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Best Jobs in America

CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.

46.  Construction Manager

100 best jobs construction manager
  • Median pay: $88,700
  • Top pay: $140,000
  • 10-year job growth: 16%

Construction managers wear many hats, and have to not only manage the planning and budget of a project, but also supervise workers and develop schedules and action plans. They also make sure work sites are safe, and that all licenses and permits have been secured.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: B | Benefit to society: B | Telecommuting: B | Low stress: B

Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2012-22, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs.
Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 01:24 PM ET

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