Career

Construction, Extraction, and Architecture

 

Construction Project Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Supervises construction projects from beginning to end, ensuring that projects are completed within time and budgetary constraints. Controls the time, cost and quality of construction projects, from residential, commercial and industrial buildings to roads, bridges and schools. Plans and coordinate all aspects of the construction process, including hiring contractors and working with engineers, architects and vendors.

Job Outlook

There were 1816 Construction Project Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 43514 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new 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 $79,392.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $75,859.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Construction Project Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $66,818.

Education and Experience

Posted 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 Degree4%
Bachelor's Degree67%
Master's Degree7%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other22%

Posted 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 years15%
3 to 5 years57%
6 to 8 years12%
9+ years17%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills 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 (32%)
  • Microsoft Excel (26%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (25%)
  • Planning (24%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Project Management (91%)
  • Budgeting (52%)
  • Scheduling (51%)
  • Construction Management (45%)
  • Estimating (22%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Procurement (13%)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (13%)
  • Customer Contact (12%)
  • Cost Control (12%)
  • Customer Service (10%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Shop Drawings (6%)
  • Construction Industry Knowledge (6%)
  • Renovation (6%)
  • Request for Information (RFI) (5%)
  • Procore (5%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Project Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Louis Group - Associate Construction Manager
  • Senior Project Manager

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 Construction Project Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • CDM Smith (2455)
  • CBRE Group (312)
  • Emcor Group (283)
  • The Turner Corporation (253)
  • Gilbane Building Company (198)

North Carolina

  • CDM Smith (124)
  • Samet Corporation (27)
  • The Turner Corporation (18)
  • Unavailable (16)
  • Walsh Group (13)

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