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Engineering Average Salaries in Doha 2024

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Doha?

Average Monthly Salary
13,900 QAR
( 167,000 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 in Engineering in Doha typically earns around 13,900 QAR. Salaries range from 4,390 QAR (lowest average) to 29,200 QAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Engineering domain in Doha exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
3D Printing Engineer13,900 QAR
Acoustics Engineer13,700 QAR
Assembly Engineering Technician11,600 QAR
Assistant Chief Engineer17,300 QAR
Associate Engineer12,900 QAR
AutoCAD Drafter8,790 QAR
Autocad Operator9,460 QAR
Automation Engineer16,000 QAR
Automation Engineer16,200 QAR
Avionic System Support Engineer14,500 QAR
Biochemical Engineer13,700 QAR
BMS Engineer13,600 QAR
Bridge and Lock Tender8,020 QAR
Broadcast Engineer14,600 QAR
CAD Design Engineer15,100 QAR
CAD Designer9,380 QAR
CAE Engineer14,700 QAR
Ceramics Engineer13,100 QAR
Chemical Engineer14,500 QAR
Civil Drafter9,350 QAR
Civil Engineer15,200 QAR
Civil Site Engineer15,300 QAR
Civil Technician9,240 QAR
Cognitive Engineer14,400 QAR
Commissioning Engineer14,100 QAR
Communications Engineer16,500 QAR
Condition Monitoring Engineer13,300 QAR
Contract Associate Engineer13,900 QAR
Contract Engineer14,300 QAR
Control Systems Engineer13,900 QAR
Controls Engineer14,000 QAR
Controls Software Engineer12,800 QAR
Corrosion Engineer13,800 QAR
Design Engineer15,400 QAR
Director of Engineering29,400 QAR
Drafter9,530 QAR
Drafting Manager16,200 QAR
Drilling Engineer15,000 QAR
Drilling Foreman4,620 QAR
Electrical Draughtsman7,580 QAR
Electrical Engineer15,700 QAR
Electrical Engineering Manager21,000 QAR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist15,700 QAR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler7,860 QAR
Energy Engineer16,100 QAR
Engine Assembler6,800 QAR
Engineer15,900 QAR
Engineering Account Manager16,800 QAR
Engineering Chief Designer16,500 QAR
Engineering Consultant19,500 QAR
Engineering Key Account Manager20,800 QAR
Engineering Lab Technician14,000 QAR
Engineering Manager20,300 QAR
Engineering Planning Manager21,100 QAR
Engineering Production Manager26,200 QAR
Engineering Project Analyst16,700 QAR
Engineering Project Coordinator 16,600 QAR
Engineering Project Director29,200 QAR
Engineering Project Leader19,100 QAR
Engineering Project Manager20,400 QAR
Engineering Research and Development Manager24,400 QAR
Engineering Safety Coordinator11,500 QAR
Engineering Sales Manager19,200 QAR
Engineering Technician11,300 QAR
Engineering Technologist11,900 QAR
Environmental Engineer15,100 QAR
Equipment Engineer13,000 QAR
Equipment Engineering Manager19,200 QAR
Estimator12,900 QAR
Fabrication Specialist10,900 QAR
Fabricator6,500 QAR
Facade Engineer14,000 QAR
Fiber Analyst8,730 QAR
Field Engineer15,500 QAR
Field Engineering Manager25,900 QAR
Fire Engineer15,000 QAR
Fitter and Turner4,910 QAR
Forestry Strategic Planner16,700 QAR
Generation Engineer14,300 QAR
Genetic Engineer16,500 QAR
Geological Engineer15,500 QAR
Geotechnical Engineer15,100 QAR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic7,930 QAR
Highway Engineer14,500 QAR
HSE Professional13,500 QAR
Human Machine Interface Engineer13,200 QAR
HVAC Engineer15,900 QAR
HVAC Supervisor13,800 QAR
Industrial Engineer14,700 QAR
Industrial Engineering Technologist14,100 QAR
Instrument Engineer13,900 QAR
Instrument Technician8,340 QAR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer13,900 QAR
Instrumentation Designer12,200 QAR
Instrumentation Engineer14,000 QAR
Instrumentation Manager14,600 QAR
Irrigation Engineer13,700 QAR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer15,500 QAR
Locomotive Engineer14,700 QAR
Maintenance Engineer13,600 QAR
Maintenance Fitter5,310 QAR
Maintenance Manager15,000 QAR
Manufacturing Engineer14,300 QAR
Marine Engineer15,300 QAR
Materials Engineer13,800 QAR
Materials Researcher14,300 QAR
Materials Technician10,900 QAR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer16,400 QAR
Mechanical Design Engineer15,600 QAR
Mechanical Designer12,900 QAR
Mechanical Engineer15,300 QAR
Mechanical Engineering Manager20,700 QAR
Mechanical Inspector13,700 QAR
Mechatronics Engineer15,500 QAR
Mining Engineer14,000 QAR
Nanotechnology Engineer15,300 QAR
Natural Language Processing Engineer16,700 QAR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer16,900 QAR
Optical Engineer14,100 QAR
Optical Instrument Assembler7,550 QAR
PCB Assembler5,220 QAR
Photonics Engineer16,900 QAR
Photonics Technician12,800 QAR
Pipeline Engineer12,900 QAR
Piping Designer7,830 QAR
Piping Engineer13,500 QAR
Planning Engineer14,400 QAR
Pressure Vessel Inspector7,160 QAR
Principal Cost Engineer14,400 QAR
Principal Engineer14,300 QAR
Principal Support Engineer14,600 QAR
Process Engineer14,200 QAR
Process Operator9,020 QAR
Product Development Engineer15,300 QAR
Product Development Technician10,300 QAR
Product Engineer15,700 QAR
Product Safety Engineer14,200 QAR
Production Engineer14,200 QAR
Project Engineer16,300 QAR
Proposal Manager19,900 QAR
Purchasing Engineer13,800 QAR
Quality Assurance Engineer14,100 QAR
Rail Engineer14,700 QAR
Regional Field Engineer16,000 QAR
Remote Sensing Engineer14,300 QAR
Robotics Engineer17,100 QAR
Robotics Technician12,600 QAR
Safety Engineer15,000 QAR
Safety Inspector11,300 QAR
Safety Manager17,100 QAR
Safety Officer7,370 QAR
Sales Engineer15,800 QAR
Scheduling Engineer12,900 QAR
Security Engineer15,800 QAR
Service Engineer14,900 QAR
Smart Home Engineer15,200 QAR
Solar Engineer15,200 QAR
Staff Engineer14,800 QAR
Static Equipment Engineer15,000 QAR
Stationary Engineer13,900 QAR
Stress Engineer14,400 QAR
Structural Analysis Engineer14,100 QAR
Structural Designer13,600 QAR
Structural Engineer14,400 QAR
Structural Technician9,680 QAR
Subsea Engineer18,300 QAR
Supply Chain Specialist14,400 QAR
Surveyor11,500 QAR
Technical Affairs Officer7,760 QAR
Technical Assistant7,550 QAR
Technical Engineer12,300 QAR
Technical Support Engineer13,300 QAR
Tender Engineer13,000 QAR
Test Development Engineer14,800 QAR
Test Engineer14,200 QAR
Transportation Engineer14,500 QAR
Urban Engineer15,000 QAR
Validation Engineer13,100 QAR
Verification Engineer14,500 QAR
Wastewater Engineer14,500 QAR
Wind Energy Engineer14,600 QAR
Wind Energy Operations Manager19,500 QAR
Wireless Engineer16,400 QAR
Work Planner10,900 QAR

Engineering Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Doha

Median and salary distribution Doha Engineering monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
14,300 QAR or more
10% of people earn
11,800 to 14,300 QAR
20% of people earn
6,370 QAR or less
65% of people earn
6,370 to 11,800 QAR
Minimum Salary
4,390 QAR
12,500 QAR
29,200 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 in Engineering in Doha range from 4,390 QAR (starting average salary) to 29,200 QAR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Engineering is 12,500 QAR, implying that half of the workforce in Doha earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Engineering in Doha earn less than 9,320 QAR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 15,400 QAR, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Engineering in Doha. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 6,370 QAR to 11,800 QAR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 6,370 QAR mark, while 10% ranged from 11,800 QAR to 14,300 QAR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 14,300 QAR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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.

Generally speaking, employees in Engineering in Doha having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income?

We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degree levels across many jobs in Engineering in Doha, below are our findings.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a certificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

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.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Engineering / Doha

Salary comparison by gender Qatar Engineering monthly
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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? In the field of Engineering in Qatar, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 10%.

13,800 QAR
12,600 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 / Engineering / Doha

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

Professionals working in Engineering 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 Engineering
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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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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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 / Engineering / Qatar

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Qatar Engineering
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100% of surveyed staff in Engineering 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.

Hourly Average Wage / Engineering / Doha

80 QAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Engineering in Doha is 80 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 in Engineering in Doha is 25 QAR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Doha13,900 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 in Engineering in Doha?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 12,500 QAR and 15,400 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 jobs in Engineering in Doha ranges from 4,390 QAR to 9,320 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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