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How Much Does a Construction Project Manager Make?

As of March 19, 2019 construction project managers earn an average of USD $71,847 per year. (Source: PayScale)

Construction project managers are responsible for overseeing building projects, including quality control, managing employee and project completion schedules, reviewing architectural designs, and creating proposals. They also consult with clients and company representatives about project development and progress, and select contractors to work on the project. So how much does a construction project manager make at various stages of his or her career?

  • Entry-level construction project managers with 5 years or less experience make between USD $38,087 - $87,143 per year
  • Those with 5-10 years of experience make USD $47,374 - $107,960 annually
  • Construction PMs with 10-20 years of experience in the field generally make an annual salary of USD $52,083 - $141,615

As with most jobs, location has a significant effect on salaries. How much do construction project managers make in the most in-demand cities? Those working in San Francisco make 45% more than the national average, with those in Boston, Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Dallas also earning well above average salaries. Those in Atlanta and Charlotte tend to make slightly less than average (about 6%).