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Bahrain: A comparison of average monthly salaries received, by nationality group of workers (in US$, selected professions, 2015)

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Western countries Arab countries Asian countries
CEO/MD – Multinational 39,132 37,717 22,569
CEO/MD – Local Company 22,916 21,397 15,925
Human Resources – Manager 9,595 9,175 6,987
Information Technology – Manager 10,701 10,710 8,375
Sales/Marketing – Account Manager 6,921 6,030 4,863
Legal – Lawyer Marketer/Manager 9,860 9,720 7,086
Facilities Management – Manager 7,405 7,196 5,125
Finance & Accounting – Manager 8,145 7,985 5,459
Recruitment – Manager 6,222 6,441 5,108
Healthcare – General Practitioner/ Manager 8,116 8,623 6,899
Real Estate – Manager 10,910 8,530 7,748
Banking – Branch Manager 11,054 8,536 8,592
Banking – Treasury Manager 13,807 11,141 9,371
Banking – Retail/Personal Banking Manager 10,139 8,618 6,831
Media – Advertising Creative Manager 9,648 8,671 7,097
Media – Public Relations Manager 10,179 8,810 5,727
Media – Publishing Editor 7,058 7,622 4,867
Construction – Project Manager 11,888 10,279 8,112
Events – Manager 4,835 5,739 4,329
Executive Secretary/PA 4,857 4,708 3,003

Source: Gulf Business, March 23, 2015

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

The Gulf Business 2015 Salary Survey polled the average remuneration for 20 professions and sectors, including finance, real estate and media, across the six Gulf countries.
The 2015 Salary Survey was compiled based on inputs from regional recruitment companies including Nadia, Charterhouse and Michael Page.

2. Institution which provides data

Gulf Business 2015 Salary Survey

3. Data availability

Robert Anderson. “Revealed: The Gulf Business 2015 Salary Survey”, Gulf Business, vol. 19, Issue 11, March 23, 2015.
http://gulfbusiness.com/2015/03/revealed-gulf-business-2015-salary-survey/#.VfwSg_ntmko

Date of access: September 2015.

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