A person working as an Administrative Assistant in Bahrain typically earns around 770 BHD per month. Salaries range from 390 BHD (lowest) to 1,200 BHD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Administrative Assistant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Administrative Assistant salaries in Bahrain range from 390 BHD per month (minimum salary) to 1,200 BHD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 770 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 770 BHD while the other half are earning more than 770 BHD. 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 Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 520 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 520 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 990 BHD while 25% are earning more than 990 BHD.
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 Administrative Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Administrative Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 460 BHD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 610 BHD per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 820 BHD per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Administrative Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 980 BHD per month, 19% 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 1,060 BHD per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,130 BHD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+32%|
|5 - 10 Years||+34%|
|10 - 15 Years||+19%|
|15 - 20 Years||+8%|
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 Administrative Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Administrative Assistant is 610 BHD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 860 BHD per month, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,070 BHD per month, 25% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+40%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Administrative Assistant employees in Bahrain earn 5% less than their female counterparts on average.
Administrative Assistant(s) in Bahrain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 31 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 Bahrain 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.
An Administrative Assistant 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.
89% of surveyed staff 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 3% 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 Administrative Assistant is 12% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||1,790 BHD||+130%|
|Administrative Aide||620 BHD||-20%|
|Administrative Analyst||1,190 BHD||+54%|
|Administrative Assistant||770 BHD||-0%|
|Administrative Associate||750 BHD||-3%|
|Administrative Manager||1,190 BHD||+54%|
|Administrative Receptionist||750 BHD||-3%|
|Board Secretary||730 BHD||-6%|
|Central Office Operator||750 BHD||-3%|
|Commercial Administrator||1,100 BHD||+42%|
|Commissions Processor||930 BHD||+20%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||680 BHD||-12%|
|Document Controller||650 BHD||-16%|
|Document Management Specialist||970 BHD||+25%|
|Executive Assistant||860 BHD||+11%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||960 BHD||+24%|
|Executive Secretary||830 BHD||+7%|
|Front Desk Attendant||780 BHD||+1%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||930 BHD||+20%|
|Front Desk Manager||1,250 BHD||+62%|
|Group Services Manager||2,170 BHD||+180%|
|Head Receptionist||880 BHD||+14%|
|Key Account Assistant||860 BHD||+11%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||500 BHD||-35%|
|Leasing Administrator||980 BHD||+27%|
|Legal Secretary||820 BHD||+6%|
|Mailroom Manager||870 BHD||+13%|
|Management Support Secretary||810 BHD||+5%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||1,420 BHD||+84%|
|Medical Receptionist||820 BHD||+6%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||900 BHD||+16%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||1,810 BHD||+130%|
|Night Manager||1,130 BHD||+46%|
|Office Administrator||1,210 BHD||+57%|
|Office Assistant||540 BHD||-30%|
|Office Manager||1,310 BHD||+69%|
|Office Services Coordinator||1,010 BHD||+31%|
|Operations Analyst||1,650 BHD||+110%|
|Operations Manager||2,070 BHD||+170%|
|Personal Assistant||780 BHD||+1%|
|Planning Assistant||930 BHD||+20%|
|Process Expert||1,140 BHD||+47%|
|Program Coordinator||1,040 BHD||+35%|
|Programme Assistant||920 BHD||+19%|
|Project Administrator||1,270 BHD||+64%|
|Project Coordinator||1,740 BHD||+130%|
|Reception Team Lead||960 BHD||+24%|
|Records Officer||650 BHD||-16%|
|Schedule Officer||500 BHD||-35%|
|School Secretary||750 BHD||-3%|
|Switchboard Operator||610 BHD||-21%|
|Technical Program Manager||1,760 BHD||+130%|
|Technical Project Manager||1,850 BHD||+140%|
|Wayleave Officer||560 BHD||-28%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Bahrain earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.