The median annual wage for construction managers was $87,400 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $52,350, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $155,200.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for construction managers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Heavy and civil engineering construction
Nonresidential building construction
Specialty trade contractors
Residential building construction
Some salaried construction managers may also earn bonuses and overtime pay. About 4 in 10 construction managers were self-employed in 2014, and their earnings are highly dependent on the amount of business they generate.
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 also may be on call 24 hours a day.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics