Salary survey results for MEP industry released
How much are you worth? Review the MEP Jobs salary survey to learn what others with your job title are making.
Results from the first comprehensive salary survey for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing professionals were released today by MEP Jobs . The survey, which is co-sponsored by Nexstar and Contracting Business magazine, represents the answers of more than 2,000 participants throughout North America.
The average respondent earned $52,000. Despite a decrease in the residential housing market, 60% of employers indicated that they plan to increase staffing levels during the coming year. Engineering and management positions brought in the top salaries, in particular:
* Mechanical engineer ($72,000)
* Plumbing project manager ($73,400)
* Electrical construction superintendent ($66,560)
* HVAC project manager ($65,750)
The full salary survey is available for download . MEP Jobs also is providing an interactive salary survey tool that allows users to enter job title and location to see the range of wages reported.
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