When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($123K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Denver, Colo. (approximately $91K), Orlando, Fla. (around $79K), and Washington, DC ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($54K) in Charlotte, N.C., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, California offers the highest pay at about $114K per year.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $80K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Balfour Beatty employees (33 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $60K per year on average.
Commercial Construction Superintendents are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $120K annually; Environmental Health & Safety Directors, Assistant Project Managers of Construction, and Construction Superintendents also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $107K, about $93K, and $82K, respectively. Near the bottom at Balfour Beatty are Project Engineers, pulling in an average of just approximately $60K.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications earn $105K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Certificate Holders with credentials; these people earn $93K annually on average. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $134K per year.
Employees who count Microsoft Excel among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $90K annually. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly one-half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Contractor Management, and Construction Estimating as well.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Balfour Beatty gives paid vacation to 45 percent and paid sick leave to 30 percent. Most respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Balfour Beatty sponsors. Most employees have health insurance, and benefits for most survey participants also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.