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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in India 2021

How much money does a person working in Construction / Building / Installation make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
18,800 INR
( 225,000 INR yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in India typically earns around 18,800 INR per month. Salaries range from 8,080 INR (lowest average) to 54,600 INR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Construction / Building / Installation careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator12,400 INR
Assembler10,100 INR
Boat Builder and Shipwright15,000 INR
Bricklayer8,550 INR
Building Administrator13,300 INR
Building Contracts Manager45,100 INR
Building Inspector12,600 INR
Building Monitor9,980 INR
Building Sales Manager42,300 INR
Cabinetmaker10,700 INR
Carpenter11,900 INR
Civil Engineer29,500 INR
Civil Technician15,000 INR
Concreter9,260 INR
Construction and Maintenance Manager23,800 INR
Construction Assistant11,900 INR
Construction Coordinator17,100 INR
Construction Estimator19,000 INR
Construction Field Engineer26,100 INR
Construction General Manager54,600 INR
Construction Inventory Officer10,200 INR
Construction Operations Manager49,900 INR
Construction Project Coordinator30,900 INR
Construction Project Engineer29,900 INR
Construction Project Manager52,300 INR
Construction Project Planner28,500 INR
Construction Quality Control Manager39,400 INR
Construction Safety Officer19,000 INR
Construction Superintendent19,000 INR
Construction Supervisor28,500 INR
Construction Technical Assistant11,000 INR
Construction Technical Officer12,800 INR
Construction Technical Writer11,900 INR
Construction Technician10,700 INR
Crane and Tower Operator10,500 INR
Diesel Mechanic9,740 INR
Drywall Installer10,900 INR
Electrical Draftsman10,500 INR
Electrical Engineering Supervisor33,300 INR
Electrical Engineering Technician12,800 INR
Electrician15,400 INR
Elevator Installer and Repairer13,100 INR
Engineer29,900 INR
Excavator Operator10,200 INR
Floor Finisher11,400 INR
Floor Manager16,600 INR
Foreman8,550 INR
Frame and Truss Detailer9,500 INR
Furniture Finisher9,980 INR
Gas Technician 9,500 INR
Handyman9,030 INR
Health and Safety Coordinator12,600 INR
Health and Safety Officer14,300 INR
Installation Manager34,700 INR
Installer9,030 INR
Insulation Installer10,200 INR
Labourer8,080 INR
Land Surveyor13,300 INR
Lift Technician9,980 INR
Material Tester15,200 INR
Model Maker15,000 INR
Order Picker9,030 INR
Painter9,740 INR
Pipe Layer8,310 INR
Pipefitter8,310 INR
Plumber10,900 INR
Property Coordinator24,900 INR
Purchasing Manager35,600 INR
Quantity Surveyor19,000 INR
Roof Slater and Tiler9,030 INR
Sheet Metal Mechanic9,980 INR
Site Clerk9,980 INR
Site engineer26,100 INR
Site Leader47,500 INR
Stock Controller14,700 INR
Structural Steel Construction Worker10,900 INR
Technical Draughtsman11,600 INR
Tendering Manager43,200 INR
Tower Crane Operator9,980 INR
Wall and Floor Tiler9,500 INR
Warehouse Manager33,300 INR
Welder8,550 INR
Welding Superintendent11,600 INR

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in India

Median and salary distribution monthly India Construction / Building / Installation
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in India range from 8,080 INR per month (minimum average salary) to 54,600 INR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 19,900 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 19,900 INR while the other half are earning more than 19,900 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 12,600 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 12,600 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 39,500 INR while 25% are earning more than 39,500 INR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.
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Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in India who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.

20,200 INR
17,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Construction / Building / Installation Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Construction / Building / Installation professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate India Construction / Building / Installation
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

India / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Construction / Building / Installation Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Construction / Building / Installation
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Construction / Building / Installation is considered to be a low bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

69% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in India

110 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 110 INR. This means that the average person in India earns approximately 110 INR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction / Building / Installation and Construction / Building / Installation monthly India
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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra17,100 INR
Ahmadabad21,200 INR
Bangalore20,300 INR
Bhopal18,600 INR
Chennai19,900 INR
Coimbatore17,600 INR
Delhi21,400 INR
Ghaziabad18,000 INR
Hyderabad22,000 INR
Indore18,800 INR
Jaipur20,800 INR
Kanpur19,200 INR
Kolkata20,600 INR
Lucknow19,400 INR
Ludhiana18,600 INR
Madurai16,500 INR
Mumbai21,500 INR
Nagpur19,200 INR
Patna17,300 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad18,700 INR
Pune20,000 INR
Surat20,600 INR
Vadodara17,800 INR
Visakhapatnam17,700 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands16,100 INR
Andhra Pradesh20,800 INR
Arunachal Pradesh17,500 INR
Assam20,100 INR
Bihar22,400 INR
Chandigarh16,800 INR
Chhatisgarh19,700 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli16,400 INR
Daman & Diu16,100 INR
Delhi19,200 INR
Goa17,500 INR
Gujarat21,200 INR
Haryana19,500 INR
Himachal Pradesh18,700 INR
Jammu & Kashmir19,100 INR
Jharkhand20,700 INR
Karnataka21,500 INR
Kerala20,500 INR
Lakshadweep16,000 INR
Madhya Pradesh22,200 INR
Maharashtra22,600 INR
Manipur18,400 INR
Meghalaya18,300 INR
Mizoram17,300 INR
Nagaland18,100 INR
Orissa21,100 INR
Pondicherry17,500 INR
Punjab20,300 INR
Rajasthan22,200 INR
Sikkim17,000 INR
Tamil Nadu22,000 INR
Tripura18,800 INR
Uttar Pradesh23,300 INR
Uttaranchal19,200 INR
West Bengal22,700 INR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
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