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Pilot Average Salary in Dubai 2019

How much money does a Pilot make in Dubai?

45,917 AED per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Pilot in Dubai typically earns around 45,917 AED per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Pilot salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Pilot Salary Distribution in Dubai

25% of people earn
40,000 AED
or less
50% of people earn
45,000 AED
or less
75% of people earn
65,000 AED
or less
25,000 AED
45,000 AED
65,000 AED

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Pilot salaries in Dubai range between 25,000 AED per month (minimum salary) to 65,000 AED per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 45,000 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Pilot are earning less than 45,000 AED while the other half are earning more than 45,000 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 people working as Pilot are earning less than 40,000 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 40,000 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Pilot are earning less than 65,000 AED while 25% are earning more than 65,000 AED.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Pilot Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
27,800 AED
2 - 5 Years    +23%  
34,200 AED
5 - 10 Years    +19%  
40,600 AED
10 - 15 Years    +16%  
47,000 AED
15 - 20 Years    +14%  
53,400 AED
20+ Years    +12%  
59,800 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Pilot salaries by experience level. A Pilot with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 27,800 AED per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 34,200 AED per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 40,600 AED per month, 19% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Pilot(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 47,000 AED per month, 16% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 53,400 AED per month, 14% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 59,800 AED per month, 12% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Pilot Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
32,200 AED
Bachelor's Degree    +30%  
42,000 AED
Master's Degree    +31%  
55,000 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into 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 32,200 AED per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 42,000 AED per month, 30% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 55,000 AED per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Pilot Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
42,014 AED
Male    +19%  
50,049 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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 Dubai earn 19% more than their female counterparts.

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
39,718 AED
Public Sector    +32%  
52,345 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Pilot employees in Dubai earn 32% more than their private sector counterparts.

Pilot Salary Trend and Forecast in Dubai

How are Pilot salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
42,764 AED
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
43,962 AED
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
44,753 AED
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
45,917 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Pilot salaries in Dubai are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Pilot Average Hourly Wage in Dubai

235 AED per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Dubai for Pilot is 235 AED. This means that the average Pilot in Dubai earns approximatly 235 AED for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Jobs in Dubai

45,917 AED
23,484 AED
18,368 AED
Average Salary
Average Salary
Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Dubai salaries for Pilot, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense, and All Jobs and we found that Pilot salaries are 96% more than those of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. We also found out that Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 28% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison for Pilot Jobs in United Arab Emirates

45,917 AED
45,917 AED
Average Salary
Average Salary
United Arab Emirates
We compared Pilot salaries in Dubai and United Arab Emirates and we found that Dubai salaries are 0% than those of United Arab Emirates.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aerospace Engineer10,000 AED-78%
Air Traffic Controllers7,083 AED-85%
Aircraft Electrician2,500 AED-95%
Aircraft Maintenance Manager12,500 AED-73%
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor31,500 AED-31%
Aircraft Mechanic19,000 AED-59%
Aviation Analyst20,000 AED-56%
Aviation Manager25,800 AED-44%
Aviation Technician10,000 AED-78%
Cargo Agent 3,300 AED-93%
Flight Attendant14,400 AED-69%
Flight Scheduler18,000 AED-61%
Pilot45,917 AED=
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager37,800 AED-18%
Ramp Agents13,500 AED-71%
Reservations Sales Agent11,800 AED-74%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dubai45,917 AED
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