What does a Construction Manager do?

Construction managers plan for, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish. Construction managers coordinate and supervise various construction projects, which includes the building of all types of public residential, commercial, and industrial structures in addition to roads, memorials, and bridges.

Construction managers oversee the construction phase of a project, but they may also consult with a client during the design phase to help refine plans and control project costs. They are responsible for the oversight of specialized contractors and additional personnel. They schedule and coordinate all construction processes so that a project meets the client's design specifications. They ensure projects stay on time and within the allotted budget, and interact with lawyers and local government officials where appropriate. They work in tandem with other building specialists including an architect or civil engineer and various trade workers including electricians or carpenters. They create and manage a budget for each project which keeps supplies, materials, and labor in mind. They are responsible for maintaining a line of communication with their clients throughout the process. Construction managers need a minimum bachelor’s degree, relevant experience and on-the-job training.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
3%
2 - 4
30%
5 - 7
39%
8+
28%

Common Skill Sets

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Effective Communication
Excellent Organizational
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Construction Manager Seniority Levels

L2
Construction Manager
A$125,465/yr
L3
L4
Construction Manager IV
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Carpenter
11% made the transition
Foreman
8% made the transition
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Construction Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

A$125,465 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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A$75K
Median: A$125K
A$250K
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