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Commercial Construction Project Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Supervises commercial construction projects from beginning to end, ensuring that projects are completed within time and budgetary constraints. Controls the time, cost and quality of projects. Plans and coordinates all aspects of the construction process, including hiring contractors and working with engineers, architects and vendors. Often works with construction superintendent.

Job Outlook

There were 367 Commercial Construction Project Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 7585 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Construction Manager industry, which includes the Commercial Construction Project Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Commercial Construction Project Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $82,202.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $78,003.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Commercial Construction Project Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $71,271.

Education and Experience

Posted Commercial Construction Project Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree3%
Bachelor's Degree79%
Master's Degree3%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other15%

Posted Commercial Construction Project Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years12%
3 to 5 years67%
6 to 8 years9%
9+ years12%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Commercial Construction Project Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (45%)
  • Microsoft Office (35%)
  • Detail-Oriented (26%)
  • Building Effective Relationships (24%)
  • Organizational Skills (22%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Project Management (96%)
  • Commercial Construction (89%)
  • Budgeting (55%)
  • Scheduling (52%)
  • Construction Management (50%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Quality Assurance and Control (17%)
  • Cost Control (15%)
  • Procurement (15%)
  • Contract Preparation (10%)
  • Quality Management (10%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Primavera (5%)
  • Renovation (5%)
  • Punch List (4%)
  • Building Codes (4%)
  • New Construction (3%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Cost Control (15%) – marginal value $2,623
  • Timberline Software (1%) – marginal value $2,188

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Commercial Construction Project Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Manager Commercial Flooring
  • Project Manager - Commercial Construction

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Commercial Construction Project Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Hitt Contracting Incorporated (92)
  • Dpr Construction Incorporated (47)
  • Hitt Contracting (41)
  • Premium Plumbing Llc (33)
  • Cloud Construction Management (32)

North Carolina

  • Dpr Construction (10)
  • Progressive Contracting Company (7)
  • Baker Roofing Company (6)
  • Crimson Consulting Group (6)
  • Dpr Construction Incorporated (6)

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