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: $25.35/hr
Median: $35.55/hr
Experienced: $46.87/hr

Current Employment
866 (2019)

Projected Employment
901 (2030)

Growth for Construction Managers

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019-2030)% Change (2019-2030)

Industries Employing Construction Managers

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Commercial and Institutional Building Construction16318.9%10.2%
Residential Remodelers9611.1%7%
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors738.5%2.3%
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors526%2.5%
Site Preparation Contractors435%4.8%

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