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Receptionist Average Salary in Doha 2024

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

Average Monthly Salary
8,370 QAR
( 100,000 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 Receptionist in Doha typically earns around 8,370 QAR. Salaries range from 4,020 QAR (lowest) to 13,100 QAR (highest).

Salary Variance

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

Receptionist Pay Scale and Salaries in Doha

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

5% of people earn
7,820 QAR or more
10% of people earn
6,890 to 7,820 QAR
20% of people earn
4,840 QAR or less
65% of people earn
4,840 to 6,890 QAR
Minimum Salary
4,020 QAR
7,870 QAR
13,100 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 Receptionist in Doha range from 4,020 QAR (starting salary) to 13,100 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 7,870 QAR, half of the professionals who work as Receptionist 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 Receptionist in Doha earn less than 6,410 QAR, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 9,030 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 Receptionist in Doha compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 4,840 QAR to 6,890 QAR. About 20% of salaries are below the 4,840 QAR mark, while 10% fall within the range of 6,890 QAR to 7,820 QAR. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 7,820 QAR.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / Receptionist / Doha

How do experience and age affect pay?

0 - 2 Years
4,700 QAR
2 - 5 Years+42%
6,670 QAR
5 - 10 Years+31%
8,760 QAR
10 - 15 Years+23%
10,800 QAR
15 - 20 Years+6%
11,500 QAR
20+ Years+10%
12,600 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Doha Receptionist
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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 Receptionist 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 4,700 QAR.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,670 QAR, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,760 QAR, 31% 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 10,800 QAR, 23% 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 11,500 QAR, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 12,600 QAR, 10% 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 / Receptionist / Doha

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

High School
5,840 QAR
Certificate or Diploma+47%
8,580 QAR
Bachelor's Degree+34%
11,500 QAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly Doha Receptionist
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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 Receptionist in order to make a comparison.

Level 1: High School

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 5,840 QAR.

Level 2: Certificate or Diploma

At this level, the average salary becomes 8,580 QAR, 47% more than the previous level.

Level 3: Bachelor's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 11,500 QAR, 34% more than the previous level.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Receptionist / 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 Receptionist in Qatar, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 6%.

6,680 QAR
7,140 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 / Receptionist / Doha

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

Individuals working as Receptionist 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 Receptionist
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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 / Receptionist / Qatar

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

48 QAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as Receptionist in Doha is 48 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 Receptionist in Doha is 23 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
Administration / Reception / Secretarial-100%
Accreditation Specialist19,800 QAR+140%
Admin Clerk5,790 QAR-31%
Admin Executive9,660 QAR+15%
Administrative Aide6,440 QAR-23%
Administrative Analyst12,400 QAR+48%
Administrative Assistant8,420 QAR+1%
Administrative Associate8,670 QAR+4%
Administrative Coordinator7,990 QAR-5%
Administrative Manager13,100 QAR+56%
Administrative Officer8,840 QAR+6%
Administrative Receptionist7,860 QAR-6%
Administrative Secretary7,550 QAR-10%
Administrative Specialist8,150 QAR-3%
Administrative Support7,400 QAR-12%
Administrative Technician6,990 QAR-17%
Board Secretary7,930 QAR-5%
Branch Office Administrator13,500 QAR+61%
Business Administrator13,400 QAR+60%
Business Office Manager22,700 QAR+170%
Central Office Operator7,990 QAR-5%
Clerical Assistant5,140 QAR-39%
Clerk5,810 QAR-31%
Commercial Administrator11,800 QAR+41%
Commissions Processor10,400 QAR+24%
Conveyancing Secretary7,550 QAR-10%
Corporate Receptionist8,830 QAR+5%
Creditors Clerk8,210 QAR-2%
Data Entry Clerk5,930 QAR-29%
Data Entry Specialist7,950 QAR-5%
Document Controller7,240 QAR-14%
Document Management Specialist10,400 QAR+24%
Executive Administrative Assistant9,520 QAR+14%
Executive Assistant9,790 QAR+17%
Executive Officer10,800 QAR+29%
Executive Personal Assistant10,300 QAR+23%
Executive Secretary9,380 QAR+12%
File Clerk5,950 QAR-29%
Front Desk Attendant8,500 QAR+2%
Front Desk Coordinator10,100 QAR+21%
Front Desk Manager12,600 QAR+51%
Front Desk Receptionist7,640 QAR-9%
Front Desk Shift Leader9,870 QAR+18%
Front Office Assistant7,520 QAR-10%
Front Office Executive10,600 QAR+27%
Group Services Manager23,500 QAR+180%
Head Receptionist9,890 QAR+18%
Inquiry and Admissions Clerk5,390 QAR-36%
Key Account Assistant10,000 QAR+19%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator5,250 QAR-37%
Leasing Administrator10,900 QAR+30%
Legal Secretary8,460 QAR+1%
Librarian9,940 QAR+19%
Mail Processing Clerk4,750 QAR-43%
Mail Sorting Clerk4,910 QAR-41%
Mailroom Clerk4,870 QAR-42%
Mailroom Manager9,170 QAR+10%
Management Support Secretary8,420 QAR+1%
Master Programme Coordinator16,900 QAR+100%
Medical Receptionist9,060 QAR+8%
Meeting and Event Assistant9,520 QAR+14%
Meeting and Event Manager21,300 QAR+150%
Night Manager12,000 QAR+43%
Office Administrator13,500 QAR+61%
Office Assistant5,490 QAR-34%
Office Automation Clerk10,400 QAR+24%
Office Clerk6,520 QAR-22%
Office Coordinator7,920 QAR-5%
Office Manager14,100 QAR+68%
Office Services Coordinator11,500 QAR+37%
Office Supervisor10,200 QAR+22%
Operations Analyst17,800 QAR+110%
Operations Clerk9,020 QAR+8%
Operations Manager21,100 QAR+150%
Personal Assistant8,490 QAR+1%
Planning Assistant10,200 QAR+22%
Process Expert13,500 QAR+61%
Program Coordinator11,700 QAR+40%
Programme Assistant10,800 QAR+29%
Project Administrator14,100 QAR+68%
Project Coordinator18,600 QAR+120%
Query Administrator10,400 QAR+24%
Reception Team Lead10,700 QAR+28%
Receptionist8,370 QAR-0%
Records Officer7,210 QAR-14%
Registry Administrator9,050 QAR+8%
Registry and Filing Clerk5,790 QAR-31%
Rental Clerk5,730 QAR-32%
Schedule Officer5,930 QAR-29%
Scheduler6,120 QAR-27%
School Secretary8,210 QAR-2%
Secretary7,280 QAR-13%
Service Reception Head9,810 QAR+17%
Switchboard Operator7,100 QAR-15%
Technical Program Manager20,100 QAR+140%
Technical Project Manager19,300 QAR+130%
Typist6,920 QAR-17%
Unit Secretary7,640 QAR-9%
Wayleave Officer6,150 QAR-27%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Doha8,370 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 Receptionist in Doha?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 7,870 QAR and 9,030 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 Receptionist in Doha ranges from 4,020 QAR to 6,410 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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