Construction managers

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2019 Workforce
763k
Average Age
45.7
Estimated Job Growth
8.47%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$88,310
Average Male Salary
$89,914
Average Female Salary
$73,153

About

Construction managers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Construction managers was $88,310 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Construction managers by wage are Computer programmers, Budget analysts, and Public relations and fundraising managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Construction managers are Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC, Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, and Delano, Wasco & Shafter Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Construction managers are Palm Beach County (West of Boca Raton City) PUMA, FL, Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS, and Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC.

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 Employment services. Construction managers are paid most in Collin County (East) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Palm Beach County (West of Boca Raton City) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$88,310
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,955

In 2019, Construction managers earned an average of $88,310, $32,786 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Computer programmers make somewhat more than Construction managers while Budget analysts make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Construction managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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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).

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Wage by Location

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

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Spatial Concentration

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Construction managers, by number of employees, are Construction, Architectural, engineering & related services, and Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Construction managers, by average wage, are Employment services, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Amusement & Recreation.

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Industries by Share

763k
2019 Workforce
± 21,396
24.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.37%

The number of people employed as Construction managers has been growing at a rate of 24.5%, from 612,946 people in 2018 to 763,292 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Construction managers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Construction managers at  94.3%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 0.797% and Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers with 0.409%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Construction managers in the US. The average age of male Construction managers in the workforce is 45.9 and of female Construction managers is 43, and the most common race/ethnicity for Construction managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

690k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 20,352
73k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,632

90.4% of Construction managers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Construction managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

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

79% of Construction managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.47% 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.

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Age by Gender

45.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.368
43
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.05

The median age of Construction managers is 45.7, and Male employees are generally 2.96 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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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

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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.

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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.

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