Construction managers

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Total Workforce

653k

Average Age

45.6

Estimated Job Growth

11.1%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$85,385

Average Male Salary

$86,985

Average Female Salary

$71,084

About

Construction managers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Construction managers was $85,385 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Construction managers by wage are Advertising & promotions managers, Database administrators, and Atmospheric & space scientists.

Construction managers are part of the Management occupations, along with General & operations managers, Advertising & promotions managers, Marketing & sales managers, Public relations & fundraising managers, Administrative services managers, Computer & information systems managers, Financial managers, Industrial production managers, Purchasing managers, Transportation, storage, & distribution managers, Compensation & benefits managers, Human resources managers, Training & development managers, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Construction managers, Education administrators, Architectural & engineering managers, Food service managers, Gaming managers, Lodging managers, Medical & health services managers, Natural sciences managers, Property, real estate, & community association managers, Social & community service managers, Emergency management directors, Miscellaneous managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The top 3 locations that employ the most Construction managers are Deschutes County PUMA, OR, Wayne County (Northwest) PUMA, MI, and Clay County PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Construction managers are Deschutes County PUMA, OR, Cherokee County (Outside Woodstock & Canton Cities) PUMA, GA, and Albuquerque City (Southwest Mesa) & Bernalillo County (Southwest Mesa & South Valley) PUMA, NM.

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 National security & international affairs. Construction managers are paid most in Jurupa Valley & Eastvale Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Deschutes County PUMA, OR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$85,385

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,146

In 2017, Construction managers earned an average of $85,385, $33,320 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Advertising & promotions managers make somewhat more than Construction managers while Database administrators 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

0.36

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Construction managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.36, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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, Real estate, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Industries by Share

653k

2017 Workforce

± 19,796

17.8%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.8%

The number of people employed as Construction managers has been growing at a rate of 17.8%, from 554,481 people in 2016 to 653,008 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Construction managers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Construction managers at  94.7%, followed by Real estate with 0.742% and Architectural, engineering & related services with 0.723%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Construction managers in the US. The average age of male Construction managers in the workforce is 45.8 and of female Construction managers is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Construction managers is White.

Gender Composition

587k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 18,777

65.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,293

89.9% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

89.5% of Construction managers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 3.3% of Construction managers, Black 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

45.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.398

43.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.05

The median age of Construction managers is 45.6, and Male employees are generally 2.59 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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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 Coordination, Speaking, and Active Listening. 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Construction managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Construction managers are expected to see a growth of 11.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

11.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Construction managers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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