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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in United Arab Emirates 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
20,800 AED
( 250,000 AED yearly)


A person working in Teaching / Education in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 20,800 AED per month. Salaries range from 9,580 AED (lowest average) to 38,600 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 Teaching / Education 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
Academic Advisor21,300 AED
Academic Coach20,300 AED
Academic Manager25,100 AED
Academic Specialist17,500 AED
Academic Staff15,400 AED
Accompanist17,300 AED
Achievement Coach21,000 AED
Admissions Specialist17,500 AED
Agricultural Sciences Teacher15,300 AED
Anthropology Teacher16,400 AED
Arabic Language Teacher14,800 AED
Archeology Teacher16,800 AED
Architecture Teacher18,900 AED
Archivist14,200 AED
Art Teacher14,600 AED
Assistant School Principal22,000 AED
Assistant Teacher13,800 AED
Biochemistry Professor 30,400 AED
Biology Teacher17,500 AED
Bursary Scheme Manager19,800 AED
Business Teacher17,600 AED
Chemistry Teacher15,500 AED
Child Care Coordinator16,500 AED
Child Care Worker13,500 AED
Clinical School Psychologist24,600 AED
College Aide21,700 AED
College and Career Readiness Specialist21,400 AED
College President37,500 AED
Communications Teacher17,500 AED
Community Education Officer14,500 AED
Computer Science Teacher15,500 AED
Computer Teacher15,400 AED
Creative Writing Trainer20,100 AED
Credit Counselor21,100 AED
Cultural Studies Teacher15,500 AED
Curriculum Developer20,900 AED
Curriculum Specialist21,400 AED
Demonstrator14,100 AED
Deputy Controller of Examinations19,300 AED
Director of Learning Technology22,700 AED
Distance Learning Coordinator18,500 AED
Economics Lecturer30,000 AED
Education Administrator18,400 AED
Education Assistant Director21,400 AED
Education Assistant Principal18,400 AED
Education Assistant Professor24,500 AED
Education Consultant23,800 AED
Education Coordinator17,900 AED
Education Counselor20,200 AED
Education Director28,900 AED
Education Program Specialist21,300 AED
Education Researcher24,800 AED
Education Resource Specialist17,300 AED
Education Services Facilitator18,800 AED
Educational Psychologist26,400 AED
EFL Teacher16,800 AED
eLearning Trainer15,600 AED
Elementary School Teacher13,100 AED
Engineering Lecturer28,400 AED
Engineering Teacher24,100 AED
English Teacher15,900 AED
ESL Teacher16,900 AED
Faculty Assistant21,500 AED
Foreign Language Teacher15,600 AED
GED Teacher14,500 AED
Geography Teacher15,800 AED
Head of Mathematics Department21,700 AED
Head of School28,500 AED
High School Teacher18,300 AED
History Teacher16,100 AED
Infant Teacher12,000 AED
Instructional Assistant18,100 AED
Instructor18,800 AED
Kindergarten Teacher12,800 AED
Language Instructor For Expatriate13,200 AED
Law Teacher24,200 AED
Learning Designer19,000 AED
Lecturer29,900 AED
Librarian13,200 AED
Library Assistant11,200 AED
Library Director18,800 AED
Library Specialist14,600 AED
Life Sciences Teacher16,600 AED
Math Lecturer30,600 AED
Mathematics Teacher18,600 AED
Mentor18,300 AED
Middle School Teacher17,300 AED
Music Teacher14,900 AED
Nursery Manager25,900 AED
Nursery Worker9,540 AED
Paraprofessional22,200 AED
Physical Education Specialist17,200 AED
Physical Education Teacher14,100 AED
Physics Teacher 16,900 AED
Political Science Teacher16,600 AED
Post Doctoral Researcher25,700 AED
Preschool Education Administrator18,700 AED
Preschool Teacher13,900 AED
Primary School Teacher14,300 AED
Principal25,100 AED
Product Specialist18,100 AED
Professor - Accounting30,600 AED
Professor - Architecture31,900 AED
Professor - Biology28,700 AED
Professor - Business Administration28,700 AED
Professor - Chemical Engineering32,400 AED
Professor - Chemistry32,700 AED
Professor - Civil Engineering28,200 AED
Professor - Communication28,700 AED
Professor - Computer Science31,100 AED
Professor - Dentistry30,100 AED
Professor - Drama28,400 AED
Professor - Economics31,500 AED
Professor - Education31,800 AED
Professor - Electrical Engineering30,800 AED
Professor - English28,600 AED
Professor - Environmental Engineering31,500 AED
Professor - Foreign Languages29,900 AED
Professor - Geological Sciences28,800 AED
Professor - History29,900 AED
Professor - Industrial Engineering30,400 AED
Professor - Law30,700 AED
Professor - Legal Support28,100 AED
Professor - Liberal Arts30,100 AED
Professor - Marketing31,600 AED
Professor - Mathematics33,900 AED
Professor - Mechanical Engineering30,700 AED
Professor - Medical Administration31,900 AED
Professor - Medicine36,900 AED
Professor - Music28,800 AED
Professor - Nursing27,500 AED
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences29,800 AED
Professor - Philosophy30,900 AED
Professor - Physical Therapy33,300 AED
Professor - Physics32,000 AED
Professor - Psychology29,800 AED
Professor - Rehabilitation28,500 AED
Professor - Social Work26,000 AED
Professor - Sociology29,200 AED
Professor - Special Education30,600 AED
Psychology Teacher23,900 AED
Public Management Assistant Professor24,800 AED
School Counselor22,600 AED
Science Educator16,400 AED
Science Laboratory Assistant14,400 AED
Science Teacher16,600 AED
Secondary Mathematics Teacher16,800 AED
Secondary School Teacher16,200 AED
Special Education Teacher16,700 AED
Special Needs Assistant14,500 AED
Statistics Lecturer28,500 AED
Student Accounts Coordinator15,600 AED
Student Development Specialist19,300 AED
Student Employment Specialist18,800 AED
Student Services15,400 AED
Student Support Manager20,800 AED
Substitute Teacher13,400 AED
Teacher15,400 AED
Teacher Aide12,200 AED
Teacher Trainer20,500 AED
Training and Development Specialist22,200 AED
Training Coordinator14,100 AED
Tutor15,400 AED
University Teacher28,500 AED
Vocational Education Teacher15,800 AED

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in United Arab Emirates

Median and salary distribution monthly United Arab Emirates Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in United Arab Emirates range from 9,580 AED per month (minimum average salary) to 38,600 AED per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 19,200 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 19,200 AED while the other half are earning more than 19,200 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 12,900 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 12,900 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 26,600 AED while 25% are earning more than 26,600 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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly United Arab Emirates Teaching / Education
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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 Teaching / Education earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

21,400 AED
20,200 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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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United Arab Emirates

How much are annual salary increments in United Arab Emirates for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in United Arab Emirates are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 16 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 Teaching / Education
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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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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in United Arab Emirates

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Arab Emirates Teaching / Education
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Teaching / Education 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.

51% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% 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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in United Arab Emirates

120 AED per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United Arab Emirates is 120 AED. This means that the average person in United Arab Emirates earns approximately 120 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly United Arab Emirates
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abu Dhabi22,300 AED
Ajman20,500 AED
Al Ain21,100 AED
Dubai22,900 AED
Fujairah19,200 AED
Ras Al Khaimah19,900 AED
Sharjah21,700 AED
Um Al Quiwain18,600 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
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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