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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Ireland 2019

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

3,517 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Ireland typically earns around 3,517 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Construction / Building / Installation jobs. 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
Cabinetmaker1,625 EUR
Engineer4,167 EUR
Painters and Decorators3,200 EUR
Project Engineer3,917 EUR
Project Manager4,722 EUR
Quantity Surveyors3,281 EUR
Site engineer2,000 EUR

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Ireland

25% of people earn
2,104 EUR
or less
50% of people earn
4,042 EUR
or less
75% of people earn
4,500 EUR
or less
1,625 EUR
4,042 EUR
5,000 EUR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Ireland range between 1,625 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,000 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,042 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 4,042 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,042 EUR. 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.

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 2,104 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,104 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 4,500 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,500 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Forecast and Trend in Ireland

How do Construction / Building / Installation salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
3,275 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
3,367 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
3,428 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
3,517 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Ireland are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Ireland

18 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland for Construction / Building / Installation is 18 EUR. This means that the average person in Ireland earns approximatly 18 EUR for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Construction / Building / Installation Jobs in Ireland

3,517 EUR
3,567 EUR
Average Salary
Construction / Building / Installation
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Ireland salaries for Construction / Building / Installation and All Jobs and we found that Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 1% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork3,498 EUR
Dublin3,315 EUR
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