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The purpose of the 2021 AGC Compensation and Benefits Survey is to provide accurate information on salaries and company financial data/compensation practices in the Texas commercial construction industry. The 2021 survey covered the Austin, Central Texas, Houston, TEXO (Dallas and Fort Worth), Southeast Texas, and West Texas chapters' contractor firms. The survey is conducted by a 3rd party firm, Lane, Gorman, Trubitt, PLLC, and confidentiality is maintained in that neither company nor company code designations are provided other than a participant alphabetical listing.

In 2021, there were 61 survey participants covering 2,975 incumbents in 43 positions. Austin is represented by 10 companies, Central Texas by 10, Houston by 17, Southeast by 1, West Texas by 2, and TEXO by 21


See below for information on participating in the 2022 survey and/or purchasing data compiled in 2021.

© 2020 - Associated General Contractors of America - Houston Chapter, Austin Chapter, TEXO Association, Rio Grande Valley Chapter, CentexAGC, West Texas Chapter, AGC of Southeast Texas, and Panhandle of Texas Chapter (Contact William Martinez for details.)

Panhandle of Texas

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2021 Survey Participation Details:


Each company participating in the survey must be affiliated with an AGC chapter in Texas (membership NOT required). AGC Chapters participating in the 2021 survey include:

  • Austin 

  • Houston (will host San Antonio participants as well)

  • Texo (includes Dallas/Ft. Worth)

  • Central Texas

  • West Texas

The 2021 survey has concluded and the results are available for purchase. Details on how to participate in 2022 will be released in the Summer of 2022.

To be added to our communications contact list, submit the form below:

Cost to purchase electronic survey results (PDF)

  • survey participants: $250

  • non-participants: $600


How to purchase survey results:

Contact your local AGC office to purchase a 2021 report.

Austin: Phil Thoden

Houston: Ada Lam

Texo (Dallas/Ft. Worth): Meloni McDaniel

Centex: K.Paul Holt

West Texas: Cassie Hughes

Southeast Texas: Jennifer Gordy

Survey Result Details Include:


Pay Practice & Benefits

  • Revenue & Employment Data 

  • Salary Administration

  • Salary Ranges

  • Formal Merit Budget & Increases

  • College Graduate Hiring Rates

  • Retirement Plans

  • Automobile Allowance

  • Medical & Dental Coverage

  • Vacation & PTO

  • Holidays


Compensation Reports

  • CEO/President

  • Project Management Family

  • Project Superintendent Family

  • Estimating Family

  • Engineering Family

  • Project Admin/Accounting Family

  • Safety Engineering Family

  • Field Engineering Family

  • Finance

  • Management Information Systems

  • Business Development Manager

  • Human Resources Director

Additional Resources
Discover the benefits of careers in construction in Texas:
Construction Citizen


A forum and resource for owners, contractors and craftspeople who want to advance a socially responsible, sustainable and value added construction industry.

Texas Construction Job Bank


Employers can list job openings and search resumes. Job seekers can browse through job openings around Texas and post their resumes for consideration.

Construction Career Collaborative


An alliance of socially responsible owners,
general contractors and specialty contractors specifically created to positively address the issues facing the craft worker.

Greater Houston Partnership
UpSkill Houston


The Partnership’s UpSkill Houston initiative is the nation’s first business-led, community-wide, integrated workforce effort. The initiative focuses on closing the skills gap in Houston by increasing the number of Houstonians trained for great careers across the region.

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