Average Salary for Balfour Beatty Employees

Balfour Beatty is a government subcontractor firm headquartered in Sacramento, Calif. that hires for Project Engineer positions, Construction Superintendent roles, and more. A salary of $60K per year is the median rate at Balfour Beatty. The most important factor affecting pay for Balfour Beatty employees is your role at the company, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Sacramento, California 


Government Subcontractor


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Environmental Health & Safety Directors are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $107K annually; Commercial Construction Superintendents, Construction Superintendents, and Assistant Project Managers of Construction also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $86K, $85K, and $81K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Balfour Beatty are Project Engineers — the median salary for this role approaches $54K.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $67K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $53K annually on average. The largest fraction of Balfour Beatty people (27 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $83K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($76K annually) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Dallas, Texas (about $75K), Washington, DC (around $67K), and Charlotte, N.C. ($56K) are the next top-paying cities. Portland, Ore. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $52K. By state, Pennsylvania offers the highest pay at $142K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA 10 Hour Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $93K annually. Acquiring certification to be a B-1 General Building Contractor is rewarded with median pay of $86K per year. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) make the most here, hauling in $101K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Safety Compliance in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $86K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Balfour Beatty is Project Management, with half considering it a key competency. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Construction Estimating.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. As for time away from work, Balfour Beatty does compensate a majority of employees for vacation days, but only about half of survey participants can take paid time off due to illness. Most workers receive health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage. Privileges also include a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Balfour Beatty


27 %
73 %
$51,352 - $65,100
$48,484 - $86,785
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 7 votes.

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