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Construction Managers in Washington

Considering a career as a Construction Manager in Washington?

20.3% Jobs Projection
$95,840 Median Salary
1,510 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Construction Managers Work in Washington?

There were approximately 8,560 workers employed as Construction Managers in this state in 2018.

There were 8,220 Construction Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 340 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Construction Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 20.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,510 annual job openings, and a total of 18,950 jobs for Washington 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Construction Managers ranged from $58,960 to $148,780 with $95,840 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.35 to $71.53. The median hourly rate was $46.08.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $45.34 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.74.

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


Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5,690 $99,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4,040 $97,660
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 530 $76,950
Kennewick-Richland, WA 420 $115,160
Bellingham, WA 290 $87,980
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 200 $93,990
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 200 $114,020
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 190 $89,020
Yakima, WA 110 $90,680
Wenatchee, WA 80 $59,430
Longview, WA 60 $95,910
Lewiston, ID-WA 40 $79,950

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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