A person working as a Food Technologist in Oman typically earns around 920 OMR per month. Salaries range from 450 OMR (lowest) to 1,430 OMR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Food Technologist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Food Technologist salaries in Oman range from 450 OMR per month (minimum salary) to 1,430 OMR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 940 OMR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Food Technologist(s) are earning less than 940 OMR while the other half are earning more than 940 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 Food Technologist(s) are earning less than 620 OMR while 75% of them are earning more than 620 OMR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Food Technologist(s) are earning less than 1,210 OMR while 25% are earning more than 1,210 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 Food Technologist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Food Technologist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 530 OMR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 690 OMR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 950 OMR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Food Technologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,170 OMR per month, 24% 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 1,260 OMR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,340 OMR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 Food Technologist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Food Technologist is 670 OMR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,070 OMR per month, 61% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Oman costs anywhere from 8,850 Rial Omani(s) to 26,500 Rial Omani(s) 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 into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Food Technologist employees in Oman earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Food Technologist(s) in Oman are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% 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 Food Technologist 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.
48% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 Food Technologist is 24% less than that of Factory and Manufacturing. Also, Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 32% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assembly Foreman||490 OMR||-47%|
|Assembly Line Worker||470 OMR||-49%|
|Assembly Supervisor||720 OMR||-22%|
|Assistance Maintenance Manager||1,820 OMR||+98%|
|Assistant Shipping Manager||1,500 OMR||+63%|
|Chemical Equipment Controller||1,190 OMR||+30%|
|Chemical Technican Apprentice||920 OMR||+0%|
|CNC Machinist||1,080 OMR||+18%|
|CNC Operator||990 OMR||+8%|
|CNC Programmer||1,110 OMR||+21%|
|Colour Technologist||570 OMR||-38%|
|Contracts Manager||2,120 OMR||+130%|
|Data Collection Coordinator||810 OMR||-12%|
|Demand Planner||720 OMR||-22%|
|Derrick Operator||510 OMR||-44%|
|Director of Manufacturing||2,830 OMR||+210%|
|Dock Worker||460 OMR||-50%|
|Drying Technician||490 OMR||-47%|
|Equipment Operator||440 OMR||-52%|
|Export Sales Coordinator||1,520 OMR||+66%|
|Factory Superintendent||780 OMR||-15%|
|Factory Worker||540 OMR||-41%|
|Failure Analysis Technician||750 OMR||-18%|
|Fiberglass Laminator||500 OMR||-46%|
|Food Technologist||920 OMR||+0%|
|Forklift Driver||500 OMR||-46%|
|Forming Machine Operator||530 OMR||-42%|
|Furnace Operator||500 OMR||-46%|
|Gas Appliance Repairer||510 OMR||-44%|
|General Warehouse Associate||850 OMR||-7%|
|Heavy Equipment Operator||610 OMR||-34%|
|HSE Manager||2,040 OMR||+120%|
|Industrial Engineer||1,510 OMR||+64%|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanic||1,010 OMR||+10%|
|Industrial Production Manager||2,750 OMR||+200%|
|Industrial Safety and Health Engineer||1,600 OMR||+74%|
|Intake Operator||660 OMR||-28%|
|Key Account Manager||2,370 OMR||+160%|
|Lift Truck Operator||480 OMR||-48%|
|Loading Supervisor||830 OMR||-10%|
|Logistic Coordinator||1,270 OMR||+38%|
|Logistics Clerk||620 OMR||-32%|
|Machine Operator||480 OMR||-48%|
|Maintenance Manager||1,930 OMR||+110%|
|Maintenance Store Clerk||510 OMR||-44%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,560 OMR||+70%|
|Manufacturing Engineering Manager||2,380 OMR||+160%|
|Manufacturing Engineering Technologist||1,800 OMR||+96%|
|Manufacturing Manager||2,620 OMR||+190%|
|Manufacturing Operative||810 OMR||-12%|
|Manufacturing Production Technician||620 OMR||-32%|
|Manufacturing Supervisor||1,320 OMR||+44%|
|Manufacturing Technician||560 OMR||-39%|
|Materials Supervisor||1,440 OMR||+57%|
|Mechanical Fitter Engineer||1,660 OMR||+81%|
|Mechanical Foreman||490 OMR||-47%|
|Merchandise Planner||860 OMR||-6%|
|Metrology Engineer||1,490 OMR||+62%|
|Operations Engineer||1,540 OMR||+68%|
|Operations Manager||2,410 OMR||+160%|
|Order Management Coordinator||1,290 OMR||+41%|
|Order Processing Manager||1,990 OMR||+120%|
|Order Selector||610 OMR||-34%|
|Package Handler||450 OMR||-51%|
|Packaging Manager||1,630 OMR||+78%|
|Packing Deputy Supervisor||1,240 OMR||+35%|
|Planning Manager||2,180 OMR||+140%|
|Plant Manager||2,610 OMR||+180%|
|Precision Instrument Repairer||750 OMR||-18%|
|Process Technician||600 OMR||-35%|
|Product Manager||2,520 OMR||+170%|
|Production Analyst||2,070 OMR||+130%|
|Production Director||3,020 OMR||+230%|
|Production Engineer||1,610 OMR||+75%|
|Production Engineering Supervisor||2,260 OMR||+150%|
|Production Inspector||1,740 OMR||+90%|
|Production Laborer||440 OMR||-52%|
|Production Manager||2,950 OMR||+220%|
|Production Scheduler||1,170 OMR||+27%|
|Production Supervisor||1,530 OMR||+67%|
|Quality Control Analyst||2,010 OMR||+120%|
|Quality Control Inspector||1,670 OMR||+82%|
|Quality Control Manager||2,160 OMR||+140%|
|Service Technician||590 OMR||-36%|
|SHEQ Officer||760 OMR||-17%|
|Shipping Manager||2,340 OMR||+150%|
|Small Engine Mechanic||860 OMR||-6%|
|Spray Painter||500 OMR||-46%|
|Sterile Processing Technician||560 OMR||-39%|
|Structural Welder||440 OMR||-52%|
|Supply Chain Operative||1,390 OMR||+51%|
|Technical Operator||630 OMR||-31%|
|Technology Development Manager||2,610 OMR||+180%|
|Testing Technician||1,100 OMR||+20%|
|Warehouse Operative||510 OMR||-44%|
|Warehouse Worker||550 OMR||-40%|
|Warranty Handler||920 OMR||+0%|
|Workshop Manager||1,750 OMR||+91%|
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.