The median annual wage of construction managers was $83,860 in May 2010. (The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less) The lowest 10% earned less than $50,240, and the highest 10 % earned more than $150,250.
Salaried construction managers also may earn bonuses and overtime pay. About two-thirds of construction managers are self-employed. Their earnings are highly dependent on the amount of business they generate.