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2021 Total Compensation Benchmarking Tool for U.S Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) Firms - East Edition

  • ID: 5393894
  • Report
  • January 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Zweig Group

The Total Compensation Benchmarking Tool is a comprehensive Excel-based tool for firm leaders to make real-time decisions that impact firm performance and profitability.

The Total Compensation Benchmarking Tool:

  • Total Compensation Benchmarking Tool - Dynamic Excel File
  • Base compensation
  • Bonus dollar figures
  • Bonus as a percentage of base
  • Overtime eligibility by role
  • Average hours worked
  • Years of experience and age ranges


Based on data from hundreds of AEC firms across the U.S., this tool is the new standard for firm leaders and human resources directors looking to benchmark their staff's base compensation, bonus as a percentage of base pay, total compensation, hours worked and overtime eligibility, and more!

East edition: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia

The Benchmarking Tool will help you:

  • Compare your staff's compensation to those in firms just like your own
  • Find out what the normal compensation range is for every type and level of position in an AEC firm
  • See how salaries change as firms grow in size and help you prepare for your own firm's future
  • Evaluate total compensation 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

Each variant 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 tool also shows salaries and bonuses for management positions - such as presidents, CEOs, CFOs, branch managers, and others - as well as IT, marketing, and administrative staff. Average years of experience, hours worked in a week and whether overtime is paid to a position are included for all job titles.

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