A person working as a General Manager in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 27,400 AED per month. Salaries range from 14,200 AED (lowest) to 41,900 AED (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. General Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
General Manager salaries in United Arab Emirates range from 14,200 AED per month (minimum salary) to 41,900 AED per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 26,300 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as General Manager(s) are earning less than 26,300 AED while the other half are earning more than 26,300 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 General Manager(s) are earning less than 18,200 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 18,200 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of General Manager(s) are earning less than 32,700 AED while 25% are earning more than 32,700 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 General Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A General Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 16,200 AED per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 21,700 AED per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 28,200 AED per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, General Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 34,100 AED per month, 21% 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 37,300 AED per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 39,200 AED per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 General Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a General Manager is 19,500 AED per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 22,200 AED per month, 14% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 31,400 AED per month, 41% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 38,000 AED per month, 21% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+14%|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Arab Emirates costs anywhere from 76,300 UAE Dirham(s) to 229,000 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 General Manager employees in United Arab Emirates earn 8% more than their female counterparts.
General Manager(s) in United Arab Emirates are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 17 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 2019. 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 General Manager is considered to be a high 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.
20% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 80% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector General Manager employees in United Arab Emirates earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
General Manager salaries in United Arab Emirates are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 General Manager is 32% more than that of Executive and Management. Also, Executive and Management salaries are 36% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Account Coordinator||13,700 AED||-50%|
|Administration Manager||17,700 AED||-35%|
|Area Manager||15,400 AED||-44%|
|Asset Protection Associate||19,700 AED||-28%|
|Assistant Director||17,400 AED||-36%|
|Assistant Manager||19,200 AED||-30%|
|Assistant Operations Manager||20,400 AED||-25%|
|Assistant Project Manager||17,800 AED||-35%|
|Assistant Section Head||15,600 AED||-43%|
|Assistant to CEO||17,400 AED||-36%|
|Assistant Vice President||20,000 AED||-27%|
|Associate Director||17,600 AED||-36%|
|Bid Manager||20,600 AED||-25%|
|Branch Manager||19,100 AED||-30%|
|Business Development Manager||22,600 AED||-17%|
|Business Operations Associate||18,700 AED||-32%|
|Business Operations Lead||17,900 AED||-35%|
|Campaign Manager||19,400 AED||-29%|
|Chairman of The Board||33,000 AED||+21%|
|Chairman Office Manager||22,300 AED||-19%|
|Chief Corporate Officer||26,500 AED||-3%|
|Chief Executive Officer||34,400 AED||+26%|
|Chief Financial Officer||30,500 AED||+11%|
|Chief of Staff||15,500 AED||-43%|
|Chief Operating Officer||24,900 AED||-9%|
|Chief Risk Officer||22,000 AED||-20%|
|Client Services Manager||21,900 AED||-20%|
|Commercial Project Manager||19,600 AED||-28%|
|Commodity Broker||14,200 AED||-48%|
|Corporate Affairs Executive||20,000 AED||-27%|
|Corporate Compliance Director||23,500 AED||-14%|
|Corporate Director||23,000 AED||-16%|
|Corporate Officer||15,700 AED||-43%|
|Corporate Partnerships Officer||16,700 AED||-39%|
|Country Manager||26,400 AED||-4%|
|Deputy Director||24,400 AED||-11%|
|Director of Accreditation||23,500 AED||-14%|
|Director of Catering Services||19,600 AED||-28%|
|Director of Client Services||23,100 AED||-16%|
|Director of Facilities Management||18,500 AED||-32%|
|Director of Operations||22,400 AED||-18%|
|Director of Process Simplification||18,600 AED||-32%|
|Director of Project Management||23,100 AED||-16%|
|Director of Revenue Management||21,300 AED||-22%|
|Director of Training and Development||22,900 AED||-16%|
|Distribution Manager||22,800 AED||-17%|
|Division Manager||19,700 AED||-28%|
|Duty Manager||18,900 AED||-31%|
|Engagement Manager||23,200 AED||-15%|
|Executive Director||33,700 AED||+23%|
|Executive Manager||27,500 AED||+0%|
|Franchise Manager||30,200 AED||+10%|
|General Manager||27,400 AED||+0%|
|Global Master Data Manager||24,900 AED||-9%|
|Head of Middle Office||21,100 AED||-23%|
|Head of Projects||22,200 AED||-19%|
|Head of Sustainability||18,800 AED||-31%|
|Housing Manager||18,500 AED||-32%|
|HSE Manager||18,800 AED||-31%|
|Key Account Manager||19,100 AED||-30%|
|Knowledge Manager||22,900 AED||-16%|
|Location Manager||21,200 AED||-23%|
|Logistics Manager||18,100 AED||-34%|
|Management Consultant||19,100 AED||-30%|
|Management Executive||25,500 AED||-7%|
|Managing Director||26,900 AED||-2%|
|MIS Executive||24,200 AED||-12%|
|Ocean Services Manager||24,900 AED||-9%|
|Operations Assistant||16,400 AED||-40%|
|Operations Director||24,900 AED||-9%|
|Operations Executive||25,100 AED||-8%|
|Operations Manager||25,000 AED||-9%|
|Operations Supervisor||21,900 AED||-20%|
|Policy Administration Executive||19,500 AED||-29%|
|Private Sector Executive||20,600 AED||-25%|
|Product Development Manager||23,200 AED||-15%|
|Product Executive||19,500 AED||-29%|
|Production Executive||23,800 AED||-13%|
|Production Manager||24,200 AED||-12%|
|Production Supervisor||20,000 AED||-27%|
|Program Manager||23,900 AED||-13%|
|Programme Coordinator||17,200 AED||-37%|
|Project Control Manager||23,200 AED||-15%|
|Project Coordinator||14,900 AED||-46%|
|Project Management Officer||16,600 AED||-39%|
|Project Manager||16,500 AED||-40%|
|Project Portfolio Manager||19,200 AED||-30%|
|Quality Manager||18,300 AED||-33%|
|R/D Director||20,400 AED||-25%|
|Regional Director||31,900 AED||+17%|
|Regional Manager||23,900 AED||-13%|
|Relationship Manager||23,600 AED||-14%|
|Retail District Manager||15,600 AED||-43%|
|Revenue Manager||19,200 AED||-30%|
|Risk and Capital Manager||25,700 AED||-6%|
|Risk Officer||17,700 AED||-35%|
|Safety Manager||16,800 AED||-39%|
|Section Head||18,400 AED||-33%|
|Service Manager||18,100 AED||-34%|
|Shift Supervisor||14,300 AED||-48%|
|Solutions Manager||16,900 AED||-38%|
|Supply Chain Manager||23,600 AED||-14%|
|Technical Manager||22,500 AED||-18%|
|Territory Manager||23,400 AED||-14%|
|Validation Manager||19,100 AED||-30%|
|Vice President||27,500 AED||+0%|
|Zone Manager||24,400 AED||-11%|
|Abu Dhabi||29,300 AED|
|Al Ain||28,200 AED|
|Ras Al Khaimah||26,700 AED|
|Um Al Quiwain||24,500 AED|