Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
278,460 0.9 % $49.57 $103,110 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.56 $33.98 $44.89 $59.48 $77.65
Annual Wage (2) $55,240 $70,670 $93,370 $123,720 $161,510


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 70,300 8.70 $49.47 $102,910
Residential Building Construction 42,750 5.49 $46.48 $96,690
Building Equipment Contractors 35,520 1.66 $50.75 $105,550
Utility System Construction 17,560 3.31 $51.57 $107,270
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 17,010 1.86 $47.03 $97,820

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 70,300 8.70 $49.47 $102,910
Land Subdivision 2,390 6.11 $53.63 $111,550
Residential Building Construction 42,750 5.49 $46.48 $96,690
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 4,170 3.54 $51.57 $107,270
Utility System Construction 17,560 3.31 $51.57 $107,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 240 0.03 $70.56 $146,760
Oil and Gas Extraction 700 0.49 $66.29 $137,880
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $65.07 $135,340
Scientific Research and Development Services 190 0.03 $61.86 $128,670
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 80 0.02 $60.39 $125,620


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)
California 32,420 1.91 0.99 $56.62 $117,770
Texas 29,620 2.45 1.27 $47.32 $98,420
Florida 22,070 2.56 1.33 $45.27 $94,150
Illinois 12,730 2.12 1.10 $45.68 $95,020
North Carolina 11,220 2.56 1.33 $52.65 $109,520




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 3.63 1.89 $55.57 $115,580
Colorado 8,650 3.30 1.72 $46.72 $97,170
North Dakota 1,350 3.25 1.69 $52.71 $109,640
Nevada 4,280 3.18 1.65 $45.36 $94,350
Oregon 5,590 2.96 1.54 $47.17 $98,110




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 6,140 1.52 0.79 $69.90 $145,400
Rhode Island 310 0.64 0.33 $63.82 $132,750
New York 10,970 1.17 0.61 $63.44 $131,950
Delaware 580 1.30 0.67 $59.61 $124,000
California 32,420 1.91 0.99 $56.62 $117,770





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,930 1.36 0.71 $69.20 $143,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,510 2.26 1.18 $46.40 $96,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,360 1.69 0.88 $57.94 $120,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,550 3.20 1.67 $49.35 $102,650
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,860 2.48 1.29 $48.07 $99,990
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,800 2.63 1.36 $52.17 $108,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,690 2.13 1.11 $53.18 $110,610
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,280 2.27 1.18 $53.02 $110,280
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5,690 2.87 1.49 $49.46 $102,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,660 2.75 1.43 $45.19 $93,990