Heavy Construction Salary Survey

The Heavy Construction Salary Survey reports compensation data for 124 benchmark jobs related to the construction of highways and streets, bridges, and utility systems. The survey is available by geographic area (US Region or US National) for $589.

The Heavy Construction Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 8 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
  • Asphalt Sales Representative
  • Assistant Construction Superintendent
  • Blaster
  • Hoist & Winch Operator
  • Hoisting Engineer
  • Horizontal Boring Operator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • Illuminating Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Insulation Worker
  • Laborer Construction
  • Maintenance Carpenter
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Asphalt Paving Machine Operator
  • Asphalt Sales Representative
  • Assistant Construction Superintendent
  • Blaster
  • Bricklayer
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Cable Puller
  • Carpenter (Gen/Maint)
  • Carpenter Supervisor
  • Cement Mason
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Drafter
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Concrete Mixing Plant Laborer
  • Construction Contractor
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Engineering Director
  • Construction Engineering Manager
  • Construction Engineering Supervisor
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Inspector
  • Construction Sales Representative
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Construction Worker
  • Contract Administrator
  • Cost Accountant
  • Cost Estimating Manager
  • Cost Estimating Supervisor
  • Cost Estimator
  • Design Drafter
  • Design Engineering Supervisor
  • Drafter (Simple)
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Dragline Operator
  • Dump Operator
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrician - Certified
  • Engineering Cost Estimator
  • Engineering Technician
  • Fence Erector
  • Floor Layer
  • Forklift Operator
  • Front End Loader Operator
  • Gate Guard
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Technician (HVAC)
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Hoist & Winch Operator
  • Hoisting Engineer
  • Horizontal Boring Operator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • Illuminating Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Insulation Worker
  • Laborer Construction
  • Maintenance Carpenter
  • Maintenance Pipefitter
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Paint Technician
  • Painting Supervisor
  • Paving Laborer
  • Payroll Clerk
  • 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 Engineer
  • Project Manager (Experience)
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Railroad Construction Manager
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Right-of-Way Agent
  • Roofer
  • Rough Carpenter
  • Safety Engineer
  • Security Guard
  • Sheetrock Taper
  • Spray Painter Rough
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Structural Drafter
  • Structural Engineer
  • Structural Iron Worker
  • Survey Party Chief
  • Surveyor
  • Surveyor Assistant
  • Tile Setter
  • Top Construction Officer
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Tractor Operator
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Truck Crane Operator
  • Truck Driver Concrete Mixing
  • Truck Driver Medium
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Welder
  • Welding Supervisor
  • AEGION CORP
  • AMERESCO, INC.
  • ARGAN INC
  • DYCOM INDUSTRIES INC
  • ENERGY SERVICES OF AMERICA CORP
  • FLUOR CORP
  • GOLDFIELD CORP
  • GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INC.
  • GREAT LAKES DREDGE & DOCK CORP
  • INDIA GLOBALIZATION CAPITAL INC
  • JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC
  • MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC
  • MASTEC INC
  • MATRIX SERVICE CO
  • MYR GROUP INC
  • ORION MARINE GROUP INC
  • STERLING CONSTRUCTION CO INC
  • THE WEITZ COMPANY
  • AEGION CORP
  • AMERESCO, INC.
  • ARGAN INC
  • DYCOM INDUSTRIES INC
  • ENERGY SERVICES OF AMERICA CORP
  • FLUOR CORP
  • GOLDFIELD CORP
  • GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INC.
  • GREAT LAKES DREDGE & DOCK CORP
  • INDIA GLOBALIZATION CAPITAL INC
  • JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC
  • MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC
  • MASTEC INC
  • MATRIX SERVICE CO
  • MYR GROUP INC
  • ORION MARINE GROUP INC
  • STERLING CONSTRUCTION CO INC
  • THE WEITZ COMPANY

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