Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

11-9021 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.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
195,000 1.0 % $45.14 $93,900 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.35 $31.15 $40.50 $53.85 $71.67
Annual Wage (2) $50,650 $64,780 $84,240 $112,020 $149,070


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 48,400 7.44 $45.41 $94,450
Building Equipment Contractors 27,530 1.68 $46.52 $96,750
Residential Building Construction 26,310 4.56 $43.50 $90,490
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 11,350 1.67 $43.90 $91,320
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 9,740 1.82 $42.80 $89,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 48,400 7.44 $45.41 $94,450
Residential Building Construction 26,310 4.56 $43.50 $90,490
Land Subdivision 2,160 4.51 $50.60 $105,240
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 4,120 4.23 $45.86 $95,380
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 8,070 2.72 $46.05 $95,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $65.76 $136,770
Traveler Accommodation 40 (7) $62.75 $130,510
Amusement Parks and Arcades 30 0.02 $60.57 $125,980
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 70 0.01 $58.97 $122,650
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $57.43 $119,460


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 25,450 2.47 1.63 $39.09 $81,310
California 21,500 1.53 1.01 $51.81 $107,760
Florida 13,280 1.86 1.22 $46.16 $96,010
New York 12,390 1.47 0.97 $61.62 $128,170
Ohio 7,590 1.52 1.00 $41.48 $86,280




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 850 2.71 1.79 $53.53 $111,350
Texas 25,450 2.47 1.63 $39.09 $81,310
Maryland 5,680 2.29 1.51 $46.87 $97,500
Maine 1,270 2.20 1.45 $34.21 $71,170
Florida 13,280 1.86 1.22 $46.16 $96,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 12,390 1.47 0.97 $61.62 $128,170
New Jersey 4,980 1.32 0.87 $60.48 $125,790
Rhode Island 420 0.94 0.62 $59.93 $124,650
District of Columbia 800 1.24 0.82 $53.78 $111,860
Alaska 850 2.71 1.79 $53.53 $111,350





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,330 3.26 2.15 $40.86 $84,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,850 1.55 1.02 $64.93 $135,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,390 2.64 1.74 $41.04 $85,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,130 1.79 1.18 $51.54 $107,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,080 1.83 1.20 $44.02 $91,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,980 1.04 0.69 $52.25 $108,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,500 0.98 0.64 $45.77 $95,210
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,260 2.35 1.55 $51.00 $106,080
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,880 2.30 1.52 $45.73 $95,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,770 1.63 1.07 $47.48 $98,750