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Construction Managers in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Construction Manager?

17.9% Jobs Projection
$107,050 Median Salary
4,850 Job Openings

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.

Construction Managers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,960 Construction Managers working in it, which means California has more Construction Managers than average.

Construction Managers in CA vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Construction Managers: Nation vs. CA

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.

Construction Managers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

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
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 1,850 $100,550
Bakersfield, CA 810 $106,350
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 560 $100,260
Santa Rosa, CA 490 $104,530
Fresno, CA 460 $88,300
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 400 $94,690
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 310 $107,700
Stockton-Lodi, CA 290 $115,170
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 280 $89,230
Modesto, CA 250 $92,830
Salinas, CA 220 $89,010
Visalia-Porterville, CA 190 $76,690
Napa, CA 160 $106,090
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 160 $110,960
Chico, CA 120 $87,120
Redding, CA 110 $87,220
Merced, CA 90 $59,440
El Centro, CA 70 $76,880
Yuba City, CA 60 $117,190
Madera, CA 50 $112,870

Top States for Construction Managers Employment

View the list below to see where most Construction Managers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 32,420 $107,050
Texas 29,620 $90,900
Florida 22,070 $82,200
Illinois 12,730 $90,270
North Carolina 11,220 $97,290
Pennsylvania 11,050 $96,010
New York 10,970 $116,420
Ohio 9,330 $91,130
Colorado 8,650 $89,190
Washington 8,560 $95,840
Massachusetts 7,390 $102,410
Georgia 7,320 $96,610
Arizona 6,970 $85,890
Maryland 6,810 $94,770
New Jersey 6,140 $131,130
Tennessee 5,670 $72,630
Oregon 5,590 $92,100
Virginia 5,340 $99,270
Minnesota 5,340 $90,950
Indiana 4,800 $79,710

Below are the states where Construction Managers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $131,130
Delaware $119,910
New York $116,420
Rhode Island $113,860
California $107,050
Alaska $106,370
Connecticut $105,430
Wisconsin $104,570
Massachusetts $102,410
District of Columbia $100,770

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