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Concrete Foreman Job Description

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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 2020, 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 $46.72 and a national mean annual wage of $97,180 as of May 2020, according to the BLS. The National Employment Matrix from the BLS projects that employment for construction managers will increase at a rate of 9.8 percent between 2018 and 2028.

Construction Managers salary

  • Top 10% Annual Salary: More than $169,070 ($81.28/hour)
  • Median Annual Salary: $97,180 ($46.72/hour)
  • Bottom 10% Annual Salary: Less than $56,880 ($27.35/hour)