Topic Thread

Salary ranges

  • 1.  Salary ranges

    Posted 04-12-2018 08:55
    I'm looking for suggestions to find salary ranges for office positions.  I find it especially difficult in the construction industries to get find applicable roles to compare salaries.

    For example, a Contract Administrator - that could me so many things, in addition to the other variables like location and company size - so how do I find if we're paying competitively for this role?

    Deanna Burroughs CPA
    Director of Finance
    Battaglia Electric, Inc.
    New Castle DE
    (302) 325-6100

  • 2.  RE: Salary ranges

    Posted 04-12-2018 14:39
    ​We participate in annual salary surveys but they are skewed toward operations positions - superintendents, project managers, estimators, etc.
    It would be useful to know wage rates for the positions of receptionist, secretary, payroll clerk, accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk, and accountant.

    Paul Oliver
    W S Bellows Construction
    Houston TX
    (713) 812-2630

  • 3.  RE: Salary ranges

    Posted 04-13-2018 09:29
    ​I used PAS, Inc. for salary ranges when I was a controller for a road builder a few years back. It cost money - however, it is worth it. Plus, Jeff Robinson from PAS, Inc. is a CFMA member.

    Cynthia Walters
    Project Cost Accountant
    CTI and Associates, Inc.
    Northville MI
    (313) 418-4423

  • 4.  RE: Salary ranges

    Posted 04-13-2018 07:06
    Ranstad Professionals produces and annual finance & accounting salary guide. It's broken down by state, metro area, and company size. You will find salary ranges from AP Clerk up to executive levels.

    John Whittington
    Environmental Air Systems, Inc.
    Greensboro NC
    (336) 273-1975

  • 5.  RE: Salary ranges

    Posted 04-13-2018 08:38
    Good morning,

    I'm trying to find salary information for all positions, including executive level, relevant to our company size and geographic area. I've tried,, and I also find it difficult to determine construction industry specific job roles as they relate to general contractors and specialty contractors. has a salary calculator to determine finance, accounting and administrative salary ranges. The calculator asks for job information including geographic information to arrive at a salary range not including benefits or bonuses. I hope this helps.


    Kimberly Ortegon, MBA
    Chief Financial Officer
    PBS Contractors &
    Wall Systems Contractors
    Naples FL
    (239) 643-1921

  • 6.  RE: Salary ranges

    Posted 04-13-2018 08:33

    I have found that ABC and AGC are pretty good sources and more specific to each region.  The more people that participate in the annual surveys, the higher the quality of data.


    Mike Stansbury,


    NorthPoint Construction Management, LLC
    22 Hampshire Drive - Hudson, NH 03051

    Phone: 603.546.2000

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  • 7.  RE: Salary ranges

    Posted 04-13-2018 08:34

    I have found that ABC and AGC are pretty good sources and more specific to each region.  The more people that participate in the annual surveys, the higher the quality of data.

    Mike Stansbury
    NorthPoint Construction Management
    Hudson NH
    (603) 716-6664

  • 8.  RE: Salary ranges

    Posted 04-13-2018 08:35

    Have you done any searches within  This isn't a perfect tool but you can search search salaries > position by location > industry.  This will give you the salary range and average salary based on your criteria.  Of course this is reliant on community reporting.

    Paul Dowdakin CPA
    Bigane Paving Co.
    Chicago IL
    (312) 738-0600

  • 9.  RE: Salary ranges

    Posted 04-16-2018 05:14
    I too have used PAS's Executive and Support Staff salary survey data.  I have found it to be very helpful and construction industry specific.

    Douglas Godwin CPA, CCIFP
    Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
    S. T. Wooten Corporation
    Wilson NC
    (252) 291-5165

  • 10.  RE: Salary ranges

    Posted 05-02-2018 08:45
    We are members of CAI and AGC - both conduct surveys specific to our region and industry each year. These surveys are through PAS and did not cost us anything additional to our membership.

    Emily Ellis
    C. T. Wilson Construction Company, Inc.