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Construction Management in California

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Schools Offering Construction Management Programs in California

Each year, approximately 0.2% of California graduates receive degrees in construction management. That means an estimated 1,354 construction managers graduate from California's 84 construction management schools each year.

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University of Southern California, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in California that has a construction management program. It is located in Los Angeles. 19 students graduated with a degree in construction management from University of Southern California in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Southern California was $41,022 per year.

San Diego State University, which was ranked 56th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in California that has a construction management program. It is located in San Diego. In 2010, 16 students graduated from San Diego State University construction management program. San Diego State University charged in-state students $5,206 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in California with a construction management program is California State University-Long Beach, which is located in Long Beach. In 2010, it was ranked 59th nationwide. In 2010, California State University-Long Beach graduated 54 students from its construction management programs. California State University-Long Beach charged in-state students $4,810 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at California's construction management schools ranges from $41,022 per year to $634 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,492 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at California construction management schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
  2. Newschool of Architecture and Design - located in San Diego, students are charged $22,422 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-San Dimas - located in San Dimas, students are charged $18,048 per year

The construction management schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in California were:

  1. Victor Valley College - located in Victorville, students are charged $634 per year
  2. Cosumnes River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
  3. College of the Redwoods - located in Eureka, students are charged $648 per year

A construction management degree from a California school... what next?

The highest percentage of construction management graduates in California pursue careers as a construction manager. In 2010, there were 19,270 construction managers working in California. The largest populations of California construction managers are working in the following counties:

  1. Los Angeles County - 3,510 construction managers
  2. Orange County - 3,190 construction managers
  3. San Diego County - 1,890 construction managers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of construction managers in the state of California will grow to 64,900. This would require a 8% growth in the profession.


On average, a construction manager earns a salary of $110,410 per year in California state. But, salaries for construction managers can vary. In 2010, construction managers made as little as less than $43,960 per year or as much as more than $165,820 per year in California. The counties in California with the highest average salary for a construction manager are:

  1. San Benito County - $124,780 per year
  2. Marin County - $123,970 per year
  3. Ventura County - $122,990 per year

The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for construction managers:

  1. Imperial County - $81,820 per year
  2. Del Norte County - $83,970 per year
  3. Tulare County - $86,890 per year

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For more data regarding a career in construction management in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as business management or real estate, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Construction Management in California
  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management in California
  • Master's Degree in Construction Management in California
  • Certificate in Construction Management in California

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Construction Laborers 88,440 $40,220 -27.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 41,810 $75,000 -30.6%
Civil Engineers 36,120 $94,970 -6.3%
Construction Managers 19,270 $110,410 9.4%
Construction and Building Inspectors 8,930 $70,260 -20.3%

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