A person working as a Biomedical Engineer in Kuwait typically earns around 1,080 KWD per month. Salaries range from 530 KWD (lowest) to 1,690 KWD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Biomedical Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Biomedical Engineer salaries in Kuwait range from 530 KWD per month (minimum salary) to 1,690 KWD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,100 KWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Biomedical Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,100 KWD while the other half are earning more than 1,100 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 Biomedical Engineer(s) are earning less than 740 KWD while 75% of them are earning more than 740 KWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Biomedical Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,420 KWD while 25% are earning more than 1,420 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 Biomedical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Biomedical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 630 KWD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 810 KWD per month, 28% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,120 KWD per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Biomedical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,380 KWD per month, 24% 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 1,480 KWD per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,580 KWD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+28%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 Biomedical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Biomedical Engineer is 790 KWD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,260 KWD per month, 61% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Kuwait costs anywhere from 6,320 Kuwaiti Dinar(s) to 19,000 Kuwaiti Dinar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Biomedical Engineer employees in Kuwait earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.
Biomedical Engineer(s) in Kuwait are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 29 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.
A Biomedical Engineer is considered to be a moderate 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.
62% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 38% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 employees in Kuwait earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
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 Biomedical Engineer is 36% less than that of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology. Also, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 33% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Pharmacist||1,060 KWD||-2%|
|Assistant Pharmacy Director||1,970 KWD||+82%|
|Associate Medical Affairs Director||2,800 KWD||+160%|
|Bioinformatics Scientist||2,430 KWD||+120%|
|Bioinformatics Technician||1,140 KWD||+5%|
|Biological Scientist||2,700 KWD||+150%|
|Biological Technician||1,180 KWD||+9%|
|Biomedical Engineer||1,080 KWD||-0%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||2,130 KWD||+97%|
|Biotechnology Lead Data Manager||1,320 KWD||+22%|
|Chemical Process Technician||1,160 KWD||+7%|
|Clinical Consultant||1,670 KWD||+54%|
|Clinical Data Manager||1,730 KWD||+60%|
|Clinical Data Specialist||1,610 KWD||+49%|
|Clinical Operations Manager||2,420 KWD||+120%|
|Clinical Pharmacist||1,580 KWD||+46%|
|Clinical Pharmacy Specialist||2,070 KWD||+91%|
|Clinical Programmer||900 KWD||-17%|
|Clinical Project Manager||1,610 KWD||+49%|
|Clinical Research Associate||1,430 KWD||+32%|
|Clinical Research Manager||2,410 KWD||+120%|
|Clinical Study Manager||2,040 KWD||+89%|
|Compliance Specialist||1,680 KWD||+55%|
|Cytology Laboratory Technologist||1,380 KWD||+28%|
|GCP Auditor||1,490 KWD||+38%|
|Hospital Pharmacy Technician||1,220 KWD||+13%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,430 KWD||+32%|
|Medical Affairs Director||2,700 KWD||+150%|
|Medical Representative||1,080 KWD||-0%|
|Medical Science Liaison||1,850 KWD||+71%|
|Molecular and Cellular Biologist||2,880 KWD||+170%|
|Nuclear Pharmacist||1,790 KWD||+65%|
|Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead||3,130 KWD||+190%|
|Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager||2,840 KWD||+160%|
|Pharmaceutical Process Engineer||1,510 KWD||+40%|
|Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager||1,910 KWD||+77%|
|Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor||1,890 KWD||+75%|
|Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant||1,330 KWD||+23%|
|Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist||1,530 KWD||+41%|
|Pharmaceutical Research Associate||1,660 KWD||+53%|
|Pharmaceutical Research Scientist||2,580 KWD||+140%|
|Pharmaceutical Researcher||2,390 KWD||+120%|
|Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager||2,000 KWD||+85%|
|Pharmaceutical Sales Manager||2,330 KWD||+120%|
|Pharmaceutical Sales Representative||1,120 KWD||+4%|
|Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager||2,490 KWD||+130%|
|Pharmaceutical Team Leader||1,810 KWD||+67%|
|Pharmaceutical Technologist||1,330 KWD||+23%|
|Pharmacy Aide||1,130 KWD||+4%|
|Pharmacy Manager||2,250 KWD||+110%|
|Pharmacy Stock Controller||970 KWD||-10%|
|Pharmacy Technician||960 KWD||-11%|
|Records Management Coordinator||900 KWD||-17%|
|Shift Encapsulator||960 KWD||-11%|
|Staff Pharmacist||1,630 KWD||+51%|