Studies show increase in average Qatar salaries
The monthly average salary in Qatar has gone up some 10 percent compared to the previous year (QR 9,667 in 2013), more than keeping pace with the inflation.
The latest average salary break-up by occupation available (2013), shows the following monthly average wages:
- QR 32,622 - legislators, senior officials and managers;
- QR 22,386 - professionals;
- QR 19,607 - technicians and associate professionals;
- QR 16,468 - clerks;
- QR 9,055 - service workers and shop and market sales workers;
- QR 4,774 - skilled agricultural and fishery workers;
- QR 4,511 - craft and related trade workers;
- QR 3,285 - plant and machine operators; and
- QR 3,666 - elementary occupation workers.
The average monthly salary in the private sector was QR 6,883 – over three times less than the QR 22,781 average in the government sector, while in semi-government one could expect a pay of around QR 18,700; and a meagre QR 2,548 for being a domestic employee, the findings revealed.
According to QSA, average salary by economic activity (2013) shows the most profitable jobs were in:
- public administration and defence (QR 24,258);
- followed by extraterritorial organizations (QR 22,889);
- mining and quarrying (QR 21,965);
- finance and insurance (QR 20,957);
- electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply (QR 20,231)
- and information and communication sector (QR 20,062).
Only a tenth of that and even less got paid to workers employed by households (QR 2,548), while workers in construction received an average salary of QR 4,811; and agriculture, forestry and fishing workers QR 5020.
Gender gap remains
The gender gap remains and women were on average paid 15 percent less than men.
While women got QR8,510 a month on average, men were paid QR10,075.
The biggest differences in pay were recorded in the following categories: elementary occupations (47 percent less), service workers and shop and market sales workers (41 percent less), legislators, craft and related trade workers (38 percent less) and senior officials and managers (23 percent less).
Statistical data shows the smallest differences in pay can be found among technicians and associate professionals, and plant and machine operators and assemblers.
Still, women get paid less than men in these fields as well.
Compared to the 2010 QSA findings, there has been some improvement in the ‘equal pay for equal work’ department, as the income of males was on average 28.9 percent higher than women’s pay packages back then.
Women continue to be the minority in the workforce, accounting for only 14 percent of the working population in Qatar.
Although there has been a noticeable improvement from the previous year (8.6 percent women in employment), only 192,311 women are employed, compared to 1,344,297 male employees.
Qataris of both genders constitute 5.8 percent of the workforce in the country.
For more on this story visit bq magazine’s website
not really true for this year, i believe. most of the major market players are idle at this point of time and dont think they are going to increase the salaries while major re structuring is happening with lead market performers.
however when compared to 2013 - 2014 data, yes few averages have gone up as published by various surveys
This information is somehow eye cathing for those workers "expats" that are receiving low salaries. True or not, they don't have any choice to bid for the right salary in their interview or rather shall I say that the salary should be offer equally base on the given statistics by the company.
don't have even a salary !
can you imagine how much hard to work for 10 QR per Hour and you don't have NOC or even chance to go back .
... just move on people .
This is absolute rubbish. I am working last 8+ years in government sector as an associate professional . Last increment was in 2006 and that was 20%. Last 8 years my salary QR9600 and accommodation. Not a single penny was increased .
pls don't tell lies
good and sweet lie
Remember the old saying - "Lies, damned lies, and statistics"
come on pull the other one ! this is absolutely unrealistic
... I suggest making a survey for expatriates here and check for yourselves, I am working in a gov ministry as a Translator and I am very good at my work yet my salary package is 9000 QR including housing and everything ......
Basic salaries without allowances or with all allowances included ?
Average of 9k QAR? Where do you go and get your statistics? Are you martians? BS!
Joke of the centuray ..
The numbers are a joke!
all lies. If this all true i'd be F* rich.
Absolutely wrong.. Figures are sooo wrong.
i work for one of the Govt Companies as an IT Systems Engineer. My salary is QR8200 / Month.
God only knows from where you got all these figures.
totally wrong figures , exaggerated figures , not at all real .
Totally wrong statistics, I am paying 10% additional rent every year from last three years my salary has not increased even a single riyal, Co. says financial problems, pls. study the private market it's pathetic, on paper it's looking good. study reality prior to post on QL.
who really cares ??? jus move oN :)
They should increase 10% salaries of expatriates Every year just like they are increasing 10% rents every year.
some company don't care about inflation rate....and they don't even know what does it mean.
9667 Riyals is a good amount .............................
This figures are not real as what we can see. I have seen this one which is more realistic, check it out
I don't think there is any control over private sector. It's complete depends on their wish. No authority looking this matter.
What about Labourers