A person working as a Civil Engineer in Qatar typically earns around 14,700 QAR per month. Salaries range from 7,050 QAR (lowest) to 23,100 QAR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Civil Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Civil Engineer salaries in Qatar range from 7,050 QAR per month (minimum salary) to 23,100 QAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 15,300 QAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 15,300 QAR while the other half are earning more than 15,300 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 Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 10,000 QAR while 75% of them are earning more than 10,000 QAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 19,900 QAR while 25% are earning more than 19,900 QAR.
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 Civil Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Civil Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 8,250 QAR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,700 QAR per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 15,400 QAR per month, 31% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 18,900 QAR per month, 23% 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 20,100 QAR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 22,000 QAR per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 Civil Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Civil Engineer is 13,000 QAR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 18,600 QAR per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Qatar costs anywhere from 78,400 Qatari Rial(s) to 235,000 Qatari Rial(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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Civil Engineer employees in Qatar earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Civil Engineer(s) in Qatar are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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 Qatar 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 Civil Engineer 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.
68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Qatar earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
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 Civil Engineer is 62% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 42% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Boat Builder and Shipwright||6,890 QAR||-53%|
|Building Administrator||6,660 QAR||-55%|
|Building Contracts Manager||22,200 QAR||+51%|
|Building Inspector||6,010 QAR||-59%|
|Building Monitor||4,840 QAR||-67%|
|Building Sales Manager||19,700 QAR||+34%|
|Civil Engineer||14,700 QAR||+0%|
|Civil Technician||7,090 QAR||-52%|
|Construction and Maintenance Manager||11,700 QAR||-20%|
|Construction Assistant||5,650 QAR||-62%|
|Construction Coordinator||7,940 QAR||-46%|
|Construction Estimator||9,510 QAR||-35%|
|Construction Field Engineer||12,200 QAR||-17%|
|Construction General Manager||26,800 QAR||+82%|
|Construction Inventory Officer||5,110 QAR||-65%|
|Construction Operations Manager||22,800 QAR||+55%|
|Construction Project Coordinator||14,500 QAR||-1%|
|Construction Project Engineer||14,900 QAR||+1%|
|Construction Project Manager||25,400 QAR||+73%|
|Construction Project Planner||14,100 QAR||-4%|
|Construction Quality Control Manager||18,200 QAR||+24%|
|Construction Safety Officer||9,510 QAR||-35%|
|Construction Superintendent||8,930 QAR||-39%|
|Construction Supervisor||13,300 QAR||-9%|
|Construction Technical Assistant||5,120 QAR||-65%|
|Construction Technical Officer||6,270 QAR||-57%|
|Construction Technical Writer||5,580 QAR||-62%|
|Construction Technician||5,170 QAR||-65%|
|Crane and Tower Operator||5,130 QAR||-65%|
|Diesel Mechanic||4,840 QAR||-67%|
|Drywall Installer||5,110 QAR||-65%|
|Electrical Draftsman||5,070 QAR||-65%|
|Electrical Engineering Supervisor||15,100 QAR||+3%|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||5,880 QAR||-60%|
|Elevator Installer and Repairer||6,490 QAR||-56%|
|Excavator Operator||4,720 QAR||-68%|
|Floor Finisher||5,210 QAR||-65%|
|Floor Manager||7,750 QAR||-47%|
|Frame and Truss Detailer||4,740 QAR||-68%|
|Furniture Finisher||4,800 QAR||-67%|
|Gas Technician||4,650 QAR||-68%|
|Health and Safety Coordinator||6,250 QAR||-57%|
|Health and Safety Officer||6,750 QAR||-54%|
|Installation Manager||16,300 QAR||+11%|
|Insulation Installer||4,880 QAR||-67%|
|Land Surveyor||6,100 QAR||-58%|
|Lift Technician||4,770 QAR||-68%|
|Material Tester||7,000 QAR||-52%|
|Model Maker||6,890 QAR||-53%|
|Order Picker||4,480 QAR||-70%|
|Pipe Layer||4,020 QAR||-73%|
|Property Coordinator||12,100 QAR||-18%|
|Purchasing Manager||16,900 QAR||+15%|
|Quantity Surveyor||8,790 QAR||-40%|
|Roof Slater and Tiler||4,500 QAR||-69%|
|Sheet Metal Mechanic||4,860 QAR||-67%|
|Site Clerk||4,590 QAR||-69%|
|Site engineer||12,400 QAR||-16%|
|Site Leader||23,600 QAR||+61%|
|Stock Controller||6,840 QAR||-53%|
|Structural Steel Construction Worker||5,070 QAR||-65%|
|Technical Draughtsman||5,400 QAR||-63%|
|Tendering Manager||20,200 QAR||+38%|
|Tower Crane Operator||4,690 QAR||-68%|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||4,760 QAR||-68%|
|Warehouse Manager||16,300 QAR||+11%|
|Welding Superintendent||5,470 QAR||-63%|