Construction Support Staff Salary Survey

New benchmarks for Support Staff wages – including 4 BIM titles

2017 Construction Support Staff Salary Survey


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Report Description

The Construction Support Staff Salary Survey contains 147 pages of competitive salary and bonus information on 46 support staff positions. Each of the 46 positions contains the following data elements.

Survey Data Elements

  • Base Salary — Annual direct pay excluding bonus
  • Bonus Amounts — Direct pay in addition to salary
  • Total Compensation — All direct pay
  • Percentiles — 25th, 50th, 75th
  • Average Or Mean — Weigted by number of contractors
  • Weighted Average — Weighted by number of employees
  • Actual And Anticipated Annual Wage Increases


Titles Covered

The Construction Support Staff Salary Survey covers the following support positions. Generic job descriptions are provided for each position to assist in accurately matching these survey positions to a company’s specific titles.


 Accounting Clerk I  Accounting Clerk II  Accounting Clerk III
 Account Payable Clerk I  Account Payable Clerk II  Accounts Receivable Clerk I
 Accounts Receivable Clerk II  Accounts Rec/Payable Supervisor  Payroll Clerk I
 Payroll Clerk II  Payroll Supervisor  Billing Clerk
 Office Manager  Mailroom Clerk  Data Entry Clerk
 General Clerk I  General Clerk II  General Clerk III
 Switchboard/Receptionist  Admin. Asst/Secretary I  Admin. Asst/Secretary II
 Admin. Asst/Secretary III  Admin. Asst/Secretary to CEO  Administrative Supervisor
 HR/Personnel Assistant  Benefits Coordinator  Insurance Coordinator
 Purchasing Assistant  Receiving Clerk  Marketing Assistant
Driver/Runner Tool Room/Parts Attendant Yard Assistant
Shop/Yard Foreman Dispatcher Lead Dispatcher
Service Manager Project Coordinator Engineering Technician I
Engineering Technician II CAD Drafter I CAD Drafter II
BIM Modeler/Technician BIM Specialist I BIM Specialist II
BIM Manager

Demographic Breakouts

Analysis is provided for each position by type of contractor, type of construction performed, annual revenues and geographic regions of the United States.


 General Contractors  Building
 Construction Managers  Highway
 Electrical Contractors  Heavy
 Mechanical Contractors  Municipal
 Design-Build  Industrial
 Developers  Residential
 Specialty Contractors  Foreign

Other Breakouts Include…

  • Firms that bid primarly cost plus or firm price
  • Firm size as measured by annual revenues
  • Geographic location of the firm’s work
  • Bonus Employees
  • Non-Bonus Employees

What’s on the CD?

On the Construction Support Staff Salary Survey CD is …
  • The full text of the hard copy survey
  • Data is provided in both PDF and Excel formats
  • An additional 230 pages of special breakouts of support staff titles by revenue size
  • Employee turnover rates
  • Support staff increases (actual and anticipated)
  • Complementary copy of Contractor Compensation Quarterly

Availability & Cost

Updates: This survey is updated in October of each calendar year
Report length: 147 pages
  • Hardcopy report — $460
  • Hardcopy report and CD — $555     (need the data on flash drive?  just let us know)
Ships the same day if ordered before 3:00 p.m. EST.
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