A person working as an Administrative Assistant in Kuwait typically earns around 710 KWD per month. Salaries range from 390 KWD (lowest) to 1,080 KWD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Administrative Assistant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Administrative Assistant salaries in Kuwait range from 390 KWD per month (minimum salary) to 1,080 KWD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 660 KWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 660 KWD while the other half are earning more than 660 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 Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 470 KWD while 75% of them are earning more than 470 KWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 800 KWD while 25% are earning more than 800 KWD.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Administrative Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Administrative Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 450 KWD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 570 KWD per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 740 KWD per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Administrative Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 880 KWD per month, 18% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 970 KWD per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,030 KWD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Administrative Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Administrative Assistant is 570 KWD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 770 KWD per month, 37% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 990 KWD per month, 29% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+37%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Administrative Assistant employees in Kuwait earn 10% more than their female counterparts.
Administrative Assistant(s) in Kuwait are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 31 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kuwait for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
An Administrative Assistant is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
93% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 7% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Administrative Assistant employees in Kuwait earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+1%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Administrative Assistant salaries in Kuwait are on the rise in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Administrative Assistant is 7% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||1,140 KWD||+60%|
|Administrative Aide||500 KWD||-30%|
|Administrative Analyst||760 KWD||+7%|
|Administrative Assistant||710 KWD||-0%|
|Administrative Associate||660 KWD||-7%|
|Administrative Manager||800 KWD||+12%|
|Administrative Receptionist||660 KWD||-7%|
|Board Secretary||700 KWD||-2%|
|Central Office Operator||620 KWD||-13%|
|Commercial Administrator||950 KWD||+33%|
|Commissions Processor||800 KWD||+12%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||740 KWD||+4%|
|Document Controller||600 KWD||-16%|
|Document Management Specialist||830 KWD||+16%|
|Executive Assistant||850 KWD||+19%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||980 KWD||+37%|
|Executive Secretary||880 KWD||+23%|
|Front Desk Attendant||730 KWD||+2%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||770 KWD||+8%|
|Front Desk Manager||990 KWD||+39%|
|Group Services Manager||1,330 KWD||+87%|
|Head Receptionist||860 KWD||+21%|
|Key Account Assistant||870 KWD||+22%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||470 KWD||-34%|
|Leasing Administrator||770 KWD||+8%|
|Legal Secretary||720 KWD||+1%|
|Mailroom Manager||720 KWD||+1%|
|Management Support Secretary||810 KWD||+14%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||1,160 KWD||+63%|
|Medical Receptionist||790 KWD||+11%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||890 KWD||+25%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||1,230 KWD||+73%|
|Night Manager||990 KWD||+39%|
|Office Administrator||1,050 KWD||+47%|
|Office Assistant||590 KWD||-17%|
|Office Manager||930 KWD||+30%|
|Office Services Coordinator||800 KWD||+12%|
|Operations Analyst||1,070 KWD||+50%|
|Operations Manager||1,270 KWD||+78%|
|Personal Assistant||780 KWD||+9%|
|Planning Assistant||760 KWD||+7%|
|Process Expert||970 KWD||+36%|
|Program Coordinator||910 KWD||+28%|
|Programme Assistant||790 KWD||+11%|
|Project Administrator||1,080 KWD||+51%|
|Project Coordinator||1,190 KWD||+67%|
|Reception Team Lead||1,120 KWD||+57%|
|Records Officer||630 KWD||-12%|
|Schedule Officer||570 KWD||-20%|
|School Secretary||720 KWD||+1%|
|Switchboard Operator||560 KWD||-21%|
|Technical Program Manager||1,110 KWD||+56%|
|Technical Project Manager||1,180 KWD||+65%|
|Wayleave Officer||580 KWD||-19%|