1,208 KWD per month

Average Monthly Salary

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.

Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

25% of people earn

500 KWD

or less

500 KWD

or less

50% of people earn

838 KWD

or less

838 KWD

or less

75% of people earn

1,500 KWD

or less

1,500 KWD

or less

Minimum100 KWD |
Median838 KWD |
Maximum6,800 KWD |

The median salary is 838 KWD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 838 KWD while the other half are earning more than 838 KWD. 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.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 500 KWD while 75% of them are earning more than 500 KWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 1,500 KWD while 25% are earning more than 1,500 KWD.

Average Salary 2016 | = | 1,125 KWD |

Average Salary 2017 | +3% | 1,156 KWD |

Average Salary 2018 | +2% | 1,184 KWD |

Average Salary 2019 | +2% | 1,208 KWD |

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries in Kuwait are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another. 6 KWD per hour

Average Hourly Wage

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

City | Average Salary |

Abdullah Al-Salem | 1,479 KWD |

Abraq Khaytan | 569 KWD |

Abu Futaira | 472 KWD |

Abu Halifa | 999 KWD |

Adiliya | 600 KWD |

Al Jahra | 1,270 KWD |

Al Murqab | 1,223 KWD |

Al Shuwaikh | 689 KWD |

Al-Adan | 1,699 KWD |

Al-Qurain | 560 KWD |

Dahiya Abduallah al Salem | 525 KWD |

Funaitees | 625 KWD |

Hawally | 1,118 KWD |

Kaifan | 2,182 KWD |

Kuwait City | 1,316 KWD |

Messila | 2,175 KWD |

Qurtubah | 1,217 KWD |

Riqqah | 4,350 KWD |

Sabah Al-Salem | 3,400 KWD |

Shamiya | 973 KWD |

Sulaibikhat | 987 KWD |