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Construction Managers


Construction managers oversee the planning and building of residential, commercial, and industrial projects. They may be self-employed or salaried employees for large construction firms and real estate developers. Others may contract their services on a project-by-project basis. There are approximately 239,640 construction managers employed in the United States. Construction managers are also known as construction foremen, supervisors, contractors, project managers, constructors, construction superintendents, project engineers, and general contractors.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Construction Executive, or Independent Contractor, or Professor

Experienced Construction Manager

Assistant Construction Manager

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