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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Doha 2024

How much money does a person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering make in Doha?

Average Monthly Salary
11,300 QAR
( 135,000 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Doha typically earns around 11,300 QAR. Salaries range from 4,140 QAR (lowest average) to 30,500 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Airbnb Property Manager18,600 QAR
All Rounder6,770 QAR
Assistant Executive Housekeeper4,890 QAR
Assistant Food and Beverage Controller9,880 QAR
Assistant Food and Beverage Director20,500 QAR
Assistant Hospitality Manager23,700 QAR
Assistant Storekeeper4,620 QAR
Assistant Tour Manager10,500 QAR
Baker and Pastrycook6,020 QAR
Bakery Manager12,000 QAR
Bakery Superintendent8,010 QAR
Banquet Captain6,520 QAR
Banquet Manager8,700 QAR
Banquet Server5,500 QAR
Bar Attendant5,600 QAR
Bar Manager11,000 QAR
Bar Supervisor7,770 QAR
Barista6,800 QAR
Bartender6,780 QAR
Bellman4,990 QAR
Beverage Manager12,800 QAR
Bistro Attendant5,390 QAR
Buffet Chef10,300 QAR
Buffet Host5,320 QAR
Buffet Manager12,200 QAR
Butcher and Slaughterer4,670 QAR
Cafeteria Assistant5,560 QAR
Cafeteria Manager9,870 QAR
Cafeteria Supervisor7,760 QAR
Cake Decorator6,540 QAR
Casino Shift Manager18,500 QAR
Chain Store Customer Support8,740 QAR
Chef10,500 QAR
Chef De Cuisine15,100 QAR
Club Manager19,900 QAR
Cluster Director24,700 QAR
Cluster Revenue Manager19,800 QAR
Cocktail Server5,620 QAR
Coffee Shop Manager19,400 QAR
Concierge5,040 QAR
Confectionery Baker6,420 QAR
Conference and Sales Coordinator9,690 QAR
Conference Services Manager12,400 QAR
Cook9,280 QAR
Corporate Sous Chef14,300 QAR
Corporate Travel Consultant14,600 QAR
Croupier6,950 QAR
Culinary Assistant4,950 QAR
Culinary Associate4,590 QAR
Culinary Tour Guide12,700 QAR
Demi Chef10,400 QAR
Dietary Aide10,800 QAR
Dining Room Supervisor9,520 QAR
Dishwasher4,360 QAR
Duty Manager13,100 QAR
Events Coordinator8,050 QAR
Executive Chef11,500 QAR
Executive Pastry Chef9,510 QAR
Fast Food Cook8,110 QAR
Fast Food Shift Supervisor9,020 QAR
Fine Dining Cook14,700 QAR
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef14,700 QAR
Fleet Manager24,600 QAR
Food and Beverage Manager19,700 QAR
Food and Beverage Trend Analyst12,900 QAR
Food Consultant16,600 QAR
Food Photographer10,900 QAR
Food Policy Analyst14,900 QAR
Food Safety Auditor12,900 QAR
Food Safety Compliance Manager15,300 QAR
Food Safety Coordinator12,600 QAR
Food Server5,120 QAR
Food Service Director19,700 QAR
Food Service Manager22,200 QAR
Food Service Sales13,000 QAR
Food Service Worker5,030 QAR
Food Stylist8,770 QAR
Food Sustainability Consultant15,800 QAR
Front Desk Agent5,990 QAR
Front Desk Clerk6,360 QAR
Front Office Manager11,800 QAR
Gastronomy Consultant12,400 QAR
Guest Service Executive17,200 QAR
Guest Service Representative7,330 QAR
Head Chef 11,900 QAR
Head Concierge8,280 QAR
Hospitality Director30,100 QAR
Hospitality Technology Specialist13,400 QAR
Hostess / Host6,410 QAR
Hotel Desk Clerk5,850 QAR
Hotel Maid4,280 QAR
Hotel Manager29,100 QAR
Hotel Revenue Manager17,600 QAR
Hotel Sales Manager22,000 QAR
Hotel Service Supervisor16,800 QAR
Hotel Staff5,530 QAR
Inventory Coordinator6,960 QAR
Kitchen Manager10,400 QAR
Kitchen Staff5,860 QAR
Kitchen Supervisor8,990 QAR
Line Cook9,790 QAR
Luggage Porter4,540 QAR
Molecular Gastronomist15,500 QAR
Motel Manager16,300 QAR
Pastry Chef8,630 QAR
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant5,700 QAR
Personal Chef12,000 QAR
Production Operator8,490 QAR
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator9,490 QAR
Receptionist6,270 QAR
Regional Restaurant Manager24,100 QAR
Restaurant Manager21,000 QAR
Restaurant Server5,050 QAR
Room Reservations Manager19,200 QAR
Room Service Manager18,700 QAR
Sous Chef11,300 QAR
Special Events Coordinator12,500 QAR
Supervisor of Food Services14,100 QAR
Sustainable Catering Coordinator11,700 QAR
Sustainable Tourism Consultant13,000 QAR
Tour Consultant14,900 QAR
Tour Guide10,500 QAR
Tour Manager13,100 QAR
Travel Agent10,900 QAR
Travel Consultant15,400 QAR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Tourism Specialist12,400 QAR
Waiter / Waitress5,030 QAR
Wedding Planner16,900 QAR

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Doha

Median and salary distribution Doha Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
15,100 QAR or more
10% of people earn
12,400 to 15,100 QAR
20% of people earn
6,430 QAR or less
65% of people earn
6,430 to 12,400 QAR
Minimum Salary
4,140 QAR
10,500 QAR
30,500 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Doha range from 4,140 QAR (starting average salary) to 30,500 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 10,500 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Doha earn less than 8,090 QAR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 13,600 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Doha. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 6,430 QAR to 12,400 QAR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 6,430 QAR mark, while 10% ranged from 12,400 QAR to 15,100 QAR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 15,100 QAR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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 / Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering / Doha

Salary comparison by gender Qatar Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Qatar, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 5%.

11,100 QAR
10,500 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 / Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering / Doha

How much are annual salary increments in Doha for individuals working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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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 / Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering / Qatar

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Qatar Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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100% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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 / Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering / Doha

65 QAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Doha is 65 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Doha is 24 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
Doha11,300 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Doha?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 10,500 QAR and 13,600 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Doha ranges from 4,140 QAR to 8,090 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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