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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Nigeria 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
199,000 NGN
( 2,390,000 NGN yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Nigeria typically earns around 199,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 85,700 NGN (lowest average) to 580,000 NGN (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
Adjudicator125,000 NGN
Assembler103,000 NGN
Boat Builder and Shipwright165,000 NGN
Bricklayer90,400 NGN
Building Administrator143,000 NGN
Building Contracts Manager455,000 NGN
Building Inspector137,000 NGN
Building Monitor101,000 NGN
Building Sales Manager464,000 NGN
Cabinetmaker115,000 NGN
Carpenter122,000 NGN
Civil Engineer321,000 NGN
Civil Technician153,000 NGN
Concreter96,900 NGN
Construction and Maintenance Manager248,000 NGN
Construction Assistant119,000 NGN
Construction Coordinator182,000 NGN
Construction Estimator194,000 NGN
Construction Field Engineer268,000 NGN
Construction General Manager580,000 NGN
Construction Inventory Officer109,000 NGN
Construction Operations Manager516,000 NGN
Construction Project Coordinator311,000 NGN
Construction Project Engineer301,000 NGN
Construction Project Manager557,000 NGN
Construction Project Planner307,000 NGN
Construction Quality Control Manager434,000 NGN
Construction Safety Officer194,000 NGN
Construction Superintendent201,000 NGN
Construction Supervisor313,000 NGN
Construction Technical Assistant111,000 NGN
Construction Technical Officer139,000 NGN
Construction Technical Writer120,000 NGN
Construction Technician116,000 NGN
Crane and Tower Operator111,000 NGN
Diesel Mechanic97,800 NGN
Drywall Installer112,000 NGN
Electrical Draftsman111,000 NGN
Electrical Engineering Supervisor350,000 NGN
Electrical Engineering Technician137,000 NGN
Electrician156,000 NGN
Elevator Installer and Repairer138,000 NGN
Engineer320,000 NGN
Excavator Operator105,000 NGN
Floor Finisher124,000 NGN
Floor Manager182,000 NGN
Foreman89,100 NGN
Frame and Truss Detailer98,600 NGN
Furniture Finisher110,000 NGN
Gas Technician 97,600 NGN
Handyman90,800 NGN
Health and Safety Coordinator133,000 NGN
Health and Safety Officer146,000 NGN
Installation Manager367,000 NGN
Installer92,000 NGN
Insulation Installer111,000 NGN
Labourer83,500 NGN
Land Surveyor135,000 NGN
Lift Technician103,000 NGN
Material Tester159,000 NGN
Model Maker165,000 NGN
Order Picker90,600 NGN
Painter105,000 NGN
Pipe Layer85,800 NGN
Pipefitter90,800 NGN
Plumber115,000 NGN
Property Coordinator257,000 NGN
Purchasing Manager364,000 NGN
Quantity Surveyor206,000 NGN
Roof Slater and Tiler93,700 NGN
Sheet Metal Mechanic110,000 NGN
Site Clerk105,000 NGN
Site engineer276,000 NGN
Site Leader477,000 NGN
Stock Controller157,000 NGN
Structural Steel Construction Worker110,000 NGN
Technical Draughtsman118,000 NGN
Tendering Manager466,000 NGN
Tower Crane Operator106,000 NGN
Wall and Floor Tiler102,000 NGN
Warehouse Manager342,000 NGN
Welder93,100 NGN
Welding Superintendent123,000 NGN

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Nigeria

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

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Nigeria range from 85,700 NGN per month (minimum average salary) to 580,000 NGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 195,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 195,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 195,000 NGN. 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 126,000 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 126,000 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 380,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 380,000 NGN.

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 Nigeria costs anywhere from 1,690,000 Naira(s) to 5,080,000 Naira(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 Nigeria who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

217,000 NGN
183,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nigeria for all Careers

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

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

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Nigeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 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.

Nigeria / 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 Nigeria is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Nigeria for the year 2021. 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 Nigeria

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

77% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 23% 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
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 Nigeria

1,150 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nigeria is 1,150 NGN. This means that the average person in Nigeria earns approximately 1,150 NGN 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 Nigeria
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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
Benin City170,000 NGN
Ibadan190,000 NGN
Kaduna179,000 NGN
Kano197,000 NGN
Lagos207,000 NGN

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 Nigeria earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
328,000 NGN
Public Sector+6%
347,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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