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Information Technology Average Salaries in Bahrain 2020

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Bahrain?

Average Monthly Salary
1,440 BHD
( 17,300 BHD yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer1,340 BHD
ABAP Developer1,380 BHD
Advertising Account Planner1,350 BHD
Android Developer1,240 BHD
Angular Developer1,250 BHD
Application Consultant1,700 BHD
Applications System Specialist1,330 BHD
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist1,630 BHD
Artificial Intelligence Developer1,520 BHD
AS400 Programmer1,400 BHD
Assistant Information Technology Manager1,770 BHD
Assistant Service Delivery Manager1,770 BHD
Avaloq Developer1,360 BHD
BizTalk Developer 1,370 BHD
Blockchain Associate1,440 BHD
Blockchain Developer1,370 BHD
Build and Release Engineer1,340 BHD
Business Intelligence Analyst1,590 BHD
Business Intelligence Developer1,540 BHD
Business Objects Developer1,430 BHD
Business Process Consultant1,610 BHD
Business Systems Analyst1,310 BHD
C# Developer1,400 BHD
C++ Developer1,540 BHD
Capacity Planning Manager1,960 BHD
Change Administrator1,270 BHD
Chief Information Security Officer2,150 BHD
Client Delivery Manager1,840 BHD
CMS Developer1,260 BHD
Computer Animator1,350 BHD
Computer Hardware Engineer1,260 BHD
Computer Networks Architect1,580 BHD
Computer Operator970 BHD
Computer Technician1,140 BHD
Copy Editor1,230 BHD
CRM Application Administrator1,360 BHD
Cross Platform Security Manager1,630 BHD
Curam Developer1,280 BHD
Data Analyst1,430 BHD
Data Architect1,410 BHD
Data Center Technician1,310 BHD
Data Entry Supervisor1,080 BHD
Data Manager1,680 BHD
Data Modeling Analyst1,460 BHD
Data Quality Analyst1,380 BHD
Data Security Analyst1,460 BHD
Data Security Manager1,760 BHD
Data Warehousing Manager1,690 BHD
Data Warehousing Specialist1,430 BHD
Database Administration Manager1,540 BHD
Database Administrator1,450 BHD
Database Analyst1,540 BHD
Database Developer1,520 BHD
Database Report Writer1,430 BHD
Delivery Manager1,570 BHD
Developer / Programmer1,270 BHD
Development Manager1,730 BHD
Director of Application Development1,920 BHD
Director of Technology2,090 BHD
Disaster Recovery Analyst1,390 BHD
Documentation Specialist1,310 BHD
E-Commerce Manager1,700 BHD
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst1,660 BHD
E-Commerce Marketing Manager1,840 BHD
E-Commerce Sales Manager1,940 BHD
E-Commerce Strategy Manager2,090 BHD
Enterprise Architecture Manager1,920 BHD
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect1,650 BHD
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager2,020 BHD
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant1,490 BHD
ERP Analyst1,620 BHD
ERP Project Manager1,930 BHD
Ethical Hacker1,350 BHD
Financial Systems Manager2,050 BHD
Flash Developer1,240 BHD
Front End Developer1,170 BHD
Full Stack Developer1,400 BHD
Functional Analyst1,540 BHD
Game Developer1,310 BHD
GIS Analyst1,310 BHD
GIS Developer1,380 BHD
Global BI Analyst1,610 BHD
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer1,280 BHD
Graphics Programmer1,330 BHD
Graphics Web Designer1,190 BHD
Hardware Design Engineer1,400 BHD
Hardware Engineering Manager2,150 BHD
Hardware Technician1,140 BHD
Head of Development2,080 BHD
Help Desk Analyst1,460 BHD
Help Desk Manager1,420 BHD
Help Desk Support1,010 BHD
Helpdesk Manager1,700 BHD
Imaging Programmer1,300 BHD
Informatics Optimization Specialist1,440 BHD
Information Assurance Analyst1,510 BHD
Information Program Director1,760 BHD
Information Security Administrator1,430 BHD
Information Security Analyst1,600 BHD
Information Security Engineer1,330 BHD
Information Security Manager1,870 BHD
Information Security Specialist1,570 BHD
Information Services Consultant1,590 BHD
Information Technology Administrator1,170 BHD
Information Technology Asset Manager1,810 BHD
Information Technology Consultant1,450 BHD
Information Technology Coordinator1,200 BHD
Information Technology Director2,370 BHD
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer1,270 BHD
Information Technology Manager2,260 BHD
Information Technology Operations Manager2,120 BHD
Information Technology Product Manager2,020 BHD
Information Technology Project Administrator1,190 BHD
Information Technology Project Coordinator1,490 BHD
Information Technology Project Leader1,700 BHD
Information Technology Project Manager1,810 BHD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager1,780 BHD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)1,530 BHD
Information Technology Quality Specialist1,410 BHD
Information Technology Support990 BHD
Information Technology Team Leader1,790 BHD
Information Technology Trainer1,440 BHD
Information Technology Training Analyst1,430 BHD
Interface Design Manager1,870 BHD
Interface Designer1,230 BHD
IOS Developer1,320 BHD
Java Developer1,400 BHD
Javascript Developer1,360 BHD
Lead Developer1,550 BHD
Linux Administrator1,520 BHD
Lotus Domino Administrator1,460 BHD
Lotus Notes Developer1,450 BHD
Mail Server Administrator1,410 BHD
Major Incident Manager1,790 BHD
Managed Service Specialist1,430 BHD
Microsystems Engineer1,520 BHD
Mobile Developer1,420 BHD
Multimedia Developer1,350 BHD
Multimedia Services Manager1,590 BHD
Network Administration Team Lead1,740 BHD
Network Administrator1,330 BHD
Network Analyst1,430 BHD
Network and Infrastructure Manager2,160 BHD
Network Engineer1,260 BHD
Network Engineering Manager1,540 BHD
Network Security Systems Manager1,680 BHD
Network Specialist1,460 BHD
Network Technician1,170 BHD
Nodejs Developer1,520 BHD
NT Systems Administrator1,280 BHD
Numerical Control Programmer1,270 BHD
Online Banking Manager2,330 BHD
Online Banking Specialist1,700 BHD
OPS Manager1,630 BHD
Oracle Database Administrator1,320 BHD
Oracle Developer1,640 BHD
Perl Developer1,200 BHD
PHP Developer1,260 BHD
Python Developer1,450 BHD
Records Manager1,210 BHD
Remedy Developer1,180 BHD
Reporting Analyst1,450 BHD
Ruby Developer1,330 BHD
Salesforce Administrator1,350 BHD
Salesforce Developer1,130 BHD
SAP Consultant1,570 BHD
SAS Programmer1,370 BHD
Scrum Master1,190 BHD
SEO Associate1,160 BHD
SEO Manager1,800 BHD
Service Delivery Manager1,880 BHD
Service Level Manager1,830 BHD
Service Support Lead1,450 BHD
SharePoint Administrator1,370 BHD
Sharepoint Consultant1,490 BHD
Sharepoint Developer1,300 BHD
Shift Leader1,540 BHD
SOA Analyst1,580 BHD
SOC Engineer1,470 BHD
Software Analyst1,510 BHD
Software Architect1,500 BHD
Software Development Manager1,630 BHD
Software Engineer1,400 BHD
Software QA Engineer1,370 BHD
Software Sales1,280 BHD
Software Specialist1,290 BHD
Software Support Engineer1,220 BHD
Software Test Engineer1,310 BHD
Solutions Architect1,610 BHD
Storage Engineer1,180 BHD
Supervisor1,340 BHD
Support Analyst1,250 BHD
Support Specialist1,490 BHD
System Administrator1,300 BHD
Systems Analyst1,390 BHD
Systems Architect1,450 BHD
Systems Consultant1,580 BHD
Systems Engineer1,140 BHD
Systems Integrator1,400 BHD
Technical Analyst1,290 BHD
Technical Consultant1,610 BHD
Technical Manager1,630 BHD
Technical Project Manager1,930 BHD
Technical Sales1,400 BHD
Technical Trainer1,500 BHD
Technical Writer1,330 BHD
Technology Business Analyst1,440 BHD
Technology Director1,880 BHD
Technology Specialist1,550 BHD
Teradata Developer1,180 BHD
Test Analyst1,480 BHD
Tester1,280 BHD
Testing Manager1,710 BHD
TIBCO Developer1,300 BHD
UNIX Administrator1,480 BHD
Usability Engineer1,410 BHD
User Experience Consultant1,640 BHD
User Experience Design Expert1,570 BHD
User Experience Designer1,300 BHD
User Experience Researcher1,730 BHD
User Interface Designer1,340 BHD
VB Developer1,130 BHD
VB.NET Developer1,330 BHD
Video Game Designer1,300 BHD
Visual Information Specialist1,310 BHD
Web Applications Manager1,680 BHD
Web Content Specialist1,560 BHD
Web Designer1,280 BHD
Web Developer1,320 BHD
Web Editor1,240 BHD
Web Project Manager1,660 BHD
Web Promotions Specialist1,500 BHD
Web Security Administrator1,440 BHD
Web Security Manager1,790 BHD
Web Support Analyst1,090 BHD
Web Writer1,170 BHD
Webmaster1,240 BHD
Windows System Administrator1,350 BHD
Wireless Consultant1,570 BHD
Writer and Documentor1,250 BHD

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Bahrain

Median and salary distribution monthly Bahrain Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

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.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bahrain Information Technology
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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.

1,350 BHD
1,560 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bahrain for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bahrain

How much are annual salary increments in Bahrain for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Bahrain Information Technology
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Bahrain / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Bahrain
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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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Bahrain is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bahrain

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Bahrain Information Technology
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Bahrain
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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.

Private Sector
1,390 BHD
Public Sector+17%
1,620 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology Salary Forecast and Trend in Bahrain

How do Information Technology salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Bahrain Information Technology
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Average Salary 2016
1,270 BHD
Average Salary 2017+4%
1,320 BHD
Average Salary 2018+3%
1,360 BHD
Average Salary 2019+3%
1,400 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Bahrain

8 BHD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bahrain is 8 BHD. This means that the average person in Bahrain earns approximately 8 BHD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Bahrain
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The average salary for Information Technology is 3% less than that of All Jobs.

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