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Construction Managers in Virginia

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

7.3% Jobs Projection
$99,270 Median Salary
650 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Construction Managers Work in Virginia?

In Virginia, there were 5,340 people working as Construction Managers in the year 2018.

There were 5,370 Construction Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Construction Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 650 annual Construction Managers job openings in Virginia, and 9,070 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Construction Managers Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Construction Managers ranged from $61,070 to $165,240 with $99,270 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.36 to $79.44. The median hourly rate was $47.73.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $48.43 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.70.

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


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,690 $101,890
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,050 $100,460
Richmond, VA 1,000 $86,900
Roanoke, VA 240 $84,590
Lynchburg, VA 110 n/a
Harrisonburg, VA 90 $97,150
Winchester, VA-WV 80 $101,360
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 60 $77,570

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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