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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Construction Managers
Industry profile for Construction Managers
Geographic profile for Construction Managers

National estimates for Construction Managers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Construction Managers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
285,640 1.0 % $ 51.57 $ 107,260 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Construction Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 27.35 $ 35.32 $ 46.72 $ 61.95 $ 81.28
Annual Wage (2) $ 56,880 $ 73,460 $ 97,180 $ 128,860 $ 169,070


Industry profile for Construction Managers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Construction Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 75,270 9.32 $ 51.39 $ 106,890
Residential Building Construction 47,170 5.90 $ 49.20 $ 102,330
Building Equipment Contractors 33,990 1.55 $ 52.79 $ 109,800
Utility System Construction 17,990 3.23 $ 53.19 $ 110,640
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 17,510 1.89 $ 47.67 $ 99,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Construction Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 75,270 9.32 $ 51.39 $ 106,890
Land Subdivision 2,570 7.27 $ 54.81 $ 114,010
Residential Building Construction 47,170 5.90 $ 49.20 $ 102,330
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 4,230 3.52 $ 52.41 $ 109,010
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 12,400 3.46 $ 55.07 $ 114,540

Top paying industries for Construction Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 120 0.11 $ 66.78 $ 138,910
Oil and Gas Extraction 660 0.53 $ 66.03 $ 137,330
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 80 0.01 $ 63.84 $ 132,780
Scientific Research and Development Services 230 0.03 $ 63.25 $ 131,560
Telecommunications 880 0.13 $ 63.12 $ 131,280


Geographic profile for Construction Managers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Construction Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 40,320 3.33 1.62 $ 45.52 $ 94,680
California 31,260 1.90 0.93 $ 61.56 $ 128,050
Florida 22,090 2.62 1.27 $ 50.73 $ 105,530
North Carolina 14,750 3.44 1.67 $ 53.62 $ 111,530
Illinois 11,460 2.04 0.99 $ 48.62 $ 101,140




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Construction Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 10,460 4.06 1.98 $ 51.44 $ 107,000
Hawaii 2,140 3.73 1.82 $ 58.69 $ 122,080
North Carolina 14,750 3.44 1.67 $ 53.62 $ 111,530
Alaska 1,020 3.43 1.67 $ 49.79 $ 103,570
Texas 40,320 3.33 1.62 $ 45.52 $ 94,680




Top paying states for Construction Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 6,650 1.76 0.86 $ 73.20 $ 152,250
New York 8,580 0.99 0.48 $ 67.65 $ 140,700
Delaware 570 1.34 0.65 $ 63.91 $ 132,930
California 31,260 1.90 0.93 $ 61.56 $ 128,050
Hawaii 2,140 3.73 1.82 $ 58.69 $ 122,080





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Construction Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,510 4.21 2.05 $ 48.03 $ 99,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 12,120 3.38 1.65 $ 45.79 $ 95,230
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,510 1.30 0.63 $ 73.79 $ 153,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,620 1.82 0.89 $ 65.55 $ 136,340
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,540 2.19 1.07 $ 49.39 $ 102,720
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,100 4.87 2.37 $ 52.04 $ 108,230
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,990 2.79 1.36 $ 56.54 $ 117,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,350 2.10 1.02 $ 56.02 $ 116,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,290 2.39 1.16 $ 45.83 $ 95,320
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,680 2.18 1.06 $ 55.36 $ 115,150




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Construction Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Raleigh, NC 3,500 5.64 2.74 $ 54.44 $ 113,230
Greeley, CO 580 5.59 2.72 $ 45.91 $ 95,490
Fairbanks, AK 170 5.48 2.67 $ 46.98 $ 97,720
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,100 4.87 2.37 $ 52.04 $ 108,230
Wilmington, NC 610 4.82 2.34 $ 49.67 $ 103,320
Midland, TX 440 4.43 2.16 $ 52.15 $ 108,470
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 200 4.33 2.11 $ 56.51 $ 117,530
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 630 4.29 2.09 $ 56.48 $ 117,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,510 4.21 2.05 $ 48.03 $ 99,900
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 5,030 4.15 2.02 $ 56.15 $ 116,780