Architects, engineers see salaries slashed

Principals' pay cut in 2008, according to an industry survey.


Twenty-one percent of architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms cut principals' pay in 2008, according to a survey by ZweigWhite , an industry consulting firm. This is reflected by an average drop of $5,000 in principals' salaries since 2007, when base salaries reached a 10-year high of $135,000.


ZweigWhite officials said they expect the trend has become more pronounced since the data were collected in January and February as the construction markets have continued to struggle.


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