ANZSCO 1331

Construction Managers

EMPLOYED

127,300

PART-TIME SHARE

8%

FEMALE SHARE

12%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$3,691

MEDIAN AGE

41

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

4,900

Construction Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the construction of civil engineering projects, buildings and dwellings, and the physical and human resources involved in building and construction.

  • Interpreting architectural drawings and specifications
  • Coordinating labour resources, and procurement and delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • Consulting with Architects, Engineering Professionals and other professionals, and Technical and Trades Workers
  • Negotiating with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Preparing tenders and contract bids
  • Operating and implementing coordinated work programs for sites
  • Ensuring adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, cost and safety
  • Arranging submission of plans to local authorities
  • Building under contract, or subcontracting specialised building services
  • Overseeing the standard and progress of subcontractors' work
  • Arranging building inspections by local authorities
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2023, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Construction Managers All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 92% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 47 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $3,691 $1,697
    Median hourly earnings $97 $43

    Industries

    Construction Managers work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, custom report.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    36.4%

    Victoria

    25.6%

    Queensland

    20.9%

    South Australia

    5.1%

    Tasmania

    2.3%

    Northern Territory

    1.1%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.3%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, February 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Construction Managers All Occupations
    Median age 41 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 12% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Construction Managers
    15–19 5.2 0.9
    20–24 9.1 3.7
    25–34 22.7 20.7
    35–44 22.3 27.8
    45–54 20.4 24.4
    55–59 8.8 9.6
    60–64 6.5 7.1
    65 and Over 4.9 5.8

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Construction Managers
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 7.3
    Bachelor degree 23.2 22.2
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 14.3
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 38.8
    Year 12 15.9 7.6
    Year 11 4.0 1.8
    Year 10 and below 9.7 4.4
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