Kuwait Average Salaries & Expenditures

 
Contents
Average Salary per Job   Average Salary per Sector   Exchange Rates
Cost of Living   References
 
 

Average Salary in Kuwait - Job and Sector Comparison.

Job  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ (1) Notes                                                                               Gross Monthly Average Income (2) Compulsory Deductions (3) Weekly Hours (4)
 
Airline Pilot average income PPP $ 5,163 $ 6,445 Men employees, 2004. 1,840 dinars 0% 39.0
Professor average income PPP $ 2,694 $ 3,363 Men employees, 2004. 960 dinars 0% 36.0
General Physician average income PPP $ 2,371 $ 2,960 Men employees, 2004. 845 dinars 0% 49.0
Accountant average income PPP $ 2,161 $ 2,697 Men employees, 2004. 770 dinars 0% 49.0
Engineer average income PPP $ 2,104 $ 2,627 Power distribution and transmission engineer. Men employees, 2004. 750 dinars 0% 42.0
Dentist average income PPP $ 1,978 $ 2,469 Men employees, 2004. 705 dinars 0% 42.0
Physiotherapist average income PPP $ 1,796 $ 2,242 Men employees, 2004. 640 dinars 0% 39.0
Firefighter average income PPP $ 1,263 $ 1,576 Men employees, 2004. 450 dinars 0% 44.0
Teacher average income PPP $ 1,207 $ 1,506 Mathematics teacher, secondary level, 2004. Men employees. 430 dinars 0% 36.0
Office Clerk average income PPP $ 1,207 $ 1,506 Men employees, 2004. 430 dinars 0% 48.0
Computer Programmer average income PPP $ 1,164 $ 1,454 Insurance industry. Men employees, 2004. 415 dinars 0% 48.0
Postman average income PPP $ 999 $ 1,247 Employees, 2004. 356 dinars 0% 39.0
Professional Nurse average income PPP $ 982 $ 1,226 Women employees, 2004. 350 dinars 0% 44.0
Auxiliary Nurse average income PPP $ 912 $ 1,138 WWomen employees, 2004. 325 dinars 0% 49.0
Car Mechanic average income PPP $ 800 $ 998 Men employees, 2004. 285 dinars 0% 49.0
Flight Attendant average income PPP $ 786 $ 981 Women employees, 2004. 280 dinars 0% 41.0
Hotel Receptionist average income PPP $ 561 $ 701 Women employees, 2004. 200 dinars 0% 56.0
Carpenter average income PPP $ 550 $ 687 Men employees, 2004. 196 dinars 0% 51.0
Miner average salary PPP $ 491 $ 613 Other mining and quarrying industry, 2004. 175 dinars 0% 48.0
Garment Cutter average income PPP $ 477 $ 595 Men employees, 2004. 170 dinars 0% 55.0
Salesperson average income PPP $ 449 $ 560 Men employees, 2004. 160 dinars 0% 53.0
Furniture Finisher average income PPP $ 426 $ 532 Men employees, 2004. 152 dinars 0% 49.0
Baker average income PPP $ 365 $ 455 Men employees, 2004. 130 dinars 0% 51.0
Bus Driver average income PPP $ 359 $ 448 Men employees, 2004. 128 dinars 0% 31.0
Chambermaid average income PPP $ 323 $ 403 Men employees, 2004. 115 dinars 0% 52.0
Sector              
Manufacturing average income PPP $ 949 $ 1,026 Employees, 2000. 278 dinars 0% 47.4
 
  (1) The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" is computed using the Interbank nominal exchange rate [a] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" at PPP is computed using the IMF PPP exchange rate [d] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The latter reflects the purchasing power in the United States in 2005.
  (2) The gross monthly average income is based on data supplied by the Kuwait Ministry of Planning to the International Labour Organization [9]. The average income includes the salaries and wages of paid employees. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
  (3) There are no income tax or social security deductions on the salary income in Kuwait.
  (4) The weekly hours are based on data supplied by the Kuwait Ministry of Planning to the International Labour Organization [9]. The hours by job and by sector correspond to the hours actually worked.
 
 
 
 

Population

 :  
2.42 million.
Source:   CIA World Factbook [b].
 

Inflation

 :  
109.5 (2000), 111.3 (2001), 112.8 (2002), 114.2 (2003), 116.1 (2004), 118.0 (2005);
Source:   IMF inflation rates [d], Index: 1995=100.
 

PPP Exchange Rate

 :  
0.332 (2000), 0.298 (2001), 0.319 (2002), 0.339 (2003), 0.367 (2004);
Source:   IMF PPP exchange rates [d], dinars per U.S. dollar.
 

Nominal Exchange Rate

 :  
0.307 (2000), 0.306 (2001), 0.304 (2002), 0.297 (2003), 0.294 (2004);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a], dinars per U.S. dollar.
 

Cost of Living

 :  
1.081 (2000), 0.974 (2001), 1.049 (2002), 1.141 (2003), 1.248 (2004);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a] and IMF PPP exchange rates [d], US=1.000.
 

 

References

 
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
 
Other links:
Social Security in Kuwait, Social Security Programs Throughout the World, 2004-2005, compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Kuwait Economy Overview, CIA World Factbook.
Kuwait: Selected Internet Resources, U.S. Library of Congress.
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