project (or a package), ensure that the client’s specifications and requirements are met, and review progress and liaising with quantity surveyors to monitor costs. We are also responsible for liaising with the client, other construction professionals and, sometimes, members of the public and coordinating and supervising construction workers.

Core tasks:

  • selecting tools and materials and making safety inspections and ensuring construction and site safety
  • checking and preparing site reports, designs and drawings and maintaining quality control procedures
  • finding ways to prevent problems and to solve any that crop up and assessing and minimizing risk
  • writing reports and keeping on top of paperwork and helping to negotiating contracts and securing permits and licenses

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Site Manager?
On average, people work 7+ years in other positions prior to becoming a Site Manager.
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ElectricianMiami, FL - 6 months ago
As an electrician, I'm already in high demand. No need to wait 7+ years to become a Site Manager! 💪
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ForemanSan Francisco, CA - 6 months ago
🤨 7+ years? Are they sure? I've seen people become Site Managers much quicker!
How Long Do Site Manager Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Site Managers works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.
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Project CoordinatorChicago, IL - 6 months ago
Site Managers should have the right certifications and qualifications to be effective. It's not just about the time, it's about the skills they acquire along the way.
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ForemanPhoenix, AZ - 6 months ago
Hey, lay off the Site Managers! They work hard and deserve recognition for their abilities. Years on the job can show dedication and perseverance. 💪
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Site Manager Employees?
Moderate job changes in Site Manager, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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Warehouse SupervisorHouston, TX - 6 months ago
I think this infographic oversimplifies things. In my experience as a Warehouse Supervisor, some site managers leave for better opportunities to further develop their skillsets.
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Civil EngineerMiami, FL - 6 months ago
This infographic has a point, but a successful Site Manager should proactively seek new challenges by exploring diverse construction projects and gaining a broader skillset.

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Site Manager's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Site Manager typically studied at.
Community College of the Air Force
Penn State University

Path after job

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Site Manager Employees?
Gender ratio in Site Manager position: 0.696423915441545 Male and 0.303576084558455 Female. Age ratio in Site Manager position: 16-20: 13%, 21-30: 49%, 31-40: 22%, 41-50: 11%, 51-60: 4%, 60+: 1%. Site Manager position is predominantly male (69.6%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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Site ManagerNew York City, NY - 6 months ago
As a young Site Manager, I feel lucky to have found my passion at such an early age! 🙌
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Site ManagerSeattle, WA - 6 months ago
These statistics only reflect a specific group of Site Managers. There is more diversity than what is portrayed here.

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Site Manager?
Top employers of Site Manager position: Canon Business Process Services, Capstone Logistics, Chevron. People who work in Site Manager position most typically go on to work for the Canon Business Process Services.
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Site ManagerPhiladelphia, PA - 6 months ago
Hey Houston, everyone's experience can be different. Stop complaining and look at the bigger picture. Canon Business Process Services might offer great career advancement opportunities!
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Site ManagerPhoenix, AZ - 6 months ago
I don't trust this list at all. It seems more like a popularity contest rather than considering the actual work environment. Who makes these rankings anyway?!
Canon Business Process Services
Capstone Logistics
Chevron
What Industries Does Site Manager Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Site Manager: Manufacturing, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Administrative & Support, Information Technology, Construction. Site Manager employees most likely come from a Manufacturing industry background.
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Site ManagerHouston, TX - 6 months ago
Y'all think being a Site Manager is easy? It ain't just standing around, bossing people around. It's hard work, y'hear? 🤬
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Site ManagerPhiladelphia, PA - 6 months ago
Being a Site Manager requires a high level of multitasking and problem-solving. It can be stressful, but the satisfaction of completing a project successfully makes it worth it. 😅

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Discussion about Site Manager

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How is the gender diversity among people working as a Site Manager?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Mostly men choose this job, but women also choose this.
What is the typical age to work as a Site Manager?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
The typical age is 30 for a Site Manager.
How much experience do you need to work as a Site Manager?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
You probably need around 7 years to work as a Site Manager
Which industries have a lot of people working in Site Manager roles?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Manufacturing is the most frequent for a Site Manager.
Is it encouraged to have a degree as a Site Manager?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
As a Site Manager you’ll probably need No higher education
Which company employs the most people in the Site Manager role?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Canon Business Process Services, Capstone Logistics, Chevron, Randstad and Ricoh USA, Inc. has the most employees.
How long do you usually work as a Site Manager before changing to another position?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
4 years is the typical lifespan for a Site Manager.
How frequently people change companies if they work as a Site Manager?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
The job hopper score is medium for a Site Manager.
From which job titles people come from to work as a Site Manager?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
A Site Manager probably worked as Operations Manager, Project Manager or Site Supervisor before
What are the typical next steps for someone working as a Site Manager?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Project Manager, Operations Manager or Program Manager can be a good next step
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