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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Construction Managers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
284,750 1.5 % $ 52.02 $ 108,210 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Construction Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 28.87 $ 37.00 $ 47.55 $ 61.11 $ 78.75
Annual Wage (2) $ 60,050 $ 76,960 $ 98,890 $ 127,110 $ 163,800


Industry profile for Construction Managers:

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 70,340 9.04 $ 53.22 $ 110,690
Residential Building Construction 46,140 5.49 $ 47.70 $ 99,210
Building Equipment Contractors 34,630 1.54 $ 51.72 $ 107,580
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 18,040 1.93 $ 48.61 $ 101,100
Utility System Construction 17,060 3.16 $ 54.66 $ 113,700

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 70,340 9.04 $ 53.22 $ 110,690
Land Subdivision 2,480 7.48 $ 53.25 $ 110,770
Residential Building Construction 46,140 5.49 $ 47.70 $ 99,210
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 12,350 3.47 $ 55.28 $ 114,990
Utility System Construction 17,060 3.16 $ 54.66 $ 113,700

Top paying industries for Construction Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 90 0.30 $ 100.93 $ 209,940
Oil and Gas Extraction 860 0.81 $ 87.66 $ 182,330
Metal Ore Mining 120 0.30 $ 82.79 $ 172,200
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 180 0.02 $ 75.86 $ 157,780
Insurance Carriers 120 0.01 $ 74.74 $ 155,460


Geographic profile for Construction Managers:

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.



Map of employment of construction managers by state, May 2021


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)
California 34,550 2.09 1.03 $ 59.06 $ 122,830
Texas 31,400 2.57 1.27 $ 49.30 $ 102,540
Florida 21,540 2.50 1.24 $ 49.89 $ 103,770
North Carolina 16,570 3.75 1.85 $ 51.94 $ 108,030
Illinois 14,120 2.51 1.24 $ 51.78 $ 107,700


Map of location quotient of construction managers by state, May 2021


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)
Hawaii 2,420 4.41 2.18 $ 53.51 $ 111,290
North Carolina 16,570 3.75 1.85 $ 51.94 $ 108,030
Colorado 9,660 3.69 1.82 $ 50.72 $ 105,500
Washington 10,490 3.27 1.62 $ 54.22 $ 112,770
Alaska 940 3.17 1.57 $ 72.23 $ 150,230


Map of annual mean wages of construction managers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Construction Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 940 3.17 1.57 $ 72.23 $ 150,230
New Jersey 8,820 2.29 1.13 $ 69.25 $ 144,050
New York 7,020 0.81 0.40 $ 66.20 $ 137,700
Delaware 470 1.07 0.53 $ 60.80 $ 126,460
California 34,550 2.09 1.03 $ 59.06 $ 122,830



Map of employment of construction managers by area, May 2021


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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,230 2.65 1.31 $ 54.19 $ 112,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,170 1.29 0.64 $ 71.66 $ 149,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,730 1.88 0.93 $ 57.45 $ 119,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,120 3.49 1.73 $ 52.89 $ 110,020
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,730 2.43 1.20 $ 49.89 $ 103,780
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 7,150 3.73 1.85 $ 56.15 $ 116,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,650 2.27 1.12 $ 56.50 $ 117,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,440 2.49 1.23 $ 60.04 $ 124,890
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 5,790 3.95 1.96 $ 53.52 $ 111,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,770 2.23 1.10 $ 48.18 $ 100,220


Map of location quotient of construction managers by area, May 2021


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)
Wilmington, NC 730 5.64 2.79 $ 47.00 $ 97,760
Decatur, IL 250 5.61 2.77 $ 49.41 $ 102,780
Raleigh, NC 3,540 5.59 2.76 $ 56.57 $ 117,660
Lake Charles, LA 470 5.15 2.55 $ 51.01 $ 106,110
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 300 4.67 2.31 $ 47.81 $ 99,440
Greeley, CO 460 4.50 2.23 $ 52.12 $ 108,410
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,760 4.45 2.20 $ 54.52 $ 113,410
Manhattan, KS 150 4.06 2.01 $ 43.07 $ 89,590
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 5,790 3.95 1.96 $ 53.52 $ 111,310
Fort Collins, CO 610 3.81 1.88 $ 43.34 $ 90,150