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Average Salary in Qatar 2018

How much money does a person working in Qatar make?

16,778 QAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Qatar typically earns around 16,778 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

25% of people earn
6,500 QAR
or less
50% of people earn
13,000 QAR
or less
75% of people earn
22,000 QAR
or less
Minimum
1,200 QAR
Median
13,000 QAR
Maximum
87,000 QAR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Qatar range between 1,200 QAR per month (minimum salary) to 87,000 QAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 13,000 QAR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 13,000 QAR while the other half are earning more than 13,000 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 6,500 QAR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,500 QAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 22,000 QAR while 25% are earning more than 22,000 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.

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
15,718 QAR
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
16,001 QAR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
16,449 QAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
16,778 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Qatar are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Average Hourly Wage in Qatar | All Jobs

86 QAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Qatar | All Jobs is 86 QAR. This means that the average person in Qatar earns approximatly 86 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
Abu az Zuluf14,500 QAR
Ad Dawhah al Jadidah16,477 QAR
Al Adhbah9,167 QAR
Al Bida ash Sharqiyah2,000 QAR
Al Ghanim9,400 QAR
Al Hilal al Gharbiyah3,200 QAR
Al Hilal ash Sharqiyah5,450 QAR
Al Khalifat32,500 QAR
Al Khor11,057 QAR
Al Wakrah9,369 QAR
An Najmah6,440 QAR
Ar Rayyan7,889 QAR
As Salatah al Jadidah9,500 QAR
As Sani8,733 QAR
Doha17,295 QAR
Dukhan16,500 QAR
Ras Laffan17,249 QAR
Umm Said21,344 QAR
Umm Salal Muhammad11,700 QAR
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