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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Djibouti 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
162,000 DJF
( 1,940,000 DJF yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Djibouti typically earns around 162,000 DJF per month. Salaries range from 69,600 DJF (lowest average) to 471,000 DJF (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
Adjudicator105,000 DJF
Assembler84,600 DJF
Boat Builder and Shipwright129,000 DJF
Bricklayer70,700 DJF
Building Administrator115,000 DJF
Building Contracts Manager399,000 DJF
Building Inspector111,000 DJF
Building Monitor87,500 DJF
Building Sales Manager367,000 DJF
Cabinetmaker90,000 DJF
Carpenter106,000 DJF
Civil Engineer253,000 DJF
Civil Technician129,000 DJF
Concreter76,200 DJF
Construction and Maintenance Manager207,000 DJF
Construction Assistant104,000 DJF
Construction Coordinator143,000 DJF
Construction Estimator169,000 DJF
Construction Field Engineer213,000 DJF
Construction General Manager471,000 DJF
Construction Inventory Officer84,200 DJF
Construction Operations Manager442,000 DJF
Construction Project Coordinator267,000 DJF
Construction Project Engineer267,000 DJF
Construction Project Manager447,000 DJF
Construction Project Planner245,000 DJF
Construction Quality Control Manager340,000 DJF
Construction Safety Officer161,000 DJF
Construction Superintendent169,000 DJF
Construction Supervisor248,000 DJF
Construction Technical Assistant94,700 DJF
Construction Technical Officer109,000 DJF
Construction Technical Writer103,000 DJF
Construction Technician90,400 DJF
Crane and Tower Operator85,700 DJF
Diesel Mechanic82,600 DJF
Drywall Installer93,600 DJF
Electrical Draftsman89,400 DJF
Electrical Engineering Supervisor277,000 DJF
Electrical Engineering Technician112,000 DJF
Electrician136,000 DJF
Elevator Installer and Repairer114,000 DJF
Engineer254,000 DJF
Excavator Operator86,800 DJF
Floor Finisher98,500 DJF
Floor Manager144,000 DJF
Foreman70,900 DJF
Frame and Truss Detailer83,500 DJF
Furniture Finisher87,700 DJF
Gas Technician 79,000 DJF
Handyman74,300 DJF
Health and Safety Coordinator104,000 DJF
Health and Safety Officer123,000 DJF
Installation Manager293,000 DJF
Installer76,300 DJF
Insulation Installer85,700 DJF
Labourer68,100 DJF
Land Surveyor119,000 DJF
Lift Technician85,900 DJF
Material Tester128,000 DJF
Model Maker129,000 DJF
Order Picker80,400 DJF
Painter83,700 DJF
Pipe Layer68,600 DJF
Pipefitter72,800 DJF
Plumber91,800 DJF
Property Coordinator216,000 DJF
Purchasing Manager292,000 DJF
Quantity Surveyor166,000 DJF
Roof Slater and Tiler75,500 DJF
Sheet Metal Mechanic88,400 DJF
Site Clerk88,100 DJF
Site engineer222,000 DJF
Site Leader403,000 DJF
Stock Controller123,000 DJF
Structural Steel Construction Worker89,200 DJF
Technical Draughtsman100,000 DJF
Tendering Manager379,000 DJF
Tower Crane Operator84,200 DJF
Wall and Floor Tiler82,300 DJF
Warehouse Manager277,000 DJF
Welder75,400 DJF
Welding Superintendent103,000 DJF

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Djibouti

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

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Djibouti range from 69,600 DJF per month (minimum average salary) to 471,000 DJF per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 159,000 DJF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 159,000 DJF while the other half are earning more than 159,000 DJF. 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 103,000 DJF while 75% of them are earning more than 103,000 DJF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 309,000 DJF while 25% are earning more than 309,000 DJF.

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 Djibouti costs anywhere from 1,380,000 Djibouti Franc(s) to 4,130,000 Djibouti Franc(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 Djibouti who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

177,000 DJF
149,000 DJF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Djibouti for all Careers

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

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

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Djibouti 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Djibouti 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.

Djibouti / 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 Djibouti is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Djibouti 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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Construction / Building / Installation Bonus and Incentive Rates in Djibouti

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

91% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 9% 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 Djibouti

930 DJF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Djibouti is 930 DJF. This means that the average person in Djibouti earns approximately 930 DJF 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 Djibouti
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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

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

Private Sector
264,000 DJF
Public Sector+7%
284,000 DJF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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