Construction managers held about 373,200 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most construction managers were as follows:
Specialty trade contractors
Nonresidential building construction
Residential building construction
Heavy and civil engineering construction
About 4 in 10 construction managers were self-employed in 2014.
Many construction managers have a main office, but they spend most of their time working out of a field office at the construction site, where they monitor the project and make daily decisions about construction activities. For those managing multiple projects, frequent travel between sites is required.
Most construction managers work full time. However, the need to meet deadlines and to respond to delays and emergencies often requires construction managers to work many hours. Many managers may also be on call 24 hours a day.