Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
239,640 1.0 % $46.88 $97,510 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.17 $32.06 $42.02 $56.45 $74.61
Annual Wage (2) $52,350 $66,680 $87,400 $117,420 $155,200


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 57,930 8.00 $47.88 $99,590
Residential Building Construction 37,400 5.50 $43.91 $91,330
Building Equipment Contractors 32,100 1.69 $46.88 $97,510
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 14,460 1.81 $44.92 $93,430
Utility System Construction 13,470 2.80 $47.42 $98,630

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 57,930 8.00 $47.88 $99,590
Residential Building Construction 37,400 5.50 $43.91 $91,330
Land Subdivision 2,130 5.27 $48.53 $100,940
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 9,570 3.02 $47.15 $98,060
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 3,290 3.00 $49.78 $103,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Depository Credit Intermediation 70 (7) $63.11 $131,270
Oil and Gas Extraction 880 0.46 $62.76 $130,550
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 30 0.01 $60.66 $126,170
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $58.35 $121,370
Insurance Carriers 30 (7) $58.23 $121,120


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 29,950 1.93 1.11 $52.04 $108,240
Texas 26,800 2.32 1.33 $45.00 $93,610
Florida 18,020 2.27 1.31 $43.42 $90,310
New York 13,900 1.55 0.89 $54.97 $114,330
Ohio 9,160 1.74 1.00 $46.30 $96,300



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 1,120 3.44 1.98 $58.77 $122,250
Hawaii 1,630 2.63 1.51 $46.54 $96,810
Colorado 6,380 2.60 1.50 $44.55 $92,670
Oregon 4,240 2.44 1.41 $43.35 $90,170
Nevada 2,980 2.42 1.39 $40.38 $83,990



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 4,910 1.26 0.72 $67.31 $140,000
Alaska 1,120 3.44 1.98 $58.77 $122,250
Rhode Island 470 1.00 0.58 $58.01 $120,660
Pennsylvania 6,410 1.12 0.65 $55.54 $115,520
New York 13,900 1.55 0.89 $54.97 $114,330




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,750 1.66 0.95 $60.72 $126,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,590 2.93 1.69 $48.71 $101,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,270 1.53 0.88 $45.20 $94,020
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,130 1.44 0.83 $49.13 $102,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,830 2.07 1.19 $45.10 $93,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,990 1.65 0.95 $53.68 $111,640
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,890 2.83 1.63 $45.81 $95,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,810 2.03 1.17 $43.86 $91,240
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,730 2.12 1.22 $54.22 $112,780
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,680 2.41 1.39 $56.12 $116,720