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Construction Project Manager Average Salary in Ireland 2020

How much money does a Construction Project Manager make in Ireland?


Average Yearly Salary
66,400 EUR
( 5,530 EUR monthly)

LOW
30,500
EUR
AVERAGE
66,400
EUR
HIGH
106,000
EUR

A person working as a Construction Project Manager in Ireland typically earns around 66,400 EUR per year. Salaries range from 30,500 EUR (lowest) to 106,000 EUR (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Construction Project Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Construction Project Manager Salary Distribution in Ireland

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Construction Project Manager salaries in Ireland range from 30,500 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 106,000 EUR per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 71,700 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Construction Project Manager(s) are earning less than 71,700 EUR while the other half are earning more than 71,700 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 Construction Project Manager(s) are earning less than 46,000 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 46,000 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Construction Project Manager(s) are earning less than 95,700 EUR while 25% are earning more than 95,700 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

Construction Project Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Construction Project Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Construction Project Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 34,700 EUR per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 46,300 EUR per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 68,400 EUR per year, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Construction Project Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 83,400 EUR per year, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 90,900 EUR per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 98,400 EUR per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Construction Project Manager average salary change by experience in Ireland

0 - 2 Years
34,700 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
46,300 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
68,400 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
83,400 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
90,900 EUR
20+ Years+8%
98,400 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Construction Project Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Construction Project Manager(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Construction Project Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Construction Project Manager is 40,300 EUR per year.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 77,800 EUR per year, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Construction Project Manager average salary difference by education level in Ireland

Bachelor's Degree
40,300 EUR
Master's Degree+93%
77,800 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Construction Project Manager 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 Construction Project Manager employees in Ireland earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
68,300 EUR
Female-6%
64,500 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 Project Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for Construction Project Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Manager(s) in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 20 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 Project Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland Construction Project Manager
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A Construction Project Manager is considered to be a high bonus-based job 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.

14% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 86% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
86%
No Bonus
14%

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 Project Manager Average Hourly Wage in Ireland


32 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 32 EUR. This means that the average Construction Project Manager in Ireland earns approximately 32 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 Project Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction Project Manager and Construction / Building / Installation yearly Ireland
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The average salary for Construction Project Manager is 190% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

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Bricklayer10,800 EUR-84%
Building Administrator17,400 EUR-74%
Building Contracts Manager54,400 EUR-18%
Building Inspector16,600 EUR-75%
Building Monitor12,700 EUR-81%
Building Sales Manager55,900 EUR-16%
Cabinetmaker13,600 EUR-80%
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Construction Assistant15,400 EUR-77%
Construction Coordinator22,200 EUR-67%
Construction Estimator24,800 EUR-63%
Construction Field Engineer31,700 EUR-52%
Construction General Manager65,800 EUR-1%
Construction Inventory Officer13,300 EUR-80%
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Construction Project Coordinator38,100 EUR-43%
Construction Project Engineer37,900 EUR-43%
Construction Project Manager66,400 EUR+0%
Construction Project Planner35,500 EUR-47%
Construction Quality Control Manager49,700 EUR-25%
Construction Safety Officer24,800 EUR-63%
Construction Superintendent23,500 EUR-65%
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Construction Technical Assistant14,300 EUR-78%
Construction Technical Officer16,800 EUR-75%
Construction Technical Writer14,700 EUR-78%
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Excavator Operator13,100 EUR-80%
Floor Finisher13,900 EUR-79%
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Foreman10,500 EUR-84%
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Installer11,800 EUR-82%
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Labourer9,850 EUR-85%
Land Surveyor16,500 EUR-75%
Lift Technician13,100 EUR-80%
Material Tester19,200 EUR-71%
Model Maker18,900 EUR-72%
Order Picker11,400 EUR-83%
Painter12,100 EUR-82%
Pipe Layer10,400 EUR-84%
Pipefitter10,400 EUR-84%
Plumber13,800 EUR-79%
Property Coordinator31,200 EUR-53%
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Site Clerk12,600 EUR-81%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork68,700 EUR
Dublin72,700 EUR
Galway61,400 EUR
Limerick64,600 EUR
Waterford56,900 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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