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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in United Arab Emirates 2021

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in United Arab Emirates?

Average Monthly Salary
26,500 AED
( 318,000 AED yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
3D Lab Technologist18,100 AED
Algorithm Developer24,700 AED
Analytical Chemist35,900 AED
Anthropologist26,700 AED
Archeologist23,700 AED
Assistant Breeder11,800 AED
Astronomer45,800 AED
Atmospheric and Space Scientist35,800 AED
Behavior Analyst23,600 AED
Behavior Intervention Specialist26,900 AED
Biochemist41,900 AED
Biofuels Processing Technician16,500 AED
Biofuels Production Manager30,700 AED
Biologist43,900 AED
Biomedical Scientist41,900 AED
Biophysicist40,600 AED
Chemical Engineer19,300 AED
Chemical Technologist18,600 AED
Chemist38,200 AED
Chief Technologist36,100 AED
Climate Change Analyst27,700 AED
Clinical Laboratory Scientist43,200 AED
Computer Scientist33,100 AED
Conservation Scientist33,500 AED
Data Scientist32,500 AED
DNA Analyst42,800 AED
Ecologist31,600 AED
Economic Development Specialist32,800 AED
Flavourist13,600 AED
Food Scientist27,200 AED
Forensic Scientist33,900 AED
Formulation Technologist15,700 AED
Fraud Investigator20,100 AED
Genomics Scientist41,500 AED
Geographer21,700 AED
Geographic Information Systems Technician14,000 AED
Geological Data Technician14,600 AED
Geological Technician17,300 AED
Geologist34,600 AED
Geomatics Scientist34,600 AED
Geophysical Data Technician13,100 AED
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist30,100 AED
Hydrologist26,400 AED
Industrial Ecologist28,200 AED
Intelligence Analyst25,900 AED
Knowledge Management Specialist19,700 AED
Laboratory Manager30,300 AED
Laboratory Researcher19,600 AED
Laboratory Technician12,300 AED
Life Sciences Analyst28,600 AED
Life Scientist34,200 AED
Marine Architect26,000 AED
Marine Biologist30,400 AED
Marine Superintendent17,800 AED
Materials Analyst18,700 AED
Materials Scientist30,300 AED
Mathematician33,000 AED
Medical Scientist45,300 AED
Metallurgist31,600 AED
Meteorologist29,400 AED
Microbiologist44,800 AED
Natural Language Processing Researcher26,200 AED
Natural Resource Specialist24,400 AED
Natural Sciences Manager39,500 AED
Nuclear Engineer46,900 AED
Physical Scientist34,500 AED
Physicist39,900 AED
Political Scientist32,300 AED
Polygraph Examiner11,200 AED
Polysomnographic Technologist20,200 AED
Product Development Scientist35,700 AED
Quantitative Research Analyst29,100 AED
Quantitative Researcher29,900 AED
Radiation Protection Specialist22,400 AED
Refrigeration Technician9,170 AED
Research Scientist29,800 AED
Risk Safety Engineer19,300 AED
Scientific Photographer19,100 AED
Scientific Programmer25,600 AED
Scientist30,900 AED
Service Engineer17,800 AED
Service Technician12,800 AED
Social Science Research Assistant17,700 AED
Social Scientist34,300 AED
Sociologist30,700 AED
Soil Scientist26,400 AED
Statistical Analyst18,700 AED
Statistical Assistant13,800 AED
Statistician28,700 AED
Survey Analyst17,900 AED
Survey Researcher17,100 AED
Surveying and Mapping Technician10,600 AED
Team Leader26,800 AED
Technical Manager29,600 AED
Technical Officer12,500 AED
Technical Service Director37,100 AED
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist18,300 AED
Technical Services Research and Development Manager46,100 AED
Technical Services Research Coordinator22,100 AED
Technician11,800 AED
Water Ecologist37,000 AED
Wildlife Biologist30,600 AED

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in United Arab Emirates

Median and salary distribution monthly United Arab Emirates Science and Technical Services
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.
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Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

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.

Science and Technical Services Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly United Arab Emirates Science and Technical Services
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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.

27,500 AED
25,600 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United Arab Emirates for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly United Arab Emirates
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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United Arab Emirates

How much are annual salary increments in United Arab Emirates for Science and Technical Services professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Science and Technical Services

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate United Arab Emirates Science and Technical Services
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

United Arab Emirates / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in United Arab Emirates is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Science and Technical Services Bonus and Incentive Rates in United Arab Emirates

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Arab Emirates Science and Technical Services
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in United Arab Emirates

150 AED per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United Arab Emirates is 150 AED. This means that the average person in United Arab Emirates earns approximately 150 AED for every worked hour.

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

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.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Science and Technical Services and Science and Technical Services monthly United Arab Emirates
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The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 35% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abu Dhabi28,400 AED
Ajman26,100 AED
Al Ain26,800 AED
Dubai29,100 AED
Fujairah24,400 AED
Ras Al Khaimah25,300 AED
Sharjah27,600 AED
Um Al Quiwain23,700 AED

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
18,900 AED
Public Sector+6%
20,100 AED
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