Construction Salary Data – Seattle Metro

As recruiters with a focus in the Seattle Metro Construction Industry, we have been busy!

We at NW Recruiting Partners recently put together some simple salary data for one of our clients. Many people in the industry took new roles in 2017-2018. If you were one of them, perhaps this information will help you understand if your current salary is keeping up with the market.

Our data shows that salaries rose 10% or more in 2016-17, depending on the role, but the numbers are flattening. Salaries are now starting to level off in the Puget Sound, compared to 2016 and 2017.

NW Recruiting Partners – Compensation Information

Current Hire Ranges (2017-2018)

Recent Client Hires

Average Offer

PE

$77k

PM

$110k

Super

$100k

Safety Engineer

$95k

Industry Average

Project Engineer

Years in Position

Base Salary

0-2

$50k-$70k

2+-4

$70k – 85k

4+

$85k – $90k

Project Manager

Years in Position

Base Salary

0-2

$80k-$95k

2+ – 4

$95k-$110k

4+ – 9

$110k-$120k

10+

$130k-$150k+

Superintendent

Years in Position

Base Salary

0-2

$70k-$75k

2+ – 4

$70k-$90k

4+ – 9

$90k-115k

10+

$115k-$130k+

Safety Engineer

Years in Position

Base Salary

0-2

$65k-$70k

2+ – 4

$70k-$90k

4+ – 9

$90k-115k

Example #1 – GC Client

 

Position

Range (low-high)

Project Engineer

$70k-$85k

Sr. Project Engineer

 $75k-$95k

Project Manager

 $90k-$130k

Sr. Project Manager

 $125k-$160k

Project Executive

 $150k–$200k

Example #2 – GC Client (Civil) Sr. PM Salary

Position

Base Salary

Senior PM #1 (17 yrs. experience)

$142k

Senior PM #2 (16 yrs. experience)

$132k

Senior PM #3 (10 yrs. experience)

$120k

Senior PM #4  (8 yrs. experience)

$118k

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