Revealed: Arab Expatriate Salaries In The Gulf

Arab expat salaries rose the least among racial groups, up 4.69 per cent year-on-year, on the Gulf Business 2015 Salary Survey.



Average wages across the GCC rose last year, however, Arab expat salaries rose the least among racial groups, up 4.69 per cent from $11,117 per month in 2014 to $11,638 in 2015, according to the Gulf Business 2015 Salary Survey.

Some sectors particularly didn’t fare well; last year, the average wage for an Arab construction manager across the GCC in our survey was $12,792 a month, while in our 2015 survey it dropped more than 10 per cent to $11,497.

The survey also found that Westerners, on average, earn 6.96 per cent more than Arabs, while Arabs pocket around 20.04 per cent more than Asians.

The Gulf Business 2015 Salary 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 37,717 44,747 40,639 40,669 29,625 45,314
CEO/MD – Local Company 21,397 25,447 23,332 21,946 19,979 24,551
Human Resources – Manager 9,175 12,026 9,498 11,020 8,836 9,683
Information Technology – Manager 10,710 13,638 11,588 12,131 10,774 13,553
Sales/Marketing – Account Manager 6,030 8,120 6,339 6,952 5,995 8,167
Legal – Lawyer Marketer/Manager 9,720 11,819 10,778 10,659 9,525 11,557
Facilities Management – Manager 7,196 10,795 9,401 9,712 8,647 9,112
Finance & Accounting – Manager 7,985 9,923 8,163 8,864 7,208 10,020
Recruitment – Manager 6,441 10,167 8,090 8,228 7,471 9,456
Healthcare – General Practitioner/ Manager 8,623 13,239 9,738 10,250 9,225 11,132
Real Estate – Manager 8,530 13,830 8,724 8,978 8,120 13,022
Banking – Branch Manager 8,536 11,733 9,129 9,177 7,987 10,282
Banking – Treasury Manager 11,141 15,328 12,935 11,770 10,997 14,433
Banking – Retail/Personal Banking Manager 8,618 10,948 9,078 9,948 7,681 11,358
Media – Advertising Creative Manager 8,671 11,417 9,678 9,972 8,708 11,217
Media – Public Relations Manager 8,810 11,645 9,114 10,111 8,547 11,769
Media – Publishing Editor 7,622 9,428 8,620 8,702 7,621 9,336
Construction – Project Manager 10,279 13,412 11,312 11,479 9,762 12,738
Events – Manager 5,739 8,030 6,692 6,717 5,874 7,996
Executive Secretary/PA 4,708 5,645 4,835 5,466 4,144 5,729

The 2015 Salary Survey was compiled based on inputs from regional recruitment companies including Nadia, Charterhouse and Michael Page. Click here for the complete report.

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