Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $68K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $52K annually on average.
Construction Superintendents are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing $85K per year; Senior Project Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $68K, followed by Project Engineers earning $53K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $76K annually) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Washington, DC ($65K), Dallas, Texas ($64K), and Charlotte, N.C. (about $55K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $52K, Portland, Ore. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Balfour Beatty pays its Pennsylvania employees the most; the pay rate there is around $118K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than First Aid Administrators, who make $80K annually. Acquiring certification to be a OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holder is rewarded with median pay of about $68K per year. At Balfour Beatty, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at $82K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Job Scheduling; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $84K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Balfour Beatty workers, with the larger part of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Construction Estimating.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Balfour Beatty's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about vacation than it is about illness; the larger part of employees get vacation time, whereas 44 percent get paid sick leave. A fair number of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For most respondents, benefits include health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage, too. Balfour Beatty also dishes out privileges such as a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and company car / automobile.