When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $104K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Brownsville, Wisc. (approximately $68K), Milwaukee, Wisc. ($60K), and Fond Du Lac, Wisc. ($40K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in New York, where salaries average out at $102K per year.
Field Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $102K annually — though Construction Project Managers, Construction Estimators, and Application Developers also do fairly well at $68K, about $65K, and $39K, respectively.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $80K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Michels Corporation employees (59 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $58K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $104K per year for ACI Concrete Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning an OSHA 10 Hour Specialist certification garners significant financial rewards of $102K annually on average. At Michels Corporation, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at about $50K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be AutoCAD; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $80K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, around two in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Construction Estimating, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Michels Corporation's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). A solid majority of respondents report having health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants report having dental coverage. Perks also include company car / automobile, a subsidized cell phone, laptop / notebook computer, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.