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Civil Engineer Average Salary in Qatar 2020

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in Qatar?

Average Monthly Salary
13,700 QAR
( 165,000 QAR yearly)


A person working as a Civil Engineer in Qatar typically earns around 13,700 QAR per month. Salaries range from 7,270 QAR (lowest) to 20,900 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 7,270 QAR per month (minimum salary) to 20,900 QAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 12,900 QAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 12,900 QAR while the other half are earning more than 12,900 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 9,080 QAR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,080 QAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 15,900 QAR while 25% are earning more than 15,900 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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Qatar Civil Engineer
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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 8,360 QAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,300 QAR per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 14,500 QAR per month, 42% 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 17,000 QAR per month, 17% 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 18,700 QAR per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 19,800 QAR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Civil Engineer average salary change by experience in Qatar

0 - 2 Years
8,360 QAR
2 - 5 Years+23%
10,300 QAR
5 - 10 Years+42%
14,500 QAR
10 - 15 Years+17%
17,000 QAR
15 - 20 Years+10%
18,700 QAR
20+ Years+6%
19,800 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 9,450 QAR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 18,300 QAR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Civil Engineer average salary difference by education level in Qatar

Bachelor's Degree
9,450 QAR
Master's Degree+93%
18,300 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 79,000 Qatari Rial(s) to 237,000 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 14% more than their female counterparts.

12,700 QAR
14,400 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?

Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer(s) in Qatar are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 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.

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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 2019

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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.

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 moderate 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.

48% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% 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.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Civil Engineer employees in Qatar earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
15,400 QAR
Public Sector+5%
16,200 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Civil Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Qatar

How are Civil Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
12,400 QAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
12,900 QAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
13,100 QAR
Average Salary 2019+2%
13,400 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Civil Engineer 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 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Qatar

79 QAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Qatar is 79 QAR. This means that the average Civil Engineer in Qatar earns approximately 79 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

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The average salary for Civil Engineer is 2% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer14,300 QAR+4%
Assembly Engineering Technician11,900 QAR-13%
Assistant Chief Engineer14,100 QAR+3%
Associate Engineer13,600 QAR-1%
Autocad Operator10,700 QAR-22%
Automation Engineer15,400 QAR+12%
Avionic System Support Engineer12,400 QAR-10%
Biochemical Engineer15,300 QAR+11%
BMS Engineer14,600 QAR+6%
Bridge and Lock Tender13,200 QAR-4%
Broadcast Engineer15,300 QAR+11%
CAD Design Engineer13,400 QAR-2%
CAD Designer10,800 QAR-21%
CAE Engineer13,100 QAR-5%
Ceramics Engineer13,900 QAR+1%
Civil Engineer13,700 QAR-0%
Commissioning Engineer13,900 QAR+1%
Communications Engineer14,000 QAR+2%
Condition Monitoring Engineer11,600 QAR-15%
Contract Associate Engineer14,500 QAR+6%
Control Systems Engineer14,800 QAR+8%
Controls Engineer14,700 QAR+7%
Controls Software Engineer14,100 QAR+3%
Corrosion Engineer12,800 QAR-7%
Design Engineer14,500 QAR+6%
Drafter9,930 QAR-28%
Drafting Manager16,100 QAR+17%
Drilling Engineer12,700 QAR-7%
Electrical Draughtsman8,630 QAR-37%
Electrical Engineer15,300 QAR+11%
Electrical Engineering Manager17,400 QAR+27%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist15,300 QAR+11%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler12,900 QAR-6%
Energy Engineer14,900 QAR+9%
Engine Assembler9,600 QAR-30%
Engineer13,500 QAR-2%
Engineering Account Manager13,300 QAR-3%
Engineering Chief Designer14,400 QAR+5%
Engineering Consultant16,300 QAR+19%
Engineering Key Account Manager16,300 QAR+19%
Engineering Lab Technician12,300 QAR-10%
Engineering Planning Manager16,700 QAR+22%
Engineering Production Manager17,300 QAR+26%
Engineering Project Analyst15,800 QAR+15%
Engineering Project Coordinator 13,900 QAR+1%
Engineering Project Director17,700 QAR+29%
Engineering Project Manager17,400 QAR+27%
Engineering Research and Development Manager16,200 QAR+18%
Engineering Safety Coordinator12,100 QAR-12%
Engineering Sales Manager16,200 QAR+18%
Engineering Technician12,700 QAR-7%
Engineering Technologist12,000 QAR-13%
Environmental Engineer13,900 QAR+1%
Equipment Engineer13,800 QAR+1%
Equipment Engineering Manager16,300 QAR+19%
Estimator13,300 QAR-3%
Fabrication Specialist11,300 QAR-18%
Fabricator10,600 QAR-23%
Facade Engineer15,400 QAR+12%
Fiber Analyst11,100 QAR-19%
Field Engineer13,100 QAR-5%
Field Engineering Manager16,800 QAR+22%
Fire Engineer14,400 QAR+5%
Fitter and Turner7,320 QAR-47%
Forestry Strategic Planner16,300 QAR+19%
Generation Engineer16,800 QAR+22%
Genetic Engineer16,800 QAR+22%
Geological Engineer15,700 QAR+14%
Geotechnical Engineer16,200 QAR+18%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic10,900 QAR-21%
Highway Engineer12,900 QAR-6%
HSE Professional12,500 QAR-9%
HVAC Engineer14,100 QAR+3%
HVAC Supervisor13,300 QAR-3%
Industrial Engineer12,900 QAR-6%
Industrial Engineering Technologist13,400 QAR-2%
Instrument Engineer14,600 QAR+6%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer14,000 QAR+2%
Instrumentation Engineer15,500 QAR+13%
Instrumentation Manager17,100 QAR+25%
Irrigation Engineer13,900 QAR+1%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer14,500 QAR+6%
Locomotive Engineer13,100 QAR-5%
Maintenance Engineer13,400 QAR-2%
Maintenance Fitter9,000 QAR-34%
Maintenance Manager16,100 QAR+17%
Manufacturing Engineer14,900 QAR+9%
Marine Engineer12,400 QAR-10%
Materials Engineer12,600 QAR-8%
Materials Researcher14,400 QAR+5%
Materials Technician13,100 QAR-5%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer14,600 QAR+6%
Mechanical Design Engineer14,900 QAR+9%
Mechanical Designer12,700 QAR-7%
Mechanical Engineer15,200 QAR+11%
Mechanical Engineering Manager17,300 QAR+26%
Mechanical Inspector14,600 QAR+6%
Mechatronics Engineer13,400 QAR-2%
Mining Engineer12,100 QAR-12%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer14,800 QAR+8%
Optical Engineer13,100 QAR-5%
Optical Instrument Assembler11,500 QAR-16%
PCB Assembler10,100 QAR-26%
Photonics Engineer14,600 QAR+6%
Photonics Technician12,800 QAR-7%
Pipeline Engineer13,900 QAR+1%
Piping Designer12,000 QAR-13%
Piping Engineer13,200 QAR-4%
Planning Engineer13,800 QAR+1%
Pressure Vessel Inspector8,900 QAR-35%
Principal Cost Engineer15,800 QAR+15%
Principal Engineer14,400 QAR+5%
Principal Support Engineer13,600 QAR-1%
Process Engineer13,900 QAR+1%
Process Operator11,400 QAR-17%
Product Development Engineer14,900 QAR+9%
Product Development Technician12,600 QAR-8%
Product Engineer13,000 QAR-5%
Product Safety Engineer13,300 QAR-3%
Production Engineer14,900 QAR+9%
Project Engineer13,600 QAR-1%
Proposal Manager15,500 QAR+13%
Purchasing Engineer13,500 QAR-2%
Quality Assurance Engineer13,700 QAR-0%
Rail Engineer13,400 QAR-2%
Robotics Engineer15,800 QAR+15%
Robotics Technician12,700 QAR-7%
Safety Engineer12,900 QAR-6%
Safety Inspector12,500 QAR-9%
Safety Manager15,600 QAR+14%
Safety Officer11,200 QAR-18%
Sales Engineer13,200 QAR-4%
Scheduling Engineer12,500 QAR-9%
Service Engineer15,600 QAR+14%
Solar Engineer14,000 QAR+2%
Staff Engineer13,100 QAR-5%
Static Equipment Engineer12,300 QAR-10%
Stationary Engineer12,200 QAR-11%
Stress Engineer12,100 QAR-12%
Structural Analysis Engineer14,400 QAR+5%
Structural Designer11,800 QAR-14%
Structural Engineer14,300 QAR+4%
Structural Technician11,500 QAR-16%
Supply Chain Specialist15,300 QAR+11%
Surveyor10,100 QAR-26%
Technical Affairs Officer10,800 QAR-21%
Technical Assistant11,500 QAR-16%
Technical Engineer12,800 QAR-7%
Technical Support Engineer11,800 QAR-14%
Tender Engineer12,700 QAR-7%
Test Development Engineer13,200 QAR-4%
Transportation Engineer13,500 QAR-2%
Validation Engineer13,400 QAR-2%
Verification Engineer12,400 QAR-10%
Wastewater Engineer13,000 QAR-5%
Wind Energy Engineer15,000 QAR+9%
Wind Energy Operations Manager17,000 QAR+24%
Work Planner9,940 QAR-28%

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