Career Profile

Construction Manager

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $95,300
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish.

General Information

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 Manager

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 220 openings per year are projected for Construction Manager.


Employment Change

Employment for Construction Manager is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 17.0% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $45.82/hour. Entry level workers are paid $30.15, while experienced workers are paid $53.65. The median wage is significantly above average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 1,890 Construction Manager in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 2,212.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Construction Manager are Residential Building Construction, Nonresidential Building Construction, and Building Equipment Contractors.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Construction Manager include Building and Construction, English Language, and Engineering and Technology.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Construction Manager is HS diploma or less. 43% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET