site manager

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full-time site manager can expect to be paid an annual salary of between £35,000 and £43,000. Those who are employed in London have the highest chance of securing the most well-paid positions, whereas those in the north-eastern parts of England tend to be paid closer towards the starting rate.

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What does a site manager do?

site manager is responsible for construction projects and supervising construction site works to ensure that everything is running smoothly and on time. A site manager will be the main person of contact on site.

Site managers can expect a standard 40-hour working week when employed during a project, but this will often require evening and/or weekend work to fulfil the needs of the project.

If you're new to this field then have a look at our working as a site manager and site-manager job description pages to get you started.

For advice and tips on site-manager jobs and how to nail your interview and get a better salary, check out our career advice hub.

What influences site manager salaries?

Aside from location, site managers paid more are typically those with a greater amount of experience – in terms of both number and variety of sites managed. That said, becoming highly specialised in one area of expertise can be a good way of increasing wages.

Skills that matter to site manager salaries include things like commercial knowledge and awareness, communication, decision-making and the ability to motivate others. Technical knowledge is also crucial, on topics such as building regulations and methods – any area of expertise that they are directly managing.

These skills can be increased with training, whether that’s a general qualification in the site-management field or on specific types of equipment, sites or challenges.

Why get a free site-manager salary report from Randstad?

Randstad’s average site-manager salary report is a free service that gives you up-to-date information on the average salaries in your field. This information is useful for all kinds of people: for newcomers to the role wanting to scope out pay levels to jobseekers wishing to negotiate the best possible pay, all the way to in-role managers who want to ensure that they’re getting a competitive salary.

Just provide your email, role and location and we’ll send you your own, personalised report based off a portion of the 16 million jobs and salaries in our database. That way, you can be certain that the site-manager salary that you’re provided is up to date and representative of reality.

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  • The typical yearly pay for 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th and 90th percentiles
  • Total compensation – featuring aspects such as bonuses, sales and commission
  • Existing job market demand for site managers
  • The most common job responsibilities
  • The typical job experience, education, career path and industry of those in the field.

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