Construction Support Staff Wages Reported to Rise by 4.4% for 2023

According to the latest Contractor Compensation Quarterly (CCQ) published by PAS, Inc., construction support staff wages are to rise by an average 4.4%. The prediction is based on data gathered from over 234 companies in the 20th edition of PAS’s Construction Support Staff Salary Survey. This is down from the actual increase of 5.0% for 2022.  Looking forward, PAS thinks 2024 support staff increases will likely mimic 2023 activity, unless construction conditions change.

Additionally, according to PAS’s 2023 Benefit Survey, more firms have improved their benefit programs than have reduced them. In 2023, the percentage of firms improving their benefit programs was 32.8% versus 0.4% reporting reducing their benefit programs. Benefit costs came in at 25.1% of base pay and cost sharing continues to show to be an effective means to healthcare affordability.

Need a survey now? PAS offers AGC members a special discount to access PAS products.  For more information, contact PAS by phone at (800) 553-4655 or  You can also find more information & compensation data here (must be signed in with your AGC of America credentials to access).

Jeff Robinson, president of PAS, Inc., is a regular sponsor and presenter at AGC's Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference.

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