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.