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Residential Construction Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Manages residential 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.

Job Outlook

There were 186 Residential Construction Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2778 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Residential 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.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $65,270.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $62,817.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Residential Construction Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $55,520.

Education and Experience

Posted Residential 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.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree4%
Bachelor's Degree43%
Master's Degree0%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other53%

Posted Residential 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 ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years26%
3 to 5 years66%
6 to 8 years4%
9+ years4%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Residential 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.

Baseline Skills

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

  • Microsoft Excel (34%)
  • Communication Skills (32%)
  • Organizational Skills (27%)
  • Microsoft Office (26%)
  • Computer Literacy (25%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Residential Construction (99%)
  • Construction Management (65%)
  • Scheduling (56%)
  • Budgeting (50%)
  • Project Management (30%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Quality Assurance and Control (18%)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (18%)
  • Repair (17%)
  • Plumbing (11%)
  • Blueprints (10%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Managing Subcontractors (7%)
  • Estimating (6%)
  • Construction Industry Knowledge (6%)
  • New Construction (4%)
  • Framing (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.

  • Commercial Construction (1%) – marginal value $2,734
  • Budgeting (50%) – marginal value $1,983

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Construction Manager
  • 1099 Subcontractor - Home Improvements
  • Construction Manager Trainee
  • Assistant Construction 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 Residential Construction Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Lennar Corporation (275)
  • Great Day Improvements, Llc (145)
  • CalAtlantic (87)
  • Lgi Homes, Inc (70)
  • Wedgewood (68)

North Carolina

  • Lennar Corporation (17)
  • Great Day Improvements, Llc (14)
  • Century Communities (13)
  • CalAtlantic (12)
  • Habitat for Humanity (6)

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