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Average Salary in Qatar 2019

How much money does a person working in Qatar make?

15,805 QAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Qatar typically earns around 15,805 QAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Qatar | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Qatar

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Qatar range between 2,139 QAR per month (minimum salary) to 69,989 QAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 15,805 QAR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 15,805 QAR while the other half are earning more than 15,805 QAR. 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 the population are earning less than 8,075 QAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,075 QAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 42,897 QAR while 25% are earning more than 42,897 QAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Qatar

How are Qatar salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Qatar
Average Salary 2016    =  
14,679 QAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
15,222 QAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
15,603 QAR
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
15,805 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Qatar are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant10,212 QAR
Administrative Assistant8,261 QAR
Architect13,452 QAR
Attorney22,618 QAR
Biomedical Engineer12,654 QAR
CAD Drafter11,255 QAR
Cashier8,476 QAR
Chartered Accountant12,735 QAR
Chef12,194 QAR
Chief Executive Officer35,267 QAR
Chief Financial Officer31,453 QAR
Civil Engineer13,725 QAR
Civil Engineer14,216 QAR
Computer Technician11,257 QAR
Creative Director14,949 QAR
Dentist35,066 QAR
Developer / Programmer12,706 QAR
Electrical Engineer15,282 QAR
Elementary School Teacher10,025 QAR
Engineer13,452 QAR
Executive Chef13,820 QAR
Flight Attendant12,421 QAR
General Manager27,749 QAR
Graphic Designer9,942 QAR
Hotel Manager23,029 QAR
Human Resources Manager21,386 QAR
Internal Auditor15,009 QAR
Journalist14,396 QAR
Legal Assistant10,952 QAR
Mechanical Engineer15,164 QAR
Nurse11,818 QAR
Pharmacist17,361 QAR
Photographer10,294 QAR
Pilot18,542 QAR
Police Officer11,389 QAR
Project Manager17,497 QAR
Receptionist10,967 QAR
Receptionist7,955 QAR
Sales Manager23,071 QAR
Sales Representative9,360 QAR
Secondary School Teacher12,539 QAR
Secretary8,392 QAR
Teacher11,535 QAR
Teller10,498 QAR
Travel Agent11,899 QAR
Waiter / Waitress9,477 QAR

Average Hourly Wage in Qatar | All Jobs

91 QAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Qatar | All Jobs is 91 QAR. This means that the average person in Qatar earns approximatly 91 QAR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Doha16,505 QAR
16801 - 1764
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