A person working as a Waiter / Waitress in Bahrain typically earns around 500 BHD per month. Salaries range from 240 BHD (lowest) to 770 BHD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Waiter / Waitress salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Waiter / Waitress salaries in Bahrain range from 240 BHD per month (minimum salary) to 770 BHD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 510 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Waiter / Waitress(s) are earning less than 510 BHD while the other half are earning more than 510 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 Waiter / Waitress(s) are earning less than 340 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 340 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Waiter / Waitress(s) are earning less than 650 BHD while 25% are earning more than 650 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 Waiter / Waitress salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Waiter / Waitress with less than two years of experience makes approximately 290 BHD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 370 BHD per month, 28% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 510 BHD per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Waiter / Waitress(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 630 BHD per month, 24% 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 680 BHD per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 720 BHD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+28%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 Waiter / Waitress salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Waiter / Waitress is 370 BHD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 530 BHD per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 730 BHD per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+43%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Waiter / Waitress employees in Bahrain earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.
Waiter / Waitress(s) in Bahrain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% 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 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 Waiter / Waitress 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.
88% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 12% 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.
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 Waiter / Waitress is 50% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 32% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||620 BHD||+25%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||470 BHD||-5%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||1,970 BHD||+300%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||2,090 BHD||+320%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||400 BHD||-19%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||1,030 BHD||+110%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||520 BHD||+5%|
|Bakery Manager||1,120 BHD||+130%|
|Bakery Superintendent||760 BHD||+53%|
|Banquet Manager||820 BHD||+65%|
|Banquet Server||490 BHD||-1%|
|Bar Attendant||520 BHD||+5%|
|Bar Manager||1,000 BHD||+100%|
|Bar Supervisor||700 BHD||+41%|
|Beverage Manager||1,180 BHD||+140%|
|Bistro Attendant||490 BHD||-1%|
|Buffet Chef||910 BHD||+83%|
|Buffet Host||490 BHD||-1%|
|Buffet Manager||1,100 BHD||+120%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||420 BHD||-15%|
|Cafeteria Manager||980 BHD||+98%|
|Cake Decorator||560 BHD||+13%|
|Casino Shift Manager||1,640 BHD||+230%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||820 BHD||+65%|
|Club Manager||1,880 BHD||+280%|
|Cluster Director||2,190 BHD||+340%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||1,750 BHD||+250%|
|Cocktail Server||510 BHD||+3%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||1,700 BHD||+240%|
|Confectionery Baker||590 BHD||+19%|
|Conference Services Manager||1,120 BHD||+130%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||1,400 BHD||+180%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||1,390 BHD||+180%|
|Culinary Assistant||450 BHD||-9%|
|Culinary Associate||410 BHD||-17%|
|Dietary Aide||940 BHD||+90%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||880 BHD||+77%|
|Duty Manager||1,130 BHD||+130%|
|Events Coordinator||710 BHD||+43%|
|Executive Chef||1,110 BHD||+120%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||860 BHD||+73%|
|Fast Food Cook||760 BHD||+53%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||790 BHD||+59%|
|Fine Dining Cook||1,360 BHD||+170%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||1,410 BHD||+180%|
|Fleet Manager||2,240 BHD||+350%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||1,720 BHD||+250%|
|Food Consultant||1,440 BHD||+190%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||1,080 BHD||+120%|
|Food Server||460 BHD||-7%|
|Food Service Director||1,770 BHD||+260%|
|Food Service Manager||1,900 BHD||+280%|
|Food Service Sales||1,160 BHD||+130%|
|Food Service Worker||470 BHD||-5%|
|Front Desk Agent||550 BHD||+11%|
|Front Office Manager||990 BHD||+100%|
|Guest Service Executive||1,560 BHD||+210%|
|Guest Service Representative||650 BHD||+31%|
|Head Concierge||770 BHD||+55%|
|Hospitality Director||2,900 BHD||+480%|
|Hostess / Host||570 BHD||+15%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||560 BHD||+13%|
|Hotel Maid||420 BHD||-15%|
|Hotel Manager||2,820 BHD||+470%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||1,990 BHD||+300%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||1,460 BHD||+190%|
|Hotel Staff||500 BHD||+1%|
|Inventory Coordinator||620 BHD||+25%|
|Kitchen Manager||900 BHD||+81%|
|Kitchen Staff||500 BHD||+1%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||790 BHD||+59%|
|Line Cook||860 BHD||+73%|
|Luggage Porter||390 BHD||-21%|
|Motel Manager||1,540 BHD||+210%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||530 BHD||+7%|
|Production Operator||800 BHD||+61%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||870 BHD||+75%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||2,240 BHD||+350%|
|Restaurant Manager||1,760 BHD||+250%|
|Room Reservations Manager||1,770 BHD||+260%|
|Room Service Manager||1,710 BHD||+240%|
|Sous Chef||1,080 BHD||+120%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||1,280 BHD||+160%|
|Tour Consultant||1,400 BHD||+180%|
|Travel Agent||980 BHD||+98%|
|Travel Consultant||1,410 BHD||+180%|
|Waiter / Waitress||500 BHD||+1%|
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.