Revealed: Arab Expatriate Salaries In The Gulf

The Gulf Business 2014 Salary Survey found that there has been an influx of well-qualified Arab expats into the GCC in the last year.



Average Arab expatriate salaries stand at $11,117 per month, up  5.31 per cent compared to $10,556 per month last year, according to the Gulf Business 2014 Salary Survey.

Regional instability is believed to be playing a role in this rise with an increasing number of Arabs coming to the GCC from the Middle East’s trouble hotspots or countries bordering them.

“There has been an influx of well- qualified Arabs into the GCC, especially the UAE, and they are taking senior positions that were previously being held by European and American nationals,” said Ian Giulianotti, associate director HRM Consulting, Nadia.

The survey polled the average remuneration for 20 roles, including finance, real estate and media, across the six Gulf countries.

Average Monthly Salary in US$ for an Arab Expatriate Employee in the Gulf

BAHRAIN KSA KUWAIT UAE OMAN QATAR
CEO/MD – Multinational 27,011 34,185 28,287 29,614 26,768 34,197
CEO/MD – Local Company 20,121 24,344 21,296 21,044 18,589 23,594
Human Resources – Manager 88,55 11,768 9,341 10,080 8,763 11,300
Information Technology – Manager 11,278 13,100 11,428 12,293 10,473 14,041
Sales/Marketing – Account Manager 5,910 7,546 6,401 6,439 5,664 7,329
Legal – Lawyer Marketer/Manager 9,800 12,349 10,503 10,710 9,350 12,006
Facilities Management – Manager 7,247 10,679 8,588 8,943 7,910 9,859
Finance & Accounting – Manager 9,135 11,716 9,395 9,966 8,489 11,453
Recruitment – Manager 6,967 9,923 7,877 7,396 7,337 9,304
Healthcare – General Practitioner/ Manager 8,500 12,850 9,500 10,000 9,000 10,750
Real Estate – Manager 9,559 13,718 9,647 9,908 9,123 12,844
Banking – Branch Manager 8,519 11,799 9,163 9,157 8,086 10,324
Banking – Treasury Manager 11,361 15,698 13,456 11,785 11,492 14,065
Banking – Retail/Personal Banking Manager 8,458 10,329 9,045 9,143 7,368 10,792
Media – Advertising Creative Manager 8,303 11,036 9,208 9,240 8,149 10,954
Media – Public Relations Manager 8,014 10,978 8,636 8,989 7,847 10,493
Media – Publishing Editor 7,103 9,089 7,984 7,880 6,939 9,047
Construction – Project Manager 11,508 15,552 12,670 12,482 10,584 13,959
Events – Manager 5,697 7,910 6,684 6,800 5,959 7,741
Executive Secretary/PA 5,037 6,273 5,190 5,681 4,697 6,314

The survey was compiled based on inputs provided by four regional recruitment companies including Nadia, BAC Middle East, Adecco Middle East and CharterhouseClick here for the complete report. 

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