Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $78K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $64K per year on average.
Construction Project Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $110K annually; Commercial Construction Superintendents come in second with average earnings amounting to $95K, while Project Engineers and Construction Project Engineers rank near the top as well ($78K and about $76K, respectively). Turner Construction Company hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Field Engineers (around $61K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($105K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Portland, Ore. ($86K), Denver, Colo. ($80K), and New York, N.Y. (about $76K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Cincinnati, Ohio at approximately $61K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Florida, where the average salary is $94K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $123K per year for Certified Construction Health and Safety Technicians, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make $98K on average. The best paid folks at Turner Construction Company have a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), earning about $93K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Budget Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $94K per year. Project Management is a popular skill among Turner Construction Company workers, with more than two-fifths of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Construction Estimating, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
28 percent have paid vacation, and only about 18 percent can take paid time off for illness. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Turner Construction Company provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a large number of respondents participate. Most employees can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Employees can also look forward to a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and life insurance.