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.

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Contractors' Salary Survey 2017: Taking a rain check

2017-11-17T05:00:00+00:00By

Construction salaries are growing faster than most sectors as employers struggle to fill skills gaps, but worries over job security mean people are wary of making a move

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Housebuilders' Salary Survey 2017: On the up and up

2017-10-26T05:00:00+01:00By

With fears of a housebuilding downturn in abeyance, skills shortages are helping drive up salaries, especially outside London

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Hays international salary survey 2017

2017-06-01T06:00:00+01:00By David Blackman

This year’s Hays International Salary Survey shows that potential pickings for candidates are a lot richer overseas. The ‘Trump bump’ and Australia’s infrastructure boom are fuelling the already-strong international demand for UK construction professionals

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Consultants' salary survey 2017: The bold and the bountiful

2017-03-10T06:00:00+00:00By David Blackman

Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires

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Contractors' salary survey 2016: All to play for

2016-11-18T06:00:00+00:00By

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

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Housebuilders' salary survey 2016: Business as usual

2016-10-21T06:00:00+01:00By

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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Hays international salary survey 2016

2016-06-02T06:00:00+01:00By

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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Consultants' salary survey 2016: Under control?

2016-02-05T06:01:00+00:00By

A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth, according to this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. But will they be able to keep their feet on the ground?

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Consultants' salary survey 2016: Structural Engineers

2016-02-05T06:00:00+00:00

Structural Engineers data from this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth

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Consultants' salary survey 2016: Environmental/Geotechnical Engineers

2016-02-05T06:00:00+00:00

Environmental/Geotechnical Engineers data from this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth

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Consultants' salary survey 2016: Civil CAD Technicians

2016-02-05T06:00:00+00:00

Civil CAD Technicians data from this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth

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Consultants' salary survey 2016: Architects

2016-02-05T06:00:00+00:00

Architects data from this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth

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Consultants' salary survey 2016: Architectural CAD Technicians

2016-02-05T06:00:00+00:00

Architectural CAD Technicians data from this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth

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Consultants' salary survey 2016: Interior Designers

2016-02-05T06:00:00+00:00

Interior Designers data from this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth

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Consultants' salary survey 2016: Professional Quantity Surveyors

2016-02-05T06:00:00+00:00

Professional Quantity Surveyors data from this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth

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Consultants' salary survey 2016: Building Surveyors

2016-02-05T06:00:00+00:00

Building Surveyors data from this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth

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Contractors' salary survey 2015: Rise and shine

2015-11-26T06:00:00+00:00By Will Mann

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

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Hays international salary survey 2015

2015-06-05T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

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

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Consultants' salary survey 2015: Up, up and away

2015-02-06T06:00:00+00:00By David Blackman1 comments

Inflation-busting pay increases and robust recruitment growth characterise this year’s Hays consultants’ salary survey. But employee discontent and ongoing skills shortages could deflate the widespread optimism

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Housebuilders' salary survey 2014: Paying the price

2014-11-21T06:00:00+00:00By Kate Youde1 comments

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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