Canada’s Best Jobs: Construction Manager

 
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Construction Manager

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Median Salary: $79,996
Salary Growth (2010–2016): +12%
Total Employees: 49,000
Change in Employees (2010–2016): +31%

Job Description:

Construction managers oversee the building teams, ensuring projects are organized and on track for completion. They also do budget estimates, establish schedules, and mark out construction milestones.

Job Qualifications:

You’ll need a university degree in civil engineering or construction technology. If you want to make it to manager, you’ll have to work you way up through the ranks first.

Salary:

Construction managers are paid according to experience, with pay rising substantially with experience. They make a median salary of almost $80,000, following an increase of 12% over the past five years.

Career Opportunity:

There’s been an upward trend in the number of construction managers in recent years, but it’s employment heavily reliant on economic growth. A housing bust would hit this sector hard.


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