Home GCC Bahrain Revealed: Top 10 salaries in Bahrain Bahrain saw the second smallest salary increase over the last year by Gulf Business April 6, 2017 The 2017 Gulf Business Salary Survey found stagnant growth in salaries across the GCC region in the last year. The average salary across our three expatriate groups – Asian, Arab and Western – increased just 0.49 per cent or $54 over the last year from $11,123 to $11,177. Bahrain saw the second smallest salary increase over the last year with an overall average pay rise of 0.26 per cent over 2016 across our three groups from $9,821 to $9,847 a month. Asian salaries in the country were up 0.16 per cent on average from $7,940 to $7,953. Arab salaries were up 0.39 per cent from $10,421 to $10,462 and Western salaries were up 0.22 per cent from $11,102 to $11,126. Similar to other GCC countries, salaries in Bahrain are also sharply divided among different nationalities. A Western expat in the position of the CEO or managing director of a multinational pockets 49 per cent more than his/her Asian peer. Meanwhile an Arab information technology (IT) manager earns $12,177 per month, almost 34 per cent more than an Asian expat in the same role. An Asian executive secretary in Bahrain was also found to be the lowest paid across the region, earning an average of $3,317 per month. Top 10 salaries in Bahrain (All the amounts are monthly averages taken from Asian, Western and Arab expat salaries with data collated from Charterhouse Middle East and Nadia) Chief executive officer/managing director – multinational: $30,674 Chief executive officer/managing director – local company: $20,343 Banking – treasury manager: $11,819 Information technology – manager: $11,113 Construction – project manager: $10,730 Real estate – manager: $9,589 Banking – branch manager: $9,347 Legal – lawyer marketer/manager: $9,345 Human resources – manager: $8,859 Banking – retail/personal banking manager: $8,837 As 2017 progresses, some recruiters point to a more optimistic period to come, but this may not be reflected in pay packets. “While I believe 2017 is set to be more positive than 2016, salaries will most likely remain flat as businesses still struggle with global market conditions and remain cautious with regard to any extra spending,” said Jennifer Campori, managing director of Charterhouse Middle East. However, she added that the company expects small signs of improvement to translate into increased salary growth. Also read: Revealed: The UAE’s top 10 salaries Revealed: Top 10 biggest salaries in Saudi Arabia Revealed: Top 10 salaries in Qatar The complete 2017 Salary Survey is published in the April issue of Gulf Business, out on stands now. Tags Bahrain Banking Construction Gulf Business Salary Survey HR Real Estate salaries salaries Bahrain top 10 salaries top salaries 0 Comments Share Tweet Share Share You might also like Europe’s e-scooter service Tier Mobility expands into Bahrain UAE’s Property Finder acquires proptech firm Homevalue UAE’s Aldar to reduce carbon emissions by 80,000 tons annually across assets Sustainable developments: Are they the future of real estate?