Average Salary for Balfour Beatty Employees

Sacramento, Calif.-based Balfour Beatty hires for positions ranging from Project Engineer to Commercial Construction Superintendent in the government subcontractor. Balfour Beatty employees bring home $72K per year on average. Though your experience level and your role at the company are influential salary factors for those at Balfour Beatty, geography turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Sacramento, California 


Government Subcontractor


Source: Freebase


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($123K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Denver, Colo. ($91K), Orlando, Fla. (about $79K), and Washington, DC (approximately $75K) are the next top-paying cities. Charlotte, N.C. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $54K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $114K per year) in California.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $80K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $60K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Commercial Construction Superintendents, Environmental Health & Safety Directors, Assistant Project Managers of Construction, and Construction Superintendents; while the first receives the highest median pay at $120K annually, the other salaries come in at about $107K, $93K, and around $82K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Balfour Beatty are Project Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches $60K.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications earn approximately $105K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Certificate Holder is rewarded with median pay of around $93K annually. Balfour Beatty workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning $134K on average.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Microsoft Excel; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $90K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Balfour Beatty is Project Management, with approximately half considering it a key competency. Microsoft Office, Contractor Management, and Construction Estimating are also desirable skills.


Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Balfour Beatty gives paid vacation days to 45 percent and sick leave to 30 percent. Most respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of workers also include dental insurance. Balfour Beatty employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.

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