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Civil Engineer Average Salary in Qatar 2022

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in Qatar?

Average Monthly Salary
14,700 QAR
( 176,000 QAR yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Qatar

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

  • Salary Range

    Civil Engineer salaries in Qatar range from 7,050 QAR per month (minimum salary) to 23,100 QAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Civil Engineer 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 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.

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, 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.

Civil Engineer average salary change by experience in Qatar

0 - 2 Years
8,250 QAR
2 - 5 Years+42%
11,700 QAR
5 - 10 Years+31%
15,400 QAR
10 - 15 Years+23%
18,900 QAR
15 - 20 Years+6%
20,100 QAR
20+ Years+10%
22,000 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Civil Engineer(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 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.

Civil Engineer average salary difference by education level in Qatar

Bachelor's Degree
13,000 QAR
Master's Degree+43%
18,600 QAR
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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Civil Engineer 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 Civil Engineer employees in Qatar earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

15,300 QAR
14,300 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Qatar for all Careers

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Civil Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Qatar

How much are annual salary increments in Qatar for Civil Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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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.

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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.

Qatar / All Professions

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 Qatar is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Qatar for the year 2021. 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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Civil Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Qatar

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Qatar Civil Engineer
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Qatar

85 QAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Qatar is 85 QAR. This means that the average Civil Engineer in Qatar earns approximately 85 QAR 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.

Civil Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Civil Engineer and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Qatar
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The average salary for Civil Engineer is 59% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator5,660 QAR-61%
Assembler5,000 QAR-66%
Boat Builder and Shipwright6,890 QAR-53%
Bricklayer4,250 QAR-71%
Building Administrator6,660 QAR-55%
Building Contracts Manager22,200 QAR+51%
Building Inspector6,010 QAR-59%
Building Monitor4,840 QAR-67%
Building Sales Manager19,700 QAR+34%
Cabinetmaker5,060 QAR-66%
Carpenter5,490 QAR-63%
Civil Engineer14,700 QAR+0%
Civil Technician7,090 QAR-52%
Concreter4,510 QAR-69%
Construction and Maintenance Manager11,700 QAR-20%
Construction Assistant5,650 QAR-62%
Construction Coordinator7,940 QAR-46%
Construction Estimator9,510 QAR-35%
Construction Field Engineer12,200 QAR-17%
Construction General Manager26,800 QAR+82%
Construction Inventory Officer5,110 QAR-65%
Construction Operations Manager22,800 QAR+55%
Construction Project Coordinator14,500 QAR-1%
Construction Project Engineer14,900 QAR+1%
Construction Project Manager25,400 QAR+73%
Construction Project Planner14,100 QAR-4%
Construction Quality Control Manager18,200 QAR+24%
Construction Safety Officer9,510 QAR-35%
Construction Superintendent8,930 QAR-39%
Construction Supervisor13,300 QAR-9%
Construction Technical Assistant5,120 QAR-65%
Construction Technical Officer6,270 QAR-57%
Construction Technical Writer5,580 QAR-62%
Construction Technician5,170 QAR-65%
Crane and Tower Operator5,130 QAR-65%
Diesel Mechanic4,840 QAR-67%
Drywall Installer5,110 QAR-65%
Electrical Draftsman5,070 QAR-65%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor15,100 QAR+3%
Electrical Engineering Technician5,880 QAR-60%
Electrician7,580 QAR-48%
Elevator Installer and Repairer6,490 QAR-56%
Engineer14,400 QAR-2%
Excavator Operator4,720 QAR-68%
Floor Finisher5,210 QAR-65%
Floor Manager7,750 QAR-47%
Foreman4,220 QAR-71%
Frame and Truss Detailer4,740 QAR-68%
Furniture Finisher4,800 QAR-67%
Gas Technician 4,650 QAR-68%
Handyman4,240 QAR-71%
Health and Safety Coordinator6,250 QAR-57%
Health and Safety Officer6,750 QAR-54%
Installation Manager16,300 QAR+11%
Installer4,520 QAR-69%
Insulation Installer4,880 QAR-67%
Labourer3,690 QAR-75%
Land Surveyor6,100 QAR-58%
Lift Technician4,770 QAR-68%
Material Tester7,000 QAR-52%
Model Maker6,890 QAR-53%
Order Picker4,480 QAR-70%
Painter4,820 QAR-67%
Pipe Layer4,020 QAR-73%
Pipefitter3,920 QAR-73%
Plumber5,030 QAR-66%
Property Coordinator12,100 QAR-18%
Purchasing Manager16,900 QAR+15%
Quantity Surveyor8,790 QAR-40%
Roof Slater and Tiler4,500 QAR-69%
Sheet Metal Mechanic4,860 QAR-67%
Site Clerk4,590 QAR-69%
Site engineer12,400 QAR-16%
Site Leader23,600 QAR+61%
Stock Controller6,840 QAR-53%
Structural Steel Construction Worker5,070 QAR-65%
Technical Draughtsman5,400 QAR-63%
Tendering Manager20,200 QAR+38%
Tower Crane Operator4,690 QAR-68%
Wall and Floor Tiler4,760 QAR-68%
Warehouse Manager16,300 QAR+11%
Welder4,080 QAR-72%
Welding Superintendent5,470 QAR-63%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Doha14,900 QAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
15,300 QAR
Public Sector+5%
16,000 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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