A person working as a Human Resources Officer in Kuwait typically earns around 760 KWD per month. Salaries range from 350 KWD (lowest) to 1,210 KWD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Human Resources Officer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Human Resources Officer salaries in Kuwait range from 350 KWD per month (minimum salary) to 1,210 KWD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 820 KWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 820 KWD while the other half are earning more than 820 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 Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 530 KWD while 75% of them are earning more than 530 KWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 1,100 KWD while 25% are earning more than 1,100 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 Human Resources Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Human Resources Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 400 KWD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 530 KWD per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 780 KWD per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Human Resources Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 960 KWD per month, 22% 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 1,040 KWD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,130 KWD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Human Resources Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Human Resources Officer is 460 KWD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 890 KWD per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Human Resources Officer employees in Kuwait earn 24% more than their female counterparts on average.
Human Resources Officer(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 Human Resources Officer 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.
85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Human Resources Officer is 37% less than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Benefits Administrator||880 KWD||+16%|
|Benefits Analyst||960 KWD||+26%|
|Benefits Manager||1,650 KWD||+120%|
|Chief People Officer||2,040 KWD||+170%|
|Compensation Analyst||990 KWD||+30%|
|Compensation and Benefits Manager||1,640 KWD||+120%|
|Compensation and Benefits Officer||710 KWD||-7%|
|Compensation Manager||1,700 KWD||+120%|
|Corporate Director of Human Resources||2,050 KWD||+170%|
|Corporate Trainer||1,070 KWD||+41%|
|Employee Benefits Administrator||1,220 KWD||+61%|
|Employee Communications Manager||1,510 KWD||+99%|
|Employee Development Specialist||1,330 KWD||+75%|
|Employee Engagement Specialist||1,390 KWD||+83%|
|Employee Health and Wellness Administrator||1,270 KWD||+67%|
|Employee Performance Specialist||1,010 KWD||+33%|
|Employee Relations Manager||1,430 KWD||+88%|
|Employee Relations Practitioner||1,480 KWD||+95%|
|Employee Services Manager||1,450 KWD||+91%|
|Employment Advice Worker||650 KWD||-14%|
|Employment Interviewer||1,010 KWD||+33%|
|Employment Service Specialist||850 KWD||+12%|
|Employment Services Coordinator||950 KWD||+25%|
|Enrollment Counselor||1,320 KWD||+74%|
|Equal Opportunity Representative||1,080 KWD||+42%|
|Executive Human Capital Management||2,160 KWD||+180%|
|Executive Recruiter||1,410 KWD||+86%|
|Expatriate Administration Manager||1,490 KWD||+96%|
|Expatriate Administration Supervisor||930 KWD||+22%|
|Global Mobility Manager||1,840 KWD||+140%|
|Health Benefits Coordinator||830 KWD||+9%|
|HRIS Analyst||740 KWD||-3%|
|HRIS Manager||1,200 KWD||+58%|
|HRIS Supervisor||700 KWD||-8%|
|Human Resources Administration Specialist||820 KWD||+8%|
|Human Resources Administrator||870 KWD||+14%|
|Human Resources Advisor||1,440 KWD||+89%|
|Human Resources Analyst||1,230 KWD||+62%|
|Human Resources Assessor||790 KWD||+4%|
|Human Resources Assistant Manager||1,560 KWD||+110%|
|Human Resources Associate||530 KWD||-30%|
|Human Resources Consultant||1,560 KWD||+110%|
|Human Resources Data Analytics Manager||1,180 KWD||+55%|
|Human Resources Generalist||1,090 KWD||+43%|
|Human Resources Manager||1,980 KWD||+160%|
|Human Resources Officer||760 KWD||=|
|Human Resources Representative||770 KWD||+1%|
|Human Resources Section Head||1,330 KWD||+75%|
|Human Resources Superintendent||720 KWD||-5%|
|Human Resources Training Executive||1,390 KWD||+83%|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologist||1,810 KWD||+140%|
|Job Evaluation Specialist||1,410 KWD||+86%|
|Labor Relations Director||1,680 KWD||+120%|
|Labor Relations Manager||1,700 KWD||+120%|
|Labor Relations Specialist||780 KWD||+3%|
|Learning and Development Manager||1,680 KWD||+120%|
|Occupational Health and Safety Officer||740 KWD||-3%|
|Organizational Development Consultant||1,520 KWD||+100%|
|Organizational Development Manager||1,710 KWD||+130%|
|Organizational Development Specialist||880 KWD||+16%|
|Payroll Assistant||680 KWD||-11%|
|Payroll Supervisor||810 KWD||+7%|
|People Development Officer||1,070 KWD||+41%|
|Personnel Officer||590 KWD||-22%|
|Records Clerk||530 KWD||-30%|
|Records Manager||870 KWD||+14%|
|Recruiting Coordinator||730 KWD||-4%|
|Recruiting Manager||1,980 KWD||+160%|
|Recruitment Consultant||1,410 KWD||+86%|
|Recruitment Officer||780 KWD||+3%|
|Recruitment Supervisor||1,200 KWD||+58%|
|Research Associate||690 KWD||-9%|
|SAP Resource Manager||1,510 KWD||+99%|
|Talent Acquisition Specialist||1,130 KWD||+49%|
|Talent Management Officer||870 KWD||+14%|
|Training and Development Section Head||1,520 KWD||+100%|
|Training Executive||1,590 KWD||+110%|
|Training Officer||690 KWD||-9%|