Construction managers

Detailed Occupation

Add Comparison
2020 Workforce
677k
Average Age
45.4
Estimated Job Growth
8.47%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$89,186
Average Male Salary
$90,662
Average Female Salary
$74,840

About

Construction managers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Construction managers was $89,186 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Construction managers by wage are Medical & health services managers, Industrial engineers, including health & safety, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Construction managers are Montgomery County (West)Conroe City (West) PUMA, TX, Pasco County (South) PUMA, FL, and St. Mary's & Calvert Counties PUMA, MD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Construction managers are Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, Garfield, Routt, Moffat & Rio Blanco Counties PUMA, CO, and Pasco County (South) PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Construction managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Construction managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Construction managers, by average wage, is Nondepository credit & related activities. Construction managers are paid most in Upper East Side PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$89,186
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,127

In 2020, Construction managers earned an average of $89,186, $33,232 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers make somewhat more than Construction managers while Medical & health services managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Construction managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

0.347
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Construction managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.347, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Construction managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

View Data
Save Image

Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Construction managers.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Construction managers.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries by Share

677k
2020 Workforce
± 20,156
9.13%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.95%

The number of people employed as Construction managers has been growing at a rate of 9.13%, from 620,446 people in 2019 to 677,097 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Construction managers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Construction managers at  94.2%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 0.767% and Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers with 0.501%.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Demographic information on Construction managers in the US. The average age of male Construction managers in the workforce is 45.6 and of female Construction managers is 42.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Construction managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

614k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 19,197
63.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,168

90.7% of Construction managers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Construction managers.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Construction managers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

79.2% of Construction managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.71% of Construction managers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Construction managers.

View Data
Save Image

Age by Sex

45.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.39
42.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.11

The median age of Construction managers is 45.4, and Male employees are generally 3.13 years older than than their Female counterparts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

Data on higher education choices for Construction managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Construction managers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Construction managers hold a major in Construction.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Construction managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction managers need many skills, but most especially Management of Personnel Resources, Monitoring, and Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Construction managers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Operations Analysis.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Bar Chart

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Projections

Projections on job growth for Construction Managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Construction Managers are expected to see a growth of 8.47% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

8.47%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Construction Managers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

View Data
Save Image