A person working in Information Technology in Bahrain typically earns around 1,440 BHD per month. Salaries range from 210 BHD (lowest average) to 2,290 BHD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||1,340 BHD|
|ABAP Developer||1,380 BHD|
|Advertising Account Planner||1,350 BHD|
|Android Developer||1,240 BHD|
|Angular Developer||1,250 BHD|
|Application Consultant||1,700 BHD|
|Applications System Specialist||1,330 BHD|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||1,630 BHD|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||1,520 BHD|
|AS400 Programmer||1,400 BHD|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||1,770 BHD|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||1,770 BHD|
|Avaloq Developer||1,360 BHD|
|BizTalk Developer||1,370 BHD|
|Blockchain Associate||1,440 BHD|
|Blockchain Developer||1,370 BHD|
|Build and Release Engineer||1,340 BHD|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||1,590 BHD|
|Business Intelligence Developer||1,540 BHD|
|Business Objects Developer||1,430 BHD|
|Business Process Consultant||1,610 BHD|
|Business Systems Analyst||1,310 BHD|
|C# Developer||1,400 BHD|
|C++ Developer||1,540 BHD|
|Capacity Planning Manager||1,960 BHD|
|Change Administrator||1,270 BHD|
|Chief Information Security Officer||2,150 BHD|
|Client Delivery Manager||1,840 BHD|
|CMS Developer||1,260 BHD|
|Computer Animator||1,350 BHD|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||1,260 BHD|
|Computer Networks Architect||1,580 BHD|
|Computer Operator||970 BHD|
|Computer Technician||1,140 BHD|
|Copy Editor||1,230 BHD|
|CRM Application Administrator||1,360 BHD|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||1,630 BHD|
|Curam Developer||1,280 BHD|
|Data Analyst||1,430 BHD|
|Data Architect||1,410 BHD|
|Data Center Technician||1,310 BHD|
|Data Entry Supervisor||1,080 BHD|
|Data Manager||1,680 BHD|
|Data Modeling Analyst||1,460 BHD|
|Data Quality Analyst||1,380 BHD|
|Data Security Analyst||1,460 BHD|
|Data Security Manager||1,760 BHD|
|Data Warehousing Manager||1,690 BHD|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||1,430 BHD|
|Database Administration Manager||1,540 BHD|
|Database Administrator||1,450 BHD|
|Database Analyst||1,540 BHD|
|Database Developer||1,520 BHD|
|Database Report Writer||1,430 BHD|
|Delivery Manager||1,570 BHD|
|Developer / Programmer||1,270 BHD|
|Development Manager||1,730 BHD|
|Director of Application Development||1,920 BHD|
|Director of Technology||2,090 BHD|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||1,390 BHD|
|Documentation Specialist||1,310 BHD|
|E-Commerce Manager||1,700 BHD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||1,660 BHD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||1,840 BHD|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||1,940 BHD|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||2,090 BHD|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||1,920 BHD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||1,650 BHD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||2,020 BHD|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||1,490 BHD|
|ERP Analyst||1,620 BHD|
|ERP Project Manager||1,930 BHD|
|Ethical Hacker||1,350 BHD|
|Financial Systems Manager||2,050 BHD|
|Flash Developer||1,240 BHD|
|Front End Developer||1,170 BHD|
|Full Stack Developer||1,400 BHD|
|Functional Analyst||1,540 BHD|
|Game Developer||1,310 BHD|
|GIS Analyst||1,310 BHD|
|GIS Developer||1,380 BHD|
|Global BI Analyst||1,610 BHD|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||1,280 BHD|
|Graphics Programmer||1,330 BHD|
|Graphics Web Designer||1,190 BHD|
|Hardware Design Engineer||1,400 BHD|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||2,150 BHD|
|Hardware Technician||1,140 BHD|
|Head of Development||2,080 BHD|
|Help Desk Analyst||1,460 BHD|
|Help Desk Manager||1,420 BHD|
|Help Desk Support||1,010 BHD|
|Helpdesk Manager||1,700 BHD|
|Imaging Programmer||1,300 BHD|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||1,440 BHD|
|Information Assurance Analyst||1,510 BHD|
|Information Program Director||1,760 BHD|
|Information Security Administrator||1,430 BHD|
|Information Security Analyst||1,600 BHD|
|Information Security Engineer||1,330 BHD|
|Information Security Manager||1,870 BHD|
|Information Security Specialist||1,570 BHD|
|Information Services Consultant||1,590 BHD|
|Information Technology Administrator||1,170 BHD|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||1,810 BHD|
|Information Technology Consultant||1,450 BHD|
|Information Technology Coordinator||1,200 BHD|
|Information Technology Director||2,370 BHD|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||1,270 BHD|
|Information Technology Manager||2,260 BHD|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||2,120 BHD|
|Information Technology Product Manager||2,020 BHD|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||1,190 BHD|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||1,490 BHD|
|Information Technology Project Leader||1,700 BHD|
|Information Technology Project Manager||1,810 BHD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||1,780 BHD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||1,530 BHD|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||1,410 BHD|
|Information Technology Support||990 BHD|
|Information Technology Team Leader||1,790 BHD|
|Information Technology Trainer||1,440 BHD|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||1,430 BHD|
|Interface Design Manager||1,870 BHD|
|Interface Designer||1,230 BHD|
|IOS Developer||1,320 BHD|
|Java Developer||1,400 BHD|
|Lead Developer||1,550 BHD|
|Linux Administrator||1,520 BHD|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||1,460 BHD|
|Lotus Notes Developer||1,450 BHD|
|Mail Server Administrator||1,410 BHD|
|Major Incident Manager||1,790 BHD|
|Managed Service Specialist||1,430 BHD|
|Microsystems Engineer||1,520 BHD|
|Mobile Developer||1,420 BHD|
|Multimedia Developer||1,350 BHD|
|Multimedia Services Manager||1,590 BHD|
|Network Administration Team Lead||1,740 BHD|
|Network Administrator||1,330 BHD|
|Network Analyst||1,430 BHD|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||2,160 BHD|
|Network Engineer||1,260 BHD|
|Network Engineering Manager||1,540 BHD|
|Network Security Systems Manager||1,680 BHD|
|Network Specialist||1,460 BHD|
|Network Technician||1,170 BHD|
|Nodejs Developer||1,520 BHD|
|NT Systems Administrator||1,280 BHD|
|Numerical Control Programmer||1,270 BHD|
|Online Banking Manager||2,330 BHD|
|Online Banking Specialist||1,700 BHD|
|OPS Manager||1,630 BHD|
|Oracle Database Administrator||1,320 BHD|
|Oracle Developer||1,640 BHD|
|Perl Developer||1,200 BHD|
|PHP Developer||1,260 BHD|
|Python Developer||1,450 BHD|
|Records Manager||1,210 BHD|
|Remedy Developer||1,180 BHD|
|Reporting Analyst||1,450 BHD|
|Ruby Developer||1,330 BHD|
|Salesforce Administrator||1,350 BHD|
|Salesforce Developer||1,130 BHD|
|SAP Consultant||1,570 BHD|
|SAS Programmer||1,370 BHD|
|Scrum Master||1,190 BHD|
|SEO Associate||1,160 BHD|
|SEO Manager||1,800 BHD|
|Service Delivery Manager||1,880 BHD|
|Service Level Manager||1,830 BHD|
|Service Support Lead||1,450 BHD|
|SharePoint Administrator||1,370 BHD|
|Sharepoint Consultant||1,490 BHD|
|Sharepoint Developer||1,300 BHD|
|Shift Leader||1,540 BHD|
|SOA Analyst||1,580 BHD|
|SOC Engineer||1,470 BHD|
|Software Analyst||1,510 BHD|
|Software Architect||1,500 BHD|
|Software Development Manager||1,630 BHD|
|Software Engineer||1,400 BHD|
|Software QA Engineer||1,370 BHD|
|Software Sales||1,280 BHD|
|Software Specialist||1,290 BHD|
|Software Support Engineer||1,220 BHD|
|Software Test Engineer||1,310 BHD|
|Solutions Architect||1,610 BHD|
|Storage Engineer||1,180 BHD|
|Support Analyst||1,250 BHD|
|Support Specialist||1,490 BHD|
|System Administrator||1,300 BHD|
|Systems Analyst||1,390 BHD|
|Systems Architect||1,450 BHD|
|Systems Consultant||1,580 BHD|
|Systems Engineer||1,140 BHD|
|Systems Integrator||1,400 BHD|
|Technical Analyst||1,290 BHD|
|Technical Consultant||1,610 BHD|
|Technical Manager||1,630 BHD|
|Technical Project Manager||1,930 BHD|
|Technical Sales||1,400 BHD|
|Technical Trainer||1,500 BHD|
|Technical Writer||1,330 BHD|
|Technology Business Analyst||1,440 BHD|
|Technology Director||1,880 BHD|
|Technology Specialist||1,550 BHD|
|Teradata Developer||1,180 BHD|
|Test Analyst||1,480 BHD|
|Testing Manager||1,710 BHD|
|TIBCO Developer||1,300 BHD|
|UNIX Administrator||1,480 BHD|
|Usability Engineer||1,410 BHD|
|User Experience Consultant||1,640 BHD|
|User Experience Design Expert||1,570 BHD|
|User Experience Designer||1,300 BHD|
|User Experience Researcher||1,730 BHD|
|User Interface Designer||1,340 BHD|
|VB Developer||1,130 BHD|
|VB.NET Developer||1,330 BHD|
|Video Game Designer||1,300 BHD|
|Visual Information Specialist||1,310 BHD|
|Web Applications Manager||1,680 BHD|
|Web Content Specialist||1,560 BHD|
|Web Designer||1,280 BHD|
|Web Developer||1,320 BHD|
|Web Editor||1,240 BHD|
|Web Project Manager||1,660 BHD|
|Web Promotions Specialist||1,500 BHD|
|Web Security Administrator||1,440 BHD|
|Web Security Manager||1,790 BHD|
|Web Support Analyst||1,090 BHD|
|Web Writer||1,170 BHD|
|Windows System Administrator||1,350 BHD|
|Wireless Consultant||1,570 BHD|
|Writer and Documentor||1,250 BHD|
Information Technology salaries in Bahrain range from 210 BHD per month (minimum average salary) to 2,290 BHD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,530 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 780 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 780 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 2,020 BHD while 25% are earning more than 2,020 BHD.
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 the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Bahrain costs anywhere from 7,450 Bahraini Dinar(s) to 22,300 Bahraini 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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then 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 employees earn 15% more than their female counterparts.
Information Technology professionals in Bahrain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 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 Bahrain 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.
Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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 in Information Technology 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 2% to 7% 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 Bahrain earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Information Technology salaries in Bahrain are rising in the year 2020 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 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 Information Technology is 3% less than that of All Jobs.