Construction Sector Salaries - International Comparison

 
Classification:   The construction sector is comprised of occupations defined in ISIC Rev. 3-D and ISIC Rev. 2-3 by the International Standard Industrical Classification of Economic Activities.
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
 

Average Salary in the Construction Sector

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Sector Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
UK average income PPP $ 2,703 $ 2,738 Full-time employees on adult rates of pay, 2003. Incl. overtime payments. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 2,161 pounds 27% 43.2
U.S. average income PPP $ 2,584 $ 2,584 Full-time and part-time production workers in the private sector, 2005. Incl. overtime, excl. bonus. U.S. Department of Labor, [9], [t]. 3,230 dollars 20% 38.3
Australia average income PPP $ 2,509 $ 2,462 Full-time adult non-managerial employees, 2004. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 4,056 dollars 20% 38.2
Austria average income PPP $ 2,432 $ 2,344 Employees, 2003. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 3,049 euros 36% 35.5
Korea average income PPP $ 2,336 $ 1,852 Regular employees incl. family allowances and the value of payments in kind, 2005. Establishments with 5 or more regular employees. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 2,123,000 wons 11% 43.4
Japan average income PPP $ 2,298 $ 2,701 Regular employees, incl. overtime and bonuses, 2005; establishments with 5 or more regular employees; Japan Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, [17], [k]. 362,000 yens 18% 45.5
Switzerland average income PPP $ 2,284 $ 3,254 Standardised monthly earnings (40 hours x 4 1/3 weeks), 2004. Office fédéral de la statistique Suisse, [9]. 5,767 francs 32% 41.0
Norway average income PPP $ 2,198 $ 3,032 Full-time employees, 2005. Excl. overtime payments. Statistics Norway, [9]. 27,948 kroners 30% 38.1
Canada average income PPP $ 2,176 $ 2,174 Employees, 2005. Incl. overtime. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 3,816 dollars 31% 38.6
Germany average salary PPP $ 2,018 $ 2,166 Wage earners, 2004. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 2,349 euros 28% 39.0
Belgium average income PPP $ 1,993 $ 1,939 Full-time employees, 2003. Institut National de Statistique, [9], [t]. 2,340 euros 31%
Taiwan average income PPP $ 1,991 $ 1,079 Employees, incl. overtime and bonus, 2005. National Statistics Republic of China, [10]. 38,455 dollars 10% 41.0
Netherlands average income PPP $ 1,911 $ 2,329 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. Netherlands Central Bureau voor de Statistiek, [9]. 2,598 euros 30% 39.5
New Zealand average income PPP $ 1,811 $ 1,732 Standardized income (180 hours/month), full-time equivalent employees, 2004. Statistics New Zealand, [9], [t]. 3,245 dollars 22% 39.0
Finland average income PPP $ 1,778 $ 2,123 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. seasonal and end-of-year bonuses. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 2,368 euros 30% 38.8
France average income PPP $ 1,777 $ 1,396 Employees, 2002. Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Formation Professionnelle, [9]. 1,360 euros 0% 37.1
Spain average income PPP $ 1,752 $ 1,670 Incl. overtime payments and irregular gratuities, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, [9], [k]. 1,596 euros 16% 38.0
Greece average income PPP $ 1,672 $ 1,088 Part-time and full-time employees, 2002. Statistics Greece, [13], [9], [k]. 1,342 euros 21% 42.0
Sweden average salary PPP $ 1,584 $ 2,073 Wage earners in the private sector, 2005. Excl. holidays, sick-leave and overtime payments. Statistiska Centralbyrån, [9]. 22,684 kronas 32% 38.1
Italy average income PPP $ 1,496 $ 1,616 Employees, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,802 euros 28% 39.9
Hong Kong median income PPP $ 1,465 $ 1,099 Employees, 2005. Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department, [9]. 9,000 dollars 5% 42.6
Israel average income PPP $ 1,389 $ 1,126 Employees, 2005. Incl. payments subject to income tax. Incl. workers from the Judea, Samaria and Gaza areas. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 5,996 new shekels 16% 41.1
Singapore average income PPP $ 1,279 $ 1,194 Employees, 2005. Ministry of Manpower, [9], [t]. 2,513 dollars 21% 51.9
Portugal average income PPP $ 1,003 $ 856 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 799 euros 14% 37.9
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 815 $ 497 Employees, 2004. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 16,039 korunas 23%
Poland average income PPP $ 685 $ 414 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 1,909 zlotys 30% 43.8
Lithuania average income PPP $ 661 $ 334 Employees, 2005. All employees converted into Full-time units. Excl. individual unincorporated enterprises. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 1,268 litas 27% 39.1
Philippines average income PPP $ 652 $ 147 Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 7,438 pesos 9% 51.0
Slovakia average income PPP $ 644 $ 350 Employees, 2005. Excl. enterprises with less than 20 employees. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 13,867 korunas 22% 34.2
Hungary average income PPP $ 642 $ 407 Full-time employees in enterprises with 5 or more employees, 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 106,566 forints 24%
Brazil average income PPP $ 631 $ 225 Employees, 2002. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 637 reals 10% 44.8
Russia average income PPP $ 571 $ 273 Employees, 2005. Federal State Statistics Office, [9]. 8,869 roubles 13%
Latvia average income PPP $ 540 $ 240 Employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 181 lats 26% 42.7
Mexico average income PPP $ 535 $ 342 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 3,918 pesos 5% 45.0
China average income PPP $ 533 $ 122 Employees, 2004. State-owned units, urban collective-owned units and other ownership units. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 1,064 yuans 8%
Romania average income PPP $ 379 $ 164 Employees, 2004. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 701 new lei 28% 43.0
Thailand average income PPP $ 357 $ 114 Employees, 2005. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 4,863 bahts 6% 49.7
 

References

 
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[10]   National Statistics Republic of China (Taiwan).
[13]   Statistics Greece.
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Online calculators yielding net income from gross income: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.