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1474 Dinars Is The Average Monthly Wage For Kuwaitis In The Two Sectors

The economic weekly report said that the latest statistics issued by the Central Administration of Statistics on employment in Kuwait as at the end of 2020 (classified according to number, gender, nationality, wages, ages … etc.) show that their size amounted to about 1.993 million workers without counting the number Domestic workers (2.133 million workers at the end of 2019).

According to the report, when adding domestic workers and the like – the family sector – amounting to about 669 thousand workers, the total becomes about 2.662 million workers (2.865 million workers at the end of 2019), while the proportion of domestic workers is about 25.1 percent of total employment in Kuwait, as at the end of 2020 (25.5 percent of total employment at the end of 2019).

In details, the average monthly wage for male Kuwaiti workers in the government sector was about 1871 dinars (1834 dinars at the end of 2019), and that rate for Kuwaiti females was about 1,302 dinars (1287 dinars at the end of 2019), a difference of 43.7 percent in favor of wages Men.

The average monthly salary for non-Kuwaiti males in the government sector was about 757 dinars (742 dinars, at the end of 2019), and for non-Kuwaiti females about 681 dinars (676 dinars at the end of 2019), a difference in the interest of males about 11.3 percent, meaning the difference Gender equality is more equitable in the case of non-Kuwaitis.

The average monthly wage for Kuwaitis of both sexes in the government sector is about 1533 dinars (1510 dinars at the end of 2019), and the same rate for non-Kuwaitis is about 719 dinars (710 dinars at the end of 2019), with a difference between the two rates of about 113.2 percent in favor of the Kuwaitis.

The average monthly wage for Kuwaiti males in the private sector is about 1,474 dinars (1,468 dinars, at the end of 2019), which is 21.3 percent lower than the average wage for males in the government sector, and that rate for Kuwaiti females in the private sector is about 938 dinars (919 dinars). At the end of 2019), which is about 28 percent lower than the rate of their female colleagues in the government sector, and there is no doubt that the allocations to support national workers lead to bridging these differences.

The average monthly wage for non-Kuwaiti males in the private sector is about 289 dinars (277 dinars, at the end of 2019), or about 38.1 percent of the level of their colleagues in the government sector, and the average monthly wage for non-Kuwaiti females in the private sector is about 402 dinars (394) Dinars at the end of 2019), which is 39.1 percent higher than the average wage for non-Kuwaiti males in the private sector, but it is 41 percent lower than the average of their female colleagues in the government sector.

In the event that the government and private sectors are merged, the average monthly wage for Kuwaiti males is about 1787 dinars (1754 dinars at the end of 2019), and for Kuwaiti females about 1245 dinars (1227 dinars at the end of 2019), and the difference in the interest of males widens to 43.5 percent.

The average monthly wage for non-Kuwaiti males is 301 dinars (289 dinars at the end of 2019), and for non-Kuwaiti females it is about 462 dinars (454 dinars at the end of 2019), and the difference in the interest of females is about 53.5 percent.

The average monthly wage for Kuwaitis, males and females in the two sectors, is about 1,474 dinars (1450 dinars at the end of 2019), and for non-Kuwaitis it is about 318 dinars (306 dinars at the end of 2019). It leaves a significant impact for the lowest wage rates for non-Kuwaitis if taken into account. It also does not include the impact of labor support allocations for Kuwaitis working in the private sector.

The number of Kuwaiti workers in the government sector, according to the same source, reached about 334 thousand workers (322 thousand workers at the end of 2019), and their number in the private sector reached about 72.98 thousand workers (73.23 thousand workers at the end of 2019), meaning that it is distributed to about 82.1 workers. Percentage of government employment and 17.9% of private sector employment.

The percentage of Kuwaitis working in the government sector who hold university degrees is about 43.1 percent, in addition to about 4.4 percent of those with postgraduate degrees, about 14.6 percent for those with post-secondary and undergraduate degrees, and about 21.5 percent for those with high school diplomas or their equivalent. That is, about 83.6 percent of government sector employees hold diplomas between high school and doctorate.

Despite this, the productivity of the government sector remained weak, either because of the crowded and unorganized work environment, or because of the poor educational level, or because of the disconnect between educational outcomes and the requirements of the labor market, or even because of the spread of battered diplomas.

 

SOURCE : Kuwait Offerings

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