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Executive and Management Average Salaries in United Arab Emirates 2021

How much money does a person working in Executive and Management make in United Arab Emirates?

Average Monthly Salary
26,800 AED
( 321,000 AED yearly)


A person working in Executive and Management in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 26,800 AED per month. Salaries range from 8,310 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 Executive and Management 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
Account Coordinator17,700 AED
Administration Manager22,900 AED
Area Manager20,000 AED
Asset Protection Associate25,600 AED
Assistant Director22,600 AED
Assistant Manager25,100 AED
Assistant Operations Manager26,700 AED
Assistant Project Manager23,100 AED
Assistant Section Head20,100 AED
Assistant to CEO22,500 AED
Assistant Vice President26,100 AED
Associate Director23,000 AED
Bid Manager26,900 AED
Branch Manager24,900 AED
Business Development Manager29,600 AED
Business Operations Associate24,300 AED
Business Operations Lead23,400 AED
Campaign Manager25,300 AED
Chairman of The Board43,600 AED
Chairman Office Manager29,200 AED
Chief Corporate Officer34,900 AED
Chief Executive Officer45,400 AED
Chief Financial Officer40,400 AED
Chief of Staff20,100 AED
Chief Operating Officer34,800 AED
Chief Risk Officer28,800 AED
Client Services Manager28,600 AED
Commercial Project Manager25,600 AED
Commodity Broker18,400 AED
Corporate Affairs Executive26,100 AED
Corporate Compliance Director30,800 AED
Corporate Director30,200 AED
Corporate Officer20,400 AED
Corporate Partnerships Officer21,700 AED
Country Manager34,700 AED
Deputy Director32,100 AED
Director34,500 AED
Director of Accreditation30,800 AED
Director of Catering Services25,700 AED
Director of Client Services30,200 AED
Director of Facilities Management24,100 AED
Director of Operations29,300 AED
Director of Process Simplification24,100 AED
Director of Project Management30,300 AED
Director of Revenue Management27,900 AED
Director of Training and Development30,000 AED
Distribution Manager29,800 AED
Division Manager25,800 AED
Duty Manager24,700 AED
Engagement Manager30,400 AED
Executive Director44,500 AED
Executive Manager36,200 AED
Franchise Manager39,800 AED
General Manager36,000 AED
Global Master Data Manager32,600 AED
Head of Middle Office27,600 AED
Head of Projects29,100 AED
Head of Sustainability24,600 AED
Housing Manager24,100 AED
HSE Manager24,500 AED
Key Account Manager24,900 AED
Knowledge Manager29,900 AED
Location Manager27,800 AED
Logistics Manager23,500 AED
Management Consultant24,800 AED
Management Executive33,400 AED
Manager31,500 AED
Managing Director35,400 AED
MIS Executive31,700 AED
Ocean Services Manager32,700 AED
Operations Assistant21,200 AED
Operations Director32,700 AED
Operations Executive33,000 AED
Operations Manager32,800 AED
Operations Supervisor28,600 AED
Policy Administration Executive25,400 AED
Private Sector Executive26,900 AED
Product Development Manager30,400 AED
Product Executive25,500 AED
Production Executive31,200 AED
Production Manager31,700 AED
Production Supervisor26,100 AED
Program Manager31,300 AED
Programme Coordinator22,300 AED
Project Control Manager30,400 AED
Project Coordinator19,200 AED
Project Management Officer21,500 AED
Project Manager21,400 AED
Project Portfolio Manager25,000 AED
Quality Manager23,800 AED
R/D Director26,600 AED
Regional Director42,100 AED
Regional Manager31,400 AED
Relationship Manager31,000 AED
Retail District Manager20,200 AED
Revenue Manager24,900 AED
Risk and Capital Manager33,800 AED
Risk Officer23,000 AED
Safety Manager21,900 AED
Section Head23,900 AED
Service Manager23,600 AED
Shift Supervisor18,400 AED
Solutions Manager21,900 AED
Supervisor17,600 AED
Supply Chain Manager30,900 AED
Surveyor21,600 AED
Technical Manager29,500 AED
Territory Manager30,700 AED
Validation Manager24,900 AED
Vice President36,200 AED
Zone Manager32,000 AED

Executive and Management Jobs Salary Distribution in United Arab Emirates

Median and salary distribution monthly United Arab Emirates Executive and Management
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Executive and Management salaries in United Arab Emirates range from 8,310 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 25,700 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 25,700 AED while the other half are earning more than 25,700 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 Executive and Management are earning less than 15,300 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 15,300 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 33,800 AED while 25% are earning more than 33,800 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?

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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.

Executive and Management Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly United Arab Emirates Executive and Management
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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 Executive and Management earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

27,700 AED
26,000 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United Arab Emirates for all Careers

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Executive and Management Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United Arab Emirates

How much are annual salary increments in United Arab Emirates for Executive and Management professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Executive and Management

Executive and Management professionals in United Arab Emirates are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 14 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 Executive and Management
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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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Executive and Management Bonus and Incentive Rates in United Arab Emirates

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Arab Emirates Executive and Management
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Executive and Management is considered to be a high 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.

24% of surveyed staff in Executive and Management reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 76% 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.

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.

Executive and Management 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.

Executive and Management VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Executive and Management and Executive and Management monthly United Arab Emirates
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The average salary for Executive and Management is 37% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abu Dhabi28,700 AED
Ajman26,400 AED
Al Ain27,100 AED
Dubai29,400 AED
Fujairah24,700 AED
Ras Al Khaimah25,600 AED
Sharjah27,900 AED
Um Al Quiwain24,000 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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