Revealed: Asian Expatriate Salaries In The Gulf

The Gulf Business 2013 Salary Survey found that Asian expatriates earn much lower than their Western and Arab counterparts in the GCC.



Asian expatriates in the Gulf pocket an average monthly salary of $9,060, 25.8 per cent less than their Western peers, and 14.1 per cent less than Arab expatriates, 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 Asian Expatriate Employee in the Gulf

BAHRAIN KSA Kuwait UAE OMAN QATAR
CEO/MD – Multinational 25,574 29,319 27,275 28,414 23,934 30,069
CEO/MD – Local Company 17,282 23,747 18,361 21,308 17,016 23,686
Human Resources – Manager 7,331 8,943 8,233 9,591 7,517 9,149
Information Technology – Manager 8,900 10,698 9,655 9,744 9,507 10,167
Sales/Marketing – Account Manager 5,034 6,093 5,474 5,922 5,115 5,810
Legal – Lawyer Marketer/Manager 5,687 6,823 6,621 6,290 6,019 6,572
Facilities Management – Manager 5,132 7,489 7,077 7,024 6,347 7,109
Finance & Accounting – Manager 5,786 6,905 6,715 6,361 5,887 7,365
Recruitment – Manager 4,529 6,758 5,760 6,028 4,956 6,525
Healthcare – General Practitioner/  Manager 5,106 7,140 5,416 6,201 5,432 6,023
Real Estate – Manager 7,113 8,415 7,696 6,116 7,814 7,518
Banking – Branch Manager 9,921 13,075 10,842 9,234 9,337 10,750
Banking – Treasury Manager 10,992 15,262 14,422 11,270 12,470 13,658
Banking – Retail/Personal Banking Manager 9,420 11,633 12,948 8,307 10,459 11,426
Media – Advertising Creative Manager 7,408 9,081 7,990 7,014 6,592 8,769
Media – Public Relations Manager 6,293 9,601 7,946 6,939 6,464 8,678
Media – Publishing Editor 4,978 6,066 5,692 4,831 5,377 6,357
Construction – Project Manager 6,790 8,230 7,716 8,026 6,643 8,565
Events – Manager 4,062 5,900 5,908 4,919 4,294 6,095
Executive Secretary/PA 2,772 3,097 2,708 3,516 2,579 3,277

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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