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Construction Salary Survey

The Construction Salary Survey reports compensation data for 287 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 15 executive and 272 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
  • 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
  • Accounting Supervisor (Professional)
  • Accounts Payable & Receivable Manager
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Analyst
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Interior Designer
  • Internal Publications Manager
  • Janitor
  • Laborer Construction
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Landscape Drafter
  • Laser Beam Machine Operator
  • Lead Surveyor
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Account Manager Sales
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Supervisor (Professional)
  • Accounts Payable & Receivable Manager
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Analyst
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Administrative Director
  • Administrative Manager
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Air Conditioning Installer (Residential)
  • Applications Support Specialist
  • Archaeologist
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Asphalt Paving Machine Operator
  • Asphalt Sales Representative
  • Assistant Construction Superintendent
  • Assistant Cost Estimator
  • Associate Engineer
  • Attorney Director Legal
  • Blaster
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bricklayer
  • Bricklayer Helper
  • Brush Painter
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Building Cleaner
  • Building Maintenance Worker
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Buzz Saw Operator
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Cable Puller
  • CAD/CAM Design Drafter
  • 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
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Communications Director
  • Communications Manager
  • Communications Specialist
  • Concrete Mixing Plant Laborer
  • Concrete Sales Representative
  • Configuration Control Administrator
  • Construction Administrator
  • Construction Contractor
  • Construction Coordinator
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Engineering Director
  • Construction Engineering Manager
  • Construction Engineering Supervisor
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Construction Estimator
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Framer
  • Construction Inspector
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Construction Rigger
  • Construction Sales Representative
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Construction Worker
  • Contract Administrator
  • Contract Specialist
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Cost Accountant
  • Cost Estimating Manager
  • Cost Estimating Supervisor
  • Cost Estimator
  • Counsel (Attorney)
  • Design Drafter
  • Design Engineering Manager
  • Design Engineering Supervisor
  • Documentation Engineer
  • 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
  • Environmental Health and Safety Director
  • Environmental Health and Safety Manager
  • Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
  • Environmental Technician
  • Executive Vice President
  • Expediter
  • Fence Erector
  • Floor Layer
  • Foreman Assistant
  • Forklift Operator
  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Front End Loader Operator
  • Furnace Installer & Repairer
  • Gate Guard
  • General Clerk
  • General Maintenance Supervisor
  • Geographic Information System Specialist
  • GIS Technician
  • Glazier
  • Gutter Installer/Repairer
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Historian
  • 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
  • Interior Designer
  • Internal Publications Manager
  • Janitor
  • Laborer Construction
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Landscape Drafter
  • Laser Beam Machine Operator
  • Lead Surveyor
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Long-Range Planning Director
  • Long-Range Planning Manager
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Maintenance Carpenter
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Pipefitter
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Representative
  • Masonry Products and Services Sales Representative
  • Materials Control Clerk
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Metal Fabricator Assembler
  • Office Manager
  • Office Supervisor
  • Oiler
  • Operations Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Paint Technician
  • Painter Helper
  • Painter/Paperhanger
  • Painting Supervisor
  • Paperhanger
  • Paralegal
  • Paving Laborer
  • Payroll Administrator
  • 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
  • Process Engineer
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Project Accountant
  • Project Analyst
  • Project Controls Engineer
  • Project Controls Manager
  • Project Controls Specialist
  • Project Director
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Management Assistant
  • Project Management Specialist
  • Project Manager (Experience)
  • Project Specialist
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Purchasing Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Director
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Railroad Construction Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Regulatory Affairs Analyst
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Right-of-Way Agent
  • Risk Analyst
  • Risk Management Analyst
  • Roofer
  • Roofing Sales Representative
  • Rough Carpenter
  • Safety Engineer
  • Safety Inspector
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Specialist
  • Safety Supervisor
  • 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
  • Tax Compliance Director
  • Tax Manager
  • Technical Operations Director
  • Terrazzo Finisher
  • Terrazzo Worker
  • Tile Finisher
  • Tile Setter
  • Tool Crib Attendant
  • Top Construction Officer
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Tractor Operator
  • Trade Relations Director
  • Traffic Clerk
  • Traffic Manager
  • Traffic Supervisor
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Transportation Manager
  • Transportation Supervisor
  • Truck Crane Operator
  • Truck Driver Concrete Mixing
  • Truck Driver Medium
  • Truck Driver Tractor Trailer
  • Urban Planner
  • Urban Renewal Manager
  • Vice President
  • Warehouse Laborer
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Materials Handler
  • Warehouse Selector
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Welder
  • Welding Supervisor
  • Well Driller
  • Window Repairer
  • Wire Technician
  • A V HOMES INC
  • AECOM
  • AEGION CORP
  • AMERESCO INC
  • APOGEE ENTERPRISES INC
  • ARGAN INC
  • ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES INC
  • BEAZER HOMES USA INC
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN ENTERPRISE
  • CAVCO INDUSTRIES INC
  • KB HOME
  • KBR INC
  • LAYNE CHRISTENSEN CO
  • LENNAR CORP
  • LGI HOMES INC
  • M/I HOMES INC
  • MASTEC INC
  • MCGILL RESTORATION & MCGILL EQUIPMENT
  • MERITAGE HOMES CORP
  • NEW ENTERPRISE STONE LIME CO INC
  • A V HOMES INC
  • AECOM
  • AEGION CORP
  • AMERESCO INC
  • APOGEE ENTERPRISES INC
  • ARGAN INC
  • ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES INC
  • BEAZER HOMES USA INC
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN ENTERPRISE
  • CAVCO INDUSTRIES INC
  • CENTURY COMMUNITIES INC
  • COMFORT SYSTEMS USA INC
  • CONSOLIDATED-TOMOKA LAND CO
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY
  • D.R. HORTON INC
  • DREAM HOMES & DEVELOPMENT CORP
  • DYCOM INDUSTRIES INC
  • EMCOR GROUP INC
  • ENERGY SERVICES OF AMERICA CORP
  • FASTENAL CO
  • FLUOR CORP
  • GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INC
  • GREAT LAKES DREDGE & DOCK CORP
  • HAYDEN HOMES
  • HENSEL PHELPS
  • HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES INC
  • INDUSTRIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA INC
  • INSTALLED BUILDING PRODUCTS INC
  • J RANCK ELECTRIC
  • JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC
  • KB HOME
  • KBR INC
  • LAYNE CHRISTENSEN CO
  • LENNAR CORP
  • LGI HOMES INC
  • M/I HOMES INC
  • MASTEC INC
  • MCGILL RESTORATION & MCGILL EQUIPMENT
  • MERITAGE HOMES CORP
  • NEW ENTERPRISE STONE LIME CO INC
  • NOBILITY HOMES INC
  • NVR INC
  • PRIMORIS SERVICES CORP
  • PULTEGROUP INC
  • QUANTA SERVICES INC
  • SELECT INTERIOR CONCEPTS INC
  • STERLING CONSTRUCTION CO INC
  • STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY RESOURCES INC
  • TAYLOR MORRISON HOME CORP
  • T-BONE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
  • THE GOLDFIELD CORP
  • THE NEW HOME CO INC
  • THE WALDINGER CORPORATION
  • THE WEITZ COMPANY
  • TOLL BROTHERS INC
  • TOPBUILD CORP
  • TRI POINTE GROUP INC
  • TSS INC
  • TUTOR PERINI CORP
  • WEST CONSTRUCTION, INC.
  • WILLIAM LYON HOMES

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