Average Salary for Balfour Beatty Employees

Based in Sacramento, Calif.,government subcontractor player Balfour Beatty offers many employment opportunities, including Project Engineer and Commercial Construction Superintendent positions. The median income for Balfour Beatty employees is $77K per year. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at Balfour Beatty, but what you do at the company and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Balfour Beatty Median Salary by Job


Project Engineer
9 profiles

Construction Superintendent, Commercial
5 profiles

Project Manager, Construction
3 profiles

United States (change)

Assistant Construction Superintendent
2 profiles

Director of Operations
2 profiles

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager
2 profiles

Field Engineer
2 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 08 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47
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About This Company

Sacramento, California 


Government Subcontractor


Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $79K annually. Overall, the greater share of Balfour Beatty folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $68K per year.


Construction Project Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $121K annually; Environmental Health & Safety Directors, Commercial Construction Superintendents, and Construction Superintendents also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $107K, $105K, and approximately $80K, respectively. Field Engineers make an average about $62K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; San Francisco, Calif. (around $84K), Orlando, Fla. ($79K), and Denver, Colo. (approximately $77K) are the next top-paying cities. At $33K, Charlotte, N.C. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, District of Columbia offers the highest pay at around $94K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $105K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning a Certified Safety Manager certification garners significant financial rewards of about $103K annually on average. Balfour Beatty provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $134K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Safety Compliance in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $90K annually. A garden variety skill at Balfour Beatty is Project Management; more than a third of Balfour Beatty's people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Construction Estimating are also desirable skills.


Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one in four employees. A solid majority of survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Most respondents report having health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, relocation expenses, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Balfour Beatty


18 %
82 %
$55,181 - $66,365
$50,684 - $100,207

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for Balfour Beatty

  1. Dallas, Texas
  2. Washington, District of Columbia
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. San Francisco, California
  5. Orlando, Florida
  6. Charlotte, North Carolina

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