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Average Salary in United Arab Emirates 2019

How much money does a person working in United Arab Emirates make?

17,761 AED per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 17,761 AED per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in United Arab Emirates | All Jobs

25% of people earn
6,400 AED
or less
50% of people earn
13,000 AED
or less
75% of people earn
25,000 AED
or less
900 AED
13,000 AED
100,000 AED

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in United Arab Emirates range between 900 AED per month (minimum salary) to 100,000 AED per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 13,000 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 13,000 AED while the other half are earning more than 13,000 AED. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 6,400 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 6,400 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 25,000 AED while 25% are earning more than 25,000 AED.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in United Arab Emirates

How are United Arab Emirates salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
16,738 AED
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
17,206 AED
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
17,447 AED
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
17,761 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in United Arab Emirates are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Average Hourly Wage in United Arab Emirates | All Jobs

91 AED per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United Arab Emirates | All Jobs is 91 AED. This means that the average person in United Arab Emirates earns approximatly 91 AED for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abu Dhabi17,839 AED
Ajman9,830 AED
Al Ain18,147 AED
Dubai18,362 AED
Fujairah9,940 AED
Ras Al Khaimah11,002 AED
Sharjah12,228 AED
Um Al Quiwain17,167 AED
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