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Average Salary in Qatar 2020

How much money does a person working in Qatar make?

Average Monthly Salary
15,800 QAR
( 190,000 QAR yearly)


A person working in Qatar typically earns around 15,800 QAR per month. Salaries range from 2,140 QAR (lowest) to 70,000 QAR (highest).

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Qatar

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

  • Salary Range

    Salaries in Qatar range between 2,140 QAR per month (minimum salary) to 70,000 QAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 15,800 QAR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 15,800 QAR while the other half are earning more than 15,800 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 8,080 QAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,080 QAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 42,900 QAR while 25% are earning more than 42,900 QAR.

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 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
14,300 QAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
14,800 QAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
15,200 QAR
Average Salary 2019+1%
15,400 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Qatar are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accounting and Finance
Accountant10,200 QAR
Accounting Assistant9,600 QAR
Accounting Manager20,400 QAR
Bookkeeper8,100 QAR
Chartered Accountant12,700 QAR
Corporate Treasurer25,300 QAR
Financial Analyst16,300 QAR
Financial Manager29,800 QAR
Internal Auditor15,000 QAR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Administrative Assistant8,260 QAR
Office Manager10,700 QAR
Receptionist7,950 QAR
Secretary8,390 QAR

Advertising / Grapic Design / Events
Art Director15,400 QAR
Creative Director14,900 QAR
Graphic Designer9,940 QAR
Photographer10,300 QAR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Aerospace Engineer15,900 QAR
Air Traffic Controller15,900 QAR
Flight Attendant12,400 QAR
Pilot18,500 QAR

Architect13,500 QAR
CAD Drafter11,300 QAR

Mechanic8,230 QAR
Service Advisor11,800 QAR

Bank Branch Manager22,500 QAR
Teller10,500 QAR

Teacher11,500 QAR
Translator12,700 QAR

Business Planning
Business Analyst18,100 QAR
Business Development Manager22,100 QAR
Project Manager17,800 QAR

Care Giving and Child Care
Nanny9,180 QAR
Nursery Teacher10,800 QAR

Construction / Building / Installation
Civil Engineer14,200 QAR
Construction Project Manager18,100 QAR
Health and Safety Officer9,570 QAR

Customer Service and Call Center
Call Center Representative10,000 QAR
Customer Service Manager20,800 QAR
Customer Service Representative10,800 QAR

Civil Engineer13,700 QAR
Electrical Engineer15,300 QAR
Engineer13,500 QAR
Mechanical Engineer15,200 QAR

Executive and Management
Chief Executive Officer35,300 QAR
Chief Financial Officer31,500 QAR
General Manager27,700 QAR
Project Manager17,500 QAR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Chef12,200 QAR
Executive Chef13,800 QAR
Hotel Manager23,000 QAR
Receptionist11,000 QAR
Travel Agent11,900 QAR
Waiter / Waitress9,480 QAR

Health and Medical
Dentist35,100 QAR
Dietitian34,700 QAR
Laboratory Technician11,700 QAR
Nurse11,800 QAR

Human Resources
Human Resources Manager21,400 QAR
Human Resources Officer12,700 QAR

Information Technology
Computer Technician11,300 QAR
Database Administrator15,500 QAR
Developer / Programmer12,700 QAR
Information Technology Manager20,900 QAR
Network Engineer12,700 QAR

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Police Officer11,400 QAR

Attorney22,600 QAR
Legal Assistant11,000 QAR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Journalist14,400 QAR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineer12,700 QAR
Pharmacist17,400 QAR

Sales Retail and Wholesale
Cashier8,480 QAR
Sales Manager23,100 QAR
Sales Representative9,360 QAR

Teaching / Education
Elementary School Teacher10,000 QAR
Secondary School Teacher12,500 QAR

Average Hourly Wage in Qatar

91 QAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Qatar 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.

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CityAverage Salary
Doha16,500 QAR
16744 - 1814

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