Team shortlist14 Oct 2015 AT 11:25 AM

Average UAE salaries revealed

Are you be paid the going rate?
Team shortlist14 Oct 2015 AT 11:25 AM
Average UAE salaries revealed
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It’s a question we all want to ask our colleagues and friends, but often never do. Just how much are they being paid?

According to Aon Hewitt, employees across the UAE can expect an average pay increase of 5 percent in 2016. But what does that mean? And are you being paid enough to start with?

Recruitment Agency Hays produced a 2015 Salary Guide for the region to give you a good idea. Having surveyed more than 2,000 employees (mainly in mid to high level positions) from multinationals and small businesses, the data shows salary brackets for over 100 jobs.

The salary for each job is in a huge range - the lower figure is for SMEs while the higher figer accounts for multinational companies. Hays produce this salary report yearly, covering some of the UAE's biggest sectors. Take a look at the figures below and let us know how accurate you think they are...


CMO: Dh52,000 - Dh100,000

Marketing Director: Dh30,000 - Dh59,000

Marketing Manager: Dh21,000 - Dh38,000

Senior Account Manager: Dh22,000 - Dh27,000

Digital Marketing Manager: Dh20,000 - Dh30,000

Marketing Executive: Dh15,000 - Dh23,000

Social Media Manager: Dh15,000 - Dh20,000

Public Relations Executive: Dh13,000 - Dh20,000

Assistant Brand Manager: Dh12,000 - Dh15,500

Marketing Assistant: Dh10,000 - Dh14,000

Account Manager: Dh9,000 - Dh12,000

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Office Support

General/Operations Manager: Dh30,000 - Dh50,000

Legal Secretary: Dh11,000 - Dh23,000

Office Manager: Dh10,000 - Dh25,000

Executive Assistant: Dh12,000 - Dh25,000

Personal Assistant: Dh15,000 - Dh25,000

Executive Secretary: Dh13,000 - Dh22,000

Administrator: Dh10,000 - Dh18,000

Team Assistant: Dh9,000 - Dh18,000

Reception: Dh6,000 - Dh16,000

Administration Assistant: Dh4,000 - Dh12,000



C-Suite/Principal Level: Dh51,000 - Dh130,000

Senior Estimating Manager: Dh55,000 - Dh65,000

Commercial Manager: Dh45,000 - Dh68,000

Senior Contracts Manager: Dh40,000 - Dh55,000

Senior Project Manager: Dh25,000 - Dh65,000

HSSE Manager: Dh35,000 - Dh80,000

Senior Cost Manager: Dh37,000 - Dh42,000

Senior Quantity Surveyor: Dh28,000 - Dh46,500

Project Manager: Dh20,000 - Dh46,000

Contracts Manager: Dh24,000 - Dh40,000

Construction Manager: Dh20,000 - Dh48,000

Cost Manager: Dh17,000 - Dh35,000

Quantity Surveyor: Dh15,000 - Dh35,000



MEP: Dh27,000 - Dh55,000

Senior Electrical Engineer: Dh32,000 - Dh40,000

Senior Civil Engineer: Dh20,000 - Dh50,000

Planning Engineer: Dh12,500 - Dh55,000

Resident Engineer: Dh20,000 - Dh55,000

Project Engineer: Dh15,000 - Dh25,000

Quality Assurance Engineer: Dh17,000 - Dh20,000

Electrical Engineer: Dh10,000 - Dh18,000



Senior Facilities Manager: Dh30,000 - Dh42,000

Facilities Manager: Dh15,000 - Dh28,000


Senior Development Manager: Dh50,000 - Dh65,000

Senior Commercial/Leasing Manager: Dh38,000 - Dh60,000

Commercial/Leasing Manager In-house: Dh24,000 - Dh30,000

MRICS Valuations Manager: Dh20,000 - Dh30,000

Property Manager: Dh15,000 - Dh40,000


Human Resources

HR Director (Group): Dh40,000 - Dh80,000

Senior HR Manager/Director: Dh35,000 - Dh49,000

C&B Manager: Dh22,000 - Dh37,000

Recruitment Manager: Dh21,000 - Dh50,000

HR Manager: Dh20,000 - Dh36,000

L&D Manager: Dh25,000 - Dh35,000

Talent Management: Dh25,000 - Dh40,000

HR Generalist: Dh15,000 - Dh20,000

Recruitment Specialist: Dh12,500 - Dh20,000

HR Advisor: Dh13,000 - Dh15,000

HR Officer/Assistant: Dh10,000 - Dh15,000

HR Admin Assistant: Dh10,000 - Dh15,000

Recruitment Assistant: Dh10,000 - Dh15,000



Head of IT/IT Director: Dh35,000 - Dh65,000

Information Security Manager: Dh25,000 - Dh45,000

Project Manager: Dh15,000 - Dh45,000

IT Manager: Dh15,000 - Dh45,000

Network Architect: Dh15,000 - Dh50,000

Technical Team Leader: Dh12,000 - Dh25,500

Business Analyst: Dh12,000 - Dh37,500

Systems Analyst: Dh12,500 - Dh22,000

System Administrator: Dh10,000 - Dh22,000

Software Engineer: Dh10,000 - Dh20,000

Network Administrator: Dh10,000 - Dh19,000

Network Engineer: Dh10,000 - Dh18,000

IT Engineer: Dh10,000 - Dh18,000