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Quality Assurance Engineer Average Salary in Dubai 2023

How much money does a Quality Assurance Engineer make in Dubai?

Average Monthly Salary
19,700 AED
( 237,000 AED yearly)


A person working as a Quality Assurance Engineer in Dubai typically earns around 19,700 AED per month. Salaries range from 9,470 AED (lowest) to 31,000 AED (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Quality Assurance Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Quality Assurance Engineer Salary Distribution in Dubai

Median and salary distribution monthly Dubai Quality Assurance Engineer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Quality Assurance Engineer salaries in Dubai range from 9,470 AED per month (minimum salary) to 31,000 AED per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 20,500 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Quality Assurance Engineer(s) are earning less than 20,500 AED while the other half are earning more than 20,500 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 Quality Assurance Engineer(s) are earning less than 13,500 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 13,500 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of Quality Assurance Engineer(s) are earning less than 26,800 AED while 25% are earning more than 26,800 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

Quality Assurance Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Dubai Quality Assurance Engineer
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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 Quality Assurance Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Quality Assurance Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 11,100 AED per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,700 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 20,700 AED per month, 31% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Quality Assurance Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 25,400 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 27,000 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 29,600 AED per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Quality Assurance Engineer average salary change by experience in Dubai

0 - 2 Years
11,100 AED
2 - 5 Years+42%
15,700 AED
5 - 10 Years+31%
20,700 AED
10 - 15 Years+23%
25,400 AED
15 - 20 Years+6%
27,000 AED
20+ Years+10%
29,600 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Quality Assurance Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Quality Assurance Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Quality Assurance Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Quality Assurance Engineer is 17,400 AED per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 25,000 AED per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Quality Assurance Engineer average salary difference by education level in Dubai

Bachelor's Degree
17,400 AED
Master's Degree+43%
25,000 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Quality Assurance Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly United Arab Emirates Quality Assurance Engineer
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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 Quality Assurance Engineer employees in United Arab Emirates earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

18,100 AED
17,100 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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Quality Assurance Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United Arab Emirates

How much are annual salary increments in United Arab Emirates for Quality Assurance Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Quality Assurance Engineer

Quality Assurance Engineer(s) in United Arab Emirates are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 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 Quality Assurance Engineer
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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 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Arab Emirates for the year 2022. 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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Quality Assurance Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in United Arab Emirates

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Arab Emirates Quality Assurance Engineer
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A Quality Assurance Engineer is considered to be a moderate 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.

49% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% 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.

Quality Assurance Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Dubai

110 AED per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Dubai is 110 AED. This means that the average Quality Assurance Engineer in Dubai 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.

Quality Assurance Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Quality Assurance Engineer and Engineering monthly Dubai
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The average salary for Quality Assurance Engineer is 9% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

Dubai VS United Arab Emirates

Salary Comparison Between Dubai and United Arab Emirates monthly Quality Assurance Engineer
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We compared Quality Assurance Engineer salaries in Dubai and United Arab Emirates and we found that Dubai salaries are 12% more than those of United Arab Emirates.

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Private Sector
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Public Sector+6%
20,100 AED
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