Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $77K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $59K annually on average.
Earning $120K per year on average, Commercial Construction Superintendents receive the most money, followed by Environmental Health & Safety Directors (approximately $107K), Assistant Project Managers of Construction (about $93K), and Construction Superintendents ($82K). Balfour Beatty hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Project Engineers ($56K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($91K annually) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Orlando, Fla. (approximately $79K), Washington, DC ($75K), and Dallas, Texas (about $72K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Portland, Ore. — at around $52K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $91K per year) in Colorado.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make $105K annually. On average, salaries rise to about $93K per year for accredited Project Management Certificate Holders. The best paid folks at Balfour Beatty have a Bachelor's Degree, earning approximately $134K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Job Scheduling in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $87K per year. Project Management is a popular skill in the Balfour Beatty workforce; close to one-half of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Construction Estimating.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Balfour Beatty gives paid vacation days to one-half of survey participants and sick leave to two-fifths of respondents. A large number of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of respondents can count on health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and relocation expenses.