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KUWAIT CITY, Apr 12: According to recent official statistics, the average gross monthly salary of Kuwaitis in the public and private labor market increased by KD 113 per month in the last five years. The average monthly salary, as of the end of last year, was KD 1,491, compared to KD 1,378 per month five years ago, reports Al-Qabas daily.
A comparison prepared by the daily based on recent labor market statistics issued by the Central Statistical Bureau showed that the average monthly salary of Kuwaitis in the government sector in the five-year period from the end of 2016 to the end of 2021, increased by KD 82.
It was KD 1,457 per month in 2016, and increased to reach KD 1,539 per month in December 2021.
The figures show that the increase in the average monthly salary of Kuwaiti men in the government sector was more than double the increase in the average salaries of Kuwaiti women. The average increase in the salary of Kuwaiti men was KD 148, and that of Kuwaiti women was only KD 58.
The average monthly salary of Kuwaiti men in the government sector is KD 1,874 and of Kuwaiti women is KD 1,312, as of the end of 2021.
Statistics reveal that the average monthly salary of Kuwaiti employees in the private sector increased by about KD 188 during the aforementioned period from KD 1,067 to KD 1,255 per month as of the end of 2021.
The share of Kuwaiti women in the increase in the private sector was good compared to the government sector. In five years, their salaries increased by an average of about KD 176, bringing their average salary to KD 974 per month. On the other hand, the salaries of Kuwaiti men in the private sector increased by KD 183 per month, bringing their average salary to KD 1,529 per month as of the end of 2021.