A person working as a Chef in Oman typically earns around 1,100 OMR per month. Salaries range from 570 OMR (lowest) to 1,680 OMR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Chef salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Chef salaries in Oman range from 570 OMR per month (minimum salary) to 1,680 OMR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,060 OMR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Chef(s) are earning less than 1,060 OMR while the other half are earning more than 1,060 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Chef(s) are earning less than 730 OMR while 75% of them are earning more than 730 OMR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Chef(s) are earning less than 1,320 OMR while 25% are earning more than 1,320 OMR.
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
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 Chef salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Chef with less than two years of experience makes approximately 650 OMR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 870 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 1,130 OMR per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Chef(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,370 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 1,500 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 1,580 OMR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Chef salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Chef is 820 OMR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,370 OMR per month, 68% more than someone having a High School degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+68%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Chef employees in Oman earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Chef(s) in Oman are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 months.
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.
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
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.
A Chef is considered to be a moderate 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.
51% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Chef is 7% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 33% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||720 OMR||-35%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||540 OMR||-51%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||2,170 OMR||+97%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||2,430 OMR||+120%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||490 OMR||-55%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||1,130 OMR||+3%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||610 OMR||-45%|
|Bakery Manager||1,260 OMR||+15%|
|Bakery Superintendent||850 OMR||-23%|
|Banquet Manager||870 OMR||-21%|
|Banquet Server||580 OMR||-47%|
|Bar Attendant||580 OMR||-47%|
|Bar Manager||1,150 OMR||+5%|
|Bar Supervisor||850 OMR||-23%|
|Beverage Manager||1,440 OMR||+31%|
|Bistro Attendant||580 OMR||-47%|
|Buffet Chef||1,020 OMR||-7%|
|Buffet Host||560 OMR||-49%|
|Buffet Manager||1,210 OMR||+10%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||480 OMR||-56%|
|Cafeteria Manager||1,060 OMR||-4%|
|Cake Decorator||670 OMR||-39%|
|Casino Shift Manager||1,870 OMR||+70%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||930 OMR||-15%|
|Club Manager||2,000 OMR||+82%|
|Cluster Director||2,490 OMR||+130%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||2,080 OMR||+89%|
|Cocktail Server||580 OMR||-47%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||1,920 OMR||+75%|
|Confectionery Baker||640 OMR||-42%|
|Conference Services Manager||1,190 OMR||+8%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||1,520 OMR||+38%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||1,500 OMR||+36%|
|Culinary Assistant||500 OMR||-55%|
|Culinary Associate||480 OMR||-56%|
|Dietary Aide||1,130 OMR||+3%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||1,010 OMR||-8%|
|Duty Manager||1,330 OMR||+21%|
|Events Coordinator||870 OMR||-21%|
|Executive Chef||1,300 OMR||+18%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||990 OMR||-10%|
|Fast Food Cook||880 OMR||-20%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||910 OMR||-17%|
|Fine Dining Cook||1,500 OMR||+36%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||1,570 OMR||+43%|
|Fleet Manager||2,740 OMR||+150%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||2,060 OMR||+87%|
|Food Consultant||1,630 OMR||+48%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||1,280 OMR||+16%|
|Food Server||550 OMR||-50%|
|Food Service Director||2,000 OMR||+82%|
|Food Service Manager||2,250 OMR||+100%|
|Food Service Sales||1,380 OMR||+25%|
|Food Service Worker||530 OMR||-52%|
|Front Desk Agent||650 OMR||-41%|
|Front Office Manager||1,110 OMR||+1%|
|Guest Service Executive||1,740 OMR||+58%|
|Guest Service Representative||730 OMR||-34%|
|Head Concierge||860 OMR||-22%|
|Hospitality Director||3,310 OMR||+200%|
|Hostess / Host||640 OMR||-42%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||620 OMR||-44%|
|Hotel Maid||460 OMR||-58%|
|Hotel Manager||3,010 OMR||+170%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||2,310 OMR||+110%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||1,800 OMR||+64%|
|Hotel Staff||560 OMR||-49%|
|Inventory Coordinator||690 OMR||-37%|
|Kitchen Manager||1,060 OMR||-4%|
|Kitchen Staff||560 OMR||-49%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||940 OMR||-15%|
|Line Cook||1,000 OMR||-9%|
|Luggage Porter||450 OMR||-59%|
|Motel Manager||1,780 OMR||+62%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||590 OMR||-46%|
|Production Operator||900 OMR||-18%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||940 OMR||-15%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||2,570 OMR||+130%|
|Restaurant Manager||2,120 OMR||+93%|
|Room Reservations Manager||2,010 OMR||+83%|
|Room Service Manager||2,040 OMR||+85%|
|Sous Chef||1,210 OMR||+10%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||1,450 OMR||+32%|
|Tour Consultant||1,490 OMR||+35%|
|Travel Agent||1,050 OMR||-5%|
|Travel Consultant||1,540 OMR||+40%|
|Waiter / Waitress||560 OMR||-49%|
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.