A person working as an Engineer in Bahrain typically earns around 1,400 BHD per month. Salaries range from 650 BHD (lowest) to 2,230 BHD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Engineer salaries in Bahrain range from 650 BHD per month (minimum salary) to 2,230 BHD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,520 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,520 BHD while the other half are earning more than 1,520 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 Engineer(s) are earning less than 970 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 970 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Engineer(s) 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 your wage. We broke down Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 730 BHD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 980 BHD per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,450 BHD per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,760 BHD per month, 22% 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, 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 2,080 BHD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Engineer is 850 BHD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,640 BHD per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Engineer employees in Bahrain earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineer(s) in Bahrain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 29 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 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.
An 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.
59% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 41% 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.
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 Engineer is 12% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||1,220 BHD||-13%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||980 BHD||-30%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||1,450 BHD||+3%|
|Associate Engineer||1,230 BHD||-12%|
|Autocad Operator||800 BHD||-43%|
|Automation Engineer||1,410 BHD||+0%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,240 BHD||-12%|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,220 BHD||-13%|
|BMS Engineer||1,200 BHD||-14%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||700 BHD||-50%|
|Broadcast Engineer||1,380 BHD||-2%|
|CAD Design Engineer||1,410 BHD||+0%|
|CAD Designer||870 BHD||-38%|
|CAE Engineer||1,330 BHD||-5%|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,210 BHD||-14%|
|Civil Engineer||1,390 BHD||-1%|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,350 BHD||-4%|
|Communications Engineer||1,400 BHD||-0%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,120 BHD||-20%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||1,240 BHD||-12%|
|Control Systems Engineer||1,270 BHD||-9%|
|Controls Engineer||1,360 BHD||-3%|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,160 BHD||-17%|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,170 BHD||-17%|
|Design Engineer||1,400 BHD||-0%|
|Drafting Manager||1,480 BHD||+5%|
|Drilling Engineer||1,350 BHD||-4%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||670 BHD||-52%|
|Electrical Engineer||1,410 BHD||+0%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||1,870 BHD||+33%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||1,470 BHD||+5%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||730 BHD||-48%|
|Energy Engineer||1,450 BHD||+3%|
|Engine Assembler||580 BHD||-59%|
|Engineering Account Manager||1,510 BHD||+8%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||1,580 BHD||+13%|
|Engineering Consultant||1,800 BHD||+28%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||1,930 BHD||+38%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,250 BHD||-11%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||1,920 BHD||+37%|
|Engineering Production Manager||2,410 BHD||+72%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||1,620 BHD||+15%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||1,560 BHD||+11%|
|Engineering Project Director||2,710 BHD||+93%|
|Engineering Project Manager||1,900 BHD||+35%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||2,070 BHD||+48%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,010 BHD||-28%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||1,890 BHD||+35%|
|Engineering Technician||1,050 BHD||-25%|
|Engineering Technologist||1,000 BHD||-29%|
|Environmental Engineer||1,320 BHD||-6%|
|Equipment Engineer||1,250 BHD||-11%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||1,840 BHD||+31%|
|Fabrication Specialist||930 BHD||-34%|
|Facade Engineer||1,260 BHD||-10%|
|Fiber Analyst||760 BHD||-46%|
|Field Engineer||1,340 BHD||-4%|
|Field Engineering Manager||2,210 BHD||+58%|
|Fire Engineer||1,290 BHD||-8%|
|Fitter and Turner||420 BHD||-70%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||1,530 BHD||+9%|
|Generation Engineer||1,340 BHD||-4%|
|Genetic Engineer||1,530 BHD||+9%|
|Geological Engineer||1,400 BHD||-0%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||1,420 BHD||+1%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||700 BHD||-50%|
|Highway Engineer||1,350 BHD||-4%|
|HSE Professional||1,290 BHD||-8%|
|HVAC Engineer||1,470 BHD||+5%|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,230 BHD||-12%|
|Industrial Engineer||1,350 BHD||-4%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,350 BHD||-4%|
|Instrument Engineer||1,330 BHD||-5%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,300 BHD||-7%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||1,370 BHD||-2%|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,340 BHD||-4%|
|Irrigation Engineer||1,250 BHD||-11%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||1,480 BHD||+5%|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,250 BHD||-11%|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,230 BHD||-12%|
|Maintenance Fitter||490 BHD||-65%|
|Maintenance Manager||1,290 BHD||-8%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,280 BHD||-9%|
|Marine Engineer||1,360 BHD||-3%|
|Materials Engineer||1,350 BHD||-4%|
|Materials Researcher||1,190 BHD||-15%|
|Materials Technician||930 BHD||-34%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||1,440 BHD||+3%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||1,500 BHD||+7%|
|Mechanical Designer||1,120 BHD||-20%|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,490 BHD||+6%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||1,810 BHD||+29%|
|Mechanical Inspector||1,260 BHD||-10%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||1,420 BHD||+1%|
|Mining Engineer||1,310 BHD||-7%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||1,460 BHD||+4%|
|Optical Engineer||1,320 BHD||-6%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||700 BHD||-50%|
|PCB Assembler||510 BHD||-64%|
|Photonics Engineer||1,520 BHD||+8%|
|Photonics Technician||1,260 BHD||-10%|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,240 BHD||-12%|
|Piping Designer||750 BHD||-47%|
|Piping Engineer||1,280 BHD||-9%|
|Planning Engineer||1,360 BHD||-3%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||640 BHD||-54%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||1,350 BHD||-4%|
|Principal Engineer||1,360 BHD||-3%|
|Principal Support Engineer||1,390 BHD||-1%|
|Process Engineer||1,340 BHD||-4%|
|Process Operator||830 BHD||-41%|
|Product Development Engineer||1,440 BHD||+3%|
|Product Development Technician||970 BHD||-31%|
|Product Engineer||1,460 BHD||+4%|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,320 BHD||-6%|
|Production Engineer||1,340 BHD||-4%|
|Project Engineer||1,370 BHD||-2%|
|Proposal Manager||1,700 BHD||+21%|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,210 BHD||-14%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||1,300 BHD||-7%|
|Rail Engineer||1,350 BHD||-4%|
|Robotics Engineer||1,550 BHD||+10%|
|Robotics Technician||1,140 BHD||-19%|
|Safety Engineer||1,360 BHD||-3%|
|Safety Inspector||1,080 BHD||-23%|
|Safety Manager||1,540 BHD||+10%|
|Safety Officer||700 BHD||-50%|
|Sales Engineer||1,490 BHD||+6%|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,210 BHD||-14%|
|Service Engineer||1,460 BHD||+4%|
|Solar Engineer||1,460 BHD||+4%|
|Staff Engineer||1,270 BHD||-9%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,350 BHD||-4%|
|Stationary Engineer||1,170 BHD||-17%|
|Stress Engineer||1,240 BHD||-12%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||1,330 BHD||-5%|
|Structural Designer||1,200 BHD||-14%|
|Structural Engineer||1,350 BHD||-4%|
|Structural Technician||900 BHD||-36%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,350 BHD||-4%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||710 BHD||-49%|
|Technical Assistant||680 BHD||-52%|
|Technical Engineer||1,130 BHD||-19%|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,120 BHD||-20%|
|Tender Engineer||1,210 BHD||-14%|
|Test Development Engineer||1,290 BHD||-8%|
|Transportation Engineer||1,310 BHD||-7%|
|Validation Engineer||1,190 BHD||-15%|
|Verification Engineer||1,300 BHD||-7%|
|Wastewater Engineer||1,370 BHD||-2%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||1,310 BHD||-7%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||1,740 BHD||+24%|
|Work Planner||940 BHD||-33%|
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.