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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

0.3 KWD = 1 USD

22,704 KWD

$74,453 USD

11,283 KWD

$37,000 USD

Average Salary / Kuwait

Average salary in Kuwait is 22,704 KWD per year. The most typical earning is 11,283 KWD. All data are based on 902 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 22,474 KWD. Women receive a salary of 19,669 KWD.

The most paid careers are Military with average income 42,235 KWD and Law with income 35,008 KWD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 34,489 KWD. The second most paid education level is Bellow H. School with salary of 26,652 KWD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of 32,477 KWD. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive 27,933 KWD.

Levels / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

Salary Levels (KWD) per Year Surveys [%]
3,000 KWD - 4,599 KWD
15 100%
1.66%
4,600 KWD - 6,099 KWD
37 98.34%
4.1%
6,100 KWD - 7,599 KWD
39 94.24%
4.32%
7,600 KWD - 9,099 KWD
44 89.91%
4.88%
9,100 KWD - 10,699 KWD
47 85.03%
5.21%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
10,700 KWD - 12,199 KWD
71 79.82%
7.87%
12,200 KWD - 13,699 KWD
71 71.95%
7.87%
13,700 KWD - 15,199 KWD
48 64.08%
5.32%
15,200 KWD - 16,799 KWD
48 58.76%
5.32%
16,800 KWD - 18,299 KWD
34 53.44%
3.77%
18,300 KWD - 19,799 KWD
37 49.67%
4.1%
19,800 KWD - 21,299 KWD
33 45.57%
3.66%
21,300 KWD - 22,899 KWD
47 41.91%
5.21%
22,900 KWD - 24,399 KWD
28 36.7%
3.1%
24,400 KWD - 25,899 KWD
37 33.59%
4.1%
25,900 KWD - 27,399 KWD
29 29.49%
3.22%
27,400 KWD - 28,999 KWD
8 26.27%
0.89%
29,000 KWD - 30,499 KWD
17 25.39%
1.88%
30,500 KWD - 31,999 KWD
20 23.5%
2.22%
32,000 KWD - 33,499 KWD
23 21.29%
2.55%
33,500 KWD - 35,099 KWD
10 18.74%
1.11%
35,100 KWD - 36,599 KWD
18 17.63%
2%
36,600 KWD - 38,099 KWD
9 15.63%
1%
38,100 KWD - 39,599 KWD
16 14.63%
1.77%
39,600 KWD - 41,199 KWD
8 12.86%
0.89%
41,200 KWD - 42,699 KWD
5 11.97%
0.55%
42,700 KWD - 44,199 KWD
10 11.42%
1.11%
44,200 KWD - 45,699 KWD
5 10.31%
0.55%
HIGH SALARIES
45,700 KWD - 48,799 KWD
8 9.76%
0.89%
48,800 KWD - 51,799 KWD
19 8.87%
2.11%
51,800 KWD - 54,899 KWD
17 6.76%
1.88%
54,900 KWD - 57,899 KWD
6 4.88%
0.67%
57,900 KWD - 60,999 KWD
4 4.21%
0.44%
61,000 KWD - 63,999 KWD
4 3.77%
0.44%
64,000 KWD - 67,099 KWD
11 3.33%
1.22%
67,100 KWD - 70,099 KWD
2 2.11%
0.22%
70,100 KWD - 73,199 KWD
2 1.88%
0.22%
73,200 KWD - 76,199 KWD
5 1.66%
0.55%
76,200 KWD - 106,699 KWD
10 1.11%
1.11%

Gender / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 620 22,474 KWD
2 Women 136 19,669 KWD

Education / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 44 34,489 KWD
2 Bellow H. School 4 26,652 KWD
3 Masters Degree 297 25,981 KWD
4 Some College 58 21,651 KWD
5 Bachelors Degree 476 19,974 KWD
6 High School 23 16,192 KWD

Experience / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 100 32,477 KWD
2 16-20 Years 83 27,933 KWD
3 12-16 Years 119 26,591 KWD
4 8-12 Years 199 21,712 KWD
5 1-2 Years 42 19,364 KWD
6 4-8 Years 188 19,120 KWD
7 0-1 Year 72 18,297 KWD
8 2-4 Years 99 17,229 KWD

Age / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 66-70 1 51,750 KWD
2 56-60 13 35,892 KWD
3 61-65 5 34,977 KWD
4 51-55 21 33,270 KWD
5 41-45 71 27,628 KWD
6 46-50 49 26,988 KWD
7 n/a 146 26,530 KWD
8 36-40 133 24,426 KWD
9 14-20 6 21,925 KWD
10 21-25 77 20,431 KWD
11 31-35 203 19,943 KWD
12 26-30 177 16,558 KWD

Work Type / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 14 30,769 KWD
2 Part Time 10 23,603 KWD
3 Permanent 700 23,084 KWD
4 Contract 178 20,584 KWD

Cities / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Kuwait City 819 23,237 KWD
2 --Other-- 83 17,565 KWD

Career Groups / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Military 2 42,235 KWD
2 Law 8 35,008 KWD
3 Public Sector 6 32,782 KWD
4 Engineers & Technicians III 12 30,525 KWD
5 Management & Business 120 30,007 KWD
6 Health Care & Medical 37 29,549 KWD
7 Geography & Geodesy 2 27,354 KWD
8 Finance & Banking 73 25,707 KWD
9 Properties & Real Estates 4 25,646 KWD
10 Fashion 2 25,005 KWD
11 Agriculture & Fishing 1 24,456 KWD
12 IT & Programming II 54 24,426 KWD
13 Education & University 49 23,664 KWD
14 Aviation & Shipping 4 23,359 KWD
15 Customer Services 7 22,779 KWD
16 Organization & Coordination 5 22,688 KWD
17 IT & Programming 83 21,956 KWD
18 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 47 21,224 KWD
19 Hotels & Tourism 5 21,224 KWD
20 Construction & Labor Workers 24 20,492 KWD
21 Architect Constructions 27 20,431 KWD
22 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 5 20,401 KWD
23 Engineers & Technicians V 8 20,126 KWD
24 Making Design 7 19,608 KWD
25 Security & Fireguard 7 19,394 KWD
26 Automobile 9 19,333 KWD
27 Salesmen & Saleswomen 8 19,120 KWD
28 Engineers & Technicians 74 19,089 KWD
29 Logistics, Road, Railway 8 18,540 KWD
30 Accounting & Administration 99 18,114 KWD
31 Health Care & Medical II 13 17,809 KWD
32 Human Resources 55 17,412 KWD
33 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 10 16,436 KWD
34 Media 7 14,302 KWD
35 Insurance 8 14,271 KWD
36 Engineers & Technicians II 5 13,509 KWD
37 Engineers & Technicians IV 4 12,106 KWD
38 Sports & Recreation 3 10,673 KWD

Careers / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Director 11 47,419 KWD
2 CEO 4 45,376 KWD
3 Business Development Manager 8 43,607 KWD
4 MBA 8 41,229 KWD
5 University Professor 6 37,966 KWD
6 General Manager 12 36,411 KWD
7 Doctor 6 36,197 KWD
8 Business Manager 4 35,984 KWD
9 Oil & Gas Engineer 7 33,940 KWD
10 Risk Manager 7 33,910 KWD
11 Investment Manager 6 32,538 KWD
12 Doctor Specialist 17 32,202 KWD
13 Operations Manager 13 32,172 KWD
14 University Professor Assistant 11 31,897 KWD
15 Marketing Manager 8 31,531 KWD
16 Construction Project Manager 6 31,074 KWD
17 Software Engineer 9 29,854 KWD
18 CPA - Certified Public Accountant 5 29,854 KWD
19 IT Manager 23 29,397 KWD
20 Banks 5 28,604 KWD
21 Sales Manager 7 27,872 KWD
22 Finance Manager 12 27,658 KWD
23 Lead Developer 5 26,957 KWD
24 Healthcare Management 7 26,896 KWD
25 Chartered Accountant 26 25,310 KWD
26 Project Manager 9 24,121 KWD
27 Manager 28 23,145 KWD
28 Network Specialist 7 23,054 KWD
29 Product Manager 4 22,474 KWD
30 Engineer 34 20,767 KWD
31 Account Manager 5 20,675 KWD
32 Construction Engineer 9 20,065 KWD
33 Human Resources Manager 28 19,974 KWD
34 IT Project Manager 14 19,821 KWD
35 Financial Analyst 18 19,364 KWD
36 Lecturer 4 19,120 KWD
37 Other Education Career 5 18,754 KWD
38 .NET Developer 4 18,418 KWD
39 Mechanical Engineer 14 18,388 KWD
40 Human Resource 11 18,388 KWD
41 Other IT Career 7 18,114 KWD
42 Assistant Manager 7 16,070 KWD
43 Software Developer 14 15,674 KWD
44 IT Coordinator 9 15,125 KWD
45 Restaurant Manager 4 15,125 KWD
46 Teacher 5 14,058 KWD
47 Electrical Engineer 10 13,997 KWD
48 Architect 20 13,783 KWD
49 Other Engineer Career 6 13,783 KWD
50 Other Human Resource Career 7 13,265 KWD
51 Pharmacist 5 12,899 KWD
52 Accountant 17 12,838 KWD
53 Other Administration Career 5 12,655 KWD
54 Sales Engineer 4 12,655 KWD
55 Human Resource Coordinator 7 12,289 KWD
56 Accountant Executive 5 10,795 KWD
57 Marketing Executive 6 10,246 KWD
58 Senior Accountant 9 8,843 KWD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Teacher
Posted 27 May 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years Expert 14,800 KWD

Head Of Hr
Posted 08 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 18,100 KWD

Master
Posted 07 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Some College 0-1 Year Intermediate 33,500 KWD

Fashionman
Posted 22 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years Expert 30,200 KWD

Head Of Hr Workforce And Successfactors Systems Management
Posted 19 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Expert 48,400 KWD

Chairman Office Manager
Posted 17 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 12,100 KWD

Cost Control Engineer
Posted 16 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 8,500 KWD

Architect
Posted 06 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 8,700 KWD

Architect
Posted 16 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 16,100 KWD

Architect
Posted 11 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 13,600 KWD

Academic
Posted 16 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 6,000 KWD

S. Accountant
Posted 13 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 7,100 KWD

Recruitment Specialist
Posted 12 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 12,100 KWD

Head Of Engineering
Posted 10 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 35,300 KWD

Hr Manager
Posted 26 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 12,100 KWD

Financial Office
Posted 18 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 17,500 KWD

Ph. D
Posted 26 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 42,300 KWD

Asset Coordinator
Posted 02 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 1-2 Years Basic 23,200 KWD

Maintenance Manager
Posted 15 September 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 22,200 KWD

Human Resource Manager
Posted 13 September 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 12,100 KWD

Hr Manager
Posted 31 August 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 20,000 KWD

Coordinator
Posted 12 July 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Expert 6,000 KWD

Assistant Manager - Risk Advisory
Posted 10 July 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 15,700 KWD

Business Development Manager
Posted 28 June 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 12,100 KWD

Finance Manager And Admin Manager
Posted 25 April 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 19,400 KWD

It Director
Posted 12 March 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 30,200 KWD

Assistant Manager
Posted 28 February 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 10,100 KWD

Civil Engineer
Posted 15 February 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 34,300 KWD

Pizza Chef
Posted 29 January 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 4,300 KWD

Piping Manager
Posted 09 January 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 30,200 KWD

Associate Professor
Posted 07 January 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a 30,200 KWD

Restaurant Operations Manager
Posted 03 January 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 19,900 KWD

Senior Web Developer
Posted 23 December 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a 13,000 KWD

Analyst
Posted 21 December 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a 9,800 KWD

Engineer
Posted 20 December 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 13,000 KWD

Finance Manager
Posted 19 December 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a 25,900 KWD

Project Manager
Posted 01 December 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 32,500 KWD

Pediatric Registrar
Posted 24 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a 16,900 KWD

Project Manager
Posted 17 October 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 18,300 KWD

Early Years
Posted 16 October 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 16,100 KWD

General Manager
Posted 13 October 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a 76,200 KWD

Safety Supervisor
Posted 09 October 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 8,400 KWD

Maintenance Electrical Engineer
Posted 02 October 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 14,400 KWD

Consultant Virologist
Posted 28 September 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a 36,100 KWD

Telecom Consultant
Posted 02 September 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 32,100 KWD

Employee
Posted 13 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a 35,100 KWD

Senior Accountant
Posted 09 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 4,000 KWD

Hr Manager
Posted 03 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a 18,100 KWD

Biomedical Engineer
Posted 31 July 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 12,400 KWD

Hr Specialist
Posted 24 July 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 4,800 KWD

ECONOMY / Kuwait

Average wages in Kuwait are around $29.00 per hour for less skiled jobs. For skilled and experienced Engineers, Managers and Doctors, the average salary is rised up tremendously, to $140,000 or more pery year, excluding benefits. Kuwait is a tax free country.

Petroleum in Kuwait accounts nearly half of GDP, and 90% of export revenues. Kuwait is among the richest countries on the world.

The largest companies in Kuwait are Kuwait Petroleum Corp. 1, (Zain) Mobile Telecommunications Co., Agility, M.A. Kharafi & Sons 2, and Kuwait Finance House.


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