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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Myanmar 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
321,000 MMK
( 3,850,000 MMK yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Myanmar typically earns around 321,000 MMK per month. Salaries range from 138,000 MMK (lowest average) to 932,000 MMK (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
Adjudicator218,000 MMK
Assembler169,000 MMK
Boat Builder and Shipwright262,000 MMK
Bricklayer142,000 MMK
Building Administrator218,000 MMK
Building Contracts Manager770,000 MMK
Building Inspector205,000 MMK
Building Monitor174,000 MMK
Building Sales Manager724,000 MMK
Cabinetmaker177,000 MMK
Carpenter207,000 MMK
Civil Engineer486,000 MMK
Civil Technician248,000 MMK
Concreter161,000 MMK
Construction and Maintenance Manager402,000 MMK
Construction Assistant195,000 MMK
Construction Coordinator295,000 MMK
Construction Estimator311,000 MMK
Construction Field Engineer444,000 MMK
Construction General Manager932,000 MMK
Construction Inventory Officer167,000 MMK
Construction Operations Manager889,000 MMK
Construction Project Coordinator520,000 MMK
Construction Project Engineer498,000 MMK
Construction Project Manager913,000 MMK
Construction Project Planner478,000 MMK
Construction Quality Control Manager692,000 MMK
Construction Safety Officer311,000 MMK
Construction Superintendent320,000 MMK
Construction Supervisor488,000 MMK
Construction Technical Assistant190,000 MMK
Construction Technical Officer221,000 MMK
Construction Technical Writer200,000 MMK
Construction Technician188,000 MMK
Crane and Tower Operator178,000 MMK
Diesel Mechanic162,000 MMK
Drywall Installer186,000 MMK
Electrical Draftsman183,000 MMK
Electrical Engineering Supervisor540,000 MMK
Electrical Engineering Technician227,000 MMK
Electrician263,000 MMK
Elevator Installer and Repairer218,000 MMK
Engineer535,000 MMK
Excavator Operator178,000 MMK
Floor Finisher203,000 MMK
Floor Manager285,000 MMK
Foreman145,000 MMK
Frame and Truss Detailer157,000 MMK
Furniture Finisher177,000 MMK
Gas Technician 163,000 MMK
Handyman152,000 MMK
Health and Safety Coordinator210,000 MMK
Health and Safety Officer236,000 MMK
Installation Manager585,000 MMK
Installer148,000 MMK
Insulation Installer167,000 MMK
Labourer144,000 MMK
Land Surveyor235,000 MMK
Lift Technician163,000 MMK
Material Tester267,000 MMK
Model Maker262,000 MMK
Order Picker150,000 MMK
Painter163,000 MMK
Pipe Layer146,000 MMK
Pipefitter139,000 MMK
Plumber192,000 MMK
Property Coordinator439,000 MMK
Purchasing Manager591,000 MMK
Quantity Surveyor331,000 MMK
Roof Slater and Tiler149,000 MMK
Sheet Metal Mechanic173,000 MMK
Site Clerk175,000 MMK
Site engineer430,000 MMK
Site Leader791,000 MMK
Stock Controller254,000 MMK
Structural Steel Construction Worker189,000 MMK
Technical Draughtsman201,000 MMK
Tendering Manager735,000 MMK
Tower Crane Operator168,000 MMK
Wall and Floor Tiler156,000 MMK
Warehouse Manager572,000 MMK
Welder139,000 MMK
Welding Superintendent196,000 MMK

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Myanmar

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

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Myanmar range from 138,000 MMK per month (minimum average salary) to 932,000 MMK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 321,000 MMK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 321,000 MMK while the other half are earning more than 321,000 MMK. 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 206,000 MMK while 75% of them are earning more than 206,000 MMK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 626,000 MMK while 25% are earning more than 626,000 MMK.

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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Myanmar costs anywhere from 2,720,000 Kyat(s) to 8,170,000 Kyat(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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Myanmar Construction / Building / Installation
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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 Myanmar who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

330,000 MMK
308,000 MMK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Myanmar for all Careers

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

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

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Myanmar are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Myanmar 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.

Myanmar / 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 Myanmar is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

75% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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 Myanmar

1,850 MMK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Myanmar is 1,850 MMK. This means that the average person in Myanmar earns approximately 1,850 MMK 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 monthly Myanmar
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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
Yangon339,000 MMK

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 Myanmar earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
515,000 MMK
Public Sector+12%
577,000 MMK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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