When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $68K annually) can be spotted in Brownsville, Wisc.; Salem, Ore. ($63K), Milwaukee, Wisc. (around $60K), and Fond Du Lac, Wisc. ($40K) are the next top-paying cities. Across Michels Corporation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of New York earn the most, taking home $83K per year.
Bringing in the most money are Construction Estimators — their earnings average approximately $65K annually. Construction Project Managers are a close second at $64K along with Application Developers (approximately $39K).
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $78K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Michels Corporation employees (56 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $58K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an OSHA 10 Hour Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach $87K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $83K annually for accredited ACI Concrete Certifications. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) make the most here, hauling in approximately $58K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Budget Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $79K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, close to one-third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Construction Estimating, Microsoft Office, and Blueprints.
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
A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most workers, and a fair number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, company car / automobile, laptop / notebook computer, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.