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Average Construction Graduate Salaries And Benefits?

If you're currently looking for a graduate scheme, it's always worth checking how much you will be paid, as no-one likes to be paid lower than the average salary.

Although salaries vary from employer to employer and region to region, we have put together some data to give you a good idea of what you should be paid in your region and profession during your graduate scheme.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor Average Salaries

Wondering what the average salary is for a Graduate Quantity Surveyor? We carried out a survey to determine the average salaries for Quantity Surveyors across the UK.

Graduate Quantity Surveyors working in London can usually demand higher salaries compared to the rest of the UK, with the North East offering the lowest paid graduate schemes ranging from £18,000 to £20,000 per annum.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor Average Salaries

Find out more about the day-to-day duties of a Graduate Quantity Surveyor, or find out what salary you could demand after completing a graduate scheme by checking out our construction salary survey.

Graduate Building Surveyor Average Salaries

Wondering what the average salary is for a Graduate Building Surveyor? We carried out a survey to determine the average salaries for Building Surveyors across the UK.

Graduate Building Surveyors working across the South can usually demand higher salaries compared to the North. The highest salaries of all are seen in London, with salaries ocassionally rising as high as £33,000 per annum.

Graduate Building Surveyor Average Salaries

Find out more about the day-to-day duties of a Graduate Building Surveyor, or see what level of salary you could demand after completing a Graduate Scheme by checking out our construction salary survey.

Graduate Project Manager Average Salaries

Wondering what the average salary is for a Graduate Project Manager? We carried out a survey to determine the average salaries for Project Managers across the UK.

Graduate Project Managers working in London typically demand higher salaries, occasionally reaching up to £28,000. However, we have also seen similar salaries across the South West. The North offers the lowest average salaries for graduate schemes, ranging from £18,000 to £21,000 per annum.

Graduate Project Manager Average Salaries

Find out more about the day-to-day duties of a Graduate Project Manager, or see what level of salary you could demand after completing a Graduate Scheme by checking out our construction salary survey.

Graduate Civil Engineer Average Salaries

Wondering what the average salary is for Graduate Civil Engineers? We carried out a survey to determine the average salaries for Civil Engineers across the UK.

Salaries for Graduate Civil Engineers across the whole of the UK are very similar, with Scotland experiencing some of the lowest salaries at £17,000 per annum.

Graduate Civil Engineer Average Salaries

Find out more about the day-to-day duties of a Graduate Civil Engineer, or see what level of salary you could demand after completing a Graduate Scheme by checking out our construction salary survey. 

Graduate Structural Engineer Average Salaries

Wondering what the average salary is for Graduate Structural Engineers? We carried out a survey to determine the average salaries for Structural Engineers across the UK.

Salaries for Graduate Structural Engineers across the whole of the UK are currently very similar, with London experiencing the highest salaries at up to £36,000 per annum.

Graduate Structural Engineer Average Salaries

Find out more about the day-to-day duties of a Graduate Structural Engineer, or see what level of salary you could demand after completing a Graduate Scheme by checking out our construction salary survey.

Graduate Benefits 

On top of an annual salary, you'll also be entitled to a benefits package. Benefits vary from employer to employer and region to region, but the types of benefits you could expect to receive include:

24 days annual leave

Annual leave is paid time off work, which is granted by employers. Depending on the employer’s policy, the number of days offered might vary. You would usually be asked to give advance notice so that your manager can find suitable cover while you’re away.

Private medical insurance (PMI)

Private medical insurance allows you to get access to medical services when needed. Depending on the employer, this can include:

  • In-patient treatment at a private hospital
  • Out-patient treatment, consultations with specialists, diagnostics and therapies 
Pension plan

Some employers will contribute a percentage of your annual salary every month - often between 3-4% - which is also tax-free. We understand that this is probably not your top priority, but we can’t stress the importance of a pension enough, and we also suggest making a personal contribution every month. You’ll thank yourself when you finally retire!

Annual professional membership subscription

Your employer may cover the costs of any subscriptions and membership fees for professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). These fees and costs can add up throughout the year, so this can be a very helpful benefit.

Company car/car allowance

Employers often offer company cars as a standard benefit, but that usually depends upon your level of seniority. However, some employers do offer graduates a company car as a benefit.

Another option for some employers is a car allowance, which means you will receive monthly instalments to be used towards your car's maintenance. This can sometimes reach values of up to £4,500.

Professional qualification funding

This is where an employer will cover the costs of professional qualifications throughout the graduate scheme. Some employers may pay the whole amount and some may only offer a percentage. If the employer does offer to pay for your qualifications, you could be made to sign a contract to state that if you leave the business within two years of the qualification's completion, you'll need to reimburse the company for the cost of the fees. Professional qualifications can be very expensive, so this is an excellent benefit to have.

Gym membership

As employee welfare is now becoming a big focus for most employers, you will often be offered gym membership as a benefit. Some companies make a contribution and others cover 100% of the fees, so be sure to ask if it's of interest to you.

Life assurance

This is different to life insurance. Life assurance is designed to help your family financially if the main earner passes away. Some policies also include critical illness cover.

Remember, it’s not always about the initial salary - the most important things to keep in mind are the career opportunities that are offered by the employer, so make sure you do your homework before you make your final decision.

How do I apply for a construction graduate scheme?

If you're looking for a graduate role within construction, check out our how to apply for a construction graduate scheme page, which offers tips and advice on how to make your application the best it can be.

We hope you found this section of our graduate hub helpful. If you want to find out more, check out our graduate job descriptions