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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Fiji 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
4,150 FJD
( 49,800 FJD yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Fiji typically earns around 4,150 FJD per month. Salaries range from 2,520 FJD (lowest average) to 6,830 FJD (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
Adjudicator3,610 FJD
Assembler3,370 FJD
Boat Builder and Shipwright3,920 FJD
Bricklayer2,850 FJD
Building Administrator3,520 FJD
Building Contracts Manager6,260 FJD
Building Inspector4,110 FJD
Building Monitor2,830 FJD
Building Sales Manager5,920 FJD
Cabinetmaker3,480 FJD
Carpenter3,600 FJD
Civil Engineer4,940 FJD
Civil Technician4,420 FJD
Concreter3,830 FJD
Construction and Maintenance Manager4,480 FJD
Construction Assistant4,010 FJD
Construction Coordinator4,390 FJD
Construction Estimator4,470 FJD
Construction Field Engineer4,830 FJD
Construction General Manager5,750 FJD
Construction Inventory Officer2,910 FJD
Construction Operations Manager5,550 FJD
Construction Project Coordinator4,970 FJD
Construction Project Engineer5,070 FJD
Construction Project Manager6,340 FJD
Construction Project Planner5,200 FJD
Construction Quality Control Manager5,990 FJD
Construction Safety Officer4,600 FJD
Construction Superintendent4,770 FJD
Construction Supervisor5,370 FJD
Construction Technical Assistant3,690 FJD
Construction Technical Officer3,710 FJD
Construction Technical Writer3,360 FJD
Construction Technician3,140 FJD
Crane and Tower Operator3,450 FJD
Diesel Mechanic2,850 FJD
Drywall Installer3,130 FJD
Electrical Draftsman2,900 FJD
Electrical Engineering Supervisor5,010 FJD
Electrical Engineering Technician4,190 FJD
Electrician4,600 FJD
Elevator Installer and Repairer3,610 FJD
Engineer5,040 FJD
Excavator Operator3,670 FJD
Floor Finisher4,090 FJD
Floor Manager4,340 FJD
Foreman2,910 FJD
Frame and Truss Detailer2,950 FJD
Furniture Finisher2,760 FJD
Gas Technician 2,910 FJD
Handyman2,690 FJD
Health and Safety Coordinator3,960 FJD
Health and Safety Officer3,700 FJD
Installation Manager5,240 FJD
Installer3,180 FJD
Insulation Installer3,120 FJD
Labourer2,560 FJD
Land Surveyor3,680 FJD
Lift Technician2,900 FJD
Material Tester3,640 FJD
Model Maker3,710 FJD
Order Picker2,910 FJD
Painter3,090 FJD
Pipe Layer2,590 FJD
Pipefitter2,860 FJD
Plumber3,210 FJD
Property Coordinator4,920 FJD
Purchasing Manager5,870 FJD
Quantity Surveyor4,800 FJD
Roof Slater and Tiler3,220 FJD
Sheet Metal Mechanic3,900 FJD
Site Clerk3,210 FJD
Site engineer4,870 FJD
Site Leader5,270 FJD
Stock Controller4,040 FJD
Structural Steel Construction Worker3,550 FJD
Technical Draughtsman3,550 FJD
Tendering Manager6,050 FJD
Tower Crane Operator2,750 FJD
Wall and Floor Tiler2,780 FJD
Warehouse Manager5,890 FJD
Welder2,970 FJD
Welding Superintendent3,290 FJD

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Fiji

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

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Fiji range from 2,520 FJD per month (minimum average salary) to 6,830 FJD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,480 FJD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 4,480 FJD while the other half are earning more than 4,480 FJD. 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 3,150 FJD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,150 FJD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 6,110 FJD while 25% are earning more than 6,110 FJD.

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 Fiji costs anywhere from 29,200 Fiji Dollar(s) to 87,700 Fiji 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

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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 earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

3,850 FJD
4,450 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Fiji for all Careers

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

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

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Fiji 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 Fiji 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.

Fiji / 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 Fiji is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

86% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 14% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Fiji earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
5,200 FJD
Public Sector+25%
6,490 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Forecast and Trend in Fiji

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

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Average Salary 2016
3,590 FJD
Average Salary 2017+4%
3,720 FJD
Average Salary 2018+4%
3,860 FJD
Average Salary 2019+4%
4,000 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Fiji are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Fiji

24 FJD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Fiji is 24 FJD. This means that the average person in Fiji earns approximately 24 FJD 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 Fiji
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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 29% less than that of All Jobs.

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CityAverage Salary
Suva4,430 FJD
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