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Train Driver Average Salary in Oman 2021

How much money does a Train Driver make in Oman?

Average Monthly Salary
570 OMR
( 6,880 OMR yearly)


A person working as a Train Driver in Oman typically earns around 570 OMR per month. Salaries range from 300 OMR (lowest) to 880 OMR (highest).

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

Train Driver Salary Distribution in Oman

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Train Driver salaries in Oman range from 300 OMR per month (minimum salary) to 880 OMR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 550 OMR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Train Driver(s) are earning less than 550 OMR while the other half are earning more than 550 OMR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Train Driver(s) are earning less than 380 OMR while 75% of them are earning more than 380 OMR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Train Driver(s) are earning less than 690 OMR while 25% are earning more than 690 OMR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning 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

Train Driver Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Train Driver salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Train Driver with less than two years of experience makes approximately 340 OMR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 460 OMR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 590 OMR per month, 30% more than someone with two to five 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.

Additionally, Train Driver(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 720 OMR per month, 21% 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 780 OMR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 820 OMR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Train Driver average salary change by experience in Oman

0 - 2 Years
340 OMR
2 - 5 Years+34%
460 OMR
5 - 10 Years+30%
590 OMR
10 - 15 Years+21%
720 OMR
15 - 20 Years+9%
780 OMR
20+ Years+5%
820 OMR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Train Driver Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Train Driver(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Train Driver salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Train Driver is 400 OMR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 580 OMR per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 800 OMR per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Train Driver average salary difference by education level in Oman

High School
400 OMR
Certificate or Diploma+43%
580 OMR
Bachelor's Degree+38%
800 OMR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Train Driver Salary Comparison By Gender

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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? Male Train Driver employees in Oman earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

610 OMR
550 OMR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Oman for all Careers

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Train Driver Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Oman

How much are annual salary increments in Oman for Train Driver(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Train Driver(s) in Oman are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 21 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Oman Train Driver
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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.

Oman / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely 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 Oman is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Oman for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Train Driver Bonus and Incentive Rates in Oman

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Oman Train Driver
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A Train Driver is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

76% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 24% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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.

Train Driver Average Hourly Wage in Oman

3 OMR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Oman is 3 OMR. This means that the average Train Driver in Oman earns approximately 3 OMR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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 fix 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.

Train Driver VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Train Driver and Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers monthly Oman
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The average salary for Train Driver is 17% less than that of Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers. Also, Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers salaries are 61% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Bus Driver540 OMR-6%
CDL Driver600 OMR+5%
CDL Truck Driver610 OMR+6%
Chauffeur620 OMR+8%
Courier Coordinator830 OMR+45%
Courier Sales Manager1,240 OMR+120%
Deck Officer580 OMR+1%
Delivery Driver480 OMR-16%
Delivery Specialist680 OMR+18%
Delivery Supervisor780 OMR+36%
Dispatcher470 OMR-18%
Driver500 OMR-13%
Driving Instructor700 OMR+22%
Goods Receiving Expediter530 OMR-8%
Limousine Driver620 OMR+8%
Parking Inspector630 OMR+10%
School Bus Driver570 OMR-1%
Shuttle Driver510 OMR-11%
Taxi Driver560 OMR-2%
Third Officer510 OMR-11%
Train Driver570 OMR-1%
Tram Driver570 OMR-1%
Transport Officer560 OMR-2%
Transportation and Shipping Supervisor840 OMR+46%
Transportation Manager2,160 OMR+280%
Truck Driver550 OMR-4%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Muscat630 OMR
Salalah620 OMR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Oman earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,700 OMR
Public Sector+7%
1,820 OMR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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