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Executive Chef Average Salary in Qatar 2020

How much money does an Executive Chef make in Qatar?

Average Monthly Salary
11,400 QAR
( 136,000 QAR yearly)


A person working as an Executive Chef in Qatar typically earns around 11,400 QAR per month. Salaries range from 5,460 QAR (lowest) to 17,900 QAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Executive Chef salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Executive Chef Salary Distribution in Qatar

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

  • Salary Range

    Executive Chef salaries in Qatar range from 5,460 QAR per month (minimum salary) to 17,900 QAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,800 QAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 11,800 QAR while the other half are earning more than 11,800 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 Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 7,780 QAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,780 QAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Executive Chef(s) are earning less than 15,400 QAR while 25% are earning more than 15,400 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

Executive Chef 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 Executive Chef salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Executive Chef with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,390 QAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,050 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 11,900 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, Executive Chef(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 14,600 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 15,600 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 17,000 QAR per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Executive Chef average salary change by experience in Qatar

0 - 2 Years
6,390 QAR
2 - 5 Years+42%
9,050 QAR
5 - 10 Years+31%
11,900 QAR
10 - 15 Years+23%
14,600 QAR
15 - 20 Years+6%
15,600 QAR
20+ Years+10%
17,000 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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Executive Chef Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Executive Chef(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 Executive Chef salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Executive Chef is 8,560 QAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 14,800 QAR per month, 72% more than someone having a High School degree.

Executive Chef average salary difference by education level in Qatar

High School
8,560 QAR
Certificate or Diploma+72%
14,800 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Executive Chef 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 Executive Chef employees in Qatar earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

11,100 QAR
12,000 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Qatar for all Careers

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Executive Chef Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Qatar

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

Executive Chef

Executive Chef(s) in Qatar are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Qatar Executive Chef
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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 2019

Information Technology

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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Executive Chef Bonus and Incentive Rates in Qatar

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Qatar Executive Chef
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An Executive Chef 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.

43% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 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

Executive Chef Average Hourly Wage in Qatar

66 QAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Qatar is 66 QAR. This means that the average Executive Chef in Qatar earns approximately 66 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.

Executive Chef VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Executive Chef and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Qatar
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The average salary for Executive Chef is 7% more than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 32% less than those of All Jobs.

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All Rounder6,130 QAR-46%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper4,650 QAR-59%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director20,500 QAR+80%
Assistant Hospitality Manager19,800 QAR+74%
Assistant Storekeeper3,990 QAR-65%
Assistant Tour Manager9,990 QAR-12%
Baker and Pastrycook4,990 QAR-56%
Bakery Manager11,800 QAR+4%
Bakery Superintendent7,730 QAR-32%
Banquet Manager8,010 QAR-30%
Banquet Server4,780 QAR-58%
Bar Attendant4,910 QAR-57%
Bar Manager10,500 QAR-8%
Bar Supervisor7,030 QAR-38%
Barista5,870 QAR-48%
Bartender5,660 QAR-50%
Bellman4,540 QAR-60%
Beverage Manager12,500 QAR+10%
Bistro Attendant5,330 QAR-53%
Buffet Chef8,790 QAR-23%
Buffet Host4,940 QAR-57%
Buffet Manager10,800 QAR-5%
Butcher and Slaughterer3,940 QAR-65%
Cafeteria Manager9,680 QAR-15%
Cake Decorator5,420 QAR-52%
Casino Shift Manager17,300 QAR+52%
Chain Store Customer Support7,970 QAR-30%
Chef9,340 QAR-18%
Club Manager17,900 QAR+57%
Cluster Director23,100 QAR+100%
Cluster Revenue Manager17,600 QAR+55%
Cocktail Server4,890 QAR-57%
Coffee Shop Manager16,500 QAR+45%
Concierge4,750 QAR-58%
Confectionery Baker5,540 QAR-51%
Conference Services Manager10,500 QAR-8%
Cook7,940 QAR-30%
Corporate Sous Chef13,000 QAR+14%
Corporate Travel Consultant14,000 QAR+23%
Croupier6,870 QAR-40%
Culinary Assistant4,140 QAR-64%
Culinary Associate4,470 QAR-61%
Dietary Aide9,300 QAR-18%
Dining Room Supervisor8,620 QAR-24%
Dishwasher3,770 QAR-67%
Duty Manager10,800 QAR-5%
Events Coordinator7,230 QAR-36%
Executive Chef11,400 QAR+0%
Executive Pastry Chef8,640 QAR-24%
Fast Food Cook8,090 QAR-29%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor8,170 QAR-28%
Fine Dining Cook13,900 QAR+22%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef13,900 QAR+22%
Fleet Manager24,500 QAR+120%
Food and Beverage Manager18,000 QAR+58%
Food Consultant14,500 QAR+27%
Food Safety Coordinator10,400 QAR-9%
Food Server4,900 QAR-57%
Food Service Director18,000 QAR+58%
Food Service Manager18,900 QAR+66%
Food Service Sales11,300 QAR-1%
Food Service Worker4,980 QAR-56%
Front Desk Agent5,920 QAR-48%
Front Office Manager9,760 QAR-14%
Guest Service Executive16,200 QAR+42%
Guest Service Representative6,070 QAR-47%
Head Concierge7,260 QAR-36%
Hospitality Director29,500 QAR+160%
Hostess / Host5,310 QAR-53%
Hotel Desk Clerk5,830 QAR-49%
Hotel Maid3,890 QAR-66%
Hotel Manager28,100 QAR+150%
Hotel Sales Manager20,900 QAR+84%
Hotel Service Supervisor15,400 QAR+35%
Hotel Staff5,210 QAR-54%
Inventory Coordinator5,960 QAR-48%
Kitchen Manager9,150 QAR-20%
Kitchen Staff4,900 QAR-57%
Kitchen Supervisor8,200 QAR-28%
Line Cook8,380 QAR-26%
Luggage Porter3,830 QAR-66%
Motel Manager15,900 QAR+40%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant5,280 QAR-54%
Production Operator8,200 QAR-28%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator8,660 QAR-24%
Receptionist5,670 QAR-50%
Regional Restaurant Manager21,300 QAR+87%
Restaurant Manager17,700 QAR+56%
Room Reservations Manager18,900 QAR+66%
Room Service Manager17,500 QAR+54%
Sous Chef10,600 QAR-7%
Supervisor of Food Services12,600 QAR+11%
Tour Consultant13,700 QAR+20%
Travel Agent9,230 QAR-19%
Travel Consultant13,300 QAR+17%
Waiter / Waitress4,980 QAR-56%

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