As Finland gears up for a second season of Olympic hockey, the country has been on a construction boom, with construction engineer salaries rising as construction projects get underway.
In January, construction companies were paid a whopping $3.9 million per year, a 25% increase from the previous year.
Construction engineers also enjoy perks, like access to the state-of-the-art facilities in Finland, including the world’s tallest tower, as well as an office in the Finnish capital.
The salaries are well below the international average of $20,000 per year.
A big factor for the construction industry is the growth of the middle-income Finnish population, which has tripled since the early 2000s, according to government figures.
According to the Finnish Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, the middle class is expected to rise from 12% of the population in 2020 to 26% by 2040, with a share of people aged 45 to 64 at around 10% and those with less education at around 5%.