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Civil Engineer Average Salary in Bahrain 2022

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in Bahrain?


Average Monthly Salary
1,390 BHD
( 16,700 BHD yearly)

LOW
710
BHD
AVERAGE
1,390
BHD
HIGH
2,150
BHD

A person working as a Civil Engineer in Bahrain typically earns around 1,390 BHD per month. Salaries range from 710 BHD (lowest) to 2,150 BHD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Civil Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Civil Engineer Salary Distribution in Bahrain

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

  • Salary Range

    Civil Engineer salaries in Bahrain range from 710 BHD per month (minimum salary) to 2,150 BHD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,370 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,370 BHD while the other half are earning more than 1,370 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 Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 940 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 940 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,720 BHD while 25% are earning more than 1,720 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

Civil Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Civil Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Civil Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 800 BHD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,040 BHD per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,460 BHD per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,750 BHD per month, 20% 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 1,900 BHD 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 2,050 BHD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Civil Engineer average salary change by experience in Bahrain

0 - 2 Years
800 BHD
2 - 5 Years+31%
1,040 BHD
5 - 10 Years+40%
1,460 BHD
10 - 15 Years+20%
1,750 BHD
15 - 20 Years+9%
1,900 BHD
20+ Years+8%
2,050 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Civil Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Civil Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Civil Engineer is 980 BHD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,750 BHD per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Civil Engineer average salary difference by education level in Bahrain

Bachelor's Degree
980 BHD
Master's Degree+77%
1,750 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 7,390 Bahraini Dinar(s) to 22,200 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 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.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bahrain Civil Engineer
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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 Civil Engineer employees in Bahrain earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
1,480 BHD
Female-11%
1,320 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bahrain for all Careers

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Civil Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bahrain

How much are annual salary increments in Bahrain for Civil Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer(s) in Bahrain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 31 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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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

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 2021

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Bahrain for the year 2021. 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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Civil Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bahrain

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Bahrain Civil Engineer
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A Civil Engineer 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.

89% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
11%
No Bonus
89%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Bahrain


8 BHD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bahrain is 8 BHD. This means that the average Civil Engineer 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.

Civil Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Civil Engineer and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Bahrain
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The average salary for Civil Engineer is 60% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator600 BHD-57%
Assembler480 BHD-66%
Boat Builder and Shipwright720 BHD-48%
Bricklayer420 BHD-70%
Building Administrator630 BHD-55%
Building Contracts Manager2,250 BHD+61%
Building Inspector610 BHD-56%
Building Monitor500 BHD-64%
Building Sales Manager2,040 BHD+46%
Cabinetmaker490 BHD-65%
Carpenter550 BHD-61%
Civil Engineer1,390 BHD-0%
Civil Technician740 BHD-47%
Concreter450 BHD-68%
Construction and Maintenance Manager1,090 BHD-22%
Construction Assistant580 BHD-58%
Construction Coordinator850 BHD-39%
Construction Estimator870 BHD-38%
Construction Field Engineer1,220 BHD-12%
Construction General Manager2,530 BHD+81%
Construction Inventory Officer500 BHD-64%
Construction Operations Manager2,310 BHD+66%
Construction Project Coordinator1,510 BHD+8%
Construction Project Engineer1,500 BHD+8%
Construction Project Manager2,410 BHD+73%
Construction Project Planner1,330 BHD-5%
Construction Quality Control Manager1,890 BHD+36%
Construction Safety Officer920 BHD-34%
Construction Superintendent900 BHD-35%
Construction Supervisor1,380 BHD-1%
Construction Technical Assistant540 BHD-61%
Construction Technical Officer600 BHD-57%
Construction Technical Writer580 BHD-58%
Construction Technician500 BHD-64%
Crane and Tower Operator510 BHD-63%
Diesel Mechanic460 BHD-67%
Drywall Installer540 BHD-61%
Electrical Draftsman480 BHD-66%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor1,630 BHD+17%
Electrical Engineering Technician610 BHD-56%
Electrician770 BHD-45%
Elevator Installer and Repairer610 BHD-56%
Engineer1,370 BHD-2%
Excavator Operator500 BHD-64%
Floor Finisher540 BHD-61%
Floor Manager800 BHD-43%
Foreman410 BHD-71%
Frame and Truss Detailer440 BHD-68%
Furniture Finisher490 BHD-65%
Gas Technician 450 BHD-68%
Handyman420 BHD-70%
Health and Safety Coordinator620 BHD-56%
Health and Safety Officer700 BHD-50%
Installation Manager1,730 BHD+24%
Installer440 BHD-68%
Insulation Installer470 BHD-66%
Labourer390 BHD-72%
Land Surveyor610 BHD-56%
Lift Technician500 BHD-64%
Material Tester750 BHD-46%
Model Maker720 BHD-48%
Order Picker450 BHD-68%
Painter460 BHD-67%
Pipe Layer400 BHD-71%
Pipefitter400 BHD-71%
Plumber540 BHD-61%
Property Coordinator1,250 BHD-10%
Purchasing Manager1,670 BHD+20%
Quantity Surveyor910 BHD-35%
Roof Slater and Tiler440 BHD-68%
Sheet Metal Mechanic490 BHD-65%
Site Clerk470 BHD-66%
Site engineer1,310 BHD-6%
Site Leader2,260 BHD+62%
Stock Controller730 BHD-48%
Structural Steel Construction Worker500 BHD-64%
Technical Draughtsman570 BHD-59%
Tendering Manager2,070 BHD+48%
Tower Crane Operator500 BHD-64%
Wall and Floor Tiler450 BHD-68%
Warehouse Manager1,590 BHD+14%
Welder420 BHD-70%
Welding Superintendent550 BHD-61%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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 on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,370 BHD
Public Sector+17%
1,610 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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