Construction managers

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Total Workforce

613k

Average Age

45.3

Average Salary

$88,090

Average Male Salary

$89,544

Average Female Salary

$72,385

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Construction managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Construction managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Construction managers, by average wage, is Restaurants & Food Services. Construction managers are paid most in Jurupa Valley & Eastvale Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Morgan, Putnam & Brown Counties PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$88,090

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,189

In 2018, Construction managers earned an average of $88,090, $34,202 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Chemists & materials scientists make somewhat more than Construction managers while Producers & directors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Construction managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.349

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Construction managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.349, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Construction managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Construction managers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Construction managers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Construction managers, by number of employees, are Construction, Architectural, engineering & related services, and Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers.

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Industries by Share

613k

2018 Workforce

± 19,182

-6.13%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.64%

The number of people employed as Construction managers has been declining at a rate of -6.13%, from 653,008 people in 2017 to 612,946 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Construction managers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Construction managers at  94.4%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 0.709% and Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers with 0.393%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Construction managers in the US. The average age of male Construction managers in the workforce is 45.5 and of female Construction managers is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Construction managers is White.

Gender Composition

561k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 18,354

51.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,595

91.5% of Construction managers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Construction managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Construction managers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

89.3% of Construction managers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 3.43% of Construction managers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Construction managers.

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Age by Gender

45.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.403

43.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.23

The median age of Construction managers is 45.3, and Male employees are generally 2.26 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Construction managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Construction managers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Construction managers hold a major in Construction.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Construction managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction managers need many skills, but most especially Coordination, Speaking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Construction managers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Operations Analysis.

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