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Construction Managers in North Carolina

Considering a career as a Construction Manager in North Carolina?

14.0% Jobs Projection
$97,290 Median Salary
1,310 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Construction Managers Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 11,220 Construction Managers working in the state.

There were 9,860 Construction Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,360 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Construction Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 14.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,310 annual job openings, and a total of 17,390 jobs for North Carolina Construction Managers in 2026.

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

What do Construction Managers Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Construction Managers ranged from $64,880 to $170,320 with $97,290 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.19 to $81.89. The median hourly rate was $46.77.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $45.78 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.99.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3,870 $100,320
Raleigh, NC 2,440 $97,940
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,050 $100,460
Greensboro-High Point, NC 840 $89,740
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 600 $112,030
Winston-Salem, NC 540 $100,730
Asheville, NC 440 $78,550
Wilmington, NC 330 $101,760
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 310 $84,930
Fayetteville, NC 230 $101,800
Greenville, NC 150 n/a
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 140 $87,400
Rocky Mount, NC 130 $88,620
Burlington, NC 80 $95,060
Goldsboro, NC 70 $89,000
Jacksonville, NC 50 $87,720

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