Revealed: Asian Expatriate Salaries In The Gulf

The Gulf Business 2014 Salary Survey found that the average wage of an Asian expatriate in the GCC dropped by 4.27 per cent.



Asian expatriates in the Gulf have seen salaries slide by 4.27 per cent in the last year, according to the Gulf Business 2014 Salary Survey. The average monthly wage across all positions stands at $8,673 compared to $9,060 in 2013.

These lower average pay cheques can be attributed to new hires being brought in on less money than those leaving, according to Ian Giulianotti, associate director HRM Consulting, Nadia, which participated in the 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 Asian Expatriate Employee in the Gulf

BAHRAIN KSA KUWAIT UAE OMAN QATAR
CEO/MD – Multinational 22,014 27,433 23,731 24,125 21,623 26,377
CEO/MD – Local Company 15,489 19,541 16,160 17,022 14,951 18,942
Human Resources – Manager 7,142 9,344 7,763 9,448 7,418 9,262
Information Technology – Manager 8,384 10,603 8,654 9,155 8,427 9,953
Sales/Marketing – Account Manager 4,559 5,575 4,754 5,065 4,432 5,146
Legal – Lawyer Marketer/Manager 7,085 8,875 7,624 7,809 6,942 8,667
Facilities Management – Manager 5,560 8,144 6,653 6,818 6,196 7,586
Finance & Accounting – Manager 6,551 8,449 7,277 7,364 6,804 8,412
Recruitment – Manager 5,456 7,669 6,258 5,835 5,901 7,219
Healthcare – General Practitioner/  Manager 6,800 10,250 7,600 8,000 7,600 8,500
Real Estate – Manager 8,036 10,140 8,540 7,472 8,675 10,322
Banking – Branch Manager 7,615 10,203 8,134 7,882 7,341 9,030
Banking – Treasury Manager 9,398 13,487 11,070 10,220 10,217 12,142
Banking – Retail/Personal Banking Manager 6,344 8,533 7,885 6,838 6,800 8,000
Media – Advertising Creative Manager 6,733 7,920 6,950 7,188 6,342 7,990
Media – Public Relations Manager 5,829 8,170 6,789 6,803 5,984 7,697
Media – Publishing Editor 4,949 6,086 5,266 5,284 5,050 6,241
Construction – Project Manager 8,010 10,699 8,587 8,913 7,742 9,931
Events – Manager 4,329 5,936 4,853 5,233 4,684 5,873
Executive Secretary/PA 3,241 4,192 3,431 3,625 3,330 4,120

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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