Construction Managers

General Information

Description

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.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit62.99%
  2. Self-employed32.18%
  3. State and local government2.45%
  4. Private, not for profit1.36%
  5. Federal government0.68%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 38,900 openings for construction managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$97,180

Military salary*

$78,669

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State-by-state Salary

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$137,180
$56,850
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 90%
  • High school 5%
  • Associate's degree 5%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Building and Construction
  • Administration and Management
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Design

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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