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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $17.45/hr
Median: $32.72/hr
Experienced: $44.60/hr

Current Employment
845 (2017)

Projected Employment
738 (2028)

Growth for Construction Managers

2017 Jobs2028 JobsChange (2018-2028)% Change (2018-2028)

Industries Employing Construction Managers

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2017)% of Occupation in Industry (2017)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
Commercial and Institutional Building Construction13716.2%10.5%
Residential Remodelers9210.9%7.1%
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors728.6%2.5%
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors546.4%2.7%
New Single-Family Housing Construction (except For-Sale Builders)435.1%7.2%

Occupational Skills

  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes or other regulations
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with environmental regulations