Well, the results are in from The Journal's first annual salary survey. Out of the 500 surveys we mailed in mid-October to subscriber/contractors in New England and New York, we received 104 by our deadline, which we consider a very healthy response. (Thanks for your cooperation.) We've broken the findings into four categories (1) business profiles, (2) salaries, (3) benefits, and (4) comments. In some cases, the total number of responses exceeds the number of surveys returned due to readers checking multiple boxes. Business profiles. This section describes who answered the survey. The typical survey candidate does both new construction and remodeling, primarily residential, and primarily suburban or rural. Almost half gross between $100,000 and $500,000 per year. About half employ three or fewer full-time people,