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Security Guard Average Salary in Qatar 2021

How much money does a Security Guard make in Qatar?

Average Monthly Salary
4,360 QAR
( 52,300 QAR yearly)


A person working as a Security Guard in Qatar typically earns around 4,360 QAR per month. Salaries range from 2,310 QAR (lowest) to 6,620 QAR (highest).

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

Security Guard Salary Distribution in Qatar

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

  • Salary Range

    Security Guard salaries in Qatar range from 2,310 QAR per month (minimum salary) to 6,620 QAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,100 QAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Security Guard(s) are earning less than 4,100 QAR while the other half are earning more than 4,100 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 Security Guard(s) are earning less than 2,880 QAR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,880 QAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Security Guard(s) are earning less than 5,040 QAR while 25% are earning more than 5,040 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

Security Guard 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 Security Guard salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Security Guard with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,650 QAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,260 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 4,620 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, Security Guard(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,390 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 5,930 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 6,280 QAR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Security Guard average salary change by experience in Qatar

0 - 2 Years
2,650 QAR
2 - 5 Years+23%
3,260 QAR
5 - 10 Years+42%
4,620 QAR
10 - 15 Years+17%
5,390 QAR
15 - 20 Years+10%
5,930 QAR
20+ Years+6%
6,280 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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Security Guard Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Security Guard is 3,520 QAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 5,670 QAR per month, 61% more than someone having a High School degree.

Security Guard average salary difference by education level in Qatar

High School
3,520 QAR
Certificate or Diploma+61%
5,670 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Security Guard 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 Security Guard employees in Qatar earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,520 QAR
4,120 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Qatar for all Careers

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Security Guard Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Qatar

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

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Security Guard(s) in Qatar are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% 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

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 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Qatar for the year 2020. 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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Security Guard Bonus and Incentive Rates in Qatar

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Qatar Security Guard
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A Security Guard 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.

74% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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.

Security Guard Average Hourly Wage in Qatar

25 QAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Qatar is 25 QAR. This means that the average Security Guard in Qatar earns approximately 25 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.

Security Guard VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Security Guard and Law Enforcement / Security / Fire monthly Qatar
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The average salary for Security Guard is 65% less than that of Law Enforcement / Security / Fire. Also, Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries are 20% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Accreditation Coordinator13,000 QAR+200%
Accreditation Manager17,900 QAR+310%
Advocate10,900 QAR+150%
Control Room Operator4,610 QAR+6%
Criminal Investigator16,300 QAR+270%
Facility Monitor9,490 QAR+120%
Fire Chief16,700 QAR+280%
Fire Dispatcher8,010 QAR+84%
Fire Education Specialist13,400 QAR+210%
Fire Extinguisher Technician5,090 QAR+17%
Fire Fighter8,380 QAR+92%
Fire Inspector16,300 QAR+270%
Fire Investigator15,900 QAR+260%
Fire Prevention Engineer14,100 QAR+220%
Forensic Investigator15,100 QAR+250%
Forensic Science Technician15,300 QAR+250%
Fraud and Forensic Specialist16,000 QAR+270%
Fraud Examiner17,800 QAR+310%
Grants Specialist19,400 QAR+350%
Intellectual Property Associate14,500 QAR+230%
Intelligence Research Specialist23,400 QAR+440%
Investigator16,100 QAR+270%
Jail Officer6,640 QAR+52%
Juvenile Probation Officer11,000 QAR+150%
Juvenile Supervision Officer11,900 QAR+170%
Lock-Smith4,750 QAR+9%
Parole Officer8,400 QAR+93%
Police Captain19,400 QAR+350%
Police Communications Officer11,100 QAR+150%
Police Officer8,680 QAR+99%
Police Patrol Officer8,430 QAR+93%
Prison Officer6,860 QAR+57%
Prisoner Custody Officer5,920 QAR+36%
Private Detective / Investigator16,800 QAR+290%
Security Adviser15,600 QAR+260%
Security Guard4,360 QAR+0%
Security Management Specialist23,600 QAR+440%
Security Manager23,500 QAR+440%
Security Officer5,400 QAR+24%
Security Supervisor13,100 QAR+200%
Security Systems Installer12,500 QAR+190%
Security Technician5,010 QAR+15%
Surveillance Operator6,280 QAR+44%
Traffic Controller8,750 QAR+100%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Doha5,210 QAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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

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