Salaries in Bahrain

salaries in Bahrain

Legally, no minimum salaries in Bahrain for expats.  However, the market has determined minimum wage for each title and industry.  The pay levels for foreign workers are usually lower than those for Bahraini nationals.  However foreigners are usually entitled for free housing, free transport, and free healthcare among other benefits.  Naturally, it all depends on the employer.  Mostly, Bahrainis never receive any of these benefits. This could make life easier for expats than for Bahrainis.  Labor laws in Bahrain link wages of Bahraini nationals to their qualification.  It is 300BD for high school graduates, 380BD for diploma holders, and 450BD for bachelor’s holders. 


Salaries of Major Professions in Bahrain


The table below lists the median salary for some key positions in Bahrain:

Profession Monthly Median Salary BD
Business Development Manager  1,100
Sales Engineer  700
Executive Secretary  573
Secretary  500
General Operation Manager 2,946
Design Architect 626
Finance Manager 1,536
Accountant 348
IT Consultant 1,487
Mechanical Engineer 683
Project Manager (IT) 2,020
Project Manager (Construction) 2,946
Project Manager (General) 1,492
Software Engineer 857
HR Manager       1,008
Accountant 348


The table below illustrates salaries of some positions recently posted on

Position Average Monthly Salary (BD)
CEO (Multinational) 12,464
CEO (Local) 8,913
Hotel General Manager 5,372
Head Teacher/Principal 4,199
Real Estate Manager 3,112
Lawyer 3,068
HR Manager 2806
Recruitment Manager 2,678
Facilities Management Manager 1,964
Healthcar GP 1,807
Bank Branch Manager 1,495
Digital Marketing Specialist 1,575


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