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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Lesotho 2021

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


Average Monthly Salary
6,900 LSL
( 82,900 LSL yearly)

LOW
2,970
LSL
AVERAGE
6,900
LSL
HIGH
20,100
LSL

A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Lesotho typically earns around 6,900 LSL per month. Salaries range from 2,970 LSL (lowest average) to 20,100 LSL (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
Adjudicator4,730 LSL
Assembler3,940 LSL
Boat Builder and Shipwright5,610 LSL
Bricklayer3,270 LSL
Building Administrator4,890 LSL
Building Contracts Manager16,600 LSL
Building Inspector4,820 LSL
Building Monitor3,890 LSL
Building Sales Manager16,500 LSL
Cabinetmaker3,850 LSL
Carpenter4,370 LSL
Civil Engineer11,000 LSL
Civil Technician5,390 LSL
Concreter3,550 LSL
Construction and Maintenance Manager8,550 LSL
Construction Assistant4,640 LSL
Construction Coordinator6,160 LSL
Construction Estimator6,980 LSL
Construction Field Engineer10,000 LSL
Construction General Manager20,100 LSL
Construction Inventory Officer3,750 LSL
Construction Operations Manager19,500 LSL
Construction Project Coordinator11,600 LSL
Construction Project Engineer11,500 LSL
Construction Project Manager20,400 LSL
Construction Project Planner11,100 LSL
Construction Quality Control Manager14,800 LSL
Construction Safety Officer6,980 LSL
Construction Superintendent7,130 LSL
Construction Supervisor11,100 LSL
Construction Technical Assistant3,970 LSL
Construction Technical Officer4,810 LSL
Construction Technical Writer4,460 LSL
Construction Technician3,850 LSL
Crane and Tower Operator3,840 LSL
Diesel Mechanic3,730 LSL
Drywall Installer4,180 LSL
Electrical Draftsman4,080 LSL
Electrical Engineering Supervisor12,000 LSL
Electrical Engineering Technician4,910 LSL
Electrician5,670 LSL
Elevator Installer and Repairer5,000 LSL
Engineer11,200 LSL
Excavator Operator3,750 LSL
Floor Finisher4,450 LSL
Floor Manager6,490 LSL
Foreman3,080 LSL
Frame and Truss Detailer3,560 LSL
Furniture Finisher3,670 LSL
Gas Technician 3,560 LSL
Handyman3,390 LSL
Health and Safety Coordinator4,820 LSL
Health and Safety Officer5,130 LSL
Installation Manager13,000 LSL
Installer3,320 LSL
Insulation Installer3,910 LSL
Labourer3,150 LSL
Land Surveyor5,090 LSL
Lift Technician3,820 LSL
Material Tester5,700 LSL
Model Maker5,610 LSL
Order Picker3,450 LSL
Painter3,800 LSL
Pipe Layer2,990 LSL
Pipefitter3,060 LSL
Plumber4,100 LSL
Property Coordinator8,980 LSL
Purchasing Manager12,800 LSL
Quantity Surveyor6,980 LSL
Roof Slater and Tiler3,390 LSL
Sheet Metal Mechanic3,820 LSL
Site Clerk3,740 LSL
Site engineer10,200 LSL
Site Leader18,200 LSL
Stock Controller5,300 LSL
Structural Steel Construction Worker3,930 LSL
Technical Draughtsman4,190 LSL
Tendering Manager16,500 LSL
Tower Crane Operator3,740 LSL
Wall and Floor Tiler3,490 LSL
Warehouse Manager12,500 LSL
Welder3,270 LSL
Welding Superintendent4,370 LSL

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Lesotho

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

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Lesotho range from 2,970 LSL per month (minimum average salary) to 20,100 LSL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,040 LSL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 7,040 LSL while the other half are earning more than 7,040 LSL. 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 4,510 LSL while 75% of them are earning more than 4,510 LSL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 13,800 LSL while 25% are earning more than 13,800 LSL.


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.
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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 Lesotho costs anywhere from 58,700 Loti(s) to 176,000 Loti(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 Lesotho who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
7,200 LSL
Female-10%
6,460 LSL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Lesotho for all Careers

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

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

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Lesotho are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Lesotho 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.

Lesotho / 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 Lesotho is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
3%
Energy
6%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
3%
Travel
6%
Construction
9%
Education
3%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Lesotho 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 Lesotho

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

89% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% 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
11%
No Bonus
89%

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 Lesotho


40 LSL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Lesotho is 40 LSL. This means that the average person in Lesotho earns approximately 40 LSL 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

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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

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 Lesotho earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
11,100 LSL
Public Sector+14%
12,700 LSL
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