Top Salaries in Construction

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There’s no shortage of demand for qualified individuals in the construction industry, which is great news if you’re looking for the next challenge in your career and you’re eager to move into a higher paying role.

Here at Clearfield, we’re always searching for top talent for our clients, and there are several positions that are particularly popular when it comes to careers in construction.

Here are the roles that you may want to consider if you’re keen to progress…

1. Commercial Manager

A commercial manager is responsible for overseeing the finances and the budget of a project, and has line management responsibility for the commercial team.

To excel in such a role, you should have not just an expansive knowledge of the construction industry as a whole, but excellent leadership and negotiation skills and an ability to keep your eye on the bottom line. The salary for a commercial manager is between £53,700 and £64,200, with the average being £60,338.

2. Senior Project Manager

As a senior project manager, you’ll have responsibility for the completion of the entire project. In practical terms, this is likely to include liaising with the architect, delegating tasks to junior project managers and coordinating the work of labourers.

If you’re a great candidate for such a position, you’ll be experienced right across the board when it comes to construction work. A typical salary will range between £53,000 and £64,000, and on average you’ll be paid £58,700 as a senior project manager.

3. Architect

Architects oversee the plans for a construction project and are responsible for ensuring that a building is safe, functional and visually appealing. They’re typically involved at every stage of a build, as plans can often change and amendments must be made. As such, excellent communication skills are required, as well as an eye for detail.

In a position of this nature, the average salary is £52,500, making it a good consideration if you’re hoping to increase your earnings.

4. Senior Quantity Surveyor

If you’re an expert in contracts and costing, then you may find that a senior quantity surveyor role is the ideal position for you. You’ll have responsibility for keeping a close eye on the finances, calculating risk and working closely with the rest of the team to ensure the project is delivered within budget.

Senior quantity surveyors can typically expect to be paid £50,775, making the position another coveted option for skilled candidates looking for rewarding careers in construction.

As you can see, there are many avenues that you might want to explore if you’re searching for your next challenge and you hope to increase your salary.

If you’re currently looking for construction work, and you feel that you may be suited to one of these roles, we can help you. Register your CV with Clearfield today, and we’ll look forward to getting to know you better and assisting you with your job search.

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9th June 2023 / Dan Jarrold