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Receptionist Average Salary in Bahrain 2020

How much money does a Receptionist make in Bahrain?

Average Monthly Salary
870 BHD
( 10,400 BHD yearly)


A person working as a Receptionist in Bahrain typically earns around 870 BHD per month. Salaries range from 420 BHD (lowest) to 1,370 BHD (highest).

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

Receptionist Salary Distribution in Bahrain

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

  • Salary Range

    Receptionist salaries in Bahrain range from 420 BHD per month (minimum salary) to 1,370 BHD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 900 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Receptionist(s) are earning less than 900 BHD while the other half are earning more than 900 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 Receptionist(s) are earning less than 590 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 590 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 1,180 BHD while 25% are earning more than 1,180 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

Receptionist 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 Receptionist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Receptionist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 490 BHD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 690 BHD per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 910 BHD per month, 32% 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, Receptionist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,120 BHD per month, 23% 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 1,190 BHD per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,300 BHD per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Receptionist average salary change by experience in Bahrain

0 - 2 Years
490 BHD
2 - 5 Years+42%
690 BHD
5 - 10 Years+32%
910 BHD
10 - 15 Years+23%
1,120 BHD
15 - 20 Years+6%
1,190 BHD
20+ Years+9%
1,300 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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Receptionist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Receptionist is 610 BHD per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 890 BHD per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,190 BHD per month, 34% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Receptionist average salary difference by education level in Bahrain

High School
610 BHD
Certificate or Diploma+47%
890 BHD
Bachelor's Degree+34%
1,190 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Receptionist Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Receptionist employees in Bahrain earn 9% more than their female counterparts.

850 BHD
920 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bahrain for all Careers

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Receptionist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bahrain

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


Receptionist(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

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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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Receptionist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bahrain

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

87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Receptionist 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

Receptionist Salary Trend and Forecast in Bahrain

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

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Average Salary 2016
780 BHD
Average Salary 2017+4%
810 BHD
Average Salary 2018+3%
830 BHD
Average Salary 2019+3%
850 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Receptionist 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.

Receptionist Average Hourly Wage in Bahrain

5 BHD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bahrain is 5 BHD. This means that the average Receptionist in Bahrain earns approximately 5 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.

Receptionist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Receptionist and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Bahrain
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The average salary for Receptionist is 3% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Accreditation Specialist1,350 BHD+55%
Administrative Aide620 BHD-29%
Administrative Analyst950 BHD+9%
Administrative Assistant770 BHD-11%
Administrative Associate750 BHD-14%
Administrative Manager950 BHD+9%
Administrative Receptionist760 BHD-13%
Board Secretary850 BHD-2%
Central Office Operator750 BHD-14%
Clerk650 BHD-25%
Commercial Administrator1,100 BHD+26%
Commissions Processor930 BHD+7%
Conveyancing Secretary850 BHD-2%
Document Controller710 BHD-18%
Document Management Specialist970 BHD+11%
Executive Assistant1,030 BHD+18%
Executive Personal Assistant1,130 BHD+30%
Executive Secretary1,000 BHD+15%
Front Desk Attendant890 BHD+2%
Front Desk Coordinator930 BHD+7%
Front Desk Manager1,250 BHD+44%
Group Services Manager1,690 BHD+94%
Head Receptionist1,030 BHD+18%
Key Account Assistant1,010 BHD+16%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator570 BHD-34%
Leasing Administrator930 BHD+7%
Legal Secretary900 BHD+3%
Librarian950 BHD+9%
Mailroom Manager870 BHD=
Management Support Secretary1,010 BHD+16%
Master Programme Coordinator1,310 BHD+51%
Medical Receptionist910 BHD+5%
Meeting and Event Assistant1,080 BHD+24%
Meeting and Event Manager1,360 BHD+56%
Night Manager1,130 BHD+30%
Office Administrator1,210 BHD+39%
Office Assistant680 BHD-22%
Office Manager1,030 BHD+18%
Office Services Coordinator930 BHD+7%
Operations Analyst1,280 BHD+47%
Operations Manager1,550 BHD+78%
Personal Assistant960 BHD+10%
Planning Assistant930 BHD+7%
Process Expert1,140 BHD+31%
Program Coordinator1,040 BHD+20%
Programme Assistant910 BHD+5%
Project Administrator1,270 BHD+46%
Project Coordinator1,410 BHD+62%
Reception Team Lead1,260 BHD+45%
Receptionist870 BHD=
Records Officer730 BHD-16%
Schedule Officer660 BHD-24%
School Secretary840 BHD-3%
Secretary780 BHD-10%
Switchboard Operator640 BHD-26%
Technical Program Manager1,350 BHD+55%
Technical Project Manager1,430 BHD+64%
Typist590 BHD-32%
Wayleave Officer710 BHD-18%
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