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Are you interested in working your way up in the construction industry? Or perhaps you are wondering which job would be worth the long hours and years of education? We look at the 7 highest paying jobs in the construction industry. These jobs are in high demand and will need a range of skills and qualifications.

Commercial Manager

This is one of the highest paying jobs in the construction industry. This role is on the financial side of construction because commercial managers need to manage the budget for large construction projects. As well as negotiating costs, keeping track of work and payment deadlines and talking to stakeholders about contractual obligations.

Salary: £45,000 – £104,000

Project Manager

This is the person in charge of a construction project. Therefore they need to make sure that every part of the project runs smoothly and is completed within the deadline and budget. For instance, they need to know what is going on with the workers, be aware of any challenges, how the work is proceeding and what is happening on the financial side of the project.

Salary: £35,000 – £85,000

Construction Manager

Generally, a construction manager focuses more on the practical side of things. In other words they need to ensure that a building project finishes safely, within the deadline and budget. Construction managers will work closely with construction professionals such as architects and surveyors, to plan and complete the project. You will be required to supervise the workers on the whole site of a small project, or perhaps overseeing a part of a bigger project.

Salary: £33,000 – £95,000

Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyors manage the administrative side of a construction project. This means that they need to manage the financial aspects of the project, from the planning to admin like submitting invoices, payments and settlement of accounts. In addition, they need to ensure that legal and quality standards are met.

Salary: £31,000 – £77,000

General Foreman

These construction experts manage the operational side of a construction site. Generally, they work with a Site Manager to ensure that all the workers on site are working effectively and safely, which means that this role requires good knowledge and experience of construction sites, health and safety and other regulations, as well as being able to manage workers.

Salary: £31,000 – £64,000

Site Engineer

Site engineers work with other staff to develop a detailed design of the project and ensure it is delivered accordingly. They need to supervise subcontractors and various onsite aspects such as structures, drainage, fencing and safety barriers.

Salary: £30,000 – £83,000


An estimator assesses building projects and estimates the cost for a client. They then have to bid against competitors for the project. In addition to drawing up a budget, estimators often have to submit a quality report. This job requires a good knowledge of all aspects of a building project and the construction industry, time management and finances.

Salary: £25,000 – £79,000

Interested in finding one of these jobs or a role that can kickstart your career in the construction industry? Talk to the experts at Simpson Dean.

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Source for salary estimates: www.checkasalary.co.uk


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