A concrete foreman oversees a construction project from start to finish, even if it takes years to complete. A concrete foreman may also hold the title of a construction manager.
A concrete foreman plans, coordinates, budgets and directs activities pertaining to construction and maintenance. These workers oversee lower-level supervisory personnel. Concrete foremen take part in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee scheduling, organization and implementation.
Environment and Hours
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a concrete foreman works from a main office or an office located at the construction site. Concrete foremen are on-call around the clock. In 2008, the BLS states that more than one-third of concrete foremen worked 40 hours per week.
Education and Training
The BLS states that employers seek construction managers with at least a bachelor's degree in construction management, construction science, building science or civil engineering. Construction workers may become managers, however, after years of experience.
Earnings and Outlook
Construction managers earn a national mean hourly wage of $44.85 and a national mean annual wage of $93,290 as of May 2009, according to the BLS. The National Employment Matrix from the BLS projects that employment for construction managers will increase at a rate of 17 percent between 2008 and 2018.
2016 Salary Information for Construction Managers
Construction managers earned a median annual salary of $89,300 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, construction managers earned a 25th percentile salary of $68,050, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $119,710, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 403,800 people were employed in the U.S. as construction managers.