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Journalist Average Salary in Doha 2024

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

Average Monthly Salary
19,200 QAR
( 231,000 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 Journalist in Doha typically earns around 19,200 QAR. Salaries range from 10,400 QAR (lowest) to 29,100 QAR (highest).

Salary Variance

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

Journalist Pay Scale and Salaries in Doha

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

5% of people earn
17,100 QAR or more
10% of people earn
15,400 to 17,100 QAR
20% of people earn
11,400 QAR or less
65% of people earn
11,400 to 15,400 QAR
Minimum Salary
10,400 QAR
17,200 QAR
29,100 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 Journalist in Doha range from 10,400 QAR (starting salary) to 29,100 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 17,200 QAR, half of the professionals who work as Journalist 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 Journalist in Doha earn less than 14,400 QAR, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 19,400 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 Journalist in Doha compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 11,400 QAR to 15,400 QAR. About 20% of salaries are below the 11,400 QAR mark, while 10% fall within the range of 15,400 QAR to 17,100 QAR. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 17,100 QAR.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / Journalist / Doha

How do experience and age affect pay?

0 - 2 Years
12,100 QAR
2 - 5 Years+26%
15,200 QAR
5 - 10 Years+32%
20,100 QAR
10 - 15 Years+18%
23,600 QAR
15 - 20 Years+11%
26,200 QAR
20+ Years+6%
27,800 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Doha Journalist
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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 Journalist 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 12,100 QAR.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,200 QAR, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 20,100 QAR, 32% 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 23,600 QAR, 18% 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 26,200 QAR, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 27,800 QAR, 6% 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 / Journalist / Doha

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

High School
14,700 QAR
Certificate or Diploma+13%
16,600 QAR
Bachelor's Degree+32%
21,800 QAR
Master's Degree+24%
27,000 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 Journalist in order to make a comparison.

Level 1: High School

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 14,700 QAR.

Level 2: Certificate or Diploma

At this level, the average salary becomes 16,600 QAR, 13% more than the previous level.

Level 3: Bachelor's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 21,800 QAR, 32% more than the previous level.

Level 4: Master's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 27,000 QAR, 24% 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 / Journalist / 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 Journalist in Qatar, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 11%.

17,500 QAR
15,800 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 / Journalist / Doha

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

Individuals working as Journalist 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.

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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 / Journalist / Qatar

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Qatar Journalist
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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 / Journalist / Doha

110 QAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as Journalist in Doha is 110 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 Journalist in Doha is 60 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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment-100%
3D Artist15,000 QAR-22%
3D Designer13,900 QAR-28%
3D Generalist12,300 QAR-36%
3D Visualization Specialist15,500 QAR-19%
Acrobatic Rigger9,910 QAR-49%
Actor19,700 QAR+2%
Art Administrator16,400 QAR-15%
Art Director19,900 QAR+3%
Art Lead18,300 QAR-5%
Artificial Intelligence Generated Art Creator14,700 QAR-24%
Associate Media Director16,400 QAR-15%
Associate Producer21,300 QAR+11%
Broadcast and Sound Engineer13,600 QAR-29%
Broadcast Associate10,500 QAR-45%
Broadcast News Analyst15,100 QAR-22%
Broadcast Technician9,530 QAR-50%
Broadcasting Journalist18,600 QAR-3%
Broadcasting Presenter19,700 QAR+2%
Camera Equipment Repairer10,600 QAR-45%
Camera Operator9,300 QAR-52%
Cartoonist / Animator13,700 QAR-29%
CAS Engineer17,000 QAR-12%
Censorship Executive17,200 QAR-11%
Chief Social Media Officer24,900 QAR+29%
Choreographer13,700 QAR-29%
Colorist7,840 QAR-59%
Communications Manager21,800 QAR+13%
Content Moderator13,000 QAR-32%
Correspondent17,100 QAR-11%
Dance Director15,000 QAR-22%
Dancer13,700 QAR-29%
Digital Content Manager22,500 QAR+17%
Digital Music Promoter19,600 QAR+2%
Director of Photography15,700 QAR-18%
Disc Jockey9,790 QAR-49%
Drone Cinematographer15,500 QAR-19%
Editorial Assistant8,860 QAR-54%
Events Manager15,500 QAR-19%
Graphic Designer11,000 QAR-43%
Illustrator11,100 QAR-42%
Industrial Designer10,000 QAR-48%
Influencer Marketing Manager20,700 QAR+8%
Influencer Outreach Specialist16,600 QAR-14%
Instructional Designer9,460 QAR-51%
Internet Community Manager14,500 QAR-25%
Internet Radio Producer23,500 QAR+22%
Journalist19,200 QAR-0%
Live Streaming Moderator12,500 QAR-35%
Live Streaming Producer19,200 QAR-0%
Live Streaming Specialist15,200 QAR-21%
Makeup Artist10,500 QAR-45%
Media Design Manager27,500 QAR+43%
Media Equipment Operator8,320 QAR-57%
Media Operations Manager20,300 QAR+5%
Media Planner14,200 QAR-26%
Media Producer19,800 QAR+3%
Media Product Development Manager27,500 QAR+43%
Media Production Manager24,900 QAR+29%
Media Program Director28,600 QAR+49%
Media Relation Executive28,300 QAR+47%
Media Relations Manager27,600 QAR+43%
Media Sales Manager28,300 QAR+47%
Movement and Dance Coordinator15,200 QAR-21%
Multimedia Coordinator10,900 QAR-43%
Multimedia Designer10,100 QAR-48%
Music Consultant14,200 QAR-26%
Music Producer22,200 QAR+15%
Musician12,000 QAR-38%
News Associate13,400 QAR-30%
News Reporter18,200 QAR-5%
Online Community Moderator14,400 QAR-25%
Podcast Advertising Specialist14,300 QAR-26%
Podcast Producer15,500 QAR-19%
Post Production Assistant9,130 QAR-53%
Producer25,800 QAR+34%
Product Designer10,000 QAR-48%
Product Planner13,500 QAR-30%
Production Artist13,800 QAR-28%
Production Assistant9,410 QAR-51%
Production Director22,200 QAR+15%
Production Technician9,350 QAR-51%
Program Researcher16,800 QAR-13%
Promotion Coordinator12,300 QAR-36%
Social Media Compliance Manager17,600 QAR-9%
Social Media Compliance Officer15,500 QAR-19%
Sound Engineer13,200 QAR-31%
Sound Engineering Technician7,890 QAR-59%
Stage Technician8,280 QAR-57%
Sub Editor9,870 QAR-49%
Television Executive Producer28,800 QAR+50%
Transmission Engineer13,900 QAR-28%
Video Editor11,500 QAR-40%
Video Producer14,400 QAR-25%
Videographer13,600 QAR-29%
Virtual / Augmented Reality Content Creator24,100 QAR+25%
Virtual Set Designer15,600 QAR-19%
Virtual Staging Specialist16,500 QAR-14%
Visual Designer14,000 QAR-27%
Visual Effects Artist15,300 QAR-21%
Voiceover Artist13,800 QAR-28%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Doha19,200 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 Journalist in Doha?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 17,200 QAR and 19,400 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 a careers like Journalist in Doha ranges from 10,400 QAR to 14,400 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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