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Kuwait: 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 41,888 40,639 36,456
CEO/MD – Local Company 25,498 23,332 19,344
Human Resources – Manager 9,992 9,498 8,322
Information Technology – Manager 11,390 11,588 9,552
Sales/Marketing – Account Manager 7,992 6,339 5,041
Legal – Lawyer Marketer/Manager 11,291 10,778 9,044
Facilities Management – Manager 9,828 9,401 7,834
Finance & Accounting – Manager 8,965 8,163 7,062
Recruitment – Manager 7,736 8,090 6,478
Healthcare – General Practitioner/ Manager 9,123 9,738 7,790
Real Estate – Manager 10,013 8,724 8,208
Banking – Branch Manager 11,530 9,129 8,582
Banking – Treasury Manager 14,770 12,935 11,247
Banking – Retail/Personal Banking Manager 10,833 9,078 8,321
Media – Advertising Creative Manager 11,845 9,678 7,413
Media – Public Relations Manager 10,882 9,114 7,161
Media – Publishing Editor 7,736 8,620 5,326
Construction – Project Manager 13,857 11,312 9,307
Events – Manager 6,520 6,692 4,527
Executive Secretary/PA 5,438 4,835 3,612

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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