In the second quarter of 2016, the average daily wage of a construction worker increased 1.2 percent quarter-to-quarter to MOP788.
According to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), this increase is attributable to a 3.8 percent rise in the average wage of skilled and semi-skilled non-resident construction workers (MOP687).
However, the average daily wage of local construction workers (MOP982) dropped by 0.8 percent quarter-to-quarter. Overall, the average daily wage of skilled and semi-skilled workers was MOP801, up by 1.8 percent quarter-to-quarter.
Among them, wages of air-conditioning mechanics (MOP823) and concrete formwork carpenters (MOP889) increased by 9.2 percent and 4.6 percent, respectively, while the wages of bricklayers and plasterers (MOP728) and painters (MOP806) decreased by 2.3 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively.
Meanwhile, the average daily wage of unskilled workers was MOP393, slightly up by 0.3 percent.
After discounting the effects of inflation, the wage index of construction workers (103.1) for the second quarter of 2016 increased by 2.4 percent quarter-to-quarter in real terms, while that of local construction workers (127.3) decreased by 1.3 percent.
Macau sees increase of average daily wage for construction workers