How Much do Construction Managers Make?

Do construction managers make a lot of money? What is the average pay for construction managers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction managers in the United States earn an average of $105,000 a year, equivalent to $50.48 an hour. Construction managers make 96% more than the average American worker.

Construction managers in New Jersey are the best paid, making $147,410 a year, while construction managers in Idaho make the least at $79,800.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Construction Manager Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $79.23 $164,790
75th $60.60 $126,040
50th $45.80 $95,260
25th $34.57 $71,900
10th $26.99 $56,140
Construction Manager Wages by State

In what states do construction managers make the most? In what states do construction managers make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $47.38 $98,550
Alaska $50.22 $104,460
Arizona $47.20 $98,180
Arkansas $40.00 $83,200
California $58.43 $121,540
Colorado $48.79 $101,490
Connecticut $56.78 $118,090
Delaware $59.97 $124,730
Florida $47.52 $98,840
Georgia $49.58 $103,130
Hawaii $56.21 $116,910
Idaho $38.36 $79,800
Illinois $45.73 $95,120
Indiana $44.07 $91,660
Iowa $41.44 $86,180
Kansas $42.07 $87,510
Kentucky $40.18 $83,570
Louisiana $49.47 $102,900
Maine $40.93 $85,140
Maryland $50.74 $105,530
Massachusetts $53.31 $110,890
Michigan $50.40 $104,830
Minnesota $46.64 $97,020
Mississippi $39.05 $81,220
Missouri $50.83 $105,720
Montana $47.20 $98,170
Nebraska $44.03 $91,580
Nevada $45.25 $94,130
New Hampshire $46.80 $97,340
New Jersey $70.87 $147,410
New Mexico $44.93 $93,440
New York $65.06 $135,320
North Carolina $53.48 $111,250
North Dakota $51.00 $106,090
Ohio $50.17 $104,350
Oklahoma $43.11 $89,670
Oregon $48.19 $100,240
Pennsylvania $52.32 $108,820
Rhode Island $57.69 $120,000
South Carolina $48.57 $101,030
South Dakota $46.92 $97,590
Tennessee $38.39 $79,840
Texas $47.10 $97,970
Utah $41.71 $86,760
Vermont $42.38 $88,150
Virginia $52.76 $109,740
Washington $49.16 $102,250
West Virginia $48.83 $101,570
Wisconsin $55.89 $116,240
Wyoming $45.93 $95,530
Metro Areas Where Construction Managers Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Vineland, NJ $77.16 $160,500
New York, NY $71.22 $148,140
Atlantic City, NJ $70.59 $146,820
San Jose, CA $70.44 $146,510
Trenton, NJ $67.42 $140,230
Norwich, CT $66.42 $138,150
Philadelphia, PA $65.26 $135,730
San Francisco, CA $64.85 $134,880
Bridgeport, CT $63.76 $132,630
Canton, OH $63.15 $131,340
Construction Manager Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $50.48 $105,000
2018 $49.57 $103,110
2017 $48.56 $101,000
2016 $47.84 $99,510
2015 $46.88 $97,510
2014 $45.47 $94,590
2013 $44.57 $92,700
2012 $43.73 $90,960
2011 $45.14 $93,900