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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Germany 2020

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


Average Monthly Salary
8,420 EUR
( 101,000 EUR yearly)

LOW
5,110
EUR
AVERAGE
8,420
EUR
HIGH
13,900
EUR

A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Germany typically earns around 8,420 EUR per month. Salaries range from 5,110 EUR (lowest average) to 13,900 EUR (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
Adjudicator7,250 EUR
Assembler6,660 EUR
Boat Builder and Shipwright7,570 EUR
Bricklayer5,540 EUR
Building Administrator7,560 EUR
Building Contracts Manager12,400 EUR
Building Inspector8,120 EUR
Building Monitor6,150 EUR
Building Sales Manager12,700 EUR
Cabinetmaker6,900 EUR
Carpenter7,200 EUR
Civil Engineer9,970 EUR
Civil Technician8,550 EUR
Concreter7,060 EUR
Construction and Maintenance Manager8,750 EUR
Construction Assistant8,240 EUR
Construction Coordinator9,100 EUR
Construction Estimator9,360 EUR
Construction Field Engineer9,740 EUR
Construction General Manager11,700 EUR
Construction Inventory Officer5,940 EUR
Construction Operations Manager11,000 EUR
Construction Project Coordinator10,100 EUR
Construction Project Engineer10,100 EUR
Construction Project Manager12,800 EUR
Construction Project Planner10,000 EUR
Construction Quality Control Manager11,600 EUR
Construction Safety Officer9,160 EUR
Construction Superintendent10,500 EUR
Construction Supervisor11,500 EUR
Construction Technical Assistant7,470 EUR
Construction Technical Officer7,090 EUR
Construction Technical Writer6,850 EUR
Construction Technician6,580 EUR
Crane and Tower Operator6,670 EUR
Diesel Mechanic5,970 EUR
Drywall Installer6,630 EUR
Electrical Draftsman5,840 EUR
Electrical Engineering Supervisor10,900 EUR
Electrical Engineering Technician8,200 EUR
Electrician9,120 EUR
Elevator Installer and Repairer7,390 EUR
Engineer10,100 EUR
Excavator Operator7,700 EUR
Floor Finisher8,320 EUR
Floor Manager9,320 EUR
Foreman5,980 EUR
Frame and Truss Detailer5,800 EUR
Furniture Finisher5,730 EUR
Gas Technician 5,710 EUR
Handyman5,760 EUR
Health and Safety Coordinator7,700 EUR
Health and Safety Officer7,150 EUR
Installation Manager11,000 EUR
Installer6,330 EUR
Insulation Installer6,470 EUR
Labourer4,830 EUR
Land Surveyor7,030 EUR
Lift Technician5,880 EUR
Material Tester7,200 EUR
Model Maker7,160 EUR
Order Picker5,820 EUR
Painter5,950 EUR
Pipe Layer5,570 EUR
Pipefitter5,610 EUR
Plumber6,360 EUR
Property Coordinator10,000 EUR
Purchasing Manager11,900 EUR
Quantity Surveyor9,840 EUR
Roof Slater and Tiler6,670 EUR
Sheet Metal Mechanic7,380 EUR
Site Clerk6,670 EUR
Site engineer9,290 EUR
Site Leader11,100 EUR
Stock Controller8,380 EUR
Structural Steel Construction Worker7,550 EUR
Technical Draughtsman7,190 EUR
Tendering Manager12,500 EUR
Tower Crane Operator5,760 EUR
Wall and Floor Tiler5,960 EUR
Warehouse Manager11,600 EUR
Welder5,880 EUR
Welding Superintendent7,230 EUR

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Germany

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

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Germany range from 5,110 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 13,900 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,100 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 9,100 EUR while the other half are earning more than 9,100 EUR. 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 6,400 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,400 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 12,400 EUR while 25% are earning more than 12,400 EUR.


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 Germany costs anywhere from 59,400 Euro(s) to 178,000 Euro(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 monthly Germany 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 earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

Female
8,130 EUR
Male+7%
8,720 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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

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

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany 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.

Germany / 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 Germany is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
9%
Energy
9%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
9%
Travel
9%
Construction
9%
Education
9%

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

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

66% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% 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
34%
No Bonus
66%

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

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
11,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
12,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

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 Germany Construction / Building / Installation
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Average Salary 2016
7,280 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
7,550 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
7,830 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
8,120 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Germany 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 Germany


49 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 49 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximately 49 EUR 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 Germany
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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 29% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin9,590 EUR
Bremen8,320 EUR
Dortmund8,130 EUR
Dresden7,830 EUR
Dusseldorf8,820 EUR
Essen8,470 EUR
Frankfurt8,960 EUR
Hamburg9,440 EUR
Hannover7,650 EUR
Koln9,120 EUR
Leipzig8,000 EUR
Munchen9,280 EUR
Nurnberg7,500 EUR
Stuttgart8,630 EUR
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