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.

Construction Managers

About this Career Path

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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Environment

Many construction managers have a main office, but spend most of their time working out of a field office at a construction site, where they monitor the project and make daily decisions about construction activities. The need to meet deadlines and respond to emergencies often requires construction managers to work many hours.

Construction Managers

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Salary Breakdown

Construction Managers

$107,260

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$56,880

ENTRY LEVEL

$97,180

MID LEVEL

$169,070

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Construction Managers

5,162

Current Available Jobs

499,400

Projected job openings through 2030

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Top Expected Tasks

Construction Managers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Construction Managers

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KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

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KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

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KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

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KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

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SKILL

Coordination

S

SKILL

Management of Personnel Resources

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SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Monitoring

S

SKILL

Speaking

A

ABILITY

Information Ordering

A

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

A

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

A

ABILITY

Inductive Reasoning

A

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension