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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Cayman Islands 2020

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


Average Yearly Salary
22,500 KYD
( 1,880 KYD monthly)

LOW
9,840
KYD
AVERAGE
22,500
KYD
HIGH
66,600
KYD

A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Cayman Islands typically earns around 22,500 KYD per year. Salaries range from 9,840 KYD (lowest average) to 66,600 KYD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly 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
Adjudicator14,700 KYD
Assembler12,500 KYD
Boat Builder and Shipwright19,000 KYD
Bricklayer10,200 KYD
Building Administrator16,200 KYD
Building Contracts Manager55,000 KYD
Building Inspector15,000 KYD
Building Monitor12,400 KYD
Building Sales Manager52,600 KYD
Cabinetmaker12,500 KYD
Carpenter14,500 KYD
Civil Engineer37,300 KYD
Civil Technician17,500 KYD
Concreter11,100 KYD
Construction and Maintenance Manager27,800 KYD
Construction Assistant14,800 KYD
Construction Coordinator20,000 KYD
Construction Estimator23,200 KYD
Construction Field Engineer31,200 KYD
Construction General Manager66,600 KYD
Construction Inventory Officer12,400 KYD
Construction Operations Manager62,000 KYD
Construction Project Coordinator39,100 KYD
Construction Project Engineer35,700 KYD
Construction Project Manager65,000 KYD
Construction Project Planner35,400 KYD
Construction Quality Control Manager50,000 KYD
Construction Safety Officer23,200 KYD
Construction Superintendent24,100 KYD
Construction Supervisor35,400 KYD
Construction Technical Assistant12,900 KYD
Construction Technical Officer16,300 KYD
Construction Technical Writer15,100 KYD
Construction Technician12,500 KYD
Crane and Tower Operator12,700 KYD
Diesel Mechanic11,600 KYD
Drywall Installer13,000 KYD
Electrical Draftsman13,000 KYD
Electrical Engineering Supervisor38,900 KYD
Electrical Engineering Technician15,300 KYD
Electrician18,800 KYD
Elevator Installer and Repairer15,600 KYD
Engineer37,900 KYD
Excavator Operator12,400 KYD
Floor Finisher14,200 KYD
Floor Manager20,700 KYD
Foreman10,000 KYD
Frame and Truss Detailer12,000 KYD
Furniture Finisher12,200 KYD
Gas Technician 12,000 KYD
Handyman11,400 KYD
Health and Safety Coordinator15,000 KYD
Health and Safety Officer16,700 KYD
Installation Manager44,000 KYD
Installer11,000 KYD
Insulation Installer12,200 KYD
Labourer10,000 KYD
Land Surveyor15,900 KYD
Lift Technician11,900 KYD
Material Tester19,300 KYD
Model Maker19,000 KYD
Order Picker10,800 KYD
Painter12,100 KYD
Pipe Layer9,720 KYD
Pipefitter10,100 KYD
Plumber13,900 KYD
Property Coordinator29,200 KYD
Purchasing Manager41,700 KYD
Quantity Surveyor23,200 KYD
Roof Slater and Tiler11,400 KYD
Sheet Metal Mechanic11,900 KYD
Site Clerk12,600 KYD
Site engineer32,500 KYD
Site Leader56,700 KYD
Stock Controller17,200 KYD
Structural Steel Construction Worker12,800 KYD
Technical Draughtsman13,600 KYD
Tendering Manager51,600 KYD
Tower Crane Operator12,600 KYD
Wall and Floor Tiler11,600 KYD
Warehouse Manager42,200 KYD
Welder10,200 KYD
Welding Superintendent14,800 KYD

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Cayman Islands

Median and salary distribution yearly Cayman Islands Construction / Building / Installation
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Cayman Islands range from 9,840 KYD per year (minimum average salary) to 66,600 KYD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 22,500 KYD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 22,500 KYD while the other half are earning more than 22,500 KYD. 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 14,600 KYD while 75% of them are earning more than 14,600 KYD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 44,500 KYD while 25% are earning more than 44,500 KYD.


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 Cayman Islands costs anywhere from 16,200 Cayman Islands Dollar(s) to 48,600 Cayman Islands Dollar(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 yearly Cayman Islands 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 Cayman Islands who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
21,500 KYD
Male+8%
23,200 KYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cayman Islands for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender yearly Cayman Islands
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Construction / Building / Installation Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cayman Islands

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

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Cayman Islands 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 Cayman Islands 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.

Cayman Islands / 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 Cayman Islands is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
4%
Energy
8%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
7%
Travel
2%
Construction
6%
Education
1%

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

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

90% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% 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
10%
No Bonus
90%

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries yearly Cayman Islands
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Cayman Islands earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
35,400 KYD
Public Sector+21%
42,800 KYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Cayman Islands


11 KYD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cayman Islands is 11 KYD. This means that the average person in Cayman Islands earns approximately 11 KYD 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 yearly Cayman Islands
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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 42% less than that of All Jobs.

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