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Art Director Average Salary in Doha 2024

How much money does a person working as Art Director make in Doha?

Average Monthly Salary
15,800 QAR
( 190,000 QAR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working as Art Director in Doha typically earns around 15,800 QAR. Salaries range from 8,220 QAR (lowest) to 24,200 QAR (highest).

Salary Variance

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

Art Director Pay Scale and Salaries in Doha

Median and salary distribution Doha Art Director monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
14,300 QAR or more
10% of people earn
12,800 to 14,300 QAR
20% of people earn
9,310 QAR or less
65% of people earn
9,310 to 12,800 QAR
Minimum Salary
8,220 QAR
14,400 QAR
24,200 QAR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries for the position Art Director in Doha range from 8,220 QAR (starting salary) to 24,200 QAR (maximum salary). It should be noted that the given figure is not the legally mandated minimum wage; rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that included thousands of participants and professionals from all regions of the country.

  • Median Salary

    With a median salary of 14,400 QAR, half of the professionals who work as Art Director in Doha earn less than this amount, and the other half earn more. The median salary denotes the middle value of salaries. Ideally, you would want to belong to the group earning more than the median salary, located on the right side of the salary distribution graph.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    The median is closely associated with two other values known as the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution chart, it can be determined that 25% of professionals employed as Art Director in Doha earn less than 11,900 QAR, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 16,300 QAR while 25% earn more.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    To provide a better understanding of expected salaries, we categorized the frequently occurring salaries into different ranges. This approach provides a more precise representation of salary distribution for the job title Art Director in Doha compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 9,310 QAR to 12,800 QAR. About 20% of salaries are below the 9,310 QAR mark, while 10% fall within the range of 12,800 QAR to 14,300 QAR. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 14,300 QAR.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / Art Director / Doha

How do experience and age affect pay?

0 - 2 Years
9,340 QAR
2 - 5 Years+34%
12,500 QAR
5 - 10 Years+30%
16,300 QAR
10 - 15 Years+21%
19,700 QAR
15 - 20 Years+9%
21,600 QAR
20+ Years+5%
22,700 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Doha Art Director
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage. We broke down salaries by experience level for people working as Art Director and this is what we found.

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.

Employees with less than two years of experience earn approximately 9,340 QAR.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,500 QAR, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 16,300 QAR, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, professionals whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 19,700 QAR, 21% 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 21,600 QAR, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 22,700 QAR, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty 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.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Salary Comparison By Education / Art Director / Doha

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary variance between different education levels of professionals working as Art Director.

High School
11,300 QAR
Certificate or Diploma+14%
12,900 QAR
Bachelor's Degree+41%
18,100 QAR
Master's Degree+21%
22,000 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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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 salaries by education level for the position Art Director in order to make a comparison.

Level 1: High School

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 11,300 QAR.

Level 2: Certificate or Diploma

At this level, the average salary becomes 12,900 QAR, 14% more than the previous level.

Level 3: Bachelor's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 18,100 QAR, 41% more than the previous level.

Level 4: Master's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 22,000 QAR, 21% more than the previous level.

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 78,700 QAR to 236,000 QAR 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 to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support the theory. 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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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Art Director / Doha

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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? For the people who work as Art Director in Qatar, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 8%.

16,400 QAR
15,100 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Qatar for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Art Director / Doha

How much are annual salary increments in Doha for individuals working as Art Director? How often do employees get salary raises?

Individuals working as Art Director in Qatar are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately % every months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Qatar Art Director
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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

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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Art Director / Qatar

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Qatar Art Director
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100% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while % said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

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

Average Hourly Wage / Art Director / Doha

91 QAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as Art Director in Doha is 91 QAR.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working as Art Director in Doha is 47 QAR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Advertising and Promotions Manager26,700 QAR+69%
Advertising Coordinator12,800 QAR-19%
Advertising Data Analyst17,800 QAR+13%
Advertising Manager26,400 QAR+67%
Advertising Operations Manager26,200 QAR+66%
Advertising Sales Director29,100 QAR+84%
Advertising Strategic Planner18,100 QAR+14%
Advertising Team Leader16,400 QAR+4%
Animation Director21,200 QAR+34%
Animator12,400 QAR-22%
Art Director15,800 QAR-0%
Art Manager16,600 QAR+5%
Artificial Intelligence Advertising Analyst18,400 QAR+16%
Artist14,200 QAR-10%
Artworker10,400 QAR-34%
Assistant Art Director12,800 QAR-19%
Audio and Video Equipment Technician9,420 QAR-40%
Audio Engineer11,900 QAR-25%
Audiosual Technician9,310 QAR-41%
Branding Consultant22,200 QAR+40%
Broadcast Administrator17,100 QAR+8%
Catering Sales11,100 QAR-30%
Catering Trainer12,000 QAR-24%
Color Consultant10,700 QAR-32%
Commercial and Industrial Designer10,300 QAR-35%
Conference Organiser12,400 QAR-22%
Content and Media Production Lead19,300 QAR+22%
CopyWriter11,300 QAR-29%
Creative Content Strategist20,600 QAR+30%
Creative Designer12,400 QAR-22%
Creative Director16,900 QAR+7%
Creative Technologist21,100 QAR+33%
Crowd Management Specialist16,000 QAR+1%
Design Strategist17,100 QAR+8%
Designer 9,870 QAR-38%
Desktop Publisher7,960 QAR-50%
Digital Campaign Manager17,300 QAR+9%
Digital Media Manager20,100 QAR+27%
Digital Media Strategist21,300 QAR+35%
Director of Events27,200 QAR+72%
Director of Graphic Design15,000 QAR-5%
Director of Social Media Marketing20,500 QAR+30%
Event Experience Designer18,100 QAR+14%
Event Security Specialist16,000 QAR+1%
Event Technology Consultant16,900 QAR+7%
Event Technology Integration Specialist14,700 QAR-7%
Events and Promotions Manager26,300 QAR+66%
Events Director28,900 QAR+83%
Exhibit Designer13,600 QAR-14%
Exhibit Display Coordinator12,700 QAR-20%
Exhibit Display Manager17,400 QAR+10%
Experiential Designer15,900 QAR+1%
Finisher8,340 QAR-47%
Gamification Specialist16,800 QAR+6%
Graphic Artist10,000 QAR-37%
Graphic Design Specialist12,500 QAR-21%
Graphic Designer11,000 QAR-30%
Graphics Artist10,300 QAR-35%
Graphics Design Supervisor14,100 QAR-11%
Group Creative Director18,600 QAR+18%
Imagery Analyst9,740 QAR-38%
Imaging Technologist9,970 QAR-37%
Immersive Storyteller14,000 QAR-11%
Interaction Designer8,660 QAR-45%
Lead Generation Specialist21,400 QAR+35%
Media Analyst12,600 QAR-20%
Media Executive16,900 QAR+7%
Media Planner13,300 QAR-16%
Media Production Coordinator12,100 QAR-23%
Media Production Manager22,300 QAR+41%
Media Project Manager22,600 QAR+43%
Media Relations Representative18,900 QAR+20%
Media Sales Executive22,100 QAR+40%
Meeting and Event Planner13,200 QAR-17%
Mobile Advertising Specialist21,000 QAR+33%
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Multimedia Artist10,400 QAR-34%
Multimedia Specialist9,970 QAR-37%
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NFT Specialist12,600 QAR-20%
Photographer9,200 QAR-42%
PPC Campaign Manager16,300 QAR+3%
Print Production Manager18,600 QAR+18%
Product and Brand Manager27,400 QAR+73%
Sales Promotion Manager26,400 QAR+67%
Search Engine Optimization Specialist (SEO)11,100 QAR-30%
Sketch Artist11,800 QAR-25%
Social Media Event Strategist14,500 QAR-8%
Social Media Executive20,400 QAR+29%
Social Media Graphic Designer12,800 QAR-19%
Social Media Manager20,900 QAR+32%
Social Media Marketing Manager20,800 QAR+32%
Social Media Strategist21,900 QAR+38%
Special Events Supervisor16,900 QAR+7%
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UX Designer9,910 QAR-37%
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Virtual / Augmented Reality Showroom Designer12,600 QAR-20%
Virtual Events Planner14,500 QAR-8%
Virtual Trade Show Manager12,600 QAR-20%
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Webinar Designer14,500 QAR-8%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Doha15,800 QAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Qatar is 5% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
15,300 QAR
Public Sector+5%
16,100 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for the job title Art Director in Doha?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 14,400 QAR and 16,300 QAR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for a careers like Art Director in Doha ranges from 8,220 QAR to 11,900 QAR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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