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Waiter / Waitress Average Salary in Qatar 2020

How much money does a Waiter / Waitress make in Qatar?

Average Monthly Salary
9,480 QAR
( 114,000 QAR yearly)


A person working as a Waiter / Waitress in Qatar typically earns around 9,480 QAR per month. Salaries range from 4,640 QAR (lowest) to 14,800 QAR (highest).

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

Waiter / Waitress Salary Distribution in Qatar

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

  • Salary Range

    Waiter / Waitress salaries in Qatar range from 4,640 QAR per month (minimum salary) to 14,800 QAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,670 QAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Waiter / Waitress(s) are earning less than 9,670 QAR while the other half are earning more than 9,670 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 Waiter / Waitress(s) are earning less than 6,440 QAR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,440 QAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Waiter / Waitress(s) are earning less than 12,500 QAR while 25% are earning more than 12,500 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

Waiter / Waitress 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 Waiter / Waitress salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Waiter / Waitress with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,510 QAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,080 QAR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 9,770 QAR per month, 38% 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, Waiter / Waitress(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,100 QAR per month, 24% 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 13,000 QAR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 13,800 QAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Waiter / Waitress average salary change by experience in Qatar

0 - 2 Years
5,510 QAR
2 - 5 Years+29%
7,080 QAR
5 - 10 Years+38%
9,770 QAR
10 - 15 Years+24%
12,100 QAR
15 - 20 Years+7%
13,000 QAR
20+ Years+7%
13,800 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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Waiter / Waitress Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Waiter / Waitress is 7,080 QAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 10,100 QAR per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 14,000 QAR per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Waiter / Waitress average salary difference by education level in Qatar

High School
7,080 QAR
Certificate or Diploma+43%
10,100 QAR
Bachelor's Degree+38%
14,000 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Waiter / Waitress 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 Waiter / Waitress employees in Qatar earn 11% more than their female counterparts.

8,880 QAR
9,870 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Qatar for all Careers

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Waiter / Waitress Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Qatar

How much are annual salary increments in Qatar for Waiter / Waitress(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Waiter / Waitress

Waiter / Waitress(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.

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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Qatar
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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

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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Waiter / Waitress Bonus and Incentive Rates in Qatar

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Qatar Waiter / Waitress
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A Waiter / Waitress 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.

70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% 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.

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 Waiter / Waitress 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

Waiter / Waitress Salary Trend and Forecast in Qatar

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Qatar Waiter / Waitress
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Average Salary 2016
8,410 QAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
8,730 QAR
Average Salary 2018+3%
8,970 QAR
Average Salary 2019+2%
9,140 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Waiter / Waitress 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.

Waiter / Waitress Average Hourly Wage in Qatar

55 QAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Qatar is 55 QAR. This means that the average Waiter / Waitress in Qatar earns approximately 55 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.

Waiter / Waitress VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Waiter / Waitress and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Qatar
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The average salary for Waiter / Waitress is 27% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

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All Rounder11,300 QAR+19%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper9,680 QAR+2%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director18,800 QAR+98%
Assistant Hospitality Manager17,800 QAR+88%
Assistant Storekeeper7,570 QAR-20%
Assistant Tour Manager13,800 QAR+46%
Baker and Pastrycook9,220 QAR-3%
Bakery Manager14,800 QAR+56%
Bakery Superintendent12,100 QAR+28%
Banquet Manager12,000 QAR+27%
Banquet Server9,270 QAR-2%
Bar Attendant9,680 QAR+2%
Bar Manager15,300 QAR+61%
Bar Supervisor11,500 QAR+21%
Barista9,780 QAR+3%
Bartender9,620 QAR+2%
Bellman7,560 QAR-20%
Beverage Manager14,900 QAR+57%
Bistro Attendant9,670 QAR+2%
Buffet Chef12,600 QAR+33%
Buffet Host8,610 QAR-9%
Buffet Manager13,800 QAR+46%
Butcher and Slaughterer8,380 QAR-12%
Cafeteria Manager13,800 QAR+46%
Cake Decorator9,400 QAR-1%
Casino Shift Manager17,100 QAR+80%
Chain Store Customer Support12,000 QAR+27%
Chef12,200 QAR+29%
Club Manager16,200 QAR+71%
Cluster Director19,000 QAR+100%
Cluster Revenue Manager17,600 QAR+86%
Cocktail Server8,710 QAR-8%
Coffee Shop Manager15,700 QAR+66%
Concierge9,260 QAR-2%
Confectionery Baker9,780 QAR+3%
Conference Services Manager12,600 QAR+33%
Cook11,200 QAR+18%
Corporate Sous Chef14,200 QAR+50%
Corporate Travel Consultant13,600 QAR+44%
Croupier11,800 QAR+25%
Culinary Assistant9,260 QAR-2%
Culinary Associate10,800 QAR+14%
Dietary Aide11,300 QAR+19%
Dining Room Supervisor13,200 QAR+39%
Dishwasher5,910 QAR-38%
Duty Manager13,600 QAR+44%
Events Coordinator12,100 QAR+28%
Executive Chef13,800 QAR+46%
Executive Pastry Chef11,300 QAR+19%
Fast Food Cook12,100 QAR+28%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor12,900 QAR+36%
Fine Dining Cook14,100 QAR+49%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef14,500 QAR+53%
Fleet Manager16,300 QAR+72%
Food and Beverage Manager16,100 QAR+70%
Food Consultant16,500 QAR+74%
Food Safety Coordinator13,200 QAR+39%
Food Server8,940 QAR-6%
Food Service Director15,800 QAR+67%
Food Service Manager15,700 QAR+66%
Food Service Sales13,500 QAR+42%
Food Service Worker9,670 QAR+2%
Front Desk Agent11,500 QAR+21%
Front Office Manager13,700 QAR+45%
Guest Service Executive17,000 QAR+79%
Guest Service Representative11,200 QAR+18%
Head Concierge11,300 QAR+19%
Hospitality Director23,600 QAR+150%
Hostess / Host11,200 QAR+18%
Hotel Desk Clerk9,710 QAR+2%
Hotel Maid6,120 QAR-35%
Hotel Manager23,000 QAR+140%
Hotel Sales Manager18,800 QAR+98%
Hotel Service Supervisor15,600 QAR+65%
Hotel Staff11,400 QAR+20%
Inventory Coordinator9,930 QAR+5%
Kitchen Manager13,000 QAR+37%
Kitchen Staff9,800 QAR+3%
Kitchen Supervisor12,200 QAR+29%
Line Cook12,300 QAR+30%
Luggage Porter5,830 QAR-38%
Motel Manager15,900 QAR+68%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant8,040 QAR-15%
Production Operator8,390 QAR-11%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator10,600 QAR+12%
Receptionist11,000 QAR+16%
Regional Restaurant Manager19,200 QAR+100%
Restaurant Manager17,300 QAR+83%
Room Reservations Manager16,900 QAR+78%
Room Service Manager16,500 QAR+74%
Sous Chef11,800 QAR+25%
Supervisor of Food Services14,300 QAR+51%
Tour Consultant13,500 QAR+42%
Travel Agent11,900 QAR+26%
Travel Consultant13,100 QAR+38%
Waiter / Waitress9,480 QAR+0%

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