Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
191,430 1.1 % $45.31 $94,240 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.16 $30.80 $40.32 $54.15 $72.24
Annual Wage (2) $50,240 $64,070 $83,860 $112,630 $150,250


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 46,870 7.06 $45.27 $94,170
Residential Building Construction 28,020 4.74 $43.95 $91,420
Building Equipment Contractors 25,540 1.55 $47.13 $98,040
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 11,050 1.55 $44.23 $92,000
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 9,640 1.80 $44.05 $91,620

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 46,870 7.06 $45.27 $94,170
Land Subdivision 2,690 5.14 $51.82 $107,790
Residential Building Construction 28,020 4.74 $43.95 $91,420
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 3,550 3.62 $43.84 $91,180
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 8,060 2.65 $45.61 $94,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 40 (7) $67.06 $139,490
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 270 0.02 $60.40 $125,630
Waste Collection (8) (8) $57.83 $120,280
Scientific Research and Development Services 140 0.02 $57.29 $119,160
Oil and Gas Extraction 250 0.16 $56.23 $116,950


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)
Texas 25,430 2.52 1.67 $38.15 $79,340
California 19,270 1.38 0.91 $53.08 $110,410
Florida 13,770 1.94 1.29 $47.25 $98,280
New York 13,610 1.63 1.08 $63.36 $131,800
North Carolina 6,660 1.77 1.17 $44.23 $91,990




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 790 2.55 1.69 $54.33 $113,010
Texas 25,430 2.52 1.67 $38.15 $79,340
Maryland 6,100 2.48 1.65 $42.96 $89,370
Nevada 2,290 2.06 1.37 $47.38 $98,550
New Mexico 1,540 1.98 1.32 $34.00 $70,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 13,610 1.63 1.08 $63.36 $131,800
Rhode Island 340 0.75 0.50 $62.57 $130,140
New Jersey 4,870 1.29 0.86 $59.30 $123,350
Alaska 790 2.55 1.69 $54.33 $113,010
California 19,270 1.38 0.91 $53.08 $110,410

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,320 1.67 1.11 $65.43 $136,100
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,890 3.16 2.10 $39.86 $82,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,110 2.55 1.70 $39.98 $83,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,200 1.91 1.27 $45.74 $95,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,200 1.83 1.22 $51.81 $107,760
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,550 1.00 0.67 $49.18 $102,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,510 0.92 0.61 $54.88 $114,160
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,260 2.63 1.75 $39.86 $82,910
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,190 2.32 1.54 $49.59 $103,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,490 1.48 0.98 $47.20 $98,170




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 730 4.72 3.13 $36.92 $76,800
Naples-Marco Island, FL 360 3.29 2.18 $39.44 $82,030
Bend, OR 190 3.24 2.15 $38.88 $80,860
Prescott, AZ 170 3.21 2.13 $29.16 $60,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,890 3.16 2.10 $39.86 $82,910
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,360 3.11 2.06 $35.66 $74,170
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 370 3.01 2.00 $37.11 $77,190
College Station-Bryan, TX 280 2.98 1.98 $38.31 $79,690
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 690 2.90 1.93 $43.62 $90,720
Carson City, NV 80 2.87 1.91 $40.34 $83,920