A Gulf Business Salary Survey Shows Annual Increases in a Review of Middle East Jobs
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A Gulf Business Salary Survey Shows Annual Increases in a Review of Middle East Jobs PR Newswire DUBAI, August 12, 2012 DUBAI, August 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neither the international financial downturn, nor the economic impact of the Arab spring over the past year have taken the shine off salaries for gulf jobs in the past year. The 2012 Gulf Business salary survey of middle east jobs was calculated by taking the average salary across the region for Western, Asian and Arab expats across different sectors in the six GCC countries for the first quarter of 2012. Alicia Buller, Editor of gulfbusiness.com commented on the outcome of the survey saying "employment in the middle east has largely mapped the upward fate of the GCC economy. In discussions with regional recruitment companies, we have learned that through tracking job vacancies, salaries in many sectors have increased. As the region's economy recovery continues apace, sales and marketing managers are bringing home the highest salaries in 2012, earning an average monthly wage of $11,560. Although HR managers earn the second highest salaries in the region at around $11,468.6 per month, human resources was the only industry that witnessed a dramatic average salary drop year-on-year, with companies scaling back the function of HR departments. As a result, expatriate HR managers in the UAE, saw their wages slashed by 37 per cent.

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A Gulf Business Salary Survey Shows Annual
Increases in a Review of Middle East Jobs
PDRU BNeAIw, sAwuirgeust 12, 2012

DUBAI
,
August 12, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Neither the international financial downturn, nor the economic impact of the
Arab spring over the past year have taken the shine off salaries for gulf jobs in
the past year. The 2012 Gulf Business salary survey of middle east jobs was
calculated by taking the average salary across the region for Western, Asian
and Arab expats across different sectors in the six GCC countries for the first
quarter of 2012.

Alicia Buller, Editor of gulfbusiness.com commented on the outcome of the
survey saying "employment in the middle east has largely mapped the upward
fate of the GCC economy. In discussions with regional recruitment companies,
we have learned that through tracking job vacancies, salaries in many sectors
have increased. As the region's economy recovery continues apace, sales and
marketing managers are bringing home the highest salaries in 2012, earning
an average monthly wage of
$11,560
.
Although HR managers earn the second highest salaries in the region at around
$11,468.6
per month, human resources was the only industry that witnessed a
dramatic average salary drop year-on-year, with companies scaling back the
function of HR departments. As a result, expatriate HR managers in the UAE,
saw their wages slashed by 37 per cent. "Roles like organisational design,
payroll and recruitment were all represented in HR headcount, but now have
been rolled into one HR generalist role," said Christo Daniels, managing director
of recruiter Morgan McKinley. Explaining the dramatic decline Christo went on
to say "The market has corrected itself. So we're back to pre-2008 salary
levels" for those in the HR sector.
Supporting a recent survey by Gulf Business, which saw CEO's salaries in the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
(KSA) topping the salaries list, this again is the case
across all of the sectors investigated by Gulf Business where KSA comes out on
top.
Qatar
salaries is where the growth is the highest, with the salary survey
reporting Creative Directors seeing increases of 32% in monthly salaries as this
nation begins to lay the foundations for the next decade of growth.
The results presented below show the roles that were selected to give an
indicative overview of the sector in the 2012 Gulf Business salary survey:

Middle East Overall

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- 2012:
$11,560
;
2011:
$10,470
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- - 2012:
$11,468
;
2011:
$12,007
3. Construction (Role: Project Manager/Chief Engineer)
- 2012:
$11,454
;
2011
$11,105
4. Banking (Role: Average of Branch Manager, Treasury Manager and
Retail/Personal Banking Manager)
- 2012:
$11,240
; 2011
$10,931
5. Information Technology(Role: Head of Information Technology)
-
2012:
$10,593
; 2011:
$9,900
6. Public Relations(Role: Public Relations Director)
- 2012:
$9,839
; 2011:
$8,083
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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)- salary survey ranked results (monthly
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Please refer to GCC Overall results for positions analysed
1. Construction-
2012:
$13,276
; 2011:
$12,975
2. Sales/ Marketing-
2012:
$13,253
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$12,160
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$10,654
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$8,699
9. Hospitality-
2012:
$9375
; 2011:
$9,244
10. Publishing-
2012:
$8,482
; 2011:
$7,435
Kuwait- salary survey ranked results (monthly salary in US$)
Please refer to GCC Overall results for positions analysed
1. Construction-
2012:
$11,908
; 2011:
$11,333
2. Banking-
2012: $11,574; 2011:
$11,303
3. Sales/ Marketing-

2012:

$10,930
; 2011:
$9,526
4. Human Resources-
2012:
$10,922
; 2011:
$11,711
5. Information Technology
- 2012:
$10,731
; 2011:
$9,826
6. Advertising-
2012:
$10,141
; 2011:
$8,250
7. Public Relations-
2012:
$9773
; 2011:
$8,557
8. Hospitality-
2012:
$9304
; 2011:
$9,157
9. Real Estate-
2012:
$8293
; 2011:
$8,646
10. Publishing-
2012: $7778; 2011:
$6,969
Oman- salary survey ranked results (monthly salary in US$)
Please refer to GCC Overall results for positions analysed
1. Human Resources-
2012:
$10,534
; 2011:
$9,044
2. Banking-
2012:
$10152
; 2011:
$9,782
3. Sales/ Marketing-
2012:
$10,006
; 2011:
$8,909
4. Construction-
2012:
$9749
; 2011:
$9,703
5. Information Technology
- 2012:
$9496
; 2011:
$8,460
6. Real Estate-

2012:

$8573
; 2011:
$8,888
7. Public Relations-
2012:
$7985
; 2011:
$6,309
8. Hospitality-
2012:
$7839
; 2011
$7,609
9. Advertising-
2012:
$7754
; 2011:
$6,291
10. Publishing-
2012:
$6660
; 2011:
$6,001
Qatar - salary survey ranked results (monthly salary in US$)
Please refer to GCC Overall results for positions analysed
1. Human Resources

-
2012:
$12,680
; 2011:
$9,806
2. Sales/ Marketing-
2012:
$12,451
; 2011:
$11,419
3. Construction-
2012:
$11,985
; 2011:
$11,187
4. Banking-

2012:

$11584
; 2011:
$10,766
5. Information Technology
- 2012:
$11,413
; 2011:
$10,986
6. Real Estate-
2012:
$10,504
; 2011:
$8354
7. Public Relations-
2012:
$10428
; 2011:
$7,623
8. Advertising-
2012:
$9,968
; 2011:
$7572
9. Hospitality-
2012:
$9282
; 2011:
$8,936
10. Publishing-
2012:
$8,049
; 2011:
$5663
Source link:
http://gulfbusiness.com/2012/08/top-10-salary-earners-in-the-
middle-east/
Other references:
http://gulfbusiness.com/2012/07/top-ceo-salaries-in-the-
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