2019 Online Master Class:

Attract the Best Talent + Motivate High Performance + Sustain Strong Profitability

You Get Proven and Powerful Management Training PLUS 4 BIG BONUS BENEFITS for Bulletproofing Your Comp Decisions:

Registration entitles you to Five Online Interactive Learning Events PLUS Data and Tools for Bulletproofing Your Decisions! You also get: 

  1. PSMJ’s interactive Excel-based A/E Management Salary Equity Benchmarking Tool: Are you paying your board chairman, CEO, COO or other top executive too much -- or too little? Simply enter your management salaries into this interactive tool and instantly see where you rank against comparable firms, based on PSMJ’s exhaustive 2018 salary survey. ($597 value)
  2. PSMJ’s interactive A/E Staff Salary Equity Benchmarking Tool: This excel-based decisionmaking tool allows you to compare your staff’s salaries to PSMJ’s most up-to-date salary data for architects, civil engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, structural engineers, environmental engineers, and landscape architects, adjusted for degrees conferred, years of experience, geographic location, and job performance. ($597 value)
  3. Two hours of personal one-on-one phone and email support with your Master Class presenters, available any time for 12 months after the live class (A $1,000 VALUE)!
  4. On-demand access to recordings of each course for 12 months after you participate in the live session (PRICELESS)!

Make Smarter Decisions Using Superior Data Pulled from PSMJ Surveys:

Each Master Class session is built on A/E salary data pulled directly from PSMJ’s industry-standard surveys, so you learn how to compensate everyone in your firm using rock-solid business intelligence. Your instructors share data on:

  • A/E industry employment
  • Salaries for CAD techs, Senior CAD techs, BIM techs, Senior BIM techs and Marketing coordinators
  • Compensation for technical and design staff
  • Chargeability, billing rates and direct labor multiplier for technical and design staff
  • A/E manager compensation
  • A/E industry incentive comp

Baby Boomers retiring. Millennials job-hopping.  Headhunters poaching your employees. That’s the reality for firm principals and HR managers in today’s A/E/C labor market. Bumping pay rates may seem like the best way to retain the talent you need to reduce backlog and get the work done. 

But your clients remain price-sensitive and aren’t happy when you raise rates.

You're caught in the COMPENSATION CRUNCH!

But there’s good news: data-driven, proven, action-oriented tactics can help you overcome even the toughest comp challenges. And you'll learn them, from the comfort of your office, when you enroll in this 5-part online master class starting June 11, 2019.

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The Big Picture: 2019 A/E/C Compensation Challenges—and Where Opportunities Lie
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:30 pm ET-3:00 pm ET  

Paying Non-Exempt Staff: Reduce Turnover and Disruptions with a Savvy Structure
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:30 pm ET-3:00 pm ET  

Base Salaries for Exempt Technical and Design Staff: Win the War for Highly Trained Professionals
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:30 pm ET-3:00 pm ET  

Base Salaries for Managers: Make Sure Executive Comp Justifies the Expense!
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 1:30 pm ET-3:00 pm ET  

Incentive Compensation: Supercharge Your Bonus Plan Effectiveness
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:30 pm ET-3:00 pm ET  


  • CEOs, Principals, and Directors
  • Branch Office Managers, Department Heads and other Resource Managers
  • HR Professionals
  • CFOs and Financial Managers


Vickie Oakley

Vickie Oakley has more than 30 years of experience in comp, training and development, benefits, and recruiting. She also spent 11 eleven years as the Director of Human Resources for a 136- person engineering/environmental consulting firm. Her experience includes compensation structure study and design. Additionally, she has completed generational studies to understand how different generations interact in today’s workforce. She has completed Dale Carnegie Training Course and worked as a Class Coach with Dale Carnegie. She is also a Gallup Certified Strengths’ Coach, a Certified Harrison Consultant, and a Certified Myers Briggs Practitioner.

Sharon Lamantia

Sharon Lamantia has more than 30 years of experience in the design and professional services industries. Prior to her current role as Director of Operations for landscape architecture firm Dix.Hite + Partners, Sharon was a Special Projects Director and Operations Leader with AECOM, where she developed and implemented the strategic plan and budget for the Americas Southeast Region for the Architecture, Engineering, and Design business line. She also helped develop the company-wide strategic plan for AECOM and led global teams to develop an assessment, certification, and training program for more than 10,000 Project Managers.

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