Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
213,720 1.1 % $44.57 $92,700 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.14 $31.20 $40.58 $53.71 $70.36
Annual Wage (2) $50,220 $64,890 $84,410 $111,710 $146,340


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 53,380 8.02 $45.45 $94,550
Building Equipment Contractors 29,500 1.71 $44.78 $93,150
Residential Building Construction 29,010 4.86 $40.70 $84,650
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 13,160 1.85 $42.06 $87,490
Utility System Construction 11,630 2.60 $45.61 $94,860

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 53,380 8.02 $45.45 $94,550
Residential Building Construction 29,010 4.86 $40.70 $84,650
Land Subdivision 1,690 4.27 $48.30 $100,470
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 3,710 3.64 $47.61 $99,030
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 8,640 2.89 $45.79 $95,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 30 (7) $64.99 $135,190
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 40 0.03 $62.51 $130,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 (7) $61.14 $127,180
Oil and Gas Extraction 470 0.24 $58.81 $122,330
Insurance Carriers 80 0.01 $57.41 $119,410


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 29,380 2.69 1.67 $39.81 $82,810
California 23,370 1.59 0.99 $52.85 $109,930
Florida 14,850 1.99 1.24 $42.03 $87,430
New York 12,180 1.41 0.87 $51.47 $107,050
Ohio 8,430 1.65 1.02 $42.07 $87,510




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 1,150 3.55 2.20 $55.26 $114,950
Texas 29,380 2.69 1.67 $39.81 $82,810
Oregon 3,960 2.41 1.50 $40.75 $84,760
Oklahoma 3,740 2.40 1.49 $35.33 $73,490
New Mexico 1,750 2.23 1.38 $39.75 $82,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,780 1.25 0.78 $58.91 $122,520
Rhode Island 420 0.93 0.58 $57.11 $118,790
Alaska 1,150 3.55 2.20 $55.26 $114,950
California 23,370 1.59 0.99 $52.85 $109,930
Pennsylvania 5,160 0.92 0.57 $52.79 $109,810





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 8,970 3.25 2.02 $42.01 $87,390
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,580 1.64 1.02 $55.71 $115,870
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,860 2.73 1.69 $40.74 $84,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,870 1.22 0.76 $51.45 $107,020
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,110 1.11 0.69 $46.21 $96,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,630 1.54 0.95 $53.16 $110,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,610 2.03 1.26 $47.47 $98,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,940 1.68 1.04 $50.76 $105,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,920 1.26 0.78 $46.31 $96,320
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,780 2.71 1.68 $43.11 $89,660