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GoldDigger
Port Allen
Member since Nov 2016
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Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
I'm thinking about asking for a raise at my current job and wanted some input on what I should be asking for or if I'm getting paid like I should be.

Info:
Bachelor CM LSU 2012
Been working at small GC in BR since 2013
So been here for 6 years.
Last raise was 3 years ago.

Making 60k,plus 600/mo truck+cell check
5k bonus every dec.

No profit sharing / 401k plan
No health benefits (I just buy thru marketplace)

I love the job, we do about 3-5 mil in projects a year. I do the estimating, about 40% of the project management, and go to progress meeting etc..

What should I be looking for or how much am I underpaid?

If anyone wants to chat about it but wants privacy:
golddigger2828@gmail.com

TIA


lnomm34
Clemson Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2009
11164 posts

re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
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So been here for 6 years.
Last raise was 3 years ago.

Making 60k,plus 600/mo truck+cell check
5k bonus every dec.
No profit sharing / 401k plan
No health benefits (I just buy thru marketplace)



Ouch.

ETA:

quote:

I'm thinking about asking for a raise at my current job


Don’t ask for a raise. Go find another frickin job.
This post was edited on 10/8 at 4:44 pm


Restomod
Columbia Fan
Highland Park, Tx
Member since Mar 2012
13009 posts

re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
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No profit sharing / 401k plan
No health benefits


Yikes... that's a stinger


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djangochained
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re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
That sucks


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StinkBait72
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Member since Nov 2011
1972 posts

re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
Engineering PM's are making triple that with full benefits. I would look to change industries and go more industrial if possible.


Tigeralum2008
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Yankees Fan
Member since Apr 2012
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re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
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Making 60k,plus 600/mo truck+cell check 5k bonus every dec.


Forgive me but is the vehicle/cell stipend taxable?

If so, you're only really receiving $400/mo

60K + 4800 + $5k = You're getting screwed each year


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
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No profit sharing / 401k plan
No health benefits (I just buy thru marketplace)


I would negotiate for this.


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SPEEDY
Lamar Fan
2005 Tiger Smack Poster of the Year
Member since Dec 2003
72529 posts

re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
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No profit sharing / 401k plan
No health benefits (I just buy thru marketplace)


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jimbeam
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re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
My buddy made that right out of school FYI. But with benefits.

~3 years ago
This post was edited on 10/8 at 4:48 pm


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Dandaman
LSU Fan
Metairie
Member since May 2017
135 posts

re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
I can't believe you posted this online. Come see me in my office right now...


C
Atlanta Falcons Fan
Houston
Member since Dec 2007
25765 posts

re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
You’re either in a job that doesn’t really require a CM degree, you’re highly under paid, or you make a lot of mistakes in your job that your boss has to fix which is why you’re not paid more.


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JumpingTheShark
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America
Member since Nov 2012
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re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
Buying through marketplace for health insurance is a major swing in take home pay.


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unotiger21
UNO Fan
Member since Sep 2010
407 posts

re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
Man, no offense but that’s absolutely horrible. Get on with a different company. You are being screwed. You should be over 100k by now easily.


Bob Sacamano
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re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
Go work at Starbucks. They probably have better benefits than your current job.

6 years and last raise was 3 years ago and 60K is it?

Time to find another job bro

eta my first year out of college many years ago, I was paid 62K and I made a 15K bonus the first year. You are really underpaid.
This post was edited on 10/8 at 4:53 pm


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TunaTime
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LA
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re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
Came hear to say what everyone has already said.


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Marlo Stanfield
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re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
You need to change industries ASAP jack. Go industrial.


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unotiger21
UNO Fan
Member since Sep 2010
407 posts

re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
Plus benefits, insurance, yearly raises, and bigger bonuses


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XanderCrews
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2009
716 posts

re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
On the bright side you have a ton more experience then an entry level so do not be afraid to shop around. Always counter an offer from an employer. They can pay you more and all of your raises will be based on this.


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Possumslayer
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Member since Jan 2018
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re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
I was making 80+ in 94-99 no college and got tired of travel.... got sick of traveling and dot engineers.


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rowbear1922
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Construction Mangement Salary Expectations (6 years in)
Change to industrial.

You’ll make 2.5x that off the bar and have 401k, insurance, etc....no truck allowance though and i work industrial.


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