Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $65K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $105K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Construction Project Managers and Project Engineers; the former receives the highest median pay at $77K while $67K is the norm for the latter.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders earn $80K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a LEED Accredited Professional is rewarded at about $73K annually. Cupertino Electric, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $80K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $75K. A common skill in Cupertino Electric, Inc.'s work force is Construction Estimating; close to one-half of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Blueprints.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Benefits include paid time off, but Cupertino Electric, Inc. hands out more vacation days than sick days; a majority of workers report receiving the former, but only 44 percent report receiving the latter. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and the vast majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are a company cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.