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The minimum wages for various categories of job in respect of Indian workers in Kuwait was last revised in January, 2016. Considering the rise in cost of living in Kuwait since the last revision and the prevailing market rates of wages for both domestic and private sector workers, it has been decided to revise the minimum structure for various job categories of Indian workers in Kuwait with immediate effect.

There will, however, be no change with regard to other items and conditions viz. free food, free accommodation, free transport, free medical insurance, to & fro air ticket etc. The revised minimum wage structure is enclosed.

MINIMUM MONTHLY WAGES/SALARY w.e.f. 01.01.2019

Category  Wages (KD) Category Wages (KD)
Unskilled    Foreman 150
Labourer / Helper / Cleaner 100 Fitter 110
Labours -   Fabricator 140
*Assembling Labour 100 Gas Cutter 125
Agricultural Labourer / Farmer 100 Grinder 110
*Car Washer 100 Heavy Equipment Operator 170
*Construction Labour 100 Insulator 110
Gardener  Labour 100 Ironsmith 110
*Loading Labour 100 Lathe Worker 135
*Printing Labour 100 Manson 110
Technical Labour 100 Mechanic 135
Semi-skilled   Painter 120
Barber 120 Plumber 110
Butcher 110 Rigger 110
*Delivery Boy 125 Steel Fixer 110
Laundry Man/Washerman 100 Supervisor 195
Security Guard/Lifeguard 100 Scaffolder 110
    Storekeeper 150
    Tile Fixer 110
    Technician 150
    Turner 135
Skilled - (Technical & mechanical & construction field )   Tech./Machine Operator 150
    Welder 110
AC Mechanic 135    
Bar Bender 125 Skilled (General category)  
Binder 120 *Beautician 115
Blaster 125 *Cash Collector 150
Carpenter 120 *Fashion Designer 200
Cable Jointer 220 *Florist 120
Crane Operator 175 *Goldsmith/Jewelry maker 180
Decorator 125 *Hairdresser 115
Denter 120 *Massager 125
Die Maker 145 *Photographer/Videographer 200
Diesel Mechanic 150 *Sales Executive 175
Driver (Light Duty) 120 *Sailor(local boats) 150
Driver (Heavy Duty) 135 Tailor 120
Drilling Worker(Roustabout) 125 Upholsterer/Embroider 120
Electrician       125    
       
       
Hotel / Catering Staff   Office Staff  
Baker 125 Accountant 200
Busboy/Bellboy/Teaboy 115 Administrative Assistant 150
Chef de Partie 135 Clerk/Typist 150
Chef de Cuisine 175 Cashier 150
Captain 125 Computer Operator/Data Entry 150
Cook I / Commis I  120 *Designer (Advertisement) 175
Confectioner 125 *Mandoop/Company Rep. 125
Housekeeper  120 Office-boy 115
Head Waiter 120 *Purchase Incharge 175
Room Attendant 115 Receptionist 150
Steward 115 Secretary 150
Waiter/Waitress/Barman 115 Salesman/Buyer 135
Professionals   Domestic Worker  
Architect/Planner/Surveyor 415 Cook 100
Auditor 425 Driver 100
Computer Programmer 275 House Maid 100
Chartered Accountant 425 House Boy 100
Coordinator 200    
Draughtsman      215      Medical Staff
Pvt. Clinic/Hospital
 
Engineer(B.E. Degree Holder) 450 Assistant Nurse(Certificate Course) 350
Engineer (Diploma Holder) 325 Ayurveda Therapist 250
*Exhibition Director 225 *Home Nurse(Home Care) 150
Event Manager 375 Lab Technician 310
Geologist/Soil Specialist 425 Nurse(B.Sc.Degree Holder) 350
Graphic Designer 375 Nurse(Diploma Holder) 275
Manager 375 Optometrist 350
Medical Doctor 450 *Pharmacist 300
Safety Officer I 325 Physiotherapist      300
Surveyor II 325 *Wardboy/Wardgirl      100
Teacher 215 X-Ray Technician 310
Veterinary Doctor 435    

All other terms and conditions regarding employment (e.g. free food, free accommodation, free transport, medical insurance, to and fro air tickets, etc.) remain unchanged.