The ultimate guide to salaries in Qatar

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The ultimate guide to salaries in Qatar

One of the most attractive features of moving to Doha is the tax-free income you can earn here, making your net income much higher than most other countries in the world. As Doha has been officially declared as the second safest city in the world, there’s never been a better time to settle down here.

If you’re negotiating a salary package with your employer or have the feeling that you’re being underpaid, here’s everything you need to know about salaries in Qatar.

According to averagesalarysurvey.com, the average salary in Qatar for 2020 is currently at QR20,326 while the most typical salary is QR13,916.

The median salary in Qatar is QR15,800, according to salaryexplorer.com.

For a sector wise breakdown according to salaryexplorer.com, please see below for average monthly salaries in QR (Qatari riyal). The figures below may or may not include additional allowances and bonuses.

Accounting and Finance

Accountant
10,200

Accounting assistant
9,600

Accounting manager
20,400

Bookkeeper
8,100

Chartered accountant
12,700

Corporate treasurer
25,300

Financial analyst
16,300

Financial manager
29,800

Internal auditor
15,000

Administration, reception, secretarial

Administrative assistant
8,260

Office manager
10,700

Secretary
8,390

Advertising, graphic design, events

Art director
15,400

Creative director
14,900

Graphic designer
9,940

Photographer
10,300

Airlines, aviation, aerospace, defense

Aerospace engineer
15,900

Air traffic controller
15,900

Flight attendant
12,400

Pilot
18,500

Architecture

Architect
13,500

CAD drafter
11,300

Automotive

Mechanic
8,230

Service advisor
11,800

Banking

Bank branch manager
22,500

Teller
10,500


Bilingual

Teacher
11,500

Translator
12,700

Business planning

Business analyst
18,100

Business development manager
22,100

Project manager
17,800

Care giving and child care


Nursery teacher
10,800

Construction, building, installation

Civil engineer
14,200

Construction project manager
18,100

Health and safety officer
9,570

Customer service and call centre

Call centre representative
10,000

Customer service manager
20,800

Customer service representative
10,800


Engineering

Electrical engineer
15,300

Engineer
13,500

Mechanical engineer
15,200

Executive and management

Chief executive officer
35,300

Chief financial officer
31,500

General manager
27,700

Project manager
17,500

Food, hospitality, tourism

Executive chef
13,800

Hotel manager
23,000

Receptionist
11,000

Travel agent
11,900

Health and medical

Dentist
35,100

Dietitian
34,700

Laboratory technician
11,700

Human resources

Human resources manager
21,400

Human resources officer
12,700

Information technology

Computer technician
11,300

Database administrator
15,500

Developer/programmer
12,700

Information technology manager
20,900

Network engineer
12,700

Law enforcement, security, fire

Police Officer
11,400

Legal

Attorney
22,600

Legal assistant
11,000

Media, broadcasting, arts, entertainment

Journalist
14,400

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology

Biomedical engineer
12,700

Pharmacist
17,400

Sales, retail and wholesale

Cashier
8,480

Sales manager
23,100

Sales representative
9,360

Teaching, education

Elementary school teacher
10,000

Secondary school teacher
12,500

The above data is collected from various sources, openly available to the public, such as averagesalarysurvey.com and salaryexplorer.com. Time Out Doha bears no responsibility for the accuracy of the figures.

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