A person working in Engineering in Qatar typically earns around 13,200 QAR per month. Salaries range from 4,200 QAR (lowest average) to 28,000 QAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||13,300 QAR|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||10,100 QAR|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||14,300 QAR|
|Associate Engineer||12,400 QAR|
|Autocad Operator||8,230 QAR|
|Automation Engineer||14,100 QAR|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||12,300 QAR|
|Biochemical Engineer||12,600 QAR|
|BMS Engineer||12,700 QAR|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||7,260 QAR|
|Broadcast Engineer||13,100 QAR|
|CAD Design Engineer||14,000 QAR|
|CAD Designer||8,300 QAR|
|CAE Engineer||13,100 QAR|
|Ceramics Engineer||12,600 QAR|
|Civil Engineer||14,000 QAR|
|Commissioning Engineer||13,300 QAR|
|Communications Engineer||14,100 QAR|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||11,100 QAR|
|Contract Associate Engineer||12,800 QAR|
|Control Systems Engineer||13,700 QAR|
|Controls Engineer||13,600 QAR|
|Controls Software Engineer||12,000 QAR|
|Corrosion Engineer||12,000 QAR|
|Design Engineer||13,500 QAR|
|Drafting Manager||16,200 QAR|
|Drilling Engineer||12,500 QAR|
|Electrical Draughtsman||6,750 QAR|
|Electrical Engineer||15,300 QAR|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||19,500 QAR|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||14,600 QAR|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||6,950 QAR|
|Energy Engineer||13,600 QAR|
|Engine Assembler||5,870 QAR|
|Engineering Account Manager||15,400 QAR|
|Engineering Chief Designer||15,400 QAR|
|Engineering Consultant||18,700 QAR|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||19,800 QAR|
|Engineering Lab Technician||12,800 QAR|
|Engineering Planning Manager||18,300 QAR|
|Engineering Production Manager||23,900 QAR|
|Engineering Project Analyst||16,200 QAR|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||16,100 QAR|
|Engineering Project Director||28,000 QAR|
|Engineering Project Manager||19,200 QAR|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||21,000 QAR|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||10,400 QAR|
|Engineering Sales Manager||17,500 QAR|
|Engineering Technician||10,600 QAR|
|Engineering Technologist||10,100 QAR|
|Environmental Engineer||12,700 QAR|
|Equipment Engineer||12,700 QAR|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||18,000 QAR|
|Fabrication Specialist||9,190 QAR|
|Facade Engineer||13,400 QAR|
|Fiber Analyst||7,530 QAR|
|Field Engineer||13,800 QAR|
|Field Engineering Manager||22,000 QAR|
|Fire Engineer||13,400 QAR|
|Fitter and Turner||4,170 QAR|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||16,200 QAR|
|Generation Engineer||14,300 QAR|
|Genetic Engineer||14,600 QAR|
|Geological Engineer||13,700 QAR|
|Geotechnical Engineer||14,900 QAR|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||7,120 QAR|
|Highway Engineer||13,700 QAR|
|HSE Professional||12,700 QAR|
|HVAC Engineer||14,200 QAR|
|HVAC Supervisor||12,000 QAR|
|Industrial Engineer||12,600 QAR|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||13,100 QAR|
|Instrument Engineer||12,600 QAR|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||12,600 QAR|
|Instrumentation Engineer||13,900 QAR|
|Instrumentation Manager||13,300 QAR|
|Irrigation Engineer||13,700 QAR|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||14,800 QAR|
|Locomotive Engineer||12,600 QAR|
|Maintenance Engineer||12,900 QAR|
|Maintenance Fitter||4,730 QAR|
|Maintenance Manager||13,200 QAR|
|Manufacturing Engineer||12,900 QAR|
|Marine Engineer||13,200 QAR|
|Materials Engineer||12,500 QAR|
|Materials Researcher||12,000 QAR|
|Materials Technician||9,680 QAR|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||13,900 QAR|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||14,500 QAR|
|Mechanical Designer||11,400 QAR|
|Mechanical Engineer||14,700 QAR|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||18,900 QAR|
|Mechanical Inspector||13,500 QAR|
|Mechatronics Engineer||14,500 QAR|
|Mining Engineer||12,700 QAR|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||14,000 QAR|
|Optical Engineer||13,300 QAR|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||6,780 QAR|
|PCB Assembler||5,040 QAR|
|Photonics Engineer||14,200 QAR|
|Photonics Technician||12,500 QAR|
|Pipeline Engineer||12,800 QAR|
|Piping Designer||7,440 QAR|
|Piping Engineer||12,300 QAR|
|Planning Engineer||14,200 QAR|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||6,230 QAR|
|Principal Cost Engineer||14,200 QAR|
|Principal Engineer||13,000 QAR|
|Principal Support Engineer||14,000 QAR|
|Process Engineer||13,700 QAR|
|Process Operator||7,720 QAR|
|Product Development Engineer||14,100 QAR|
|Product Development Technician||10,200 QAR|
|Product Engineer||13,700 QAR|
|Product Safety Engineer||12,600 QAR|
|Production Engineer||13,900 QAR|
|Project Engineer||13,600 QAR|
|Proposal Manager||16,700 QAR|
|Purchasing Engineer||12,300 QAR|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||13,800 QAR|
|Rail Engineer||13,700 QAR|
|Robotics Engineer||15,000 QAR|
|Robotics Technician||10,600 QAR|
|Safety Engineer||13,200 QAR|
|Safety Inspector||10,600 QAR|
|Safety Manager||16,300 QAR|
|Safety Officer||6,700 QAR|
|Sales Engineer||14,300 QAR|
|Scheduling Engineer||12,800 QAR|
|Service Engineer||14,700 QAR|
|Solar Engineer||13,800 QAR|
|Staff Engineer||13,200 QAR|
|Static Equipment Engineer||12,500 QAR|
|Stationary Engineer||11,700 QAR|
|Stress Engineer||11,900 QAR|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||13,600 QAR|
|Structural Designer||11,300 QAR|
|Structural Engineer||13,300 QAR|
|Structural Technician||8,490 QAR|
|Supply Chain Specialist||13,300 QAR|
|Technical Affairs Officer||6,590 QAR|
|Technical Assistant||6,780 QAR|
|Technical Engineer||12,000 QAR|
|Technical Support Engineer||11,100 QAR|
|Tender Engineer||12,300 QAR|
|Test Development Engineer||12,900 QAR|
|Transportation Engineer||12,200 QAR|
|Validation Engineer||12,200 QAR|
|Verification Engineer||12,300 QAR|
|Wastewater Engineer||13,200 QAR|
|Wind Energy Engineer||14,100 QAR|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||18,000 QAR|
|Work Planner||9,000 QAR|
Engineering salaries in Qatar range from 4,200 QAR per month (minimum average salary) to 28,000 QAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 12,400 QAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 12,400 QAR while the other half are earning more than 12,400 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 7,490 QAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,490 QAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 19,000 QAR while 25% are earning more than 19,000 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 the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then 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 employees in Qatar who work in Engineering earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Qatar are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 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 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.
Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.
50% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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.
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 Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
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.