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Pilot Average Salary in Dubai 2019

How much money does a Pilot make in Dubai?

20,688 AED per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Pilot in Dubai typically earns around 20,688 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

Median and salary distribution monthly Dubai Pilot

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Pilot salaries in Dubai range between 9,516 AED per month (minimum salary) to 30,824 AED per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 20,481 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Pilot are earning less than 20,481 AED while the other half are earning more than 20,481 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 13,499 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 13,499 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Pilot are earning less than 25,139 AED while 25% are earning more than 25,139 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    =  
10,794 AED
2 - 5 Years    +34%  
14,417 AED
5 - 10 Years    +24%  
17,826 AED
10 - 15 Years    +19%  
21,235 AED
15 - 20 Years    +16%  
24,645 AED
20+ Years    +19%  
29,439 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 10,794 AED per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 14,417 AED per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 17,826 AED per month, 24% 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 21,235 AED per month, 19% 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 24,645 AED per month, 16% 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 29,439 AED per month, 19% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Dubai Pilot

Pilot Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
13,351 AED
Bachelor's Degree    +39%  
18,572 AED
Master's Degree    +37%  
25,497 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 13,351 AED per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 18,572 AED per month, 39% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 25,497 AED per month, 37% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Dubai Pilot


Pilot Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
18,929 AED
Male    +19%  
22,549 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.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Dubai Pilot

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
17,895 AED
Public Sector    +32%  
23,584 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.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Dubai Pilot

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Dubai Pilot
Average Salary 2016    =  
18,878 AED
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
19,576 AED
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
20,007 AED
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
20,688 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

119 AED per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Dubai for Pilot is 119 AED. This means that the average Pilot in Dubai earns approximatly 119 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.

Pilot VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pilot and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly DubaiWe compared Dubai salaries for Pilot, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense, and All Jobs and we found that Pilot salaries are 26% more than those of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. We also found out that Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.

Dubai VS United Arab Emirates

Salary Comparison Between Dubai and United Arab Emirates monthly PilotWe compared Pilot salaries in Dubai and United Arab Emirates and we found that Dubai salaries are 12% more than those of United Arab Emirates.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aeronautical Engineer17,269 AED-17%
Aerospace Engineer17,694 AED-14%
Aerospace Technician14,411 AED-30%
Air Crew Officer12,706 AED-39%
Air Traffic Assistant15,101 AED-27%
Air Traffic Controller16,919 AED-18%
Aircraft Captain19,554 AED-5%
Aircraft Electrician15,221 AED-26%
Aircraft Engineer18,433 AED-11%
Aircraft Fueler12,752 AED-38%
Aircraft Maintenance Manager18,584 AED-10%
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor17,825 AED-14%
Aircraft Maintenance Technician11,673 AED-44%
Aircraft Mechanic14,636 AED-29%
Aircraft Quality Assurance20,580 AED-1%
Airfield Management Specialist20,554 AED-1%
Airfield Operations Specialist20,015 AED-3%
Airline Cabin Crew16,782 AED-19%
Airline Copilot19,864 AED-4%
Airlines Sales Manager17,570 AED-15%
Airlines Structural Assembler11,804 AED-43%
Airport Services Agent14,091 AED-32%
Airport Services Manager22,867 AED+11%
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic14,347 AED-31%
Aviation Analyst19,482 AED-6%
Aviation Inspector17,658 AED-15%
Aviation Manager23,163 AED+12%
Aviation Operations Controller18,007 AED-13%
Aviation Resources Manager21,737 AED+5%
Aviation Safety Manager22,939 AED+11%
Aviation Safety Officer18,469 AED-11%
Aviation Technician12,531 AED-39%
Cargo Executive14,704 AED-29%
Chief Pilot19,150 AED-7%
First Officer14,704 AED-29%
Fleet Management Officer13,618 AED-34%
Flight Attendant14,587 AED-29%
Flight Scheduler16,919 AED-18%
Flight Simulation Engineer16,396 AED-21%
Freight and Cargo Inspector15,496 AED-25%
Helicopter Pilot17,510 AED-15%
Loading Bridge Operator12,801 AED-38%
Pilot20,688 AED=
Ramp Agent12,456 AED-40%
Reservations Sales Agent13,638 AED-34%
Safety and Quality Specialist14,795 AED-28%
Test Pilot17,250 AED-17%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abu Dhabi19,733 AED
Ajman18,431 AED
Al Ain18,257 AED
Dubai20,688 AED
Fujairah16,294 AED
Ras Al Khaimah17,173 AED
Sharjah18,040 AED
Um Al Quiwain16,413 AED
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