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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Macao 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
4,390 MOP
( 52,700 MOP yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Macao typically earns around 4,390 MOP per month. Salaries range from 1,890 MOP (lowest average) to 12,800 MOP (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
Adjudicator2,980 MOP
Assembler2,380 MOP
Boat Builder and Shipwright3,450 MOP
Bricklayer2,020 MOP
Building Administrator3,330 MOP
Building Contracts Manager11,100 MOP
Building Inspector3,010 MOP
Building Monitor2,420 MOP
Building Sales Manager9,860 MOP
Cabinetmaker2,660 MOP
Carpenter2,750 MOP
Civil Engineer6,990 MOP
Civil Technician3,550 MOP
Concreter2,260 MOP
Construction and Maintenance Manager5,860 MOP
Construction Assistant2,970 MOP
Construction Coordinator3,970 MOP
Construction Estimator4,530 MOP
Construction Field Engineer6,120 MOP
Construction General Manager12,800 MOP
Construction Inventory Officer2,560 MOP
Construction Operations Manager11,400 MOP
Construction Project Coordinator7,630 MOP
Construction Project Engineer7,430 MOP
Construction Project Manager12,100 MOP
Construction Project Planner7,050 MOP
Construction Quality Control Manager9,080 MOP
Construction Safety Officer4,530 MOP
Construction Superintendent4,470 MOP
Construction Supervisor6,640 MOP
Construction Technical Assistant2,690 MOP
Construction Technical Officer3,140 MOP
Construction Technical Writer2,930 MOP
Construction Technician2,580 MOP
Crane and Tower Operator2,440 MOP
Diesel Mechanic2,420 MOP
Drywall Installer2,560 MOP
Electrical Draftsman2,410 MOP
Electrical Engineering Supervisor7,960 MOP
Electrical Engineering Technician2,940 MOP
Electrician3,790 MOP
Elevator Installer and Repairer3,090 MOP
Engineer6,820 MOP
Excavator Operator2,360 MOP
Floor Finisher2,740 MOP
Floor Manager3,880 MOP
Foreman2,110 MOP
Frame and Truss Detailer2,370 MOP
Furniture Finisher2,280 MOP
Gas Technician 2,210 MOP
Handyman2,230 MOP
Health and Safety Coordinator2,980 MOP
Health and Safety Officer3,380 MOP
Installation Manager8,150 MOP
Installer2,150 MOP
Insulation Installer2,440 MOP
Labourer1,840 MOP
Land Surveyor3,210 MOP
Lift Technician2,500 MOP
Material Tester3,680 MOP
Model Maker3,450 MOP
Order Picker2,240 MOP
Painter2,410 MOP
Pipe Layer1,910 MOP
Pipefitter1,960 MOP
Plumber2,650 MOP
Property Coordinator5,730 MOP
Purchasing Manager8,440 MOP
Quantity Surveyor4,620 MOP
Roof Slater and Tiler2,250 MOP
Sheet Metal Mechanic2,310 MOP
Site Clerk2,420 MOP
Site engineer6,220 MOP
Site Leader11,800 MOP
Stock Controller3,420 MOP
Structural Steel Construction Worker2,670 MOP
Technical Draughtsman2,840 MOP
Tendering Manager10,600 MOP
Tower Crane Operator2,340 MOP
Wall and Floor Tiler2,380 MOP
Warehouse Manager7,740 MOP
Welder2,040 MOP
Welding Superintendent2,740 MOP

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Macao

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

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Macao range from 1,890 MOP per month (minimum average salary) to 12,800 MOP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,740 MOP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 4,740 MOP while the other half are earning more than 4,740 MOP. 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 2,980 MOP while 75% of them are earning more than 2,980 MOP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 9,450 MOP while 25% are earning more than 9,450 MOP.

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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Macao costs anywhere from 37,300 Pataca(s) to 112,000 Pataca(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 Macao 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 Macao who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,770 MOP
4,000 MOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Macao for all Careers

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

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

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Macao 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 Macao 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.

Macao / 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 Macao is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Macao for the year 2020. 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 Macao

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

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Macao

25 MOP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Macao is 25 MOP. This means that the average person in Macao earns approximately 25 MOP 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 Macao
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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 Macao earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,640 MOP
Public Sector+25%
8,280 MOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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