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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Albania 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
56,500 ALL
( 678,000 ALL yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Albania typically earns around 56,500 ALL per month. Salaries range from 24,300 ALL (lowest average) to 164,000 ALL (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
Adjudicator40,900 ALL
Assembler31,100 ALL
Boat Builder and Shipwright49,000 ALL
Bricklayer28,100 ALL
Building Administrator43,600 ALL
Building Contracts Manager139,000 ALL
Building Inspector41,500 ALL
Building Monitor32,800 ALL
Building Sales Manager130,000 ALL
Cabinetmaker35,300 ALL
Carpenter39,300 ALL
Civil Engineer88,400 ALL
Civil Technician45,800 ALL
Concreter27,900 ALL
Construction and Maintenance Manager78,000 ALL
Construction Assistant35,900 ALL
Construction Coordinator51,800 ALL
Construction Estimator57,800 ALL
Construction Field Engineer81,200 ALL
Construction General Manager164,000 ALL
Construction Inventory Officer31,900 ALL
Construction Operations Manager159,000 ALL
Construction Project Coordinator99,500 ALL
Construction Project Engineer95,800 ALL
Construction Project Manager168,000 ALL
Construction Project Planner90,200 ALL
Construction Quality Control Manager129,000 ALL
Construction Safety Officer60,800 ALL
Construction Superintendent62,800 ALL
Construction Supervisor87,500 ALL
Construction Technical Assistant34,300 ALL
Construction Technical Officer39,100 ALL
Construction Technical Writer38,300 ALL
Construction Technician34,800 ALL
Crane and Tower Operator33,100 ALL
Diesel Mechanic29,600 ALL
Drywall Installer35,700 ALL
Electrical Draftsman33,600 ALL
Electrical Engineering Supervisor102,000 ALL
Electrical Engineering Technician39,400 ALL
Electrician47,700 ALL
Elevator Installer and Repairer40,800 ALL
Engineer92,700 ALL
Excavator Operator32,200 ALL
Floor Finisher35,500 ALL
Floor Manager51,000 ALL
Foreman26,700 ALL
Frame and Truss Detailer29,300 ALL
Furniture Finisher31,300 ALL
Gas Technician 31,200 ALL
Handyman27,700 ALL
Health and Safety Coordinator41,300 ALL
Health and Safety Officer43,700 ALL
Installation Manager109,000 ALL
Installer28,900 ALL
Insulation Installer32,100 ALL
Labourer24,500 ALL
Land Surveyor42,000 ALL
Lift Technician32,100 ALL
Material Tester48,500 ALL
Model Maker49,000 ALL
Order Picker28,900 ALL
Painter30,800 ALL
Pipe Layer26,400 ALL
Pipefitter26,500 ALL
Plumber34,900 ALL
Property Coordinator75,200 ALL
Purchasing Manager115,000 ALL
Quantity Surveyor61,400 ALL
Roof Slater and Tiler29,200 ALL
Sheet Metal Mechanic32,400 ALL
Site Clerk30,300 ALL
Site engineer85,100 ALL
Site Leader145,000 ALL
Stock Controller44,600 ALL
Structural Steel Construction Worker35,700 ALL
Technical Draughtsman36,200 ALL
Tendering Manager131,000 ALL
Tower Crane Operator31,400 ALL
Wall and Floor Tiler31,100 ALL
Warehouse Manager109,000 ALL
Welder28,200 ALL
Welding Superintendent38,400 ALL

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Albania

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

5% of people earn
81,100 ALL or more
10% of people earn
67,000 to 81,100 ALL
20% of people earn
35,900 ALL or less
65% of people earn
35,900 to 67,000 ALL
Minimum Salary
24,300 ALL
52,200 ALL
164,000 ALL

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 Albania range from 24,300 ALL per month (starting average salary) to 164,000 ALL 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 52,200 ALL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 52,200 ALL while the other half are earning more than 52,200 ALL. 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 41,500 ALL while 75% of them are earning more than 41,500 ALL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 68,000 ALL while 25% are earning more than 68,000 ALL.

  • 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 35,900 ALL to 67,000 ALL. Approximatly 20% fall under the 35,900 ALL cap. Ten percent of wages are from 67,000 ALL to 81,100 ALL. Only 5% of people grossed 81,100 ALL 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 Albania costs anywhere from 480,000 Lek(s) to 1,440,000 Lek(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

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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 Albania who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

58,200 ALL
54,200 ALL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Albania for all Careers

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

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

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Albania 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.

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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.

Albania / 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 Albania is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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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 Albania

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

89% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% 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 Albania

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
50,200 ALL
Average Salary 2020+4%
52,000 ALL
Average Salary 2021+3%
53,500 ALL
Average Salary 2022+2%
54,500 ALL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Albania 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 Albania

330 ALL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Albania is 330 ALL. This means that the average person in Albania earns approximately 330 ALL 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 Albania is 140 ALL. 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

56,500 ALL
96,100 ALL
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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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berat54,900 ALL
Durres61,800 ALL
Elbasan59,600 ALL
Fier57,400 ALL
Gjirokaster54,000 ALL
Korca56,300 ALL
Lezhe51,900 ALL
Sarande52,900 ALL
Shkodra58,800 ALL
Tirana62,800 ALL
Vlore61,100 ALL

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 Albania earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
91,300 ALL
Public Sector+14%
104,000 ALL
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 Albania?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 52,200 ALL and 68,000 ALL. 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 Albania is ranges from 41,500 ALL to 68,000 ALL. 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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