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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Ireland 2020

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


Average Yearly Salary
22,600 EUR
( 1,890 EUR monthly)

LOW
9,730
EUR
AVERAGE
22,600
EUR
HIGH
65,800
EUR

A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Ireland typically earns around 22,600 EUR per year. Salaries range from 9,730 EUR (lowest average) to 65,800 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly 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
Adjudicator15,300 EUR
Assembler12,600 EUR
Boat Builder and Shipwright18,900 EUR
Bricklayer10,800 EUR
Building Administrator17,400 EUR
Building Contracts Manager54,400 EUR
Building Inspector16,600 EUR
Building Monitor12,700 EUR
Building Sales Manager55,900 EUR
Cabinetmaker13,600 EUR
Carpenter15,200 EUR
Civil Engineer37,900 EUR
Civil Technician19,100 EUR
Concreter12,000 EUR
Construction and Maintenance Manager29,100 EUR
Construction Assistant15,400 EUR
Construction Coordinator22,200 EUR
Construction Estimator24,800 EUR
Construction Field Engineer31,700 EUR
Construction General Manager65,800 EUR
Construction Inventory Officer13,300 EUR
Construction Operations Manager60,900 EUR
Construction Project Coordinator38,100 EUR
Construction Project Engineer37,900 EUR
Construction Project Manager66,400 EUR
Construction Project Planner35,500 EUR
Construction Quality Control Manager49,700 EUR
Construction Safety Officer24,800 EUR
Construction Superintendent23,500 EUR
Construction Supervisor37,700 EUR
Construction Technical Assistant14,300 EUR
Construction Technical Officer16,800 EUR
Construction Technical Writer14,700 EUR
Construction Technician13,400 EUR
Crane and Tower Operator12,600 EUR
Diesel Mechanic12,300 EUR
Drywall Installer13,300 EUR
Electrical Draftsman13,300 EUR
Electrical Engineering Supervisor39,900 EUR
Electrical Engineering Technician15,900 EUR
Electrician18,600 EUR
Elevator Installer and Repairer16,500 EUR
Engineer36,200 EUR
Excavator Operator13,100 EUR
Floor Finisher13,900 EUR
Floor Manager22,000 EUR
Foreman10,500 EUR
Frame and Truss Detailer12,200 EUR
Furniture Finisher12,300 EUR
Gas Technician 12,500 EUR
Handyman11,100 EUR
Health and Safety Coordinator15,900 EUR
Health and Safety Officer18,200 EUR
Installation Manager42,800 EUR
Installer11,800 EUR
Insulation Installer13,400 EUR
Labourer9,850 EUR
Land Surveyor16,500 EUR
Lift Technician13,100 EUR
Material Tester19,200 EUR
Model Maker18,900 EUR
Order Picker11,400 EUR
Painter12,100 EUR
Pipe Layer10,400 EUR
Pipefitter10,400 EUR
Plumber13,800 EUR
Property Coordinator31,200 EUR
Purchasing Manager45,500 EUR
Quantity Surveyor24,300 EUR
Roof Slater and Tiler11,600 EUR
Sheet Metal Mechanic12,900 EUR
Site Clerk12,600 EUR
Site engineer33,900 EUR
Site Leader60,100 EUR
Stock Controller19,200 EUR
Structural Steel Construction Worker14,200 EUR
Technical Draughtsman15,100 EUR
Tendering Manager52,500 EUR
Tower Crane Operator12,300 EUR
Wall and Floor Tiler12,400 EUR
Warehouse Manager43,600 EUR
Welder11,300 EUR
Welding Superintendent14,400 EUR

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Ireland

Median and salary distribution yearly Ireland Construction / Building / Installation
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Ireland range from 9,730 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 65,800 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 22,200 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 22,200 EUR while the other half are earning more than 22,200 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.

  • 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 14,400 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 14,400 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 43,100 EUR while 25% are earning more than 43,100 EUR.


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?

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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.

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 Ireland costs anywhere from 16,000 Euro(s) to 48,100 Euro(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 Ireland who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
23,300 EUR
Female-5%
22,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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

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

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Ireland 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.

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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.

Ireland / 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 Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. 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 Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland 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.

73% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
27%
No Bonus
73%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Ireland


11 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 11 EUR. This means that the average person in Ireland earns approximately 11 EUR 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 yearly Ireland
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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
Cork25,400 EUR
Dublin26,600 EUR
Galway23,000 EUR
Limerick24,500 EUR
Waterford21,800 EUR

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 Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
37,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
39,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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