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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Bangladesh 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
15,300 BDT
( 184,000 BDT yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Bangladesh typically earns around 15,300 BDT per month. Salaries range from 6,580 BDT (lowest average) to 44,500 BDT (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
Adjudicator10,900 BDT
Assembler8,600 BDT
Boat Builder and Shipwright12,200 BDT
Bricklayer7,080 BDT
Building Administrator11,000 BDT
Building Contracts Manager38,700 BDT
Building Inspector10,700 BDT
Building Monitor8,420 BDT
Building Sales Manager35,000 BDT
Cabinetmaker9,180 BDT
Carpenter10,400 BDT
Civil Engineer23,700 BDT
Civil Technician12,200 BDT
Concreter7,600 BDT
Construction and Maintenance Manager19,800 BDT
Construction Assistant9,920 BDT
Construction Coordinator14,500 BDT
Construction Estimator16,400 BDT
Construction Field Engineer21,000 BDT
Construction General Manager44,500 BDT
Construction Inventory Officer8,410 BDT
Construction Operations Manager42,900 BDT
Construction Project Coordinator25,400 BDT
Construction Project Engineer26,100 BDT
Construction Project Manager41,900 BDT
Construction Project Planner23,100 BDT
Construction Quality Control Manager32,100 BDT
Construction Safety Officer16,400 BDT
Construction Superintendent16,400 BDT
Construction Supervisor23,600 BDT
Construction Technical Assistant8,910 BDT
Construction Technical Officer11,300 BDT
Construction Technical Writer9,760 BDT
Construction Technician9,270 BDT
Crane and Tower Operator8,520 BDT
Diesel Mechanic8,480 BDT
Drywall Installer8,780 BDT
Electrical Draftsman8,380 BDT
Electrical Engineering Supervisor28,000 BDT
Electrical Engineering Technician10,700 BDT
Electrician13,200 BDT
Elevator Installer and Repairer10,800 BDT
Engineer26,100 BDT
Excavator Operator8,930 BDT
Floor Finisher9,330 BDT
Floor Manager13,700 BDT
Foreman7,130 BDT
Frame and Truss Detailer8,050 BDT
Furniture Finisher8,470 BDT
Gas Technician 7,970 BDT
Handyman7,420 BDT
Health and Safety Coordinator10,400 BDT
Health and Safety Officer11,600 BDT
Installation Manager30,000 BDT
Installer7,810 BDT
Insulation Installer8,720 BDT
Labourer6,950 BDT
Land Surveyor11,700 BDT
Lift Technician8,100 BDT
Material Tester13,000 BDT
Model Maker12,200 BDT
Order Picker7,860 BDT
Painter7,890 BDT
Pipe Layer6,860 BDT
Pipefitter6,990 BDT
Plumber9,350 BDT
Property Coordinator20,600 BDT
Purchasing Manager29,100 BDT
Quantity Surveyor15,800 BDT
Roof Slater and Tiler7,650 BDT
Sheet Metal Mechanic8,600 BDT
Site Clerk8,530 BDT
Site engineer22,900 BDT
Site Leader41,400 BDT
Stock Controller12,500 BDT
Structural Steel Construction Worker8,830 BDT
Technical Draughtsman9,410 BDT
Tendering Manager36,500 BDT
Tower Crane Operator8,620 BDT
Wall and Floor Tiler7,820 BDT
Warehouse Manager27,900 BDT
Welder7,300 BDT
Welding Superintendent10,100 BDT

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Bangladesh

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

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Bangladesh range from 6,580 BDT per month (minimum average salary) to 44,500 BDT per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 16,500 BDT per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 16,500 BDT while the other half are earning more than 16,500 BDT. 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 10,400 BDT while 75% of them are earning more than 10,400 BDT. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 33,000 BDT while 25% are earning more than 33,000 BDT.

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 Bangladesh costs anywhere from 130,000 Taka(s) to 390,000 Taka(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 Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 21% more than their female counterparts on average.

16,800 BDT
13,800 BDT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bangladesh for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bangladesh
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Construction / Building / Installation Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bangladesh

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

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh 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.

Bangladesh / 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 Bangladesh is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

88 BDT per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bangladesh is 88 BDT. This means that the average person in Bangladesh earns approximately 88 BDT 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 Bangladesh
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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barisal15,300 BDT
Bogra16,100 BDT
Chandpur14,100 BDT
Chittagong16,800 BDT
Coxs Bazar14,700 BDT
Dhaka17,100 BDT
Jamalpur14,400 BDT
Jessore15,100 BDT
Khulna16,300 BDT
Rajshahi16,700 BDT
St. Martin13,800 BDT
Sylhet15,700 BDT

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 Bangladesh earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
23,200 BDT
Public Sector+25%
28,900 BDT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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