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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

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Contractors' salary survey 2016: All to play for

18 Nov 16

Brexit uncertainty has put a brake on wage inflation among contractors, but the latest salary survey from Hays shows opportunities are still out there

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 2016: Business as usual

21 Oct 16

The Brexit vote has ushered in a time of widespread uncertainty, but activity in the housebuilding sector has so far held up well. Joey Gardiner looks at what we can learn from this year’s salary survey and and asks how long trading can remain strong

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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.

Global surveys

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Hays international salary survey 2016

2 Jun 16

With an influx of huge construction projects being readied across the world, and a shortage of people to build them, working outside the UK seems like a sure-fire route to a better pay packet

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Hays international salary survey 2015

5 Jun 15

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