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Construction Managers in Tennessee

Is Tennessee a good place for you to work as a Construction Manager?

16.1% Jobs Projection
$72,630 Median Salary
700 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Construction Managers Work in Tennessee?

5,670 people worked as Construction Managers in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,460 Construction Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 210 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Construction Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 16.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 700 annual job openings, and a total of 9,100 jobs for Tennessee 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 Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Construction Managers ranged from $45,350 to $125,000 with $72,630 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.8 to $60.1. The median hourly rate was $34.92.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.08.

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


Top Tennessee 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
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 2,210 $75,280
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,030 $74,670
Knoxville, TN 840 $70,190
Chattanooga, TN-GA 430 $69,570
Jackson, TN 170 n/a
Clarksville, TN-KY 80 $103,530
Cleveland, TN 70 $82,220
Johnson City, TN 70 $66,980
Morristown, TN 60 $68,260

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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