A person working as a Special Education Teacher in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 16,700 AED per month. Salaries range from 8,350 AED (lowest) to 25,900 AED (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Special Education Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Special Education Teacher salaries in United Arab Emirates range from 8,350 AED per month (minimum salary) to 25,900 AED per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 16,700 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Special Education Teacher(s) are earning less than 16,700 AED while the other half are earning more than 16,700 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 Special Education Teacher(s) are earning less than 11,300 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 11,300 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of Special Education Teacher(s) are earning less than 21,300 AED while 25% are earning more than 21,300 AED.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Special Education Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Special Education Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 10,000 AED per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 13,300 AED per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 17,700 AED per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Special Education Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 21,200 AED per month, 19% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 22,800 AED per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 24,500 AED per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+32%|
|5 - 10 Years||+34%|
|10 - 15 Years||+19%|
|15 - 20 Years||+8%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Special Education Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Special Education Teacher is 14,300 AED per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 22,600 AED per month, 58% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Arab Emirates costs anywhere from 97,900 UAE Dirham(s) to 294,000 UAE Dirham(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Special Education Teacher employees in United Arab Emirates earn 5% less than their female counterparts on average.
Special Education Teacher(s) in United Arab Emirates are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Arab Emirates for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Special Education Teacher is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Special Education Teacher is 20% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||21,300 AED||+27%|
|Academic Coach||20,300 AED||+21%|
|Academic Manager||25,100 AED||+50%|
|Academic Specialist||17,500 AED||+5%|
|Academic Staff||15,400 AED||-8%|
|Achievement Coach||21,000 AED||+26%|
|Admissions Specialist||17,500 AED||+5%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||15,300 AED||-8%|
|Anthropology Teacher||16,400 AED||-2%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||14,800 AED||-11%|
|Archeology Teacher||16,800 AED||+1%|
|Architecture Teacher||18,900 AED||+13%|
|Art Teacher||14,600 AED||-13%|
|Assistant School Principal||22,000 AED||+32%|
|Assistant Teacher||13,800 AED||-17%|
|Biochemistry Professor||30,400 AED||+82%|
|Biology Teacher||17,500 AED||+5%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||19,800 AED||+19%|
|Business Teacher||17,600 AED||+5%|
|Chemistry Teacher||15,500 AED||-7%|
|Child Care Coordinator||16,500 AED||-1%|
|Child Care Worker||13,500 AED||-19%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||24,600 AED||+47%|
|College Aide||21,700 AED||+30%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||21,400 AED||+28%|
|College President||37,500 AED||+120%|
|Communications Teacher||17,500 AED||+5%|
|Community Education Officer||14,500 AED||-13%|
|Computer Science Teacher||15,500 AED||-7%|
|Computer Teacher||15,400 AED||-8%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||20,100 AED||+20%|
|Credit Counselor||21,100 AED||+26%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||15,500 AED||-7%|
|Curriculum Developer||20,900 AED||+25%|
|Curriculum Specialist||21,400 AED||+28%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||19,300 AED||+16%|
|Director of Learning Technology||22,700 AED||+36%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||18,500 AED||+11%|
|Economics Lecturer||30,000 AED||+80%|
|Education Administrator||18,400 AED||+10%|
|Education Assistant Director||21,400 AED||+28%|
|Education Assistant Principal||18,400 AED||+10%|
|Education Assistant Professor||24,500 AED||+47%|
|Education Consultant||23,800 AED||+42%|
|Education Coordinator||17,900 AED||+7%|
|Education Counselor||20,200 AED||+21%|
|Education Director||28,900 AED||+73%|
|Education Program Specialist||21,300 AED||+27%|
|Education Researcher||24,800 AED||+48%|
|Education Resource Specialist||17,300 AED||+4%|
|Education Services Facilitator||18,800 AED||+13%|
|Educational Psychologist||26,400 AED||+58%|
|EFL Teacher||16,800 AED||+1%|
|eLearning Trainer||15,600 AED||-7%|
|Elementary School Teacher||13,100 AED||-22%|
|Engineering Lecturer||28,400 AED||+70%|
|Engineering Teacher||24,100 AED||+44%|
|English Teacher||15,900 AED||-5%|
|ESL Teacher||16,900 AED||+1%|
|Faculty Assistant||21,500 AED||+29%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||15,600 AED||-7%|
|GED Teacher||14,500 AED||-13%|
|Geography Teacher||15,800 AED||-5%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||21,700 AED||+30%|
|Head of School||28,500 AED||+71%|
|High School Teacher||18,300 AED||+10%|
|History Teacher||16,100 AED||-4%|
|Infant Teacher||12,000 AED||-28%|
|Instructional Assistant||18,100 AED||+8%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||12,800 AED||-23%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||13,200 AED||-21%|
|Law Teacher||24,200 AED||+45%|
|Learning Designer||19,000 AED||+14%|
|Library Assistant||11,200 AED||-33%|
|Library Director||18,800 AED||+13%|
|Library Specialist||14,600 AED||-13%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||16,600 AED||-1%|
|Math Lecturer||30,600 AED||+83%|
|Mathematics Teacher||18,600 AED||+11%|
|Middle School Teacher||17,300 AED||+4%|
|Music Teacher||14,900 AED||-11%|
|Nursery Manager||25,900 AED||+55%|
|Nursery Worker||9,540 AED||-43%|
|Physical Education Specialist||17,200 AED||+3%|
|Physical Education Teacher||14,100 AED||-16%|
|Physics Teacher||16,900 AED||+1%|
|Political Science Teacher||16,600 AED||-1%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||25,700 AED||+54%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||18,700 AED||+12%|
|Preschool Teacher||13,900 AED||-17%|
|Primary School Teacher||14,300 AED||-14%|
|Product Specialist||18,100 AED||+8%|
|Professor - Accounting||30,600 AED||+83%|
|Professor - Architecture||31,900 AED||+91%|
|Professor - Biology||28,700 AED||+72%|
|Professor - Business Administration||28,700 AED||+72%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||32,400 AED||+94%|
|Professor - Chemistry||32,700 AED||+96%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||28,200 AED||+69%|
|Professor - Communication||28,700 AED||+72%|
|Professor - Computer Science||31,100 AED||+86%|
|Professor - Dentistry||30,100 AED||+80%|
|Professor - Drama||28,400 AED||+70%|
|Professor - Economics||31,500 AED||+89%|
|Professor - Education||31,800 AED||+90%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||30,800 AED||+84%|
|Professor - English||28,600 AED||+71%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||31,500 AED||+89%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||29,900 AED||+79%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||28,800 AED||+72%|
|Professor - History||29,900 AED||+79%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||30,400 AED||+82%|
|Professor - Law||30,700 AED||+84%|
|Professor - Legal Support||28,100 AED||+68%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||30,100 AED||+80%|
|Professor - Marketing||31,600 AED||+89%|
|Professor - Mathematics||33,900 AED||+100%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||30,700 AED||+84%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||31,900 AED||+91%|
|Professor - Medicine||36,900 AED||+120%|
|Professor - Music||28,800 AED||+72%|
|Professor - Nursing||27,500 AED||+65%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||29,800 AED||+78%|
|Professor - Philosophy||30,900 AED||+85%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||33,300 AED||+99%|
|Professor - Physics||32,000 AED||+92%|
|Professor - Psychology||29,800 AED||+78%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||28,500 AED||+71%|
|Professor - Social Work||26,000 AED||+56%|
|Professor - Sociology||29,200 AED||+75%|
|Professor - Special Education||30,600 AED||+83%|
|Psychology Teacher||23,900 AED||+43%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||24,800 AED||+48%|
|School Counselor||22,600 AED||+35%|
|Science Educator||16,400 AED||-2%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||14,400 AED||-14%|
|Science Teacher||16,600 AED||-1%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||16,800 AED||+1%|
|Secondary School Teacher||16,200 AED||-3%|
|Special Education Teacher||16,700 AED||-0%|
|Special Needs Assistant||14,500 AED||-13%|
|Statistics Lecturer||28,500 AED||+71%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||15,600 AED||-7%|
|Student Development Specialist||19,300 AED||+16%|
|Student Employment Specialist||18,800 AED||+13%|
|Student Services||15,400 AED||-8%|
|Student Support Manager||20,800 AED||+24%|
|Substitute Teacher||13,400 AED||-20%|
|Teacher Aide||12,200 AED||-27%|
|Teacher Trainer||20,500 AED||+23%|
|Training and Development Specialist||22,200 AED||+33%|
|Training Coordinator||14,100 AED||-16%|
|University Teacher||28,500 AED||+71%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||15,800 AED||-5%|
|Abu Dhabi||17,900 AED|
|Al Ain||17,000 AED|
|Ras Al Khaimah||16,700 AED|
|Um Al Quiwain||15,500 AED|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United Arab Emirates earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.