A person working as a Pilot in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 35,200 AED per month. Salaries range from 16,900 AED (lowest) to 55,300 AED (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Pilot salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Pilot salaries in United Arab Emirates range from 16,900 AED per month (minimum salary) to 55,300 AED per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 36,600 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Pilot(s) are earning less than 36,600 AED while the other half are earning more than 36,600 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 Pilot(s) are earning less than 24,100 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 24,100 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of Pilot(s) are earning less than 47,800 AED while 25% are earning more than 47,800 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 Pilot salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Pilot with less than two years of experience makes approximately 19,800 AED per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 28,000 AED per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 36,900 AED per month, 31% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Pilot(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 45,300 AED per month, 23% 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 48,200 AED per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 52,800 AED per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 Pilot salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Pilot is 24,600 AED per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 39,200 AED per month, 59% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 52,200 AED per month, 33% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Arab Emirates costs anywhere from 98,000 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 Pilot employees in United Arab Emirates earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Pilot(s) in United Arab Emirates are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% 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 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 Pilot 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.
16% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 84% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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 employees in United Arab Emirates earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
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 Pilot is 75% more than that of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. Also, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 3% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Aeronautical Engineer||21,600 AED||-39%|
|Aerospace Engineer||26,200 AED||-26%|
|Aerospace Technician||19,900 AED||-44%|
|Air Crew Officer||13,300 AED||-62%|
|Air Traffic Assistant||10,900 AED||-69%|
|Air Traffic Controller||20,800 AED||-41%|
|Aircraft Captain||34,800 AED||-1%|
|Aircraft Electrician||10,400 AED||-70%|
|Aircraft Engineer||21,500 AED||-39%|
|Aircraft Fueler||8,860 AED||-75%|
|Aircraft Maintenance Manager||33,700 AED||-4%|
|Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor||20,300 AED||-42%|
|Aircraft Maintenance Technician||8,970 AED||-75%|
|Aircraft Mechanic||9,920 AED||-72%|
|Aircraft Quality Assurance||27,100 AED||-23%|
|Airfield Management Specialist||29,900 AED||-15%|
|Airfield Operations Specialist||22,900 AED||-35%|
|Airline Cabin Crew||20,800 AED||-41%|
|Airline Copilot||22,800 AED||-35%|
|Airlines Sales Manager||37,400 AED||+6%|
|Airlines Structural Assembler||8,660 AED||-75%|
|Airport Services Agent||12,900 AED||-63%|
|Airport Services Manager||40,100 AED||+14%|
|Assistant Aircraft Mechanic||8,620 AED||-76%|
|Aviation Analyst||28,200 AED||-20%|
|Aviation Inspector||22,500 AED||-36%|
|Aviation Manager||41,200 AED||+17%|
|Aviation Operations Controller||22,300 AED||-37%|
|Aviation Resources Manager||36,100 AED||+2%|
|Aviation Safety Manager||38,700 AED||+10%|
|Aviation Safety Officer||21,000 AED||-40%|
|Aviation Technician||9,080 AED||-74%|
|Cargo Executive||19,700 AED||-44%|
|Chief Pilot||38,200 AED||+8%|
|First Officer||15,200 AED||-57%|
|Fleet Management Officer||13,500 AED||-62%|
|Flight Attendant||13,100 AED||-63%|
|Flight Scheduler||16,600 AED||-53%|
|Flight Simulation Engineer||18,800 AED||-47%|
|Freight and Cargo Inspector||13,900 AED||-61%|
|Helicopter Pilot||23,100 AED||-34%|
|Loading Bridge Operator||7,900 AED||-78%|
|Ramp Agent||8,200 AED||-77%|
|Reservations Sales Agent||10,900 AED||-69%|
|Safety and Quality Specialist||21,000 AED||-40%|
|Test Pilot||25,700 AED||-27%|
|Abu Dhabi||37,700 AED|
|Al Ain||34,900 AED|
|Ras Al Khaimah||32,800 AED|
|Um Al Quiwain||31,300 AED|