Construction Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+8.5% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Construction Managers Do

Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

Other Job Titles Construction Managers May Have

Concrete Foreman, Construction Area Manager, Construction Foreman, Construction Manager, Construction Services Manager, Construction Superintendent, Job Superintendent

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Construction Project Manager ,

NASA, Stennis Space Center

I participate in contractor oversight and management of design and construction activities in the test complex with a focus on B2 Test Stand Revitalization projects in support of Space Launch System (SLS) testing. I ensure design and construction contract requirements are met during the construction process and update affected drawings and documentation at the end of the construction project.

Operations Manager ,

Dig This Las Vegas

I do a lot of customer service tasks and doing everything possible to deliver the maximum our customers expect.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to representatives of the owner or developer, including administrative staff, workers, or clients.
  • Direct and supervise construction or related workers.
  • Prepare contracts or negotiate revisions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, or subcontractors.

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