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Construction salaries continue to soar

Published: Saturday, 29 August 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Graduates leaving university to enter the world of construction will be celebrating as it has been announced that salaries in this sector continue to build. 

Ionic Recruitment provided a comprehensive review of permanent and temporary candidate’s wages in the construction industry – revealing a significant increase in pay since 2014. 

Benefitting from cash increases

In fact, construction salaries have increased by a nice 8% in the last 12 months, according to the research. 

Quantity Surveyors are benefitting from the largest change, with a 45% increase in their wage packet meanwhile, chartered surveyors are actually paid more than their non-chartered competition, providing clear career profession and the opportunity to earn much more cash. 

Site Managers are also bathing in joy after seeing an overall increase in pay as the demand for them rises across these UK. 

Martyn Makinson, Managing Director of Ionic Recruitment, said there has clearly been a marked increase in new construction projects and salaries over the last 12 months.

The general election gave the industry a huge boost as construction firms now know what they can expect from the Government over the next five years, he added. 

Temporary workers also benefit

Temporary workers in the construction sector have also seen an average pay increase of 7% while painters and decorators saw a 46% rise and ground workers enjoyed a 23% increase.

Even joiners get 15% more cash every year with the top five wage increases seen in the following permanent roles:

1. Senior Quality Surveyor – 45.31%
2. Site Manager – 26.51%
3. Tenant Liaison Officer – 26.51%
4. Business Development Manager – 25%
5. Assistant Quality Surveyor – 20.62%

The top five wage increases for temporary jobs are as follows:

1. Painter/Decorator – 45.96%
2. Groundworker – 22.60%
3. Joiner – 17.18%
4. Telehandler – 15.04%
5. Fencer – 12.50%

And with salaries set to continue rising it is hoped that more graduates will enter into the construction sector as time goes on. 

Grad Plus has a variety of graduate construction roles on offer

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