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Average Salary in Bahrain 2020

How much money does a person working in Bahrain make?

Average Monthly Salary
1,490 BHD
( 17,900 BHD yearly)


A person working in Bahrain typically earns around 1,490 BHD per month. Salaries range from 200 BHD (lowest) to 6,600 BHD (highest).

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 Bahrain

Median and salary distribution monthly Bahrain

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Bahrain range between 200 BHD per month (minimum salary) to 6,600 BHD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,530 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 1,530 BHD while the other half are earning more than 1,530 BHD. 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 780 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 780 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 4,310 BHD while 25% are earning more than 4,310 BHD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 Bahrain

How are Bahrain salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Bahrain
Average Salary 2016
1,310 BHD
Average Salary 2017+4%
1,360 BHD
Average Salary 2018+3%
1,410 BHD
Average Salary 2019+3%
1,450 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Bahrain are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant1,040 BHD
Accounting Assistant1,020 BHD
Accounting Manager1,920 BHD
Bookkeeper760 BHD
Chartered Accountant1,250 BHD
Corporate Treasurer2,770 BHD
Financial Analyst1,530 BHD
Financial Manager2,940 BHD
Internal Auditor1,590 BHD

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant770 BHD
Office Manager1,030 BHD
Receptionist870 BHD
Secretary780 BHD

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director1,420 BHD
Creative Director1,510 BHD
Graphic Designer1,010 BHD
Photographer1,030 BHD

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer1,660 BHD
Air Traffic Controller1,570 BHD
Flight Attendant1,340 BHD
Pilot1,820 BHD

Architect1,380 BHD
CAD Drafter1,110 BHD

Mechanic800 BHD
Service Advisor1,240 BHD

Bank Branch Manager2,200 BHD
Teller1,020 BHD

Teacher1,200 BHD
Translator1,250 BHD

Business Planning
Business Analyst1,760 BHD
Business Development Manager2,240 BHD
Project Manager1,850 BHD

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny970 BHD
Nursery Teacher1,120 BHD

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer1,350 BHD
Construction Project Manager1,720 BHD
Health and Safety Officer1,000 BHD

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative990 BHD
Customer Service Manager2,000 BHD
Customer Service Representative1,090 BHD

Civil Engineer1,370 BHD
Electrical Engineer1,410 BHD
Engineer1,350 BHD
Mechanical Engineer1,540 BHD

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer3,420 BHD
Chief Financial Officer3,130 BHD
General Manager2,670 BHD
Project Manager1,690 BHD

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef1,210 BHD
Executive Chef1,340 BHD
Hotel Manager2,310 BHD
Receptionist1,090 BHD
Travel Agent1,260 BHD
Waiter / Waitress950 BHD

Health and Medical
Dentist3,450 BHD
Dietitian3,260 BHD
Laboratory Technician1,180 BHD
Nurse1,140 BHD

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager2,120 BHD
Human Resources Officer1,210 BHD

Information Technology
Computer Technician1,140 BHD
Database Administrator1,450 BHD
Developer / Programmer1,270 BHD
Information Technology Manager2,260 BHD
Network Engineer1,260 BHD

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer1,220 BHD

Attorney2,120 BHD
Legal Assistant1,070 BHD

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist1,530 BHD

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer1,350 BHD
Pharmacist1,760 BHD

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier870 BHD
Sales Manager2,390 BHD
Sales Representative1,010 BHD

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher990 BHD
Secondary School Teacher1,210 BHD

Average Hourly Wage in Bahrain

9 BHD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bahrain is 9 BHD. This means that the average person in Bahrain earns approximatly 9 BHD 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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