What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Manages construction projects from project planning through completion. Manages project budget and schedule; works closely with architects, engineers, trades workers, and clients; supervises construction on site and manages subcontractors; coordinates permits and regulatory compliance as needed for projects.
There were 2352 Construction Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 57704 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Construction Manager industry, which includes the Construction Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Construction 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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $70,981.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $67,303.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Construction Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $55,761.
Education and Experience
Posted Construction 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.
Posted Construction 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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||22%|
|3 to 5 years||49%|
|6 to 8 years||13%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Construction 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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (36%)
- Planning (27%)
- Microsoft Office (23%)
- Microsoft Excel (22%)
- Organizational Skills (21%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Project Management (42%)
- Construction Management (41%)
- Budgeting (39%)
- Scheduling (39%)
- Contract Review (9%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Occupational Health and Safety (16%)
- Quality Assurance and Control (15%)
- Customer Service (11%)
- Repair (10%)
- Quality Management (10%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Building Codes (6%)
- Cost Estimation (6%)
- Construction Industry Knowledge (6%)
- Managing Subcontractors (5%)
- Renovation (5%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Construction Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Project Coordinator
- Installation Contractor
- General Contractor
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.
- Construction Project Manager
- Construction Superintendent
- Construction Site Manager
- Construction Director
- Commercial Construction Manager
- Commercial Construction Project Manager
- Commercial Construction Superintendent
- Residential Construction Manager
- Residential Construction Project Manager
Here are the employers that have posted the most Construction Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Black & Veatch (946)
- CDM Smith (830)
- Mastec Incorporated (448)
- Teltech Communications (337)
- Meritage Homes (277)
- Prince Telecom (38)
- CDM Smith (36)
- Mastec Incorporated (29)
- Meritage Homes (23)
- Monteith Construction (19)