A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Bahrain typically earns around 870 BHD per month. Salaries range from 370 BHD (lowest average) to 2,530 BHD (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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Boat Builder and Shipwright||720 BHD|
|Building Administrator||630 BHD|
|Building Contracts Manager||2,250 BHD|
|Building Inspector||610 BHD|
|Building Monitor||500 BHD|
|Building Sales Manager||2,040 BHD|
|Civil Engineer||1,390 BHD|
|Civil Technician||740 BHD|
|Construction and Maintenance Manager||1,090 BHD|
|Construction Assistant||580 BHD|
|Construction Coordinator||850 BHD|
|Construction Estimator||870 BHD|
|Construction Field Engineer||1,220 BHD|
|Construction General Manager||2,530 BHD|
|Construction Inventory Officer||500 BHD|
|Construction Operations Manager||2,310 BHD|
|Construction Project Coordinator||1,510 BHD|
|Construction Project Engineer||1,500 BHD|
|Construction Project Manager||2,410 BHD|
|Construction Project Planner||1,330 BHD|
|Construction Quality Control Manager||1,890 BHD|
|Construction Safety Officer||920 BHD|
|Construction Superintendent||900 BHD|
|Construction Supervisor||1,380 BHD|
|Construction Technical Assistant||540 BHD|
|Construction Technical Officer||600 BHD|
|Construction Technical Writer||580 BHD|
|Construction Technician||500 BHD|
|Crane and Tower Operator||510 BHD|
|Diesel Mechanic||460 BHD|
|Drywall Installer||540 BHD|
|Electrical Draftsman||480 BHD|
|Electrical Engineering Supervisor||1,630 BHD|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||610 BHD|
|Elevator Installer and Repairer||610 BHD|
|Excavator Operator||500 BHD|
|Floor Finisher||540 BHD|
|Floor Manager||800 BHD|
|Frame and Truss Detailer||440 BHD|
|Furniture Finisher||490 BHD|
|Gas Technician||450 BHD|
|Health and Safety Coordinator||620 BHD|
|Health and Safety Officer||700 BHD|
|Installation Manager||1,730 BHD|
|Insulation Installer||470 BHD|
|Land Surveyor||610 BHD|
|Lift Technician||500 BHD|
|Material Tester||750 BHD|
|Model Maker||720 BHD|
|Order Picker||450 BHD|
|Pipe Layer||400 BHD|
|Property Coordinator||1,250 BHD|
|Purchasing Manager||1,670 BHD|
|Quantity Surveyor||910 BHD|
|Roof Slater and Tiler||440 BHD|
|Sheet Metal Mechanic||490 BHD|
|Site Clerk||470 BHD|
|Site engineer||1,310 BHD|
|Site Leader||2,260 BHD|
|Stock Controller||730 BHD|
|Structural Steel Construction Worker||500 BHD|
|Technical Draughtsman||570 BHD|
|Tendering Manager||2,070 BHD|
|Tower Crane Operator||500 BHD|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||450 BHD|
|Warehouse Manager||1,590 BHD|
|Welding Superintendent||550 BHD|
Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Bahrain range from 370 BHD per month (minimum average salary) to 2,530 BHD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 800 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 800 BHD while the other half are earning more than 800 BHD. 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.
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 530 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 530 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 1,530 BHD while 25% are earning more than 1,530 BHD.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Bahrain costs anywhere from 7,390 Bahraini Dinar(s) to 22,200 Bahraini Dinar(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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Bahrain who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Bahrain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 3% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Bahrain 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.
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.
94% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 6% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 41% less than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Bahrain earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.