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.