Enter the revenue and cost into the calculator to determine the profit margin; this calculator can also evaluate the revenue or cost, given the profit margin is known.

Construction Profit Margin Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the construction profit margin:

 Profit Margin = ({(Revenue - Cost)}{/Revenue})* 100


  • Profit Margin is the percentage of profit earned from the construction project
  • Revenue is the total income generated from the construction project
  • Cost is the total expenses incurred for the construction project

To calculate the construction profit margin, subtract the total expenses (cost) from the total income (revenue). Divide the result by the total income (revenue) and multiply by 100 to get the profit margin percentage.

What is a Construction Profit Margin?

A Construction Profit Margin is a key financial metric used in the construction industry to determine the profitability of a particular project. It is calculated by subtracting the total costs of a project (including labor, materials, equipment, subcontractor costs, overhead, etc.) from the total revenue generated by the project, and then dividing the result by the total revenue. This figure is then expressed as a percentage. A higher profit margin indicates a more profitable project, while a lower profit margin suggests less profitability. It is crucial for construction companies to accurately calculate and monitor their profit margins to ensure financial sustainability and growth. This metric can also be used to compare the profitability of different projects or to benchmark against industry standards.

How to Calculate Construction Profit Margin?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Construction Profit Margin.

  1. First, determine the total revenue from construction projects ($).
  2. Next, determine the total costs incurred for construction projects ($).
  3. Next, subtract the total costs from the total revenue to calculate the gross profit ($).
  4. Finally, divide the gross profit by the total revenue and multiply by 100 to calculate the Construction Profit Margin (%).
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Total revenue from construction projects ($) = 500,000

Total costs incurred for construction projects ($) = 350,000