Revealed: Arab Expatriate Salaries In The Gulf

The Gulf Business 2013 Salary Survey found that Arab GCC expats earn less than their Western peers but more than their Asian counterparts.



Arab expatriates in the Gulf pocket an average monthly salary of $10,556 per month, 15.7 per cent less than their Western peers but 14.1 per cent greater than their Asian counterparts, according to the Gulf Business 2013 Salary Survey.

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 28,879 34,452 30,771 31,917 28,615 35,178
CEO/MD – Local Company 20,403 24,356 22,672 21,551 20,810 24,783
Human Resources – Manager 8,209 10,420 9,320 9,504 8,096 10,268
Information Technology – Manager 11,626 12,598 12,197 12,576 11,174 14,061
Sales/Marketing – Account Manager 6,009 7,503 6,376 6,793 6,002 7,600
Legal – Lawyer Marketer/Manager 7,610 9,429 8,792 8,291 7,662 9,061
Facilities Management – Manager 6,231 9,306 8,577 8,530 7,553 8,832
Finance & Accounting – Manager 7,400 9,236 8,066 8,196 6,591 9,179
Recruitment – Manager 5,351 8,057 6,769 7,081 5,779 7,752
Healthcare – General Practitioner/  Manager 6,191 8,705 6,591 7,494 6,615 7,336
Real Estate – Manager 8,011 11,046 8,177 7,677 7,674 11,355
Banking – Branch Manager 9,935 10,550 8,958 8,572 7,834 8,863
Banking – Treasury Manager 12,550 13,554 16,635 10,616 10,388 12,587
Banking – Retail/Personal Banking Manager 12,578 12,175 13,688 11,242 10,521 12,090
Media – Advertising Creative Manager 8,681 10,218 10,050 10,070 8,339 11,639
Media – Public Relations Manager 8,586 10,752 7,885 8,550 6,422 9,715
Media – Publishing Editor 7,213 7,652 8,690 7,159 7,165 7,716
Construction – Project Manager 10,572 12,115 11,522 10,760 8,833 11,883
Events – Manager 4,896 5,919 5,826 6,191 5,610 7,419
Executive Secretary/PA 3,677 4,593 3,853 4,481 3,238 4,574

The survey was compiled based on inputs provided by four regional recruitment companies including Nadia, Bayt.com, BAC Middle East and Mackenzie Jones Middle East. Click here for the complete report. 

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