Building Construction Salary Survey

The Building Construction Salary Survey reports compensation data for 123 benchmark jobs related to the construction of new buildings and the construction of additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs to existing structures. The survey includes single-family and multifamily residential construction, as well as commercial, industrial, and warehouse construction. The industry survey is available by geographic area (US Region or US National) for $589.

The Building Construction Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 7 executive and 116 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Asphalt Paving Machine Operator
  • Assistant Construction Superintendent
  • Bricklayer
  • Bricklayer Helper
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Hoist & Winch Operator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Insulation Worker
  • Laborer Construction
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Landscape Drafter
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Asphalt Paving Machine Operator
  • Assistant Construction Superintendent
  • Bricklayer
  • Bricklayer Helper
  • Building Cleaner
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Cable Puller
  • Carpenter (Gen/Maint)
  • Carpenter Hand Nailer
  • Carpenter Helper
  • Carpenter Supervisor
  • Carpet Layer
  • Cement Mason
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Construction Contractor
  • Construction Engineering Manager
  • Construction Engineering Supervisor
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Inspector
  • Construction Sales Representative
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Construction Worker
  • Contract Administrator
  • Contract Specialist
  • Cost Accountant
  • Cost Estimating Manager
  • Cost Estimating Supervisor
  • Cost Estimator
  • Design Drafter
  • Design Engineering Manager
  • Drafter (Moderate)
  • Drafter (Simple)
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Drywall Installer
  • Dump Operator
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrician - Certified
  • Engineering Cost Estimator
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Fence Erector
  • Floor Layer
  • Forklift Operator
  • Furnace Installer & Repairer
  • Gate Guard
  • Gutter Installer/Repairer
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Hoist & Winch Operator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Insulation Worker
  • Laborer Construction
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Landscape Drafter
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Maintenance Carpenter
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Pipefitter
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Paint Technician
  • Painter Helper
  • Painting Supervisor
  • Paperhanger
  • Paving Laborer
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Pile Driving Operator
  • Pipefitter
  • Pipefitter Helper
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Plumber Supervisor
  • Power Shovel Operator
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager (Experience)
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Roofer
  • Rough Carpenter
  • Safety Manager
  • Security Guard
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Sheetrock Taper
  • Spray Painter Rough
  • Structural Drafter
  • Structural Engineer
  • Structural Iron Worker
  • Survey Party Chief
  • Surveyor Assistant
  • Terrazzo Finisher
  • Terrazzo Worker
  • Tile Finisher
  • Tile Setter
  • Top Construction Officer
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Tractor Operator
  • Truck Crane Operator
  • Truck Driver Concrete Mixing
  • Truck Driver Medium
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Welder
  • Welding Supervisor
  • A V HOMES INC
  • BEAZER HOMES USA INC
  • BUILDING CONTROLS AND SERVICES, INC.
  • CHRISTUS HEALTH
  • COMSTOCK HOLDING CO INC
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY
  • DEER VALLEY CORP
  • DR HORTON INC
  • HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES INC
  • INSTALLED BUILDING PRODUCTS INC
  • NOBILITY HOMES INC
  • NVR INC
  • OWENS-ILLINOIS INC
  • PIONEER HUMAN RESOURCES
  • PULTEGROUP INC
  • RYLAND GROUP INC
  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • STANDARD PACIFIC CORP
  • TAYLOR MORRISON HOME CORP
  • THE NEW HOME COMPANY INC
  • A V HOMES INC
  • BEAZER HOMES USA INC
  • BUILDING CONTROLS AND SERVICES, INC.
  • CHRISTUS HEALTH
  • COMSTOCK HOLDING CO INC
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY
  • DEER VALLEY CORP
  • DR HORTON INC
  • HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES INC
  • INSTALLED BUILDING PRODUCTS INC
  • KB HOME
  • LENNAR CORP
  • LGI HOMES INC
  • M D C HOLDINGS INC
  • M/I HOMES INC
  • MERITAGE HOMES CORP
  • NOBILITY HOMES INC
  • NVR INC
  • OWENS-ILLINOIS INC
  • PIONEER HUMAN RESOURCES
  • PULTEGROUP INC
  • RYLAND GROUP INC
  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • STANDARD PACIFIC CORP
  • TAYLOR MORRISON HOME CORP
  • THE NEW HOME COMPANY INC
  • THE WEITZ COMPANY
  • TOLL BROTHERS INC
  • TRI POINTE HOMES INC
  • TUTOR PERINI CORP
  • UCP INC
  • WCI COMMUNITIES INC
  • WILLIAM LYON HOMES

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