Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Highest Paying Jobs in UAE 2018


 When looking for jobs, people normally tend to gravitate towards those that can have a positive impact on their lives, especially the ones that offer a good work-life balance, career growth and employment security.

In order to find out which professions offer the most cash in the UAE, Gulf News has crunched the latest salary figures compiled recently by the recruitment specialists at Hays.

The data that Hays provided was based on a survey of more than 4,000 working professionals in the UAE.  And the salary figures apply to various fields, from accounting and finance, construction and engineering to human resources, office support and information and technology.

As can be expected, professionals that hold the highest positions, including chief executive officers and chief financial officers, bag the highest income, with a lucky few of them earning up to a whopping Dh200,000 a month.

Based on median salaries, however, sales professionals landed the top spot, followed by those who handle managerial roles in construction sites, including project managers, surveyors and facilities supervisors.

Lawyers claimed the third-biggest pay, closely followed by employees in the supply chain and accounting and finance fields.

At the bottom of the scale are office support professionals, which include receptionists, customer service staff, personal assistants, office managers and administrators.

Bear in mind, however, that the figures were culled from the information supplied by the respondents in Hays’ survey, and non-skilled workers, including janitors and cleaners, were not covered so actual salaries and rankings may vary.

Here are the highest-paying and lowest-paying jobs in the UAE

1.Sales professionals

Median monthly salary:  38,500
Highest-paid
Sales director-- Range: 40,000 to 91,500/ Average: 65,000
Lowest-paid
Sales support/executive--Range: 4,500 to 18,000/ Average: 12,000

2. Construction/ project managers, surveyors, facilities supervisor, HSEQ professionals

Median monthly salary: 33,000
Highest-paid:
C-suite/principal level--  Range: 55,500 to 200,000/ Average: 97,000
Lowest-paid:
CAD technician-- Range: 5,000 to 12,000/ Average: 9,500

3. Lawyers

Median salary: 32,250
Highest-paid
Chief legal officer/ general counsel-- Range: 55,000 to 106,000/ Average: 86,500
Lowest-paid
Legal coordinator/assistant--  Range: 10,000 to 16,000/ Average: 13,000

4. Supply chain professionals

Median salary: 31,250
Highest-paid
Supply chain/procurement director-- Range: 55,000 to 70,000/ Average: 55,500
Lowest-paid
Logistics officer/coordinator-- Range: 8,000 to 17,000/ Average: 10,500

5. Accountants and finance professionals

Median salary: 30,000
Highest-paid
Group chief financial officer (large firm)-- Range 140,000 to 180,000
Average:160,000
Lowest-paid
Accounts assistant: Range: 6,000 to 10,000/ Average 8,000

6. Marketing executives

Median pay: 26,500
Highest paid
Chief marketing officer/VP Marketing-- Range: 60,000 to 100,000
verage: 80,000
Lowest paid
Marketing/ digital/PR/ social media executive-- Range: 10,000 to 20,000 Average: 15,000

7. Architects and designers

Median pay: 25,500
Highest-paid
Principal level-- Range: 48,000 to 90,000/ Average: 60,000
Lowest-paid
Interior designer-- Range: 11,000 to 20,000/ Average: 15,500

8. Property/ leasing consultants

Median salary:  25,000
Highest-paid
Senior development manager-- Range: 50,000 to 65,000/ Average: 58,000
Lowest-paid
Leasing consultant: Range: 6,000 to 16,000/ Average: 10,000

9. Human resources professionals

Median salary:  25,000
Highest-paid
HR director: Range: 29,000 to 70,000/ Average: 50,000
Lowest-paid: Recruiter: Range: 5,000 to 11,500/ Average: 8,000

10. Information technology directors, support staff/assistants

Median salary:  24,000
Highest-paid: IT director/CIO-- Range: 35,000 to 75,000/ Average: 51,500
Lowest-paid: IT support/Assistant -- Range: 5,000 to 11,000/ Average: 7,500

11. Engineers, assistant/ junior engineers

Median salary:  23,000
Highest-paid
Project director-- Range: 45,000 to 91,000/  Average: 65,000
Lowest-paid
 Assistant/junior engineer-- Range: 4,000 to 11,000; Average: 6,000

12. Receptionists, customer service, office support staff

Median salary:  17,000
Highest-paid
Executive assistant-- Range: 12,000 to 40,000/ Average: 21,000
Lowest-paid
Receptionist/ customer service-- 5,000 to 15,000/ Average: 11,000