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Construction, Extraction, and Architecture Careers | Residential Construction Project Manager

Residential Construction Project Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Supervises residential construction projects from beginning to end, ensuring that projects are completed within time and budgetary constraints. Controls the time, cost and quality of projects. Plans and coordinates all aspects of the construction process, including hiring contractors and working with engineers, architects and vendors. Often works with construction superintendent.

Job Outlook

There were 232 Residential Construction Project Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3721 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Residential 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 $67,201.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $62,357.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Residential Construction Project Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $57,569.

Education and Experience

Posted Residential 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 Degree6%
Bachelor's Degree57%
Master's Degree2%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other36%

Posted Residential 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 years16%
3 to 5 years71%
6 to 8 years6%
9+ years7%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Residential 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 (37%)
  • Organizational Skills (29%)
  • Detail-Oriented (26%)
  • Microsoft Excel (22%)
  • Microsoft Office (21%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Project Management (89%)
  • Residential Construction (88%)
  • Budgeting (52%)
  • Scheduling (51%)
  • Construction Management (29%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Quality Assurance and Control (13%)
  • Customer Service (11%)
  • Project Planning and Development Skills (10%)
  • Sales (9%)
  • Repair (9%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Punch List (6%)
  • New Construction (5%)
  • Commercial Construction (3%)
  • Framing (3%)

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.

  • Request for Information (RFI) (2%) – marginal value $4,717
  • Commercial Construction (3%) – marginal value $2,257
  • Procore (3%) – marginal value $2,190
  • Project Management (89%) – marginal value $2,067

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Superintendent - Multifamily Construction
  • Residential 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 Residential Construction Project Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Jenkins Restorations Incorporated (60)
  • Pronto Home Repairs (51)
  • Vinebrook Homes (42)
  • System Pavers (29)
  • Leaffilter (27)

North Carolina

  • Eloghomes Com (21)
  • Pronto Home Repairs (13)
  • Resipro (6)
  • Peters Custom Homes (4)
  • Vinebrook Homes (4)

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