Browse Salaries
Best Paying Jobs
Submit Salary
Salary Increase Letters

Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Kuwait 2024

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Kuwait?

Average Monthly Salary
880 KWD
( 10,600 KWD 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuwait typically earns around 880 KWD. Salaries range from 320 KWD (lowest average) to 2,160 KWD (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 Factory and Manufacturing domain in Kuwait 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
Factory and Manufacturing
3D Printing Technician780 KWD
Additive Manufacturing Engineer1,100 KWD
Assembly Foreman370 KWD
Assembly Line Worker350 KWD
Assembly Supervisor520 KWD
Assistance Maintenance Manager1,260 KWD
Assistant Shipping Manager1,200 KWD
Automation Process Analyst820 KWD
Chemical Equipment Controller890 KWD
Chemical Technican Apprentice690 KWD
CNC Machinist850 KWD
CNC Operator750 KWD
CNC Programmer850 KWD
Colour Technologist440 KWD
Contracts Manager1,550 KWD
Data Collection Coordinator630 KWD
Demand Planner550 KWD
Derrick Operator380 KWD
Digital Twin Engineer1,060 KWD
Director of Manufacturing2,120 KWD
Dock Worker350 KWD
Drying Technician350 KWD
Equipment Operator320 KWD
Export Sales Coordinator1,150 KWD
Factory Superintendent540 KWD
Factory Worker380 KWD
Failure Analysis Technician550 KWD
Fiberglass Laminator390 KWD
Food Technologist660 KWD
Forklift Driver380 KWD
Forklift Operator360 KWD
Forming Machine Operator390 KWD
Furnace Operator380 KWD
Gas Appliance Repairer370 KWD
General Warehouse Associate610 KWD
Green Product Designer1,010 KWD
Heavy Equipment Operator460 KWD
HSE Manager1,560 KWD
Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist1,160 KWD
Industrial Engineer1,150 KWD
Industrial Machinery Mechanic730 KWD
Industrial Production Manager2,120 KWD
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer1,170 KWD
Intake Operator480 KWD
Key Account Manager1,710 KWD
Lean Manufacturing Specialist1,120 KWD
Lift Truck Operator370 KWD
Loading Supervisor620 KWD
Logistic Coordinator950 KWD
Logistics Clerk450 KWD
Machine Operator370 KWD
Machinist370 KWD
Maintenance Manager1,350 KWD
Maintenance Store Clerk400 KWD
Manufacturing Engineer1,130 KWD
Manufacturing Engineering Manager1,750 KWD
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist1,370 KWD
Manufacturing Manager2,000 KWD
Manufacturing Operative620 KWD
Manufacturing Production Technician450 KWD
Manufacturing Supervisor1,000 KWD
Manufacturing Technician430 KWD
Materials Manager1,670 KWD
Materials Supervisor1,040 KWD
Mechanical Fitter Engineer1,230 KWD
Mechanical Foreman380 KWD
Merchandise Planner620 KWD
Metrology Engineer1,150 KWD
Operations Engineer1,130 KWD
Operations Manager1,790 KWD
Order Management Coordinator890 KWD
Order Processing Manager1,470 KWD
Order Selector460 KWD
Package Handler340 KWD
Packaging Manager1,260 KWD
Packer360 KWD
Packing Deputy Supervisor920 KWD
Planning Manager1,650 KWD
Plant Manager1,980 KWD
Precision Instrument Repairer540 KWD
Predictive Maintenance Analyst1,110 KWD
Process Technician450 KWD
Product Manager1,820 KWD
Production Analyst1,620 KWD
Production Director2,150 KWD
Production Engineer1,230 KWD
Production Engineering Supervisor1,820 KWD
Production Inspector1,220 KWD
Production Laborer320 KWD
Production Manager2,050 KWD
Production Operator490 KWD
Production Scheduler890 KWD
Production Supervisor1,160 KWD
Production Technician510 KWD
Production Worker450 KWD
Quality Control Analyst1,480 KWD
Quality Control Inspector1,230 KWD
Quality Control Manager1,670 KWD
Service Technician440 KWD
SHEQ Officer570 KWD
Shipping Manager1,770 KWD
Small Engine Mechanic640 KWD
Smart Factory Consultant1,460 KWD
Spray Painter370 KWD
Sterile Processing Technician430 KWD
Structural Welder340 KWD
Supply Chain Operative1,010 KWD
Sustainable Manufacturing Specialist1,550 KWD
Technical Operator500 KWD
Technology Development Manager2,010 KWD
Testing Technician850 KWD
Toolmaker610 KWD
Warehouse Forklift Operator370 KWD
Warehouse Operative400 KWD
Warehouse Worker410 KWD
Warranty Handler660 KWD
Welder350 KWD
Workshop Manager1,270 KWD

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Kuwait

Median and salary distribution Kuwait Factory and Manufacturing monthly
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/kuwait/factory-and-manufacturing/median-and-salary-distribution-monthly-kuwait-factory-and-manufacturing.jpg

Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
1,070 KWD or more
10% of people earn
880 to 1,070 KWD
20% of people earn
470 KWD or less
65% of people earn
470 to 880 KWD
Minimum Salary
320 KWD
810 KWD
2,160 KWD

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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuwait range from 320 KWD (starting average salary) to 2,160 KWD (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 Factory and Manufacturing is 810 KWD, implying that half of the workforce in Kuwait 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuwait earn less than 620 KWD, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 1,020 KWD, 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuwait. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 470 KWD to 880 KWD. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 470 KWD mark, while 10% ranged from 880 KWD to 1,070 KWD. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 1,070 KWD or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-by-experience.jpg

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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuwait 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
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-comparison-by-education.jpg

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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuwait, 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 Kuwait costs anywhere from 6,350 KWD to 19,000 KWD 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 / Factory and Manufacturing / Kuwait

Salary comparison by gender Kuwait Factory and Manufacturing monthly
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/kuwait/factory-and-manufacturing/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-kuwait-factory-and-manufacturing.jpg

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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuwait, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 10%.

920 KWD
830 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kuwait for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Kuwait
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/kuwait/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-kuwait.jpg

Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Factory and Manufacturing / Kuwait

How much are annual salary increments in Kuwait for individuals working in Factory and Manufacturing? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Factory and Manufacturing in Kuwait are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kuwait Factory and Manufacturing
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/kuwait/factory-and-manufacturing/annual-salary-increment-rate-kuwait-factory-and-manufacturing.jpg

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.

Kuwait / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kuwait
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/kuwait/annual-salary-increment-rate-kuwait.jpg

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 Kuwait is 2%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-increment-world.jpg

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 / Factory and Manufacturing / Kuwait

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kuwait Factory and Manufacturing
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/kuwait/factory-and-manufacturing/annual-salary-bonus-rate-kuwait-factory-and-manufacturing.jpg

89% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 / Factory and Manufacturing / Kuwait

5 KWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Factory and Manufacturing in Kuwait is 5 KWD.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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuwait is 2 KWD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

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 Kuwait is 10% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
1,230 KWD
Public Sector+10%
1,360 KWD
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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuwait?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 810 KWD and 1,020 KWD. 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuwait ranges from 320 KWD to 620 KWD. 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

Browse Salaries

Salary Increase Letters

Best Paying Jobs

©Salary Explorer 2024