A person working in Science and Technical Services in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 26,500 AED per month. Salaries range from 9,070 AED (lowest average) to 44,700 AED (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Science and Technical Services careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|3D Lab Technologist||18,100 AED|
|Algorithm Developer||24,700 AED|
|Analytical Chemist||35,900 AED|
|Assistant Breeder||11,800 AED|
|Atmospheric and Space Scientist||35,800 AED|
|Behavior Analyst||23,600 AED|
|Behavior Intervention Specialist||26,900 AED|
|Biofuels Processing Technician||16,500 AED|
|Biofuels Production Manager||30,700 AED|
|Biomedical Scientist||41,900 AED|
|Chemical Engineer||19,300 AED|
|Chemical Technologist||18,600 AED|
|Chief Technologist||36,100 AED|
|Climate Change Analyst||27,700 AED|
|Clinical Laboratory Scientist||43,200 AED|
|Computer Scientist||33,100 AED|
|Conservation Scientist||33,500 AED|
|Data Scientist||32,500 AED|
|DNA Analyst||42,800 AED|
|Economic Development Specialist||32,800 AED|
|Food Scientist||27,200 AED|
|Forensic Scientist||33,900 AED|
|Formulation Technologist||15,700 AED|
|Fraud Investigator||20,100 AED|
|Genomics Scientist||41,500 AED|
|Geographic Information Systems Technician||14,000 AED|
|Geological Data Technician||14,600 AED|
|Geological Technician||17,300 AED|
|Geomatics Scientist||34,600 AED|
|Geophysical Data Technician||13,100 AED|
|Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist||30,100 AED|
|Industrial Ecologist||28,200 AED|
|Intelligence Analyst||25,900 AED|
|Knowledge Management Specialist||19,700 AED|
|Laboratory Manager||30,300 AED|
|Laboratory Researcher||19,600 AED|
|Laboratory Technician||12,300 AED|
|Life Sciences Analyst||28,600 AED|
|Life Scientist||34,200 AED|
|Marine Architect||26,000 AED|
|Marine Biologist||30,400 AED|
|Marine Superintendent||17,800 AED|
|Materials Analyst||18,700 AED|
|Materials Scientist||30,300 AED|
|Medical Scientist||45,300 AED|
|Natural Language Processing Researcher||26,200 AED|
|Natural Resource Specialist||24,400 AED|
|Natural Sciences Manager||39,500 AED|
|Nuclear Engineer||46,900 AED|
|Physical Scientist||34,500 AED|
|Political Scientist||32,300 AED|
|Polygraph Examiner||11,200 AED|
|Polysomnographic Technologist||20,200 AED|
|Product Development Scientist||35,700 AED|
|Quantitative Research Analyst||29,100 AED|
|Quantitative Researcher||29,900 AED|
|Radiation Protection Specialist||22,400 AED|
|Refrigeration Technician||9,170 AED|
|Research Scientist||29,800 AED|
|Risk Safety Engineer||19,300 AED|
|Scientific Photographer||19,100 AED|
|Scientific Programmer||25,600 AED|
|Service Engineer||17,800 AED|
|Service Technician||12,800 AED|
|Social Science Research Assistant||17,700 AED|
|Social Scientist||34,300 AED|
|Soil Scientist||26,400 AED|
|Statistical Analyst||18,700 AED|
|Statistical Assistant||13,800 AED|
|Survey Analyst||17,900 AED|
|Survey Researcher||17,100 AED|
|Surveying and Mapping Technician||10,600 AED|
|Team Leader||26,800 AED|
|Technical Manager||29,600 AED|
|Technical Officer||12,500 AED|
|Technical Service Director||37,100 AED|
|Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist||18,300 AED|
|Technical Services Research and Development Manager||46,100 AED|
|Technical Services Research Coordinator||22,100 AED|
|Water Ecologist||37,000 AED|
|Wildlife Biologist||30,600 AED|
Science and Technical Services salaries in United Arab Emirates range from 9,070 AED per month (minimum average salary) to 44,700 AED per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 28,100 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 28,100 AED while the other half are earning more than 28,100 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 people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 16,700 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 16,700 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 38,600 AED while 25% are earning more than 38,600 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 the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then 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 employees in United Arab Emirates who work in Science and Technical Services earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Science and Technical Services professionals in United Arab Emirates are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 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.
Science and Technical Services is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.
44% of surveyed staff in Science and Technical Services reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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 Science and Technical Services is 35% more than that of All Jobs.
|Abu Dhabi||28,400 AED|
|Al Ain||26,800 AED|
|Ras Al Khaimah||25,300 AED|
|Um Al Quiwain||23,700 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.