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Construction Managers in Pennsylvania

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9.0% Jobs Projection
$96,010 Median Salary
950 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Construction Managers in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Construction Managers in Pennsylvania is growing faster than average.

  • Construction Managers in Pennsylvania earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Construction Managers Work in Pennsylvania?

11,050 people worked as Construction Managers in 2018 in this state.

There were 9,870 Construction Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Construction Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.


Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 950 annual Construction Managers job openings in Pennsylvania, and 13,010 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 33,200 annual jobs and 448,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Construction Managers Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Construction Managers ranged from $53,510 to $172,420 with $96,010 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.72 to $82.89. The median hourly rate was $46.16.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $43.38 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.78.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,930 $131,570
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,890 $119,530
Pittsburgh, PA 2,720 $84,620
Lancaster, PA 710 $82,760
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 620 $93,000
York-Hanover, PA 550 $95,260
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 490 $85,180
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 390 $80,800
Reading, PA 350 $101,960
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 350 $79,310
Erie, PA 130 $77,030
Lebanon, PA 130 $92,200
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 100 $64,660
State College, PA 100 $76,220
Williamsport, PA 80 $64,920
Altoona, PA 70 $74,750
East Stroudsburg, PA 70 $67,260
Johnstown, PA 60 $62,190
Gettysburg, PA 50 $77,240

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
Minnesota 5,340 $90,950
Virginia 5,340 $99,270
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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