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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in United Arab Emirates 2021

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in United Arab Emirates?

Average Monthly Salary
13,100 AED
( 158,000 AED yearly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 13,100 AED per month. Salaries range from 4,370 AED (lowest average) to 34,100 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 Factory and Manufacturing 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
Assembly Foreman4,860 AED
Assembly Line Worker4,990 AED
Assembly Supervisor7,970 AED
Assistance Maintenance Manager19,700 AED
Assistant Shipping Manager17,500 AED
Chemical Equipment Controller13,000 AED
Chemical Technican Apprentice10,300 AED
CNC Machinist11,600 AED
CNC Operator11,400 AED
CNC Programmer13,600 AED
Colour Technologist6,040 AED
Contracts Manager22,800 AED
Data Collection Coordinator8,480 AED
Demand Planner7,530 AED
Derrick Operator5,010 AED
Director of Manufacturing35,500 AED
Dock Worker4,710 AED
Drying Technician4,800 AED
Equipment Operator4,460 AED
Export Sales Coordinator17,500 AED
Factory Superintendent8,430 AED
Factory Worker5,180 AED
Failure Analysis Technician8,070 AED
Fiberglass Laminator5,070 AED
Food Technologist10,100 AED
Forklift Driver5,330 AED
Forming Machine Operator5,140 AED
Furnace Operator5,050 AED
Gas Appliance Repairer5,110 AED
General Warehouse Associate8,990 AED
Heavy Equipment Operator7,060 AED
HSE Manager24,500 AED
Industrial Engineer18,800 AED
Industrial Machinery Mechanic11,200 AED
Industrial Production Manager34,300 AED
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer17,100 AED
Intake Operator6,530 AED
Key Account Manager28,100 AED
Lift Truck Operator5,350 AED
Loading Supervisor9,390 AED
Logistic Coordinator14,600 AED
Logistics Clerk6,450 AED
Machine Operator4,960 AED
Machinist5,140 AED
Maintenance Manager22,100 AED
Maintenance Store Clerk5,220 AED
Manufacturing Engineer16,900 AED
Manufacturing Engineering Manager25,800 AED
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist20,400 AED
Manufacturing Manager30,900 AED
Manufacturing Operative9,310 AED
Manufacturing Production Technician6,910 AED
Manufacturing Supervisor15,800 AED
Manufacturing Technician5,900 AED
Materials Supervisor15,900 AED
Mechanical Fitter Engineer18,700 AED
Mechanical Foreman4,750 AED
Merchandise Planner9,410 AED
Metrology Engineer16,900 AED
Operations Engineer16,900 AED
Operations Manager28,400 AED
Order Management Coordinator14,100 AED
Order Processing Manager22,700 AED
Order Selector6,050 AED
Package Handler4,830 AED
Packaging Manager17,700 AED
Packer5,280 AED
Packing Deputy Supervisor14,300 AED
Planning Manager26,700 AED
Plant Manager29,800 AED
Precision Instrument Repairer7,860 AED
Process Technician6,250 AED
Product Manager29,900 AED
Production Analyst25,900 AED
Production Director36,500 AED
Production Engineer19,100 AED
Production Engineering Supervisor26,400 AED
Production Inspector19,900 AED
Production Laborer4,280 AED
Production Manager33,300 AED
Production Scheduler13,400 AED
Production Supervisor17,700 AED
Quality Control Analyst24,000 AED
Quality Control Inspector18,400 AED
Quality Control Manager25,000 AED
Service Technician6,600 AED
SHEQ Officer8,250 AED
Shipping Manager28,700 AED
Small Engine Mechanic8,980 AED
Spray Painter4,850 AED
Sterile Processing Technician6,150 AED
Structural Welder4,360 AED
Supply Chain Operative15,400 AED
Technical Operator7,150 AED
Technology Development Manager32,500 AED
Testing Technician12,600 AED
Toolmaker8,360 AED
Warehouse Operative5,550 AED
Warehouse Worker5,700 AED
Warranty Handler10,100 AED
Welder4,880 AED
Workshop Manager19,600 AED

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in United Arab Emirates

Median and salary distribution monthly United Arab Emirates Factory and Manufacturing
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in United Arab Emirates range from 4,370 AED per month (minimum average salary) to 34,100 AED per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 12,600 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 12,600 AED while the other half are earning more than 12,600 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 7,640 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 7,640 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 22,400 AED while 25% are earning more than 22,400 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

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

13,600 AED
12,800 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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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United Arab Emirates

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

Factory and Manufacturing

Factory and Manufacturing professionals in United Arab Emirates are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 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 Factory and Manufacturing
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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

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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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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in United Arab Emirates

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Arab Emirates Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low 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.

74% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in United Arab Emirates

76 AED per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United Arab Emirates is 76 AED. This means that the average person in United Arab Emirates earns approximately 76 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly United Arab Emirates
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 33% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abu Dhabi14,100 AED
Ajman12,900 AED
Al Ain13,300 AED
Dubai14,400 AED
Fujairah12,100 AED
Ras Al Khaimah12,600 AED
Sharjah13,700 AED
Um Al Quiwain11,700 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
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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