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348 Associates's Degrees Annually
205 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#87 in Popularity (Associate's)
$32,910 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Construction Site Management Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many building/construction site management/manager graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 348
Bachelor’s Degree 205
Basic Certificate 140
Undergraduate Certificate 59

What Construction Site Management Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, building/construction site management/manager majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Building/Construction Site Management/Manager Majors

Building/Construction Site Management/Manager majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Skills for Building/Construction Site Management/Manager Majors

A major in building/construction site management/manager prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management - Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Abilities for Building/Construction Site Management/Manager Majors

As you progress with your building/construction site management/manager degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

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  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

What Can You Do With a Construction Site Management Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with building/construction site management/manager:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 12.6% $65,230

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Construction Site Management?

348 Associate's Degrees Annually
15% Percent Women
32% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major attracts more men than women. About 85% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of building/construction site management/manager majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Building/Construction Site Management/Manager Students with Associate's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 29
Hispanic or Latino 60
White 213
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 28

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Building/Construction Site Management/Manager, too. About 1.4% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Construction Site Management Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Average salaries range from $32,910 to $70,540 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to building/construction site management/manager. This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Construction Site Management Major  ( 32910 to 70540 )
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Some careers associated with building/construction site management/manager require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to building/construction site management/manager have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 20.8%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 39.3%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 15.8%
Some College Courses 23.9%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 0.6%

Online Construction Site Management Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 schools offered some type of building/construction site management/manager program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 26 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 21 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 47 2
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 26 1
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Construction Site Management Worth It?

The median salary for a building/construction site management/manager grad is $32,910 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to building/construction site management/manager.

Major Number of Grads
Building/Property Maintenance 1,699
Building Construction Technology 1,362
Other Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection 609
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector 301
Glazier 67
Drywall Installation/Drywaller 62
Painting/Painter & Wall Coverer 52
Roofer 30
Carpet, Floor, & Tile Worker 10
Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher 6
Metal Building Assembly/Assembler 0
Insulator 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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