Study reveals average salaries in UAE for 2019

14 Jan 2019

moneyA study by recruitment firm Michael Page revealed 2019’s average salaries across different sectors in the UAE.

TimeOut reports that the study observed more than 100,000 candidates and 2,000 jobs in 2018.

Additionally, a survey titled the Middle East Salary Survey 2019 shows the number of jobs in different fields, highlighting those that are in demand.

The report showed that highly-demanded roles include jobs in data science and analytics, governance and compliance as well as cost management. The public sector role still plays a “huge part in regional growth”.

Additionally, the survey revealed that candidates are increasingly seeking more details about career development plans and organisational culture, saying that "flexibility has the same currency as salary for many candidates and the cost to organisations is negligible".

The following list marks the average monthly salaries for some of the main sectors:

Finance and accounting
Finance Director – Dhs60k
Finance Analyst/Associate – Dhs17.5k
Assistant Accountant – Dhs12l
Junior Accountant – Dhs10k
Tax Manager – Dhs32.5k

Digital Marketing Manager – Dhs29k
Digital Art Director – Dhs24k
3D Designer – Dhs21.5k
eCommerce Manager – Dhs35k

Head of IT – Dhs42.5k
Security Analyst – Dhs17.5k
IT Project Manager – Dhs30k

Human Resources
HR Manager – Dhs28k
HR Officer – Dhs20k
Learning & Development / Training Manager – Dhs35k
Talent Acquisition Manager – Dhs30k

Sales and Marketing (Consumer)
Head of Sales / Sales Director – Dhs55k
Key Account Executive – Dhs19k

Sales and Marketing (Business to Business)
Regional Sales Director – Dhs60k
Business Development Manager - Dhs35k
Project Sales Manager – Dhs30k
Manager - Sales Analytics – Dhs35k
Marketing Research – Dhs20k