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

0.31 KWD = 1 USD

22,801 KWD

$74,331 USD

12,883 KWD

$42,000 USD

Average Salary / Kuwait

Average salary in Kuwait is 22,801 KWD per year. The most typical earning is 12,883 KWD. All data are based on 916 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 22,546 KWD. Women receive a salary of 19,816 KWD.

The most paid careers are Military with average income 42,486 KWD and Law with income 35,216 KWD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 34,479 KWD. The second most paid education level is Bellow H. School with salary of 26,810 KWD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of 32,669 KWD. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive 27,945 KWD.

Levels / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

Salary Levels (KWD) per Year Surveys [%]
3,100 KWD - 4,599 KWD
15 100%
1.64%
4,600 KWD - 6,099 KWD
37 98.36%
4.04%
6,100 KWD - 7,699 KWD
40 94.32%
4.37%
7,700 KWD - 9,199 KWD
46 89.96%
5.02%
9,200 KWD - 10,699 KWD
47 84.93%
5.13%
10,700 KWD - 12,299 KWD
72 79.8%
7.86%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
12,300 KWD - 13,799 KWD
73 71.94%
7.97%
13,800 KWD - 15,299 KWD
49 63.97%
5.35%
15,300 KWD - 16,899 KWD
49 58.62%
5.35%
16,900 KWD - 18,399 KWD
34 53.28%
3.71%
18,400 KWD - 19,899 KWD
39 49.56%
4.26%
19,900 KWD - 21,499 KWD
33 45.31%
3.6%
21,500 KWD - 22,999 KWD
47 41.7%
5.13%
23,000 KWD - 24,499 KWD
29 36.57%
3.17%
24,500 KWD - 26,099 KWD
37 33.41%
4.04%
26,100 KWD - 27,599 KWD
29 29.37%
3.17%
27,600 KWD - 29,099 KWD
8 26.2%
0.87%
29,100 KWD - 30,699 KWD
19 25.33%
2.07%
30,700 KWD - 32,199 KWD
20 23.25%
2.18%
32,200 KWD - 33,699 KWD
23 21.07%
2.51%
33,700 KWD - 35,299 KWD
10 18.56%
1.09%
35,300 KWD - 36,799 KWD
18 17.47%
1.97%
36,800 KWD - 38,299 KWD
9 15.5%
0.98%
38,300 KWD - 39,899 KWD
16 14.52%
1.75%
39,900 KWD - 41,399 KWD
8 12.77%
0.87%
41,400 KWD - 42,899 KWD
5 11.9%
0.55%
42,900 KWD - 44,499 KWD
10 11.35%
1.09%
44,500 KWD - 45,999 KWD
5 10.26%
0.55%
HIGH SALARIES
46,000 KWD - 49,099 KWD
8 9.72%
0.87%
49,100 KWD - 52,099 KWD
19 8.84%
2.07%
52,100 KWD - 55,199 KWD
17 6.77%
1.86%
55,200 KWD - 58,299 KWD
6 4.91%
0.66%
58,300 KWD - 61,399 KWD
4 4.26%
0.44%
61,400 KWD - 64,399 KWD
4 3.82%
0.44%
64,400 KWD - 67,499 KWD
11 3.38%
1.2%
67,500 KWD - 70,599 KWD
3 2.18%
0.33%
70,600 KWD - 73,599 KWD
2 1.86%
0.22%
73,600 KWD - 76,699 KWD
5 1.64%
0.55%
76,700 KWD - 107,399 KWD
10 1.09%
1.09%

Gender / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 632 22,546 KWD
2 Women 138 19,816 KWD

Education / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 46 34,479 KWD
2 Bellow H. School 4 26,810 KWD
3 Masters Degree 303 25,951 KWD
4 Some College 58 21,779 KWD
5 Bachelors Degree 482 20,123 KWD
6 High School 23 16,288 KWD

Experience / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 100 32,669 KWD
2 16-20 Years 85 27,945 KWD
3 12-16 Years 122 26,565 KWD
4 8-12 Years 205 21,964 KWD
5 1-2 Years 42 19,479 KWD
6 4-8 Years 189 19,172 KWD
7 0-1 Year 72 18,405 KWD
8 2-4 Years 101 17,147 KWD

Age / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 66-70 1 52,057 KWD
2 56-60 13 36,105 KWD
3 61-65 5 35,185 KWD
4 51-55 21 33,467 KWD
5 41-45 73 27,362 KWD
6 46-50 51 27,270 KWD
7 n/a 146 26,688 KWD
8 36-40 137 24,356 KWD
9 14-20 6 22,056 KWD
10 21-25 77 20,552 KWD
11 31-35 207 20,215 KWD
12 26-30 179 16,534 KWD

Work Type / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 14 30,952 KWD
2 Part Time 10 23,743 KWD
3 Permanent 710 23,221 KWD
4 Contract 182 20,460 KWD

Cities / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Kuwait City 833 23,313 KWD
2 --Other-- 83 17,669 KWD

Career Groups / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Military 2 42,486 KWD
2 Law 8 35,216 KWD
3 Public Sector 6 32,976 KWD
4 Engineers & Technicians III 12 30,706 KWD
5 Management & Business 120 30,185 KWD
6 Health Care & Medical 37 29,725 KWD
7 Geography & Geodesy 2 27,516 KWD
8 Properties & Real Estates 4 25,798 KWD
9 Finance & Banking 74 25,675 KWD
10 Fashion 2 25,154 KWD
11 Agriculture & Fishing 1 24,602 KWD
12 IT & Programming II 55 24,448 KWD
13 Education & University 51 24,049 KWD
14 Aviation & Shipping 4 23,497 KWD
15 Customer Services 7 22,914 KWD
16 Organization & Coordination 5 22,822 KWD
17 IT & Programming 84 22,117 KWD
18 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 47 21,350 KWD
19 Hotels & Tourism 5 21,350 KWD
20 Construction & Labor Workers 24 20,614 KWD
21 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 5 20,522 KWD
22 Architect Constructions 28 20,338 KWD
23 Engineers & Technicians V 8 20,246 KWD
24 Making Design 7 19,724 KWD
25 Security & Fireguard 7 19,509 KWD
26 Automobile 9 19,448 KWD
27 Salesmen & Saleswomen 8 19,233 KWD
28 Engineers & Technicians 75 19,141 KWD
29 Logistics, Road, Railway 8 18,651 KWD
30 Accounting & Administration 102 18,528 KWD
31 Health Care & Medical II 13 17,914 KWD
32 Human Resources 59 17,239 KWD
33 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 10 16,534 KWD
34 Media 7 14,387 KWD
35 Insurance 8 14,356 KWD
36 Engineers & Technicians II 5 13,589 KWD
37 Engineers & Technicians IV 4 12,178 KWD
38 Sports & Recreation 3 10,736 KWD

Careers / Kuwait (Gross KWD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Director 11 47,701 KWD
2 CEO 4 45,645 KWD
3 Business Development Manager 8 43,866 KWD
4 MBA 8 41,473 KWD
5 University Professor 7 36,995 KWD
6 General Manager 12 36,627 KWD
7 Doctor 6 36,412 KWD
8 Business Manager 4 36,197 KWD
9 Oil & Gas Engineer 7 34,142 KWD
10 Risk Manager 7 34,111 KWD
11 Investment Manager 6 32,731 KWD
12 Doctor Specialist 17 32,393 KWD
13 Operations Manager 13 32,363 KWD
14 University Professor Assistant 12 31,933 KWD
15 Marketing Manager 8 31,718 KWD
16 Construction Project Manager 6 31,258 KWD
17 Software Engineer 9 30,031 KWD
18 CPA - Certified Public Accountant 5 30,031 KWD
19 IT Manager 24 29,326 KWD
20 Account Manager 6 29,019 KWD
21 Sales Manager 7 28,037 KWD
22 Finance Manager 12 27,823 KWD
23 Lead Developer 5 27,117 KWD
24 Healthcare Management 7 27,056 KWD
25 Banks 6 26,166 KWD
26 Chartered Accountant 26 25,461 KWD
27 Project Manager 9 24,264 KWD
28 Manager 28 23,283 KWD
29 Network Specialist 7 23,191 KWD
30 Product Manager 4 22,608 KWD
31 Engineer 34 20,890 KWD
32 Construction Engineer 9 20,184 KWD
33 IT Project Manager 14 19,939 KWD
34 Electrical Engineer Lead 4 19,908 KWD
35 Human Resources Manager 30 19,816 KWD
36 Financial Analyst 18 19,479 KWD
37 Other Education Career 5 18,865 KWD
38 .NET Developer 4 18,528 KWD
39 Mechanical Engineer 14 18,497 KWD
40 Other IT Career 7 18,221 KWD
41 Human Resource 12 17,945 KWD
42 Assistant Manager 7 16,166 KWD
43 Software Developer 14 15,767 KWD
44 IT Coordinator 9 15,215 KWD
45 Restaurant Manager 4 15,215 KWD
46 Teacher 5 14,141 KWD
47 Electrical Engineer 10 14,080 KWD
48 Architect 20 13,865 KWD
49 Other Engineer Career 6 13,865 KWD
50 Pharmacist 5 12,975 KWD
51 Other Human Resource Career 8 12,822 KWD
52 Other Administration Career 5 12,730 KWD
53 Sales Engineer 4 12,730 KWD
54 Accountant 18 12,699 KWD
55 Human Resource Coordinator 7 12,362 KWD
56 Accountant Executive 5 10,859 KWD
57 Marketing Executive 6 10,307 KWD
58 Senior Accountant 10 8,711 KWD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Senior Architect (Woman)
Posted 20 May 2024

What I do?

"Meeting Clients, Designing and preparing Working Drawings (including Coordination of Architectural, Structural, HVAC, Plumbing / Fir Protection and Electrical Discipline drawings)."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert 14,400 KWD

49/50  Ass Prof DR (Woman)
Posted 23 April 2024

What I do?

"Teaching."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Doctorate Degree 12-16 Years Expert 30,500 KWD

48/50  Project Manager (Man)
Posted 13 September 2022

What I do?

"Informatica, unix, Oracle, AWS."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 23,900 KWD

47/50  Senior Accountant (Man)
Posted 10 September 2022

What I do?

"Audit."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 9,000 KWD

46/50  Senior Accountant (Man)
Posted 09 September 2022

What I do?

"Invoicing, purchasing, receivable accounts, payable accounts, auditing, reconciliations, p&l preparing, inventory control, manufacturing process."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 7,200 KWD

45/50  Accountant (Man)
Posted 06 September 2022

What I do?

"Making bank re-cancellation making transfers between the company accounts fix-deposit - loans."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 13,100 KWD

44/50  Hr Business Partner (Man)
Posted 31 August 2022

What I do?

"17 years of experience with all aspects of HR like Recruitment, Payroll, Performance management Etc. . ."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert 11,700 KWD

43/50  Medical (Man)
Posted 31 August 2022

What I do?

"Health and medical."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 70,100 KWD

42/50  Sr. Hr Officer (Man)
Posted 26 July 2022

What I do?

"Sr. HR Officer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 9,200 KWD

41/50  Human Resource Manager (Man)
Posted 24 July 2022

What I do?

"Strategic."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert 12,800 KWD

40/50  Associate Professor (Man)
Posted 20 July 2022

What I do?

"Communications."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert 29,900 KWD

39/50  Automation Engineer (Man)
Posted 18 July 2022

What I do?

"PLC Programmer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 15,500 KWD

38/50  Sap Fico Consultant (Man)
Posted 17 June 2022

What I do?

"SAP Consulting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert 18,400 KWD

37/50  Group Human Resources Manager (Man)
Posted 12 June 2022

What I do?

"Handling ALL HR RElated matters within the group."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert 19,900 KWD

36/50  Teacher (Man)
Posted 27 May 2022

What I do?

"Expert."

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

35/50  Head Of Hr (Man)
Posted 08 April 2022

What I do?

"HR tasks Payroll Comp and Ben Recruitment Budgeting Structuring Drafting Policies."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 18,300 KWD

34/50  Master (Man)
Posted 07 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Some College 0-1 Year Intermediate 33,700 KWD

33/50  Fashionman (Man)
Posted 22 March 2022

What I do?

"Dresses."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years Expert 30,400 KWD

32/50  Head Of Hr Workforce And Successfactors Systems Management (Man)
Posted 19 March 2022

What I do?

"Manage SAP Susscessfactors Systems Manage compensation and benefits Provide Group HR MIS."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Expert 48,700 KWD

31/50  Chairman Office Manager (Man)
Posted 17 March 2022

What I do?

"Look after all the matter of chairman offices."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 12,200 KWD

30/50  Cost Control Engineer (Man)
Posted 16 March 2022

What I do?

"Project Controls Estimation and QS."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 8,500 KWD

29/50  Architect (Man)
Posted 06 March 2022

What I do?

"Architect."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 8,800 KWD

28/50  Architect (Man)
Posted 16 February 2022

What I do?

"Design and construction."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 16,200 KWD

27/50  Architect (Woman)
Posted 11 February 2022

What I do?

"Designing buildings to create unique and well-organized structures."

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

26/50  Academic (Woman)
Posted 16 January 2022

What I do?

"Coordination."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 6,100 KWD

25/50  S. Accountant (Man)
Posted 13 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 7,100 KWD

24/50  Recruitment Specialist (Man)
Posted 12 January 2022

What I do?

"Recruitment."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 12,200 KWD

23/50  Head Of Engineering (Man)
Posted 10 January 2022

What I do?

"Engireening."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 35,500 KWD

22/50  Hr Manager (Man)
Posted 26 December 2021

What I do?

"All hr function."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 12,200 KWD

21/50  Financial Office (Man)
Posted 18 November 2021

What I do?

"Auditing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 17,600 KWD

20/50  Ph. D (Man)
Posted 26 October 2021

What I do?

"Engineering, Electronics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 42,600 KWD

19/50  Asset Coordinator (Woman)
Posted 02 October 2021

What I do?

"Asset and product coordinator."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 1-2 Years Basic 23,300 KWD

18/50  Maintenance Manager (Man)
Posted 15 September 2021

What I do?

"Facility manager."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 22,300 KWD

17/50  Human Resource Manager (Man)
Posted 13 September 2021

What I do?

"Managing all activities Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Training and Development, HR admin Services."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 12,200 KWD

16/50  Hr Manager (Man)
Posted 31 August 2021

What I do?

"HR General, salaries, contracts, on boarding,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 20,100 KWD

15/50  Coordinator (Man)
Posted 12 July 2021

What I do?

"HR Generalist."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Expert 6,100 KWD

14/50  Assistant Manager - Risk Advisory (Man)
Posted 10 July 2021

What I do?

"Internal audit Risk management policies and procedures AML."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 15,800 KWD

13/50  Business Development Manager (Man)
Posted 28 June 2021

What I do?

"Management, Leadership, Negotiation, Relationship Building."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 12,200 KWD

12/50  Finance Manager And Admin Manager (Woman)
Posted 25 April 2021

What I do?

"Managing everything in the office."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 19,500 KWD

11/50  IT Director (Man)
Posted 12 March 2021

What I do?

"Craft IT Strategy Deliver IT service to external/internal users Report to higher management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 30,400 KWD

10/50  Assistant Manager (Woman)
Posted 28 February 2021

What I do?

"Acting as HR manager."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 10,100 KWD

9/50  Civil Engineer (Man)
Posted 15 February 2021

What I do?

"Project management Site engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 34,500 KWD

8/50  Pizza Chef (Man)
Posted 29 January 2021

What I do?

"Making pizza pastry and coffee."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 4,400 KWD

7/50  Piping Manager (Man)
Posted 09 January 2021

What I do?

"Engineering manager to look after oil and gas project."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 30,400 KWD

6/50  Associate Professor (Woman)
Posted 07 January 2021

What I do?

"Teaching Research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a 30,400 KWD

5/50  Restaurant Operations Manager (Man)
Posted 03 January 2021

What I do?

"25 years of experience in my carrier."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 20,100 KWD

4/50  Senior Web Developer (Man)
Posted 23 December 2020

What I do?

"Develop Software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a 13,100 KWD

3/50  Analyst (Man)
Posted 21 December 2020

What I do?

"Reports for the executive team Following up with teams."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a 9,900 KWD

2/50  Engineer (Man)
Posted 20 December 2020

What I do?

"Engineering, services, contracts."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 13,100 KWD

1/50  Finance Manager (Man)
Posted 19 December 2020

What I do?

"Financial modelling."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuwait City Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a 26,000 KWD


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