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Human Resources Average Salaries in United Arab Emirates 2021

How much money does a person working in Human Resources make in United Arab Emirates?


Average Monthly Salary
18,500 AED
( 222,000 AED yearly)

LOW
7,400
AED
AVERAGE
18,500
AED
HIGH
32,600
AED

A person working in Human Resources in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 18,500 AED per month. Salaries range from 7,400 AED (lowest average) to 32,600 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 Human Resources 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
Benefits Administrator13,100 AED
Benefits Analyst14,700 AED
Benefits Manager26,100 AED
Chief People Officer33,700 AED
Compensation Analyst15,500 AED
Compensation and Benefits Manager26,100 AED
Compensation and Benefits Officer10,200 AED
Compensation Manager27,500 AED
Corporate Director of Human Resources34,000 AED
Corporate Trainer15,700 AED
Employee Benefits Administrator18,900 AED
Employee Communications Manager22,500 AED
Employee Development Specialist22,100 AED
Employee Engagement Specialist21,400 AED
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator19,900 AED
Employee Performance Specialist15,100 AED
Employee Relations Manager22,100 AED
Employee Relations Practitioner22,100 AED
Employee Services Manager22,700 AED
Employment Advice Worker9,310 AED
Employment Interviewer15,600 AED
Employment Service Specialist11,800 AED
Employment Services Coordinator14,800 AED
Enrollment Counselor20,300 AED
Equal Opportunity Representative16,300 AED
Executive Human Capital Management33,000 AED
Executive Recruiter22,000 AED
Expatriate Administration Manager21,800 AED
Expatriate Administration Supervisor15,000 AED
Global Mobility Manager26,400 AED
Headhunter22,700 AED
Health Benefits Coordinator12,700 AED
HRIS Analyst11,300 AED
HRIS Manager19,800 AED
HRIS Supervisor10,200 AED
Human Resources Administration Specialist12,600 AED
Human Resources Administrator12,700 AED
Human Resources Advisor21,700 AED
Human Resources Analyst17,800 AED
Human Resources Assessor11,200 AED
Human Resources Assistant Manager24,000 AED
Human Resources Associate8,360 AED
Human Resources Consultant25,900 AED
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager18,200 AED
Human Resources Generalist16,100 AED
Human Resources Manager31,000 AED
Human Resources Officer12,000 AED
Human Resources Representative11,800 AED
Human Resources Section Head20,700 AED
Human Resources Superintendent11,100 AED
Human Resources Training Executive22,600 AED
Industrial Organizational Psychologist28,900 AED
Job Evaluation Specialist20,800 AED
Labor Relations Director23,900 AED
Labor Relations Manager24,600 AED
Labor Relations Specialist11,000 AED
Learning and Development Manager27,900 AED
Occupational Health and Safety Officer11,100 AED
Organizational Development Consultant24,700 AED
Organizational Development Manager28,100 AED
Organizational Development Specialist12,800 AED
Payroll Assistant9,999 AED
Payroll Supervisor11,800 AED
People Development Officer15,800 AED
Personnel Officer8,910 AED
Records Clerk7,500 AED
Records Manager13,100 AED
Recruiter21,400 AED
Recruiting Coordinator10,600 AED
Recruiting Manager30,900 AED
Recruitment Consultant21,500 AED
Recruitment Officer11,900 AED
Recruitment Supervisor18,400 AED
Research Associate9,280 AED
SAP Resource Manager23,200 AED
Talent Acquisition Specialist17,500 AED
Talent Management Officer13,700 AED
Training and Development Section Head23,200 AED
Training Executive25,400 AED
Training Officer10,800 AED

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in United Arab Emirates

Median and salary distribution monthly United Arab Emirates Human Resources
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources salaries in United Arab Emirates range from 7,400 AED per month (minimum average salary) to 32,600 AED per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 19,600 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 19,600 AED while the other half are earning more than 19,600 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.

  • 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 Human Resources are earning less than 12,200 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 12,200 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 27,600 AED while 25% are earning more than 27,600 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?

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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.

Human Resources Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly United Arab Emirates Human Resources
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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 Human Resources earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
19,200 AED
Female-7%
17,900 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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Human Resources Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United Arab Emirates

How much are annual salary increments in United Arab Emirates for Human Resources professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Human Resources

Human Resources professionals in United Arab Emirates are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% 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 Human Resources
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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

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

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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Human Resources Bonus and Incentive Rates in United Arab Emirates

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Arab Emirates Human Resources
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Human Resources 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 Human Resources 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
56%
No Bonus
44%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Human Resources Hourly Average Wage in United Arab Emirates


110 AED per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United Arab Emirates is 110 AED. This means that the average person in United Arab Emirates earns approximately 110 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.

Human Resources VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources and Human Resources monthly United Arab Emirates
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The average salary for Human Resources is 6% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abu Dhabi19,800 AED
Ajman18,200 AED
Al Ain18,700 AED
Dubai20,300 AED
Fujairah17,000 AED
Ras Al Khaimah17,700 AED
Sharjah19,300 AED
Um Al Quiwain16,500 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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