Construction Manager

What Does A Construction Manager Do?

Construction managers supervise every aspect of a construction project, including the planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating of the activities involved in the project.

How Do I Become A Construction Manager?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in construction management, construction science, engineering, architecture, or a related field is generally required for one to obtain this position.

What is the Average Salary For A Construction Manager?

High – 140,000
Median – 82,000
Low – 45,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Construction Manager?

  • Science – As much as possible, including psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Trade-related courses
  • Electronics
  • Communication
  • Foreign Languages

What Is The Work Environment For A Construction Manager?

Construction managers work for construction and engineering companies. Construction managers may work out of a main office as well as an office at the construction site. They may travel between multiple construction sites. They may also be required to work many hours because of tight deadlines.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Construction Manager?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. Trends in this occupation is closely tied to trends in the construction industry.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Construction Manager?