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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Abu Dhabi 2020

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in Abu Dhabi?


Average Monthly Salary
28,700 AED
( 344,000 AED yearly)

LOW
9,710
AED
AVERAGE
28,700
AED
HIGH
47,800
AED

A person working in Science and Technical Services in Abu Dhabi typically earns around 28,700 AED per month. Salaries range from 9,710 AED (lowest average) to 47,800 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 Science and Technical Services 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
3D Lab Technologist19,400 AED
Algorithm Developer26,500 AED
Analytical Chemist38,500 AED
Anthropologist28,600 AED
Archeologist25,300 AED
Assistant Breeder12,700 AED
Astronomer49,000 AED
Atmospheric and Space Scientist38,300 AED
Behavior Analyst25,300 AED
Behavior Intervention Specialist28,700 AED
Biochemist44,900 AED
Biofuels Processing Technician17,600 AED
Biofuels Production Manager32,800 AED
Biologist46,900 AED
Biomedical Scientist44,900 AED
Biophysicist43,500 AED
Chemical Engineer20,600 AED
Chemical Technologist19,900 AED
Chemist40,900 AED
Chief Technologist38,600 AED
Climate Change Analyst29,700 AED
Clinical Laboratory Scientist46,200 AED
Computer Scientist35,500 AED
Conservation Scientist35,800 AED
Data Scientist34,800 AED
DNA Analyst45,800 AED
Ecologist33,900 AED
Economic Development Specialist35,100 AED
Flavourist14,600 AED
Food Scientist29,100 AED
Forensic Scientist36,300 AED
Formulation Technologist16,700 AED
Fraud Investigator21,600 AED
Genomics Scientist44,400 AED
Geographer23,200 AED
Geographic Information Systems Technician14,900 AED
Geological Data Technician15,600 AED
Geological Technician18,500 AED
Geologist37,000 AED
Geomatics Scientist37,100 AED
Geophysical Data Technician14,100 AED
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist32,200 AED
Hydrologist28,300 AED
Industrial Ecologist30,200 AED
Intelligence Analyst27,700 AED
Knowledge Management Specialist21,100 AED
Laboratory Manager32,400 AED
Laboratory Researcher20,900 AED
Laboratory Technician13,100 AED
Life Sciences Analyst30,600 AED
Life Scientist36,600 AED
Marine Architect27,800 AED
Marine Biologist32,500 AED
Marine Superintendent19,100 AED
Materials Analyst20,000 AED
Materials Scientist32,500 AED
Mathematician35,300 AED
Medical Scientist48,500 AED
Metallurgist33,800 AED
Meteorologist31,400 AED
Microbiologist47,900 AED
Natural Language Processing Researcher28,000 AED
Natural Resource Specialist26,100 AED
Natural Sciences Manager42,200 AED
Nuclear Engineer50,200 AED
Physical Scientist36,900 AED
Physicist42,700 AED
Political Scientist34,600 AED
Polygraph Examiner11,900 AED
Polysomnographic Technologist21,600 AED
Product Development Scientist38,200 AED
Quantitative Research Analyst31,200 AED
Quantitative Researcher32,000 AED
Radiation Protection Specialist23,900 AED
Refrigeration Technician9,820 AED
Research Scientist31,900 AED
Risk Safety Engineer20,600 AED
Scientific Photographer20,500 AED
Scientific Programmer27,300 AED
Scientist33,100 AED
Service Engineer19,000 AED
Service Technician13,700 AED
Social Science Research Assistant18,900 AED
Social Scientist36,700 AED
Sociologist32,800 AED
Soil Scientist28,200 AED
Statistical Analyst20,000 AED
Statistical Assistant14,700 AED
Statistician30,700 AED
Survey Analyst19,200 AED
Survey Researcher18,300 AED
Surveying and Mapping Technician11,300 AED
Team Leader28,600 AED
Technical Manager31,700 AED
Technical Officer13,400 AED
Technical Service Director39,700 AED
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist19,500 AED
Technical Services Research and Development Manager49,300 AED
Technical Services Research Coordinator23,600 AED
Technician12,600 AED
Water Ecologist39,600 AED
Wildlife Biologist32,700 AED

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Abu Dhabi

Median and salary distribution monthly Abu Dhabi Science and Technical Services
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Science and Technical Services salaries in Abu Dhabi range from 9,710 AED per month (minimum average salary) to 47,800 AED per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 29,300 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 29,300 AED while the other half are earning more than 29,300 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 Science and Technical Services are earning less than 17,500 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 17,500 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 39,300 AED while 25% are earning more than 39,300 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 98,000 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.

Science and Technical Services Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly United Arab Emirates Science and Technical Services
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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 Science and Technical Services earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
25,700 AED
Male+10%
28,200 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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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United Arab Emirates

How much are annual salary increments in United Arab Emirates for Science and Technical Services professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in United Arab Emirates are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 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 Science and Technical Services
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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 2019

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 2019. 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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Science and Technical Services Bonus and Incentive Rates in United Arab Emirates

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Arab Emirates Science and Technical Services
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Science and Technical Services 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 Science and Technical Services 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly United Arab Emirates
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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

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Abu Dhabi


170 AED per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Abu Dhabi is 170 AED. This means that the average person in Abu Dhabi earns approximately 170 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.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Science and Technical Services and Science and Technical Services monthly Abu Dhabi
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The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 37% more than that of All Jobs.

Abu Dhabi VS United Arab Emirates

Salary Comparison Between Abu Dhabi and United Arab Emirates monthly Science and Technical Services
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We compared Science and Technical Services salaries in Abu Dhabi and United Arab Emirates and we found that Abu Dhabi salaries are 7% more than those of United Arab Emirates.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abu Dhabi28,700 AED
Ajman26,400 AED
Al Ain27,100 AED
Dubai29,500 AED
Fujairah24,700 AED
Ras Al Khaimah25,600 AED
Sharjah28,000 AED
Um Al Quiwain24,000 AED
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