Construction Managers in California
Is California a good place for you to work as a Construction Manager?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Construction Managers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Construction Managers in California is growing faster than average.
Construction Managers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Construction Managers Work in California?
In 2018, there were 32,420 Construction Managers working in the state.
There were 32,780 Construction Managers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 360 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,960 Construction Managers working in it, which means California has more Construction Managers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Construction Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 17.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 4,850 annual job openings, and 62,600 total jobs in 2026 for Construction Managers in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 33,200 annual jobs and 448,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Construction Managers Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Construction Managers ranged from $59,630 to $186,520 with $107,050 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.67 to $89.68. The median hourly rate was $51.47.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $48.87 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $2.60.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Construction Managers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Construction Managers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||10,360||$109,440|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||5,300||$120,020|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||3,660||$99,250|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||2,840||$88,610|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||2,420||$136,340|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||560||$100,260|
|Santa Rosa, CA||490||$104,530|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||400||$94,690|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||280||$89,230|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||160||$110,960|
|El Centro, CA||70||$76,880|
|Yuba City, CA||60||$117,190|
Top States for Construction Managers Employment
View the list below to see where most Construction Managers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Construction Managers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$100,770|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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