Land Development Project Manager
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
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.
There were 27 Land Development Project Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 785 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 2012:
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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $84,870.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $82,335.
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 $74,547.
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.
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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||12%|
|3 to 5 years||70%|
|6 to 8 years||8%|
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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (34%)
- Detail-Oriented (29%)
- Planning (25%)
- Microsoft Excel (23%)
- Organizational Skills (22%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Budgeting (80%)
- Project Management (64%)
- Land Development (51%)
- Scheduling (44%)
- Construction Management (32%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Negotiation Skills (19%)
- Project Planning and Development Skills (18%)
- Civil Engineering (17%)
- Contract Review (12%)
- Cost Estimation (11%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Project Design (7%)
- Estimating (6%)
- Home Building (5%)
- Residential Construction (5%)
- Land Use (4%)
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.
- Civil Engineering (17%) – marginal value $2,924
- New Construction (4%) – marginal value $2,391
- Storm Water Management (2%) – marginal value $2,248
- Request for Information (RFI) (2%) – marginal value $2,086
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Land Development Project Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Urgently Land Development Manager - Construction
- Land Development Superintendent
- Project Development Manager
- Residential Construction Land Development/Aquisition Manager
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 Site Manager
- Commercial Construction Project Manager
- Construction Director
- Construction Manager
- Commercial Construction Manager
- Construction Superintendent
- Residential Construction Project Manager
- Residential Construction Manager
- Pre-Construction Manager
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.
- D.R. Horton (79)
- KB Home (30)
- Community Builders Incorporated (17)
- Honeywell (15)
- Thomas & Hutton (12)
- D.R. Horton (5)
- Pultegroup (5)
- Honeywell (4)
- Thomas & Hutton (2)
- Pultegroup, Inc (2)
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!