Construction Salary Survey

The Construction Salary Survey reports compensation data for 207 benchmark jobs covering a full range of construction activities and services related to residential and industrial building construction, as well as heavy construction projects such as highways, bridges and utility systems. The survey includes general contractors, agencies, and special trade contractors.

The Construction Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 11 executive and 196 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.

  • Account Manager Sales
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Receivable Analyst
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Air Conditioning Installer (Residential)
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • Illuminating Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Insulation Worker
  • Integrated Disability Manager
  • Internal Publications Manager
  • Janitor
  • Laborer Construction
  • Landscape Architect
  • Account Manager Sales
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Receivable Analyst
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Air Conditioning Installer (Residential)
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Asphalt Paving Machine Operator
  • Asphalt Sales Representative
  • Assistant Construction Superintendent
  • Assistant Cost Estimator
  • Blaster
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bricklayer
  • Bricklayer Helper
  • Brush Painter
  • Building Cleaner
  • Building Maintenance Worker
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Buzz Saw Operator
  • Cabinetmaker
  • 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 Materials Management Executive
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Drafter
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Concrete Mixing Plant Laborer
  • Concrete Sales Representative
  • Configuration Control Administrator
  • Construction Contractor
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Engineering Director
  • Construction Engineering Manager
  • Construction Engineering Supervisor
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Framer
  • Construction Inspector
  • Construction Rigger
  • 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
  • Design Engineering Supervisor
  • Drafter
  • Drafter (Moderate)
  • Drafter (Simple)
  • Drafting Manager
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Dragline Operator
  • Drywall Installer
  • Dump Operator
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrician Helper
  • Electrician Journeyman
  • Engineering Administration Clerk
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Engineering Cost Estimator
  • Engineering Document Control Clerk
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Executive Vice President
  • Expediter
  • Fence Erector
  • Floor Layer
  • Forklift Operator
  • Front End Loader Operator
  • Furnace Installer & Repairer
  • Gate Guard
  • General Maintenance Supervisor
  • Geographic Information System Specialist
  • Glazier
  • Gutter Installer/Repairer
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Hoist & Winch Operator
  • Hoisting Machine Operator
  • Horizontal Boring Operator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • Illuminating Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Insulation Worker
  • Integrated Disability Manager
  • Internal Publications Manager
  • Janitor
  • Laborer Construction
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Landscape Drafter
  • Laser Beam Machine Operator
  • Lead Surveyor
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Long-Range Planning Manager
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Maintenance Carpenter
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Pipefitter
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Masonry Products and Services Sales Representative
  • Materials Control Clerk
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Office Manager
  • Oiler
  • Operations Manager
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Paint Technician
  • Painter Helper
  • Painter/Paperhanger
  • Painting Supervisor
  • Paperhanger
  • Paving Laborer
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Vice President
  • Pile Driving Operator
  • Pipefitter
  • Pipefitter Helper
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Plumber Supervisor
  • Power Distribution Engineer
  • Power Shovel Operator
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Power Transmission Engineer
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Project Controls Engineer
  • Project Controls Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager (Experience)
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Railroad Construction Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Right-of-Way Agent
  • Roofer
  • Roofing Sales Representative
  • Rough Carpenter
  • Safety Engineer
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Specialist
  • Saw Operator Variety
  • Sawing Machine Operator
  • Secretary
  • Security Guard
  • Sheet Metal Supervisor
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Sheetrock Taper
  • Spray Painter Rough
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Structural Drafter
  • Structural Engineer
  • Structural Iron Worker
  • Surveyor
  • Surveyor Assistant
  • Surveyor Helper
  • Swimming Pool Installer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Terrazzo Finisher
  • Terrazzo Worker
  • Tile Finisher
  • Tile Setter
  • Top Construction Officer
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Tractor Operator
  • Trade Relations Director
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Truck Crane Operator
  • Truck Driver Concrete Mixing
  • Truck Driver Medium
  • Truck Driver Tractor Trailer
  • Warehouse Laborer
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Welder
  • Welding Supervisor
  • Well Driller
  • Window Repairer
  • Wire Technician
  • A V HOMES INC
  • ACMAT CORP
  • ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • AEGION CORP
  • AMERESCO INC
  • ANONYMOUS37
  • ANONYMOUS40
  • ANONYMOUS8
  • APOGEE ENTERPRISES INC
  • ARGAN INC
  • KB HOME
  • KBR INC
  • KERR CONTRACTORS
  • LAYNE CHRISTENSEN CO
  • LENNAR CORP
  • LGI HOMES INC
  • M/I HOMES INC
  • MASTEC INC
  • MERITAGE HOMES CORP
  • MILLARD LUMBER
  • A V HOMES INC
  • ACMAT CORP
  • ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • AEGION CORP
  • AMERESCO INC
  • ANONYMOUS37
  • ANONYMOUS40
  • ANONYMOUS8
  • APOGEE ENTERPRISES INC
  • ARGAN INC
  • ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES INC
  • BEAZER HOMES USA INC
  • CALATLANTIC GROUP INC
  • CAVCO INDUSTRIES INC
  • CENTURY COMMUNITIES INC
  • CJ MILLER LLC
  • COMFORT SYSTEMS USA INC
  • CONSOLIDATED-TOMOKA LAND CO
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY
  • D.R. HORTON INC
  • DURR HEAVY CONSTRUCTION
  • DYCOM INDUSTRIES INC
  • EMCOR GROUP INC
  • ENERGY SERVICES OF AMERICA CORP
  • FASTENAL CO
  • FLUOR CORP
  • GOLDFIELD CORP
  • GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INC
  • GREAT LAKES DREDGE & DOCK CORP
  • HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES INC
  • INDUSTRIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA INC
  • INSTALLED BUILDING PRODUCTS INC
  • JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC
  • JV DRIVER PRODUCTS
  • KB HOME
  • KBR INC
  • KERR CONTRACTORS
  • LAYNE CHRISTENSEN CO
  • LENNAR CORP
  • LGI HOMES INC
  • M/I HOMES INC
  • MASTEC INC
  • MERITAGE HOMES CORP
  • MILLARD LUMBER
  • NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS
  • NOBILITY HOMES INC
  • NVR INC
  • NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER
  • OLDCASTLE
  • PARKHILL, SMITH & COOPER
  • PERNIX GROUP INC
  • PRIMORIS SERVICES CORP
  • PULTEGROUP INC
  • QUANTA SERVICES INC
  • STERLING CONSTRUCTION CO INC
  • STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY RESOURCES INC
  • TAYLOR MORRISON HOME CORP
  • THE NEW HOME COMPANY INC
  • THE WALDINGER CORPORATION
  • THE WEITZ COMPANY
  • TOLL BROTHERS INC
  • TOPBUILD CORP
  • TRI POINTE GROUP INC
  • TSS INC
  • TUTOR PERINI CORP
  • UCP INC
  • WCI COMMUNITIES INC
  • WILLIAM LYON HOMES INC

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