2018 A/E Staff Compensation Benchmark Survey Report
Table of Contents

Part l: General Survey Results

Base Salary
Bonuses 
Compensation-FAR Basis
Bonus as a Percentage of Total Compensation 
Percentage Receiving Bonuses 
Total Direct Compensation Salary in Relation to CEO 
Bonus in Relation to CEO 
Total Direct Compensation
Total Direct Compensation in Relation to CEO 
Billing Rates per Hour 
Salary Increases Awarded Last Year (during 2017) 
Retirement Contributions
Time Charged to Projects 
Time Charged to Marketing/Business Development 
Overtime 
Number of Days of Paid Time Off (PTO)
Number of Vacation Days 
Number of Days of Sick Leave 
Total Days of Leave 
Professional Licensure 
Percentage of Firm Owned 

Part ll: Position Profiles
Each profile contains all of the metrics listed in the General Survey Results Section above

Architect: Entry Level 
Architect: 2-5 Years of Experience 
Architect: 6-9 Years of Experience 
Architect: 10-14 Years of Experience 
Architect: 15-19 Years of Experience 
Architect: 20+ Years of Experience 

Civil Engineer/Designer: Entry Level 
Civil Engineer/Designer: 2-5 Years of Experience 
Civil Engineer/Designer: 6-9 Years of Experience 
Civil Engineer/Designer: 10-14 Years of Experience 
Civil Engineer/Designer: 15-19 Years of Experience 
Civil Engineer/Designer: 20+ Years of Experience 

Electrical Engineer/Designer: Entry Level 
Electrical Engineer/Designer: 2-5 Years of Experience 
Electrical Engineer/Designer: 6-9 Years of Experience 
Electrical Engineer/Designer: 10-14 Years of Experience 
Electrical Engineer/Designer: 15-19 Years of Experience 
Electrical Engineer/Designer: 20+ Years of Experience 

Mechanical Engineer/Designer: Entry Level 
Mechanical Engineer/Designer: 2-5 Years of Experience 
Mechanical Engineer/Designer: 6-9 Years of Experience 
Mechanical Engineer/Designer: 10-14 Years of Experience 
Mechanical Engineer/Designer: 15-19 Years of Experience 
Mechanical Engineer/Designer: 20+ Years of Experience 

Structural Engineer/Designer: Entry Level 
Structural Engineer/Designer: 2-5 Years of Experience 
Structural Engineer/Designer: 6-9 Years of Experience 
Structural Engineer/Designer: 10-14 Years of Experience 
Structural Engineer/Designer: 15-19 Years of Experience 
Structural Engineer/Designer: 20+ Years of Experience 

Environmental Engineer: Entry Level 
Environmental Engineer: 2-5 Years of Experience 
Environmental Engineer: 6-9 Years of Experience 
Environmental Engineer: 10-14 Years of Experience 
Environmental Engineer: 15-19 Years of Experience 
Environmental Engineer: 20+ Years of Experience

Landscape Architect: Entry Level 
Landscape Architect: 2-5 Years of Experience 
Landscape Architect: 6-9 Years of Experience 
Landscape Architect: 10-14 Years of Experience 
Landscape Architect: 15-19 Years of Experience 
Landscape Architect: 20+ Years of Experience

Senior BIM Technician/Drafter 
BIM Technician/Drafter 
Senior CADD Technician/Drafter
CADD Technician/Drafter
Marketing Coordinator 
Proposal Coordinator