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Land Development Project Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Land Development Project Manager provides beginning-to-end supervision of land development projects, which involve acquiring property and overseeing construction of residential, commercial, and industrial structures. Works with local government to ensure land is developed in compliance with zoning ordinances and regulations.

Job Outlook

There were 252 Land Development Project Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 7168 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Construction Manager industry, which includes the Land Development Project Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Land Development 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 $88,252.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $104,693.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Land Development Project Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $76,932.

Education and Experience

Posted Land Development 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 Degree2.33%
Bachelor's Degree80.33%
Master's Degree4.69%
Doctoral Degree0.29%
Other3.31%

Posted Land Development 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 years50.63%
3 to 5 years34.35%
6 to 8 years7.03%
9+ years8%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Land Development 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 (26.24%)
  • Leadership (19.22%)
  • Management (15.14%)
  • Mathematics (14.22%)
  • Time Management (12.15%)
  • Planning (11.5%)
  • Coordinating (10.1%)
  • Budgeting (7.37%)
  • Microsoft Office (7.05%)
  • Operations (6.65%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Commercial Development (35.2%)
  • Land Zoning (38.19%)
  • Project Management (81.16%)
  • Autodesk (19.58%)
  • Pollution Prevention (35.31%)
  • Project Engineering (39.11%)
  • Grading (Landscape) (22.7%)
  • Stormwater Management (41.56%)
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D (43.89%)
  • Land Development (92.13%)
  • Erosions (36.52%)
  • Tourism (34.84%)
  • Civil Engineering (22.54%)
  • Sediment Controls (36.02%)
  • Roadway Design (14.11%)
  • Environmental Engineering (46.26%)
  • Construction Inspection (48.73%)
  • Residential Development (35.61%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Marketing (4.75%)
  • Due Diligence (5.86%)
  • Construction (10.98%)
  • Design Software (14.27%)
  • OpenRoads (Civil Design Software) (13.47%)
  • MicroStation (CAD Design Software) (13.95%)
  • AutoCAD (7.9%)
  • Invoicing (5.31%)
  • Technical Report (10.61%)
  • Project Schedules (5.85%)

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.

  • Commercial Development (38.2%)
  • Land Development (99.97%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Land Development Engineer
  • Employee Development Manager
  • Land Development Manager
  • Staff Employee
  • Site Development Project Manager
  • Civil Project Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Development Coordinator
  • Director of Employee Benefits

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

United States

  • GPAC (199)
  • D.R. Horton (143)
  • Kimley-Horn (106)
  • Lennar (96)
  • Timmons Group (71)
  • Taylor Morrison (67)
  • Lvi Associates (61)
  • Pape-Dawson Engineers (61)
  • Meritage Homes (45)
  • Thomas And Hutton (45)

North Carolina

  • Timmons Group (29)
  • Thomas And Hutton (9)
  • NV5 (8)
  • True Homes (7)
  • CyberCoders (7)
  • Lennar (7)
  • GPAC (6)
  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (6)
  • Taylor Morrison (6)
  • Dream Finders Homes (5)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!