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Average Salary for Balfour Beatty Employees

Operating out of Sacramento, Calif., government subcontractor company Balfour Beatty employs talent in positions ranging from Project Engineer to Construction Superintendent. An average Balfour Beatty employee can expect to make $62K per year. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at Balfour Beatty, but where you live and your job title affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Balfour Beatty typically pays:
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About This Company

Sacramento, California 


Government Subcontractor


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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $65K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $52K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Balfour Beatty employees (28 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $85K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $88K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Austin, Texas (around $71K), Dallas, Texas ($64K), and Charlotte, N.C. ($57K) are the next top-paying cities. Portland, Ore. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $52K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Pennsylvania, where the average Balfour Beatty employee makes approximately $118K annually.


Construction Superintendents earn the highest median pay at about $87K per year, followed by Senior Project Engineers ($68K) and Project Engineers ($53K).

Certifications and Degrees

First Aid Administrators earn around $74K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming an OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holder can certainly pay off here; those folks make $68K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management; Balfour Beatty awards approximately $130K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Job Scheduling; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $85K per year. Project Management is a popular skill among Balfour Beatty workers, with slightly more than half of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Construction Estimating, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Balfour Beatty sponsors a 401(k) program, and a fair number of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, 42 percent report receiving the former, whereas the larger part of employees report receiving the latter. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of respondents, and for most survey participants, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and relocation expenses.

Key Stats for Balfour Beatty


29 %
71 %
$51,019 - $74,268
$48,936 - $84,771
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
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