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Drayton's annual Salary Survey is a user friendly management tool designed to assist companies to review their salary outcomes. Released in April of each year, the survey is designed and tailored specifically for the Queensland and  New South Wales Civil Construction and Resources sectors and covers the various industry positions and regions throughout the states.




Professional / Supervisory


  • Project Manager/Superintendent

  • Graduate Engineer

  • Foreman

  • Surveyor

  • Engineer

  • Environmental Officer

  • Senior Project Engineer

  • Senior Supervisor

  • Customer Quality Representative

  • Project Engineer

  • Supervisor

  • Senior Estimator

  • Junior Estimator

  • Administration Officer

  • Accounts Officer (Payable/Receivable)

  • Finance Manager

  • Financial Controller

  • Site Administrator




  • Administration Officer

  • Data Entry Operators

  • Accounts Officer (Payable/Receivable)

  • Finance Manager

  • Financial Controller

  • Cost Clerk

  • Site Administrator





  • South East Queensland

  • Gladstone

  • Wide Bay

  • North Queensland (incl Mt Isa)

  • South West Queensland (incl. Surat Basin)

  • Central Queensland (incl. Mackay and Bowen Basin)


New South Wales

  • Sydney

  • Central and North Coast

  • Newcastle and Hunter

  • South Coast

  • Western New South Wales

Non Salary Benefits


The survey a provides information on the following non salary benefits


  • Regional uplifts

  • Bonuses

  • Vehicles

  • Insurance

  • Flexible work arrangements and other non-monetary benefits. 


Projected salary Increase


The survey provides the proposed salary increases being considered for the upcoming financial year. The previous year’s salary outcomes are reported and the latest trends in wage and salary indicators, to assist in the review and benchmarking of salaries and incentives. 


Previous Salary Surveys


Salary Survey 2016

Salary Survey 2015

Salary Survey 2014

Salary Survey 2013

New South Wales

Salary Survey 2016

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