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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Buenos Aires 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
30,600 ARS
( 367,000 ARS yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Buenos Aires typically earns around 30,600 ARS per month. Salaries range from 13,200 ARS (lowest average) to 89,000 ARS (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
Adjudicator19,300 ARS
Assembler17,100 ARS
Boat Builder and Shipwright23,300 ARS
Bricklayer14,100 ARS
Building Administrator22,200 ARS
Building Contracts Manager75,300 ARS
Building Inspector21,200 ARS
Building Monitor15,700 ARS
Building Sales Manager69,900 ARS
Cabinetmaker17,800 ARS
Carpenter18,900 ARS
Civil Engineer49,400 ARS
Civil Technician23,000 ARS
Concreter14,900 ARS
Construction and Maintenance Manager38,500 ARS
Construction Assistant20,100 ARS
Construction Coordinator27,700 ARS
Construction Estimator29,400 ARS
Construction Field Engineer44,000 ARS
Construction General Manager89,000 ARS
Construction Inventory Officer16,200 ARS
Construction Operations Manager82,500 ARS
Construction Project Coordinator49,300 ARS
Construction Project Engineer48,000 ARS
Construction Project Manager88,500 ARS
Construction Project Planner44,800 ARS
Construction Quality Control Manager61,400 ARS
Construction Safety Officer31,000 ARS
Construction Superintendent31,100 ARS
Construction Supervisor47,100 ARS
Construction Technical Assistant18,300 ARS
Construction Technical Officer21,000 ARS
Construction Technical Writer19,000 ARS
Construction Technician16,500 ARS
Crane and Tower Operator16,200 ARS
Diesel Mechanic16,400 ARS
Drywall Installer17,500 ARS
Electrical Draftsman17,700 ARS
Electrical Engineering Supervisor52,600 ARS
Electrical Engineering Technician20,600 ARS
Electrician25,800 ARS
Elevator Installer and Repairer20,400 ARS
Engineer47,800 ARS
Excavator Operator17,100 ARS
Floor Finisher18,400 ARS
Floor Manager27,500 ARS
Foreman13,200 ARS
Frame and Truss Detailer14,800 ARS
Furniture Finisher16,300 ARS
Gas Technician 15,200 ARS
Handyman15,100 ARS
Health and Safety Coordinator20,700 ARS
Health and Safety Officer21,900 ARS
Installation Manager54,000 ARS
Installer14,700 ARS
Insulation Installer16,400 ARS
Labourer12,700 ARS
Land Surveyor21,900 ARS
Lift Technician16,400 ARS
Material Tester25,500 ARS
Model Maker23,300 ARS
Order Picker14,500 ARS
Painter15,300 ARS
Pipe Layer13,800 ARS
Pipefitter13,200 ARS
Plumber18,300 ARS
Property Coordinator39,400 ARS
Purchasing Manager57,800 ARS
Quantity Surveyor29,400 ARS
Roof Slater and Tiler14,800 ARS
Sheet Metal Mechanic15,600 ARS
Site Clerk15,900 ARS
Site engineer43,200 ARS
Site Leader80,100 ARS
Stock Controller23,900 ARS
Structural Steel Construction Worker17,300 ARS
Technical Draughtsman19,300 ARS
Tendering Manager71,100 ARS
Tower Crane Operator15,500 ARS
Wall and Floor Tiler15,900 ARS
Warehouse Manager53,100 ARS
Welder14,400 ARS
Welding Superintendent19,100 ARS

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Buenos Aires

Median and salary distribution Buenos Aires Construction / Building / Installation monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
44,800 ARS or more
10% of people earn
37,000 to 44,800 ARS
20% of people earn
19,800 ARS or less
65% of people earn
19,800 to 37,000 ARS
Minimum Salary
13,200 ARS
28,800 ARS
89,000 ARS

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Buenos Aires range from 13,200 ARS per month (starting average salary) to 89,000 ARS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 28,800 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 28,800 ARS while the other half are earning more than 28,800 ARS. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 22,900 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 22,900 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 37,500 ARS while 25% are earning more than 37,500 ARS.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 19,800 ARS to 37,000 ARS. Approximatly 20% fall under the 19,800 ARS cap. Ten percent of wages are from 37,000 ARS to 44,800 ARS. Only 5% of people grossed 44,800 ARS or more.

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 Argentina costs anywhere from 226,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 677,000 Argentine Peso(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.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Construction / Building / Installation

Salary comparison by gender Argentina Construction / Building / Installation monthly
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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 Argentina who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

27,600 ARS
25,700 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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

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

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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.

Argentina / All Professions

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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 Argentina is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Argentina for the year 2022. 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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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Construction / Building / Installation Bonus and Incentive Rates in Argentina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina Construction / Building / Installation
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Construction / Building / Installation is considered to be a low bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

71% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Salary Forecast and Trend in Argentina

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

Average Salary 2019
24,200 ARS
Average Salary 2020+3%
24,900 ARS
Average Salary 2021+2%
25,500 ARS
Average Salary 2022+2%
26,100 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Argentina are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Buenos Aires

180 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Buenos Aires is 180 ARS. This means that the average person in Buenos Aires earns approximately 180 ARS for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Buenos Aires is 76 ARS. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

30,600 ARS
52,000 ARS
Average Salary
Construction / Building / Installation
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

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Buenos Aires VS Argentina

Salary Comparison Between Buenos Aires and Argentina monthly Construction / Building / Installation
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We compared Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Buenos Aires and Argentina and we found that Buenos Aires salaries are 15% more than those of Argentina.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda26,800 ARS
Bahia Blanca28,500 ARS
Buenos Aires30,600 ARS
Cordoba30,400 ARS
Corrientes28,700 ARS
La Plata29,900 ARS
Lanus27,200 ARS
Mar del Plata29,700 ARS
Mendoza26,200 ARS
Neuquen27,600 ARS
Quilmes27,400 ARS
Resistencia28,100 ARS
Rosario30,100 ARS
Salta29,100 ARS
San Juan26,100 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman29,400 ARS
Santa Fe28,900 ARS
Santiago del Estero27,900 ARS

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 Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,600 ARS
Public Sector+7%
46,400 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Construction / Building / Installation in Buenos Aires?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 28,800 ARS and 37,500 ARS. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Construction / Building / Installation in Buenos Aires is ranges from 22,900 ARS to 37,500 ARS. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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