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Construction Managers

Construction Managers
Quick Facts : Construction Managers*
2010 Median Pay$83,860
Entry Level EducationAssociate's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 2012523,100
Job Outlook17% (About as fast as average)
Employment Change86,600


Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from early development to completion. They are responsible for supervising a project from start to finish. While many construction managers work from a main office, most work out of a field office at the construction site where they monitor the project and make daily decisions about construction activities. Approximately two-thirds of construction managers were self-employed in 2010.

What Construction Managers Do

  • Prepare and negotiate cost estimates, budgets, and work timetables
  • Select appropriate construction methods and strategies
  • Report on work progress and budget matters to clients
  • Instruct and supervise construction personnel and activities onsite
  • Respond to work delays and other problems and emergencies

Work Environment

Although many construction managers work from a main office, most work out of a field office at the construction site where they monitor the project and make daily decisions about construction activities. Most construction managers work full time, and approximately two-thirds are self-employed.
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Job Outlook

Employment of construction managers is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, as construction managers will be needed as the level and variety of construction projects expands.
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Pay

The average salary of construction managers in May 2010 was $83,860.
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Construction Managers*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Construction Managers

83860

Construction Occupations

43910.3704

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Construction Managers*
Percent Change in Employment

Construction Managers

16.5552

Construction Occupations

21.314657794104683

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Construction Managers

Employers prefer candidates with both work experience and a bachelor's degree in a construction-related field. Some construction managers may qualify with a high school diploma and by working many years in a construction trade. It is increasingly important for construction managers to have post-secondary education in construction science, construction management, architecture or engineering.
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