According to the latest Contractor Compensation Quarterly (CCQ) published by PAS, Inc., construction support staff wages are to rise by an average 3.4% by 2018 year end and pay increases have been fairly consistent the past few years. The prediction is based on data gathered from over 165 companies in the 15th edition of PAS’s Construction Support Staff Salary Survey. Though the projected 2018 increase is 3.4% for administrative and technical support, it is pointed out that historically support staff predictions are low, so year-end 2018 might look similar to 2017 and come in with a 3.5% increase.
Readers are advised that unlike the dynamic pay actions that might be seen in key executive, middle management, professional, and craft positions, the administrative support staff data has remained sluggish, plodding along with modest yearly increases and some varying regional activity. Any major difference between survey years has largely been due to a change in the mix of participating companies.
Additionally, according to PAS’s 2018 Benefit Survey, more firms have improved their benefit programs than have reduced them. Cost sharing has been one of the most effective means to healthcare affordability as the use of deductibles appears to motivate employees to manage their healthcare dollars.
PAS offers AGC members a special AGC discount to access PAS products. For more information, contact PAS by phone at (800) 553-4655.
Jeff Robinson, president of PAS, Inc., is a regular sponsor and presenter at AGC's Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference.