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Chef Average Salary in Qatar 2019

How much money does a Chef make in Qatar?

12,194 QAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Chef in Qatar typically earns around 12,194 QAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Chef salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Chef Salary Distribution in Qatar

Median and salary distribution monthly Qatar Chef

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Chef salaries in Qatar range between 5,365 QAR per month (minimum salary) to 18,413 QAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 12,316 QAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Chef are earning less than 12,316 QAR while the other half are earning more than 12,316 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 as Chef are earning less than 7,956 QAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,956 QAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Chef are earning less than 15,672 QAR while 25% are earning more than 15,672 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

Chef Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
6,474 QAR
2 - 5 Years    +31%  
8,497 QAR
5 - 10 Years    +18%  
10,062 QAR
10 - 15 Years    +27%  
12,802 QAR
15 - 20 Years    +12%  
14,368 QAR
20+ Years    +20%  
17,173 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Chef salaries by experience level. A Chef with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 6,474 QAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,497 QAR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,062 QAR per month, 18% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Chef(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,802 QAR per month, 27% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 14,368 QAR per month, 12% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 17,173 QAR per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Qatar Chef

Chef Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
8,692 QAR
Bachelor's Degree    +29%  
11,237 QAR
Master's Degree    +26%  
14,172 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Chef salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Chef is 8,692 QAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 11,237 QAR per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 14,172 QAR per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Qatar Chef


Chef Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
11,219 QAR
Male    +16%  
12,987 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Chef employees in Qatar earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Qatar Chef

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
10,609 QAR
Public Sector    +28%  
13,597 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Chef employees in Qatar earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Qatar Chef

Chef Salary Trend and Forecast in Qatar

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Qatar Chef
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,226 QAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
11,641 QAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
11,967 QAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
12,194 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Chef salaries in Qatar are on the rise in the year 2019 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 continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Chef Average Hourly Wage in Qatar

70 QAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Qatar for Chef is 70 QAR. This means that the average Chef in Qatar earns approximatly 70 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.

Chef VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Chef and Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly QatarWe compared Qatar salaries for Chef, Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering, and All Jobs and we found that Chef salaries are 6% less than those of Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. We also found out that Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder11,346 QAR-7%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper9,684 QAR-21%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director18,830 QAR+54%
Assistant Hospitality Manager17,790 QAR+46%
Assistant Storekeeper7,568 QAR-38%
Assistant Tour Manager13,750 QAR+13%
Baker and Pastrycook9,219 QAR-24%
Bakery Manager14,808 QAR+21%
Bakery Superintendent12,101 QAR-1%
Banquet Manager12,009 QAR-2%
Banquet Server9,267 QAR-24%
Bar Attendant9,675 QAR-21%
Bar Manager15,298 QAR+25%
Bar Supervisor11,535 QAR-5%
Barista9,782 QAR-20%
Bartender9,622 QAR-21%
Bellman7,561 QAR-38%
Beverage Manager14,890 QAR+22%
Bistro Attendant9,674 QAR-21%
Buffet Chef12,630 QAR+4%
Buffet Host8,612 QAR-29%
Buffet Manager13,826 QAR+13%
Butcher and Slaughterer8,384 QAR-31%
Cafeteria Manager13,767 QAR+13%
Cake Decorator9,399 QAR-23%
Casino Shift Manager17,101 QAR+40%
Chain Store Customer Support11,962 QAR-2%
Chef12,194 QAR=
Club Manager16,199 QAR+33%
Cluster Director19,022 QAR+56%
Cluster Revenue Manager17,633 QAR+45%
Cocktail Server8,711 QAR-29%
Coffee Shop Manager15,742 QAR+29%
Concierge9,259 QAR-24%
Confectionery Baker9,782 QAR-20%
Conference Services Manager12,630 QAR+4%
Cook11,211 QAR-8%
Corporate Sous Chef14,220 QAR+17%
Corporate Travel Consultant13,608 QAR+12%
Croupier11,847 QAR-3%
Culinary Assistant9,258 QAR-24%
Culinary Associate10,775 QAR-12%
Dietary Aide11,257 QAR-8%
Dining Room Supervisor13,237 QAR+9%
Dishwasher5,907 QAR-52%
Duty Manager13,558 QAR+11%
Events Coordinator12,054 QAR-1%
Executive Chef13,820 QAR+13%
Executive Pastry Chef11,341 QAR-7%
Fast Food Cook12,090 QAR-1%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor12,860 QAR+5%
Fine Dining Cook14,136 QAR+16%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef14,467 QAR+19%
Fleet Manager16,252 QAR+33%
Food and Beverage Manager16,138 QAR+32%
Food Consultant16,494 QAR+35%
Food Safety Coordinator13,195 QAR+8%
Food Server8,942 QAR-27%
Food Service Director15,760 QAR+29%
Food Service Manager15,742 QAR+29%
Food Service Sales13,527 QAR+11%
Food Service Worker9,674 QAR-21%
Front Desk Agent11,451 QAR-6%
Front Office Manager13,738 QAR+13%
Guest Service Executive16,974 QAR+39%
Guest Service Representative11,208 QAR-8%
Head Concierge11,350 QAR-7%
Hospitality Director23,602 QAR+94%
Hostess / Host11,208 QAR-8%
Hotel Desk Clerk9,711 QAR-20%
Hotel Maid6,120 QAR-50%
Hotel Manager23,029 QAR+89%
Hotel Sales Manager18,784 QAR+54%
Hotel Service Supervisor15,630 QAR+28%
Hotel Staff11,382 QAR-7%
Inventory Coordinator9,925 QAR-19%
Kitchen Manager13,025 QAR+7%
Kitchen Staff9,803 QAR-20%
Kitchen Supervisor12,151 QAR-0%
Line Cook12,314 QAR+1%
Luggage Porter5,834 QAR-52%
Motel Manager15,870 QAR+30%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant8,038 QAR-34%
Production Operator8,392 QAR-31%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator10,633 QAR-13%
Receptionist10,967 QAR-10%
Regional Restaurant Manager19,243 QAR+58%
Restaurant Manager17,318 QAR+42%
Room Reservations Manager16,916 QAR+39%
Room Service Manager16,525 QAR+36%
Sous Chef11,766 QAR-4%
Supervisor of Food Services14,256 QAR+17%
Tour Consultant13,535 QAR+11%
Travel Agent11,899 QAR-2%
Travel Consultant13,104 QAR+7%
Waiter / Waitress9,477 QAR-22%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Doha13,685 QAR
4625 - 4
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