A person working as a Mechanical Engineer in Bahrain typically earns around 1,540 BHD per month. Salaries range from 800 BHD (lowest) to 2,360 BHD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Mechanical Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Mechanical Engineer salaries in Bahrain range from 800 BHD per month (minimum salary) to 2,360 BHD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,480 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,480 BHD while the other half are earning more than 1,480 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 Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,030 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,030 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,840 BHD while 25% are earning more than 1,840 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 Mechanical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Mechanical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 910 BHD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,220 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 1,590 BHD per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Mechanical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,920 BHD per month, 21% 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 2,100 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 2,210 BHD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 Mechanical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Mechanical Engineer is 1,280 BHD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,780 BHD per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Bahrain costs anywhere from 7,450 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Mechanical Engineer employees in Bahrain earn 12% more than their female counterparts.
Mechanical Engineer(s) in Bahrain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 31 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.
A Mechanical 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.
65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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.
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 Mechanical Engineer employees in Bahrain earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Mechanical 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 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 Mechanical Engineer is 16% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||1,320 BHD||-14%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,150 BHD||-25%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||1,430 BHD||-7%|
|Associate Engineer||1,350 BHD||-12%|
|Autocad Operator||1,050 BHD||-32%|
|Automation Engineer||1,480 BHD||-4%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,250 BHD||-19%|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,480 BHD||-4%|
|BMS Engineer||1,390 BHD||-10%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,280 BHD||-17%|
|Broadcast Engineer||1,610 BHD||+5%|
|CAD Design Engineer||1,350 BHD||-12%|
|CAD Designer||1,140 BHD||-26%|
|CAE Engineer||1,330 BHD||-14%|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,330 BHD||-14%|
|Civil Engineer||1,370 BHD||-11%|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,410 BHD||-8%|
|Communications Engineer||1,390 BHD||-10%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,170 BHD||-24%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||1,410 BHD||-8%|
|Control Systems Engineer||1,370 BHD||-11%|
|Controls Engineer||1,460 BHD||-5%|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,360 BHD||-12%|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,240 BHD||-19%|
|Design Engineer||1,510 BHD||-2%|
|Drafting Manager||1,470 BHD||-5%|
|Drilling Engineer||1,370 BHD||-11%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||850 BHD||-45%|
|Electrical Engineer||1,410 BHD||-8%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||1,670 BHD||+8%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||1,550 BHD||+1%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,360 BHD||-12%|
|Energy Engineer||1,600 BHD||+4%|
|Engine Assembler||940 BHD||-39%|
|Engineering Account Manager||1,310 BHD||-15%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||1,480 BHD||-4%|
|Engineering Consultant||1,580 BHD||+3%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||1,590 BHD||+3%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,210 BHD||-21%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||1,750 BHD||+14%|
|Engineering Production Manager||1,740 BHD||+13%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||1,590 BHD||+3%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||1,350 BHD||-12%|
|Engineering Project Director||1,710 BHD||+11%|
|Engineering Project Manager||1,720 BHD||+12%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||1,600 BHD||+4%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,170 BHD||-24%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||1,750 BHD||+14%|
|Engineering Technician||1,260 BHD||-18%|
|Engineering Technologist||1,190 BHD||-23%|
|Environmental Engineer||1,450 BHD||-6%|
|Equipment Engineer||1,350 BHD||-12%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||1,670 BHD||+8%|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,150 BHD||-25%|
|Facade Engineer||1,450 BHD||-6%|
|Fiber Analyst||1,120 BHD||-27%|
|Field Engineer||1,270 BHD||-18%|
|Field Engineering Manager||1,690 BHD||+10%|
|Fire Engineer||1,390 BHD||-10%|
|Fitter and Turner||740 BHD||-52%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||1,540 BHD||=|
|Generation Engineer||1,580 BHD||+3%|
|Genetic Engineer||1,770 BHD||+15%|
|Geological Engineer||1,610 BHD||+5%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||1,540 BHD||=|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,070 BHD||-31%|
|Highway Engineer||1,280 BHD||-17%|
|HSE Professional||1,270 BHD||-18%|
|HVAC Engineer||1,450 BHD||-6%|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,370 BHD||-11%|
|Industrial Engineer||1,380 BHD||-10%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,390 BHD||-10%|
|Instrument Engineer||1,530 BHD||-1%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,440 BHD||-6%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||1,530 BHD||-1%|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,720 BHD||+12%|
|Irrigation Engineer||1,270 BHD||-18%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||1,460 BHD||-5%|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,300 BHD||-16%|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,270 BHD||-18%|
|Maintenance Fitter||940 BHD||-39%|
|Maintenance Manager||1,570 BHD||+2%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,480 BHD||-4%|
|Marine Engineer||1,280 BHD||-17%|
|Materials Engineer||1,360 BHD||-12%|
|Materials Researcher||1,430 BHD||-7%|
|Materials Technician||1,270 BHD||-18%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||1,510 BHD||-2%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||1,540 BHD||=|
|Mechanical Designer||1,240 BHD||-19%|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,540 BHD||=|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||1,650 BHD||+7%|
|Mechanical Inspector||1,360 BHD||-12%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||1,310 BHD||-15%|
|Mining Engineer||1,240 BHD||-19%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||1,540 BHD||=|
|Optical Engineer||1,300 BHD||-16%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,180 BHD||-23%|
|PCB Assembler||1,020 BHD||-34%|
|Photonics Engineer||1,560 BHD||+1%|
|Photonics Technician||1,290 BHD||-16%|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,340 BHD||-13%|
|Piping Designer||1,200 BHD||-22%|
|Piping Engineer||1,380 BHD||-10%|
|Planning Engineer||1,320 BHD||-14%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||910 BHD||-41%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||1,500 BHD||-3%|
|Principal Engineer||1,520 BHD||-1%|
|Principal Support Engineer||1,350 BHD||-12%|
|Process Engineer||1,360 BHD||-12%|
|Process Operator||1,220 BHD||-21%|
|Product Development Engineer||1,520 BHD||-1%|
|Product Development Technician||1,200 BHD||-22%|
|Product Engineer||1,380 BHD||-10%|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,400 BHD||-9%|
|Production Engineer||1,430 BHD||-7%|
|Project Engineer||1,370 BHD||-11%|
|Proposal Manager||1,580 BHD||+3%|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,340 BHD||-13%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||1,300 BHD||-16%|
|Rail Engineer||1,320 BHD||-14%|
|Robotics Engineer||1,640 BHD||+6%|
|Robotics Technician||1,370 BHD||-11%|
|Safety Engineer||1,320 BHD||-14%|
|Safety Inspector||1,270 BHD||-18%|
|Safety Manager||1,470 BHD||-5%|
|Safety Officer||1,170 BHD||-24%|
|Sales Engineer||1,380 BHD||-10%|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,170 BHD||-24%|
|Service Engineer||1,560 BHD||+1%|
|Solar Engineer||1,480 BHD||-4%|
|Staff Engineer||1,270 BHD||-18%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,330 BHD||-14%|
|Stationary Engineer||1,220 BHD||-21%|
|Stress Engineer||1,260 BHD||-18%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||1,420 BHD||-8%|
|Structural Designer||1,250 BHD||-19%|
|Structural Engineer||1,460 BHD||-5%|
|Structural Technician||1,230 BHD||-20%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,550 BHD||+1%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||1,170 BHD||-24%|
|Technical Assistant||1,150 BHD||-25%|
|Technical Engineer||1,200 BHD||-22%|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,190 BHD||-23%|
|Tender Engineer||1,260 BHD||-18%|
|Test Development Engineer||1,310 BHD||-15%|
|Transportation Engineer||1,440 BHD||-6%|
|Validation Engineer||1,310 BHD||-15%|
|Verification Engineer||1,320 BHD||-14%|
|Wastewater Engineer||1,360 BHD||-12%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||1,400 BHD||-9%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||1,650 BHD||+7%|
|Work Planner||1,030 BHD||-33%|