Salary Surveys

Building salary surveys reveal the average salaries in the construction industry in the UK and overseas. Compiled by Hays Construction the guides show average pay for professionals working at contractors and consultants.

Read our analysis and browse our tables to see the difference in earnings between professionals at contractors and consultants. Our salary surveys are searchable so you can quickly pinpoint which jobs and regions are paying the highest wages.

Contractor salary survey

Contractors' salary survey 2015

Contractors' salary survey 2015: Rise and shine

26 Nov 15

Wage inflation among contractors may have slowed in the past year, but it’s still a pretty good time to ask for a pay rise

Consultants' salary survey

Consultants' salary survey 2014: Rise and shine

The 2014 consultants' salary survey

8 May 14

Wages are still slowly on the up according to this year’s Building/Hays Construction consultants’ salary survey, but more significant is the drive towards recruitment in 2014, with firms seeking - and competing for - new talent to avoid skills shortages on the horizon

Housebuilders' salary survey

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Housebuilders' salary survey 2014: Paying the price

21 Nov 14

New research into the housebuilding industry shows that although staff are enjoying higher salaries, they’re also taking on more responsibilities, working longer hours and finding their work/life balance out of kilter.

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Housebuilders' salary survey 2013

12 Dec 13

Over a few short months, the housebuilding industry has moved from stagnation to skills crisis, with firms paying staggering bonuses to hang on to staff. Here are the findings of the Building/PSD Group 2013 housebuilders’ salary survey

Global surveys


Hays international salary survey 2015

5 Jun 15

The clamour for talent in the UK is growing and salaries are rising in response

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Hays international salary survey 2014

06 June 2014

As memories of the dark days of recession in the UK fade, working abroad may no longer be a necessity, but is often still an attractive option.Jim Dunton looks at Hays’ International Salary Survey 2014 for regions that are on the up