Teacher Salary In Qatar. Qatar is one of the most promising destinations for people from all over the world who are looking to settle in a long term career. With an average living cost being just about $1800 per month, Qatar offers great value for money. Furthermore, homes and properties are affordable not to mention that HRA along with accommodation are also provided by the government. With these benefits combined with a strong education system and rapidly expanding economy, it is no wonder why so many expats have chosen to move here
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Teaching in Qatar salary and earnings guide
Before you start applying for jobs, you will want to know the going rate for a teacher salary in Qatar so you can see what is reasonable and realistic. Below is a comparison of salaries from around the world, so you can see how pay compares to Qatar. We have taken two examples by two levels of education teaching.
Primary school teacher salary in Qatar
137,137 AED/ £30,000
97,861 AED/ £21,500
221,193 Yuan/ £25,000
Secondary school teacher salary in Qatar
130,660 AED/ £28,800
111,479 AED/ £24,500
249,369 Yuan/ £28,500
Of course, these are average salaries to show you the general level of pay in Qatar. Your level of experience, the job role, location, subject and school will all have a significant influence on the salary available to you. Please inquire with the school or recruiter when looking at teaching jobs in Qatar.
Many international schools in Qatar are also likely to offer accommodation either onsite, or as a subsidy that can be used to cover rent costs. It is important to find out if this is included in your package, as accommodation costs are usually the largest outgoing each month, and this being taken care of, or reduced, will give a greater context to the salary being offered.
Average salaries for subject teachers
To give you an idea of the average Qatar teacher salary rates you could enjoy, below is a table that breaks down the teacher salary in Qatar for some of the most sought after positions:
135,400 QR/approx. £30,000
152,911 QR/ £33,800
Taxes for foreigners in Qatar
By far one of the biggest benefits of a teacher salary in Qatar is that your earnings are totally tax-free salary. If you also factor in potentially free housing and other benefits that could be included in your teaching package, this adds up to a very attractive opportunity.
Qatar is one of the few remaining tax-free countries in the world, with no Value Added Tax (VAT), income tax, capital tax or wealth tax system currently in place for residents. The country is under pressure from some of its neighbours to introduce a VAT system, so this could change in years to come. But as it stands currently, your teacher salary in Qatar is tax-free. So there will only be one column on your payslip each month, with zero deductions taken out.