The Balfour Beatty chief executive's salary increased 16% last year to £949,248

Ian Tyler, chief executive of Balfour Beatty, took home £949,248 last year - a 16% jump on 2006.

The figure comprised a basic salary of £548,500 plus £400,928 in bonuses and benefits.

The figure is 29% lower than the pay packet of Carillion chief executive John McDonough, who took home £1.33m last year.

Anthony Rabin, the former finance director who became deputy chief executive in February, took home a total of £653,951, a 16% rise on the previous year.

Peter Zinkin, planning and development director, took home £587,290 – a 13% rise on last year’s £521,301.