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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Singapore 2019

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

6,043 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Singapore typically earns around 6,043 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Construction / Building / Installation jobs. 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
Adjudicator5,098 SGD
Assembler4,875 SGD
Boat Builder and Shipwright5,519 SGD
Bricklayer4,099 SGD
Building Administrator5,031 SGD
Building Contracts Manager9,114 SGD
Building Inspector5,565 SGD
Building Monitor4,181 SGD
Building Sales Manager8,218 SGD
Cabinetmaker4,759 SGD
Carpenter5,036 SGD
Civil Engineer7,082 SGD
Civil Technician6,048 SGD
Concreter5,093 SGD
Construction and Maintenance Manager6,499 SGD
Construction Assistant5,463 SGD
Construction Coordinator6,121 SGD
Construction Estimator6,386 SGD
Construction Field Engineer7,382 SGD
Construction General Manager8,382 SGD
Construction Inventory Officer4,160 SGD
Construction Operations Manager7,870 SGD
Construction Project Coordinator7,575 SGD
Construction Project Engineer7,296 SGD
Construction Project Manager9,358 SGD
Construction Project Planner7,516 SGD
Construction Quality Control Manager8,430 SGD
Construction Safety Officer6,580 SGD
Construction Superintendent7,268 SGD
Construction Supervisor7,453 SGD
Construction Technical Assistant5,149 SGD
Construction Technical Officer4,914 SGD
Construction Technical Writer5,118 SGD
Construction Technician4,653 SGD
Crane and Tower Operator5,029 SGD
Diesel Mechanic4,099 SGD
Drywall Installer4,782 SGD
Electrical Draftsman4,281 SGD
Electrical Engineering Supervisor7,136 SGD
Electrical Engineering Technician5,913 SGD
Electrician6,704 SGD
Elevator Installer and Repairer5,197 SGD
Engineer7,514 SGD
Excavator Operator5,135 SGD
Floor Finisher5,800 SGD
Floor Manager6,020 SGD
Foreman4,230 SGD
Frame and Truss Detailer4,229 SGD
Furniture Finisher4,110 SGD
Gas Technician 3,854 SGD
Handyman4,094 SGD
Health and Safety Coordinator5,698 SGD
Health and Safety Officer5,057 SGD
Installation Manager7,984 SGD
Installer4,548 SGD
Insulation Installer4,222 SGD
Labourer3,625 SGD
Land Surveyor5,200 SGD
Lift Technician3,934 SGD
Material Tester5,118 SGD
Model Maker5,218 SGD
Order Picker4,198 SGD
Painter4,469 SGD
Pipe Layer3,844 SGD
Pipefitter3,930 SGD
Plumber4,516 SGD
Property Coordinator7,283 SGD
Purchasing Manager8,032 SGD
Quantity Surveyor6,716 SGD
Roof Slater and Tiler4,623 SGD
Sheet Metal Mechanic5,192 SGD
Site Clerk4,516 SGD
Site engineer6,634 SGD
Site Leader7,596 SGD
Stock Controller5,634 SGD
Structural Steel Construction Worker4,955 SGD
Technical Draughtsman4,955 SGD
Tendering Manager9,253 SGD
Tower Crane Operator4,197 SGD
Wall and Floor Tiler3,967 SGD
Warehouse Manager7,804 SGD
Welder4,030 SGD
Welding Superintendent5,015 SGD

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Construction / Building / Installation

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Singapore range between 3,667 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 9,953 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,862 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 5,862 SGD while the other half are earning more than 5,862 SGD. 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 4,288 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,288 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 7,433 SGD while 25% are earning more than 7,433 SGD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore

How do Construction / Building / Installation salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Construction / Building / Installation
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,612 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
5,820 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
5,913 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
6,043 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Singapore are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

35 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Construction / Building / Installation is 35 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximatly 35 SGD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction / Building / Installation and Construction / Building / Installation monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Construction / Building / Installation and All Jobs and we found that Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.
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