Job Outlook

constructionGraduates of NMU’s construction management program have a 95 percent placement rate within their field of study. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a steady increase in construction management roles.

The average starting base salary exceeds $50,000 with higher earnings in metropolitan areas and niche market sectors. Fringe packages have been generous too, especially for positions that require significant travel. Median annual salaries for construction managers exceeds $82,000.

Where you might work

NMU construction management graduates are managing a variety of projects. Examples include (but are not limited to) airports, bridges, educational buildings, high voltage transmission systems, hospitals, motels, offices, places of worship, and more.

Some professional titles are estimators, field engineers, project managers, safety coordinators, schedulers, superintendents and various other executive titles.

Alumni have opportunities to be employed in the local area but most venture to regional and national areas and work for larger firms. Boldt, Hill & Wilkinson, M.J. Electric, Mortenson, Power, Walsh and Whiting Turner are a small sample of employers. Ambition and the ability to adapt to challenging situations are a few of the characteristics that are attractive to the many reputable firms that recruit at NMU.