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Attorney Average Salary in Bahrain 2020

How much money does an Attorney make in Bahrain?


Average Monthly Salary
2,120 BHD
( 25,400 BHD yearly)

LOW
970
BHD
AVERAGE
2,120
BHD
HIGH
3,360
BHD

A person working as an Attorney in Bahrain typically earns around 2,120 BHD per month. Salaries range from 970 BHD (lowest) to 3,360 BHD (highest).

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

Attorney Salary Distribution in Bahrain

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

  • Salary Range

    Attorney salaries in Bahrain range from 970 BHD per month (minimum salary) to 3,360 BHD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,290 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Attorney(s) are earning less than 2,290 BHD while the other half are earning more than 2,290 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 Attorney(s) are earning less than 1,470 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,470 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Attorney(s) are earning less than 3,050 BHD while 25% are earning more than 3,050 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

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

An Attorney with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,110 BHD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,480 BHD per month, 33% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,180 BHD per month, 48% 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, Attorney(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,660 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 2,900 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 3,140 BHD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Attorney average salary change by experience in Bahrain

0 - 2 Years
1,110 BHD
2 - 5 Years+33%
1,480 BHD
5 - 10 Years+48%
2,180 BHD
10 - 15 Years+22%
2,660 BHD
15 - 20 Years+9%
2,900 BHD
20+ Years+8%
3,140 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Attorney Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Attorney is 1,260 BHD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,980 BHD per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 3,320 BHD per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.


Attorney average salary difference by education level in Bahrain

Bachelor's Degree
1,260 BHD
Master's Degree+57%
1,980 BHD
PhD+68%
3,320 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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Attorney 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 Attorney employees in Bahrain earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Female
1,920 BHD
Male+21%
2,320 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bahrain for all Careers

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Attorney Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bahrain

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

Attorney

Attorney(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.

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

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

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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Attorney Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bahrain

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

33% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 67% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
67%
No Bonus
33%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Attorney 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

Attorney Salary Trend and Forecast in Bahrain

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

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Average Salary 2016
1,830 BHD
Average Salary 2017+4%
1,900 BHD
Average Salary 2018+4%
1,970 BHD
Average Salary 2019+4%
2,040 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Attorney 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 4% 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.

Attorney Average Hourly Wage in Bahrain


12 BHD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bahrain is 12 BHD. This means that the average Attorney in Bahrain earns approximately 12 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.

Attorney VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Attorney is 29% more than that of Legal. Also, Legal salaries are 10% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Administrative Law Judge2,260 BHD+7%
Arbitrator1,830 BHD-14%
Associate Attorney1,740 BHD-18%
Attorney2,120 BHD+0%
Bailiff1,360 BHD-36%
Barrister1,110 BHD-48%
Candidate Attorney1,520 BHD-28%
Conciliator1,440 BHD-32%
Contracts Manager1,760 BHD-17%
Contracts Negotiator1,690 BHD-20%
Conveyancing Secretary960 BHD-55%
Corporate Counsel1,550 BHD-27%
Counsel1,560 BHD-26%
Court Clerk1,050 BHD-50%
Court Judicial Assistant1,280 BHD-40%
Court Liaison Specialist1,400 BHD-34%
Court Reporter1,590 BHD-25%
Court Representative1,500 BHD-29%
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer2,550 BHD+21%
Immigration Executive2,390 BHD+13%
In House Counsel1,500 BHD-29%
Intellectual Property Specialist1,570 BHD-26%
Judge Advocate2,250 BHD+6%
Law Clerk970 BHD-54%
Lawyer2,200 BHD+4%
Legal Administrative Assistant1,140 BHD-46%
Legal Advisor1,810 BHD-14%
Legal Assistant1,070 BHD-49%
Legal Associate1,350 BHD-36%
Legal Consultant1,840 BHD-13%
Legal Counsel1,700 BHD-20%
Legal Editor1,460 BHD-31%
Legal Executive1,810 BHD-14%
Legal Executive Secretary1,140 BHD-46%
Legal IP Officer960 BHD-55%
Legal Officer1,120 BHD-47%
Legal Services Director2,630 BHD+24%
Legal Services Manager2,300 BHD+9%
Legal Support Worker960 BHD-55%
Legislative Liaison1,410 BHD-33%
Litigation Attorney2,440 BHD+15%
Litigation Paralegal2,230 BHD+5%
Magistrate Judge2,410 BHD+14%
Paralegal2,170 BHD+3%
Patent Attorney2,360 BHD+12%
Staff Attorney2,020 BHD-5%
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