How much money does a person working in Kuwait make?
1,274 KWD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Kuwait typically earns around 1,274 KWD per month.
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.
Distribution of Salaries in Kuwait | All Jobs
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
Salaries in Kuwait range between 172 KWD per month (minimum salary) to 5,642 KWD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,300 KWD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 1,300 KWD while the other half are earning more than 1,300 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 663 KWD while 75% of them are earning more than 663 KWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 3,610 KWD while 25% are earning more than 3,610 KWD.
What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?
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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary
Salary Trend and Forecast in Kuwait
How are Kuwait salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +3% |
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 3% 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.
Salaries for popular jobs
|Administrative Assistant||713 KWD|
|Biomedical Engineer||1,082 KWD|
|CAD Drafter||975 KWD|
|Chartered Accountant||1,132 KWD|
|Chief Executive Officer||2,880 KWD|
|Chief Financial Officer||2,653 KWD|
|Civil Engineer||1,158 KWD|
|Civil Engineer||1,117 KWD|
|Computer Technician||976 KWD|
|Creative Director||1,296 KWD|
|Developer / Programmer||1,131 KWD|
|Electrical Engineer||1,311 KWD|
|Elementary School Teacher||920 KWD|
|Executive Chef||1,171 KWD|
|Flight Attendant||1,093 KWD|
|General Manager||2,194 KWD|
|Graphic Designer||857 KWD|
|Hotel Manager||1,964 KWD|
|Human Resources Manager||1,813 KWD|
|Internal Auditor||1,318 KWD|
|Legal Assistant||889 KWD|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,254 KWD|
|Police Officer||1,033 KWD|
|Project Manager||1,520 KWD|
|Sales Manager||1,949 KWD|
|Sales Representative||823 KWD|
|Secondary School Teacher||1,050 KWD|
|Travel Agent||1,045 KWD|
|Waiter / Waitress||783 KWD|
Average Hourly Wage in Kuwait | All Jobs
7 KWD per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kuwait | All Jobs is 7 KWD. This means that the average person in Kuwait earns approximatly 7 KWD for every worked hour.
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.
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