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Old Jun 6th 2011, 7:23 am
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Can anyone tell me what sort of salary I should be looking at for a Senior QS role in Qatar? Do they offer basic + housing/schools/flights etc? What is the best package to ask for.
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Originally Posted by unsureone
Can anyone tell me what sort of salary I should be looking at for a Senior QS role in Qatar? Do they offer basic + housing/schools/flights etc? What is the best package to ask for.
Depends, contractor / consultant / subbie etc.

Loads of MENA experience will bump it up.

But realistically got to be looking all-in 30-40k roughly.
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Depends, contractor / consultant / subbie etc.

Loads of MENA experience will bump it up.

But realistically got to be looking all-in 30-40k roughly.
For a Senior QS ! - that figure is shocking. Have wages really dropped that much?
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For a Senior QS ! - that figure is shocking. Have wages really dropped that much?
Depends and varies hugely, obviously i'm talking QAR/AED Per month
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Wow, that is low, even compared to Dubai standards. Was expecting way more! Can only ask for more and see what happens. Thanks for replies guys.
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Senior Q.S in Qatar should be looking for a 35K+ QAR basic plus the usual Housing , schooling , bonus and expat benefits.

Obviously that figure will float depending on who you're working for , you'll get a higher end figure working for Q.P.M and Qatar Diar than working for say Ali Bin Flip Flop Construction.
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Wow, that is low, even compared to Dubai standards. Was expecting way more! Can only ask for more and see what happens. Thanks for replies guys.
What are you worth ?
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Senior Q.S in Qatar should be looking for a 35K+ QAR basic plus the usual Housing , schooling , bonus and expat benefits.

Obviously that figure will float depending on who you're working for , you'll get a higher end figure working for Q.P.M and Qatar Diar than working for say Ali Bin Flip Flop Construction.
35 BASE ++++ seems high to me.
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35 BASE ++++ seems high to me.
A very good friend of mine is working for Q.P.M as a Project Manager at Education City in Doha and he's on 38KQAR basic / 18K Housing / 54 days Annual leave amongst all the other perks plus he works from 7.30am to 2.30pm 5 days a week....

Nice work if you can get mate...That's a Governmental based Project Management Arm Company mind but there's still good deals to be had here in Qatar.

Not as good as 3 years ago though when people were getting 30-40% more for being here as they couldn't get anyone but there's still value out there if you want to come here , obviously that wont last long as the market has already started to correct itself accordingly.
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A very good friend of mine is working for Q.P.M as a Project Manager at Education City in Doha and he's on 38KQAR basic / 18K Housing / 54 days Annual leave amongst all the other perks plus he works from 7.30am to 2.30pm 5 days a week....

Nice work if you can get mate...That's a Governmental based Project Management Arm Company mind but there's still good deals to be had here in Qatar.

Not as good as 3 years ago though when people were getting 30-40% more for being here as they couldn't get anyone but there's still value out there if you want to come here , obviously that wont last long as the market has already started to correct itself accordingly.
Diar and QPM are different level stuff though...the contractors (who i work with, well, more sub-contractors) have adjusted their salaries sharply it seems. "We'll pay x, if they won't take it, find me someone not as good who will". Sometimes defies logic but such is.
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Diar and QPM are different level stuff though...the contractors (who i work with, well, more sub-contractors) have adjusted their salaries sharply it seems. "We'll pay x, if they won't take it, find me someone not as good who will". Sometimes defies logic but such is.
I know mate , that's the mentality for these people here , just get me a guy for x , yes but if you pay y you'll get a much better product , no , i only want to pay x

You'll find the first guy will eventually f*** the job up get fired and they'll end up getting the second guy and it's cost them a lot more money than going for the second option in the first place.

They'll also be a loss of face and the cycle will continue , the cycle hardly ever breaks as everyone's so arrogant and ignorant to see the shortcomings.
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Originally Posted by co durham boy
I know mate , that's the mentality for these people here , just get me a guy for x , yes but if you pay y you'll get a much better product , no , i only want to pay x

You'll find the first guy will eventually f*** the job up get fired and they'll end up getting the second guy and it's cost them a lot more money than going for the second option in the first place.

They'll also be a loss of face and the cycle will continue , the cycle hardly ever breaks as everyone's so arrogant and ignorant to see the shortcomings.
Rapidly learning that one.

Commercial staff is the one that stands out... why get someone who might cost you money, or not get a variation / claim right and lose you money. Pay a bit more, get the guy who's shit hot and they make that money back. (in simplest possible terms).

But hey, they want x, they'll get x but I'm going to dangle y in front of them and see what happens!
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Default Re: Salary expectation Qatar for QS

Agent says the co are offering 45-50k all in, trying to work out of schooling is separate. Surely decent housing will gost 15-20k a month?
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Originally Posted by co durham boy
What are you worth ?
With previous ME experience and 20 yrs QS I would expect 55k package with schooling/flights/medical above this. Dont think this is too extravagant.
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Default Re: Salary expectation Qatar for QS

Originally Posted by unsureone
With previous ME experience and 20 yrs QS I would expect 55k package with schooling/flights/medical above this. Dont think this is too extravagant.
Not in todays climate, not a hope, there just aren't that many positions out there. If you do get lucky and find some please pm me
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