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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?

2,607 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Ireland typically earns around 2,607 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
Adjudicator2,326 EUR
Assembler2,242 EUR
Boat Builder and Shipwright2,600 EUR
Bricklayer1,946 EUR
Building Administrator2,547 EUR
Building Contracts Manager3,932 EUR
Building Inspector2,863 EUR
Building Monitor2,002 EUR
Building Sales Manager4,262 EUR
Cabinetmaker2,297 EUR
Carpenter2,450 EUR
Civil Engineer3,472 EUR
Civil Technician2,918 EUR
Concreter2,517 EUR
Construction and Maintenance Manager2,895 EUR
Construction Assistant2,722 EUR
Construction Coordinator3,074 EUR
Construction Estimator3,233 EUR
Construction Field Engineer3,236 EUR
Construction General Manager3,616 EUR
Construction Inventory Officer2,106 EUR
Construction Operations Manager3,478 EUR
Construction Project Coordinator3,429 EUR
Construction Project Engineer3,465 EUR
Construction Project Manager4,479 EUR
Construction Project Planner3,457 EUR
Construction Quality Control Manager3,971 EUR
Construction Safety Officer3,331 EUR
Construction Superintendent3,290 EUR
Construction Supervisor3,865 EUR
Construction Technical Assistant2,586 EUR
Construction Technical Officer2,508 EUR
Construction Technical Writer2,317 EUR
Construction Technician2,157 EUR
Crane and Tower Operator2,169 EUR
Diesel Mechanic1,946 EUR
Drywall Installer2,096 EUR
Electrical Draftsman2,049 EUR
Electrical Engineering Supervisor3,375 EUR
Electrical Engineering Technician2,698 EUR
Electrician2,892 EUR
Elevator Installer and Repairer2,468 EUR
Engineer3,268 EUR
Excavator Operator2,498 EUR
Floor Finisher2,563 EUR
Floor Manager3,122 EUR
Foreman1,884 EUR
Frame and Truss Detailer2,073 EUR
Furniture Finisher1,845 EUR
Gas Technician 1,967 EUR
Handyman1,853 EUR
Health and Safety Coordinator2,706 EUR
Health and Safety Officer2,440 EUR
Installation Manager3,614 EUR
Installer2,302 EUR
Insulation Installer2,172 EUR
Labourer1,602 EUR
Land Surveyor2,372 EUR
Lift Technician2,024 EUR
Material Tester2,411 EUR
Model Maker2,458 EUR
Order Picker1,994 EUR
Painter2,055 EUR
Pipe Layer1,782 EUR
Pipefitter1,836 EUR
Plumber2,127 EUR
Property Coordinator3,377 EUR
Purchasing Manager3,875 EUR
Quantity Surveyor3,267 EUR
Roof Slater and Tiler2,267 EUR
Sheet Metal Mechanic2,566 EUR
Site Clerk2,127 EUR
Site engineer3,305 EUR
Site Leader3,607 EUR
Stock Controller2,830 EUR
Structural Steel Construction Worker2,488 EUR
Technical Draughtsman2,488 EUR
Tendering Manager4,056 EUR
Tower Crane Operator1,900 EUR
Wall and Floor Tiler2,008 EUR
Warehouse Manager3,983 EUR
Welder2,073 EUR
Welding Superintendent2,270 EUR

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Ireland

Median and salary distribution monthly Ireland Construction / Building / Installation

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Ireland range between 1,582 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,293 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 2,581 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 2,581 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,581 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 1,873 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,873 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 3,368 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,368 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Ireland Construction / Building / Installation
Average Salary 2016    =  
2,379 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
2,467 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
2,521 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
2,607 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

15 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland for Construction / Building / Installation is 15 EUR. This means that the average person in Ireland earns approximatly 15 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.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction / Building / Installation and Construction / Building / Installation monthly IrelandWe compared Ireland salaries for Construction / Building / Installation and All Jobs and we found that Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork2,924 EUR
Dublin3,060 EUR
Galway2,648 EUR
Limerick2,818 EUR
Waterford2,513 EUR
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