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Drayton's Salary Survey

The Drayton’s 2017 Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria Civil Construction Industry Remuneration Survey is now available!

This year the civil survey is available for Queensland only or a combined survey package of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. The survey continues to provide comprehensive information on professional, supervisory and administrative positions in the industry.

Salary Ranges

The survey will focus on the following salary ranges:

  • <$10 million and residential

  • $10 million > $100 million

  • > $100 million


Professional / Supervisory

  • Project Manager/Superintendent

  • Senior Project Engineer

  • Site/Project Engineer

  • Graduate Engineer

  • Senior Supervisor

  • Supervisor

  • Foreman

  • Safety Officer/Advisor

  • Customer Quality Rep

  • Environmental Officer

  • Senior Estimator

  • Junior Estimator

  • Surveyor


  • Administration Officer

  • Financial Controller

  • Accounts Officer

  • Finance Manager

  • Site Administrator

  • Cost Clerk

  • Regions


  • 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

  • South Coast

  • Newcastle and Hunter Region

  • Central and North Coast

  • Western Coast


  • Melbourne and Surrounds

  • Gippsland (incl. Dandenong)

  • North West–Murray

  • South West (incl. Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Warrnambool

  • North East (incl. Wodonga, Wangaratta and Sheeparton

Non Salary Benefits

The survey a provides information on the following non salary benefits

  • Regional uplifts

  • Bonuses

  • Flexible work arrangements and other non-monetary benefits.

Projected salary Increase

The survey provides the proposed salary increases being considered for the 17/18 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.


The cost of the survey is as follows:

  • $750.00 plus GST for non-participants

  • $650.00 plus GST for survey participants

* Note CCF members shall receive a 10% discount.

In addition a comprehensive package is available for copies of each of the Civil Construction Industry Remuneration Survey for the 3 eastern states (QLD, NSW and VIC). The cost of this package is:

  • $1,250.00 plus GST for non-participants

  • $1,100.00 plus GST for survey participants

CCF members shall receive a 10% discount on the package.

This survey is a must for any human resource planning in the Queensland, New South Wales or Victoria

Civil Construction Industry, to ensure your salary outcomes are both competitive and attractive in a tightening market.

To arrange a copy of the survey, please email our offices: or ring Alicia Wood on 07 3831 7099.

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