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Employment of construction managers is projected to increase by 17 percent during the 2008–18 decade, faster than average for all occupations. The Building Construction Management degree can prepare you for a variety of occupations.

Median annual wages of salaried construction managers in May 2008 were $79,860. The middle 50 percent earned between $60,650 and $107,140. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $47,000, and the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $145,920.

Median Annual Wages:

  • Building equipment contractors $81,590
  • Nonresidential building construction $79,950
  • Other specialty trade contractors $78,410
  • Foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors $76,880
  • Residential building construction $74,770

The earnings of self-employed workers are not included in these numbers.

According to a July 2009 salary survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, people with a bachelor's degree in construction science or construction management received job offer averaging $53,199 a year.

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