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Electrical Engineer Average Salary in Bahrain 2020

How much money does an Electrical Engineer make in Bahrain?

Average Monthly Salary
1,410 BHD
( 16,900 BHD yearly)


A person working as an Electrical Engineer in Bahrain typically earns around 1,410 BHD per month. Salaries range from 750 BHD (lowest) to 2,140 BHD (highest).

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

Electrical Engineer Salary Distribution in Bahrain

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

  • Salary Range

    Electrical Engineer salaries in Bahrain range from 750 BHD per month (minimum salary) to 2,140 BHD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,320 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,320 BHD while the other half are earning more than 1,320 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 Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 930 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 930 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,630 BHD while 25% are earning more than 1,630 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

Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Bahrain Electrical Engineer
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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 Electrical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Electrical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 860 BHD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,050 BHD per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,490 BHD per month, 42% 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, Electrical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,740 BHD per month, 17% 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 1,920 BHD per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 2,030 BHD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Electrical Engineer average salary change by experience in Bahrain

0 - 2 Years
860 BHD
2 - 5 Years+23%
1,050 BHD
5 - 10 Years+42%
1,490 BHD
10 - 15 Years+17%
1,740 BHD
15 - 20 Years+10%
1,920 BHD
20+ Years+6%
2,030 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Electrical 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 Electrical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Electrical Engineer is 970 BHD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,880 BHD per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Electrical Engineer average salary difference by education level in Bahrain

Bachelor's Degree
970 BHD
Master's Degree+93%
1,880 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 7,450 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 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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Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bahrain Electrical 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 Electrical Engineer employees in Bahrain earn 15% more than their female counterparts.

1,290 BHD
1,480 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bahrain for all Careers

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Electrical Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bahrain

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

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Electrical Engineer(s) in Bahrain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 30 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.

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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

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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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Electrical Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bahrain

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Bahrain Electrical Engineer
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An Electrical Engineer is considered to be a moderate 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.

66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Electrical Engineer 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

Electrical Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Bahrain

How are Electrical Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Bahrain Electrical Engineer
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Average Salary 2016
1,270 BHD
Average Salary 2017+4%
1,320 BHD
Average Salary 2018+2%
1,340 BHD
Average Salary 2019+2%
1,370 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Electrical Engineer 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 2019 are 2% 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.

Electrical 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 Electrical 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.

Electrical Engineer VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Electrical Engineer is 6% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Assistant Chief Engineer1,430 BHD+1%
Associate Engineer1,350 BHD-4%
Autocad Operator1,050 BHD-25%
Automation Engineer1,480 BHD+5%
Avionic System Support Engineer1,250 BHD-11%
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BMS Engineer1,390 BHD-1%
Bridge and Lock Tender1,280 BHD-9%
Broadcast Engineer1,610 BHD+14%
CAD Design Engineer1,350 BHD-4%
CAD Designer1,140 BHD-19%
CAE Engineer1,330 BHD-6%
Ceramics Engineer1,330 BHD-6%
Civil Engineer1,370 BHD-3%
Commissioning Engineer1,410 BHD+0%
Communications Engineer1,390 BHD-1%
Condition Monitoring Engineer1,170 BHD-17%
Contract Associate Engineer1,410 BHD+0%
Control Systems Engineer1,370 BHD-3%
Controls Engineer1,460 BHD+4%
Controls Software Engineer1,360 BHD-3%
Corrosion Engineer1,240 BHD-12%
Design Engineer1,510 BHD+7%
Drafter1,060 BHD-25%
Drafting Manager1,470 BHD+4%
Drilling Engineer1,370 BHD-3%
Electrical Draughtsman850 BHD-40%
Electrical Engineer1,410 BHD+0%
Electrical Engineering Manager1,670 BHD+19%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist1,550 BHD+10%
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Engine Assembler940 BHD-33%
Engineer1,350 BHD-4%
Engineering Account Manager1,310 BHD-7%
Engineering Chief Designer1,480 BHD+5%
Engineering Consultant1,580 BHD+12%
Engineering Key Account Manager1,590 BHD+13%
Engineering Lab Technician1,210 BHD-14%
Engineering Planning Manager1,750 BHD+24%
Engineering Production Manager1,740 BHD+23%
Engineering Project Analyst1,590 BHD+13%
Engineering Project Coordinator 1,350 BHD-4%
Engineering Project Director1,710 BHD+21%
Engineering Project Manager1,720 BHD+22%
Engineering Research and Development Manager1,600 BHD+14%
Engineering Safety Coordinator1,170 BHD-17%
Engineering Sales Manager1,750 BHD+24%
Engineering Technician1,260 BHD-11%
Engineering Technologist1,190 BHD-16%
Environmental Engineer1,450 BHD+3%
Equipment Engineer1,350 BHD-4%
Equipment Engineering Manager1,670 BHD+19%
Estimator1,390 BHD-1%
Fabrication Specialist1,150 BHD-18%
Fabricator1,020 BHD-28%
Facade Engineer1,450 BHD+3%
Fiber Analyst1,120 BHD-21%
Field Engineer1,270 BHD-10%
Field Engineering Manager1,690 BHD+20%
Fire Engineer1,390 BHD-1%
Fitter and Turner740 BHD-47%
Forestry Strategic Planner1,540 BHD+9%
Generation Engineer1,580 BHD+12%
Genetic Engineer1,770 BHD+26%
Geological Engineer1,610 BHD+14%
Geotechnical Engineer1,540 BHD+9%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic1,070 BHD-24%
Highway Engineer1,280 BHD-9%
HSE Professional1,270 BHD-10%
HVAC Engineer1,450 BHD+3%
HVAC Supervisor1,370 BHD-3%
Industrial Engineer1,380 BHD-2%
Industrial Engineering Technologist1,390 BHD-1%
Instrument Engineer1,530 BHD+9%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer1,440 BHD+2%
Instrumentation Engineer1,530 BHD+9%
Instrumentation Manager1,720 BHD+22%
Irrigation Engineer1,270 BHD-10%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer1,460 BHD+4%
Locomotive Engineer1,300 BHD-8%
Maintenance Engineer1,270 BHD-10%
Maintenance Fitter940 BHD-33%
Maintenance Manager1,570 BHD+11%
Manufacturing Engineer1,480 BHD+5%
Marine Engineer1,280 BHD-9%
Materials Engineer1,360 BHD-3%
Materials Researcher1,430 BHD+1%
Materials Technician1,270 BHD-10%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer1,510 BHD+7%
Mechanical Design Engineer1,540 BHD+9%
Mechanical Designer1,240 BHD-12%
Mechanical Engineer1,540 BHD+9%
Mechanical Engineering Manager1,650 BHD+17%
Mechanical Inspector1,360 BHD-3%
Mechatronics Engineer1,310 BHD-7%
Mining Engineer1,240 BHD-12%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer1,540 BHD+9%
Optical Engineer1,300 BHD-8%
Optical Instrument Assembler1,180 BHD-16%
PCB Assembler1,020 BHD-28%
Photonics Engineer1,560 BHD+11%
Photonics Technician1,290 BHD-8%
Pipeline Engineer1,340 BHD-5%
Piping Designer1,200 BHD-15%
Piping Engineer1,380 BHD-2%
Planning Engineer1,320 BHD-6%
Pressure Vessel Inspector910 BHD-35%
Principal Cost Engineer1,500 BHD+6%
Principal Engineer1,520 BHD+8%
Principal Support Engineer1,350 BHD-4%
Process Engineer1,360 BHD-3%
Process Operator1,220 BHD-13%
Product Development Engineer1,520 BHD+8%
Product Development Technician1,200 BHD-15%
Product Engineer1,380 BHD-2%
Product Safety Engineer1,400 BHD-1%
Production Engineer1,430 BHD+1%
Project Engineer1,370 BHD-3%
Proposal Manager1,580 BHD+12%
Purchasing Engineer1,340 BHD-5%
Quality Assurance Engineer1,300 BHD-8%
Rail Engineer1,320 BHD-6%
Robotics Engineer1,640 BHD+16%
Robotics Technician1,370 BHD-3%
Safety Engineer1,320 BHD-6%
Safety Inspector1,270 BHD-10%
Safety Manager1,470 BHD+4%
Safety Officer1,170 BHD-17%
Sales Engineer1,380 BHD-2%
Scheduling Engineer1,170 BHD-17%
Service Engineer1,560 BHD+11%
Solar Engineer1,480 BHD+5%
Staff Engineer1,270 BHD-10%
Static Equipment Engineer1,330 BHD-6%
Stationary Engineer1,220 BHD-13%
Stress Engineer1,260 BHD-11%
Structural Analysis Engineer1,420 BHD+1%
Structural Designer1,250 BHD-11%
Structural Engineer1,460 BHD+4%
Structural Technician1,230 BHD-13%
Supply Chain Specialist1,550 BHD+10%
Surveyor1,070 BHD-24%
Technical Affairs Officer1,170 BHD-17%
Technical Assistant1,150 BHD-18%
Technical Engineer1,200 BHD-15%
Technical Support Engineer1,190 BHD-16%
Tender Engineer1,260 BHD-11%
Test Development Engineer1,310 BHD-7%
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Validation Engineer1,310 BHD-7%
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Work Planner1,030 BHD-27%
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