The construction industry remains one of the highest paying sectors in the UK, with the average salary at £42,732 per year or £21.91 per hour.
Working on construction projects generally require individuals to perform a small but vital part within a larger team, and as such offers opportunities in a variety of roles, from site managers, project managers, labourers and surveyors.
Those with the broadest skillset are the most likely to land higher paying jobs as they require individuals to be able to see the bigger picture and longer term objectives within a construction project.
However, while the salaries of most manual labourer careers in construction, such as carpentry or bricklaying, have increased since the pandemic, it’s worth noting that those who develop a highly specialised skillset within those areas will be able to progress their salaries to rival those roles which require more academic certifications to land. Especially those entrepreneurially minded enough to start their own company.
Construction is a booming industry that will always be in need of hard working employees.
Senior project manager
The national average salary for a Senior Construction Project Manager is £75,673 in the United Kingdom.
Senior Project Managers are responsible for the completion of the construction project and so must oversee all areas of the project, including directly consulting with the architect, delegating to junior project-managers, and coordinating labourers. It’s necessary to have experience in all aspects of construction in order to fully perform this role, to ensure the smooth and cost-effective running of the project.
Senior quantity surveyor
The national average salary for a Senior Quantity Surveyor is £57,450 per year in United Kingdom.
Senior Quantity Surveyors are experts in construction costs and contracts, and their job ranges from estimating the cost of a project, calculating risk and offering contractual advice, to hands-on project management. They work closely with architects and designers to estimate the price of a design and with project managers to keep the project within budget.
The average Commercial Manager salary in the UK is £52828 annually, ranging from £29379 to £84500. Typically, around £75,000 based on our current openings.
The commercial manager oversees the finances and budget constraints within a construction project and they manage the duties of their commercial team. Usually, Commercial Managers will have a background in Quantity Surveying or possibly engineering. It’s necessary to not only have extensive understanding of the construction industry but to also be a good negotiator with an eye for finances and areas of commercial profit.
Average Salary £52,500
Architects are responsible for the blueprints of new construction projects. Their main tasks are to ensure that the building is safe, functional and, where possible, aesthetically pleasing. Architects will often need to be on hand during the production, as blueprints will require changes due to time and budget restraints or changes in the client’s needs.