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2016 Engineering Firm Salary Survey - Central (North & South) Edition

  • ID: 3517179
  • Report
  • December 2015
  • Region: Global, North America
  • 150 pages
  • Zweigwhite
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The 2016 Engineering Firm Salary Surveys will help you:

- Compare your staff's salaries to those in firms just like your own
- Find out what the normal salary range is for every type and level of position in engineering firms
- See how salaries change as firms grow in size and help you prepare for your own firm's future
- Evaluate salaries on a state-by-state and regional basis
- If you have offices in more than one state, see where employees are earning the most—and the least
- See how salaries have changed over the years with trend data

The 2016 Engineering Firm Salary Surveys are the most up-to-date and comprehensive compensation survey reports for engineering firms operating in each region of the U.S. Based on data from a broad sampling of engineering firms in the region reporting salaries for all positions, these reports are the new standard for firm leaders and human resources directors looking to benchmark their staff's compensation against their peers.


This report covers the following regions:

Central (north & south) edition: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Each regional survey includes data for a wide range of technical staff—from civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, geotechnical, environmental, and traffic/transportation engineers, to architects, landscape architects, planners, construction managers, and land surveyors. Technical staff data are broken into five levels—entry-level, project engineer, project manager, department head, and principal. The report also shows salaries for management positions—such as presidents, CEOs, CFOs, branch managers, and others—as well as IT, marketing, and administrative staff. Descriptions and average years of experience are included for all titles in the survey. Data are clearly broken out by state or region and firm size so you can make comparisons between your firm and others just like it.

Trend data is included so you can see how salaries for every type of position has changed over the years.

It's all here, laid out in an easy-to-read format for firms just like yours. Use the survey data to make a case why you or one of your employees deserves a raise, help you control salary levels, or decide how much you should offer a new hire. Between helping you resolve salary issues and keeping compensation costs down, these books pay for themselves many times over.

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1 About the Survey

2 Design/Technical Staff
Engineers, Scientists, Planners, Architects, & Construction Managers
Land Surveyors
Technicians & CADD/GIS Operators

3 Administrative & Management Staff
Administrative Personnel
Information Technology/Computer Personnel
Marketing/Public Relations Personnel

Sample Questionnaire
About the Authors

1 About the Survey
Table 1-1: Breakdown of the survey sample

2 Design/Technical Staff
Table 2-1: Design/technical staff annual base salary
Table 2-2: Design/technical staff annual base salary (medians)
Table 2-3: Civil Engineer (entry-level)
Table 2-4: Civil Engineer (project engineer)
Table 2-5: Civil Engineer (project manager)
Table 2-6: Civil Engineer (department manager)
Table 2-7: Civil Engineer (principal)
Table 2-8: Structural Engineer (entry-level)
Table 2-9: Structural Engineer (project engineer)
Table 2-10: Structural Engineer (project manager)
Table 2-11: Structural Engineer (department manager)
Table 2-12: Structural Engineer (principal)
Table 2-13: Electrical Engineer (entry level)
Table 2-14: Electrical Engineer (project engineer)
Table 2-15: Electrical Engineer (project manager)
Table 2-16: Electrical Engineer (department manager)
Table 2-17: Electrical Engineer (principal)
Table 2-18: Mechanical Engineer (entry-level)
Table 2-19: Mechanical Engineer (project engineer)
Table 2-20: Mechanical Engineer (project manager)
Table 2-21: Mechanical Engineer (department manager)
Table 2-22: Mechanical Engineer (principal)
Table 2-23: Geotechnical Engineer/Scientist (entry-level)**
Table 2-24: Geotechnical Engineer/Scientist (project engineer)**
Table 2-25: Geotechnical Engineer/Scientist (project manager)**
Table 2-26: Geotechnical Engineer/Scientist (department manager)**
Table 2-27: Geotechnical Engineer/Scientist (principal)**
Table 2-28: Environmental Engineer/Scientist (entry-level)*
Table 2-29: Environmental Engineer/Scientist (project engineer)*
Table 2-26: Environmental Engineer/Scientist (project manager)*
Table 2-27: Environmental Engineer/Scientist (department manager)
Table 2-28: Environmental Engineer/Scientist (principal)*
Table 2-29: Traffic/Transportation Engineer (entry-level)**
Table 2-30: Traffic/Transportation Engineer (project engineer)**
Table 2-31: Traffic/Transportation Engineer (project manager)**
Table 2-32: Traffic/Transportation Engineer (department manager)**
Table 2-33: Traffic/Transportation Engineer (principal)**
Table 2-34: Planner (entry-level)**
Table 2-35: Planner (project engineer)**
Table 2-36: Planner (project manager)**
Table 2-37: Planner (department manager)**
Table 2-38: Planner (principal)**
Table 2-39: GIS Professional (entry-level)**
Table 2-40: GIS Professional (project engineer)**
Table 2-41: GIS Professional (project manager)**
Table 2-42: GIS Professional (department manager)**
Table 2-43: GIS Professional (principal)**
Table 2-44: Junior Architect (entry-level)
Table 2-45: Intermediate Architect
Table 2-46: Senior Architect
Table 2-47: Architect (project manager)
Table 2-48: Architect (associate/department head)**
Table 2-49: Architect (principal)
Table 2-50: Architect Intern
Table 2-51: Drafter
Table 2-52: Landscape Architect (project engineer)
Table 2-53: Interior Designer
Table 2-54: Construction Manager (entry level)**
Table 2-55: Construction Manager (project engineer)**
Table 2-56: Construction Manager (project manager)**
Table 2-57: Construction Manager (department manager)**
Table 2-58: Construction Manager (principal)**
Table 2-59: Instrument Person I
Table 2-60: Survey Technician
Table 2-61: Field Survey Party Chief
Table 2-62: Project Surveyor
Table 2-63: Survey Department Manager
Table 2-64: Civil Engineering Technician (entry-level)
Table 2-65: Civil Engineering Technician (mid-level)
Table 2-66: Civil Engineering Technician (senior-level)
Table 2-67: Mechanical Engineering Technician (entry-level)*
Table 2-68: Mechanical Engineering Technician (mid-level)
Table 2-69: Mechanical Engineering Technician (senior-level)
Table 2-70: CADD Operator (entry-level)
Table 2-71: CADD Operator (mid-level)
Table 2-72: CADD Operator (senior-level)
Table 2-73: GIS Operator (entry-level)
Table 2-74: GIS Operator (mid-level)
Table 2-75: GIS Operator (senior-level)
Table 2-76: Field Technician (entry-level)
Table 2-77: Field Technician (mid-level)
Table 2-78: Field Technician (senior-level)

3 Administrative & Management Staff
Table 3-1: Administrative & management staff annual base salary
Table 3-2: Administrative & management staff annual base salary (medians)
Table 3-3: Office Administrator/Manager
Table 3-4: Executive Assistant
Table 3-5: Administrative Assistant
Table 3-6: Bookkeeper/Accounting Supervisor
Table 3-7: Accounting/Payroll Clerk
Table 3-8: Human Resources Director/Manager
Table 3-9: Human Resources Coordinator/Assistant
Table 3-10: Receptionist/Phone Operator
Table 3-11: CIO/IT Director
Table 3-12: IT Manager/Specialist
Table 3-13: CADD Manager
Table 3-14: Marketing Director
Table 3-15: Marketing Manager/Coordinator
Table 3-16: Marketing Assistant
Table 3-17: Business Development Representative
Table 3-18: Graphic Designer
Table 3-19: CEO/President/Managing Partner
Table 3-20: Executive Vice President
Table 3-21: Vice President
Table 3-22: CFO/Financial Manager
Table 3-23: COO
Table 3-24: Branch Office Manager

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