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Average Salaries in Abu Dhabi

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 02 August 2022 Last update: Wednesday، 03 August 2022
Average Salaries in Abu Dhabi
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The UAE has always been a dream for many to work in as it is characterized by a thriving economy and forms an investment haven for businessmen from all over the world, making it a focus of opportunities. Find out with us in this article the average salaries in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.

Average Monthly Salary in Abu Dhabi

A person working in Abu Dhabi earns around AED 21,000 per month, which means that half (50%) of the population earns less than AED 21,000 and the other half is earning more than AED 21,000. As for the salary range, it ranges between AED 4, 680 and AED 96,400 per month.

Salary Comparison by Education in Abu Dhabi

It is well known that higher education equals a higher salary, and below we show you how the salary for the same job title varies according to the educational level in Abu Dhabi

  • Diploma holders earn 17% more than workers who reached the high school level
  • Bachelor's degree holders earn 24% more than those with a diploma
  • Master's degree holders eran29% more than those with a bachelor's degree
  • Ph.D. holders earn 23% more than those with a master's degree

Salary Comparison by Experience in Abu Dhabi

Experience is the most important factor in determining the salary, as the more years of experience, the higher the wage. Below we explain to you the impact of increased experience on the wage received by the worker in Abu Dhabi.

  • 2- 5 years of experience - earn on average 32% more than beginners
  • +5 years of experience- earn 36% more on average than those with 5 years or less experience
  • 10 years of experience - salary increases by 21%
  • 15 years of experience - salary increases by 14%

Average Hourly Wages in Abu Dhabi

An hourly wage is a wage paid for one hour of work. The average hourly wage, or what an employee receives for every hour worked in Abu Dhabi, is AED 120.

Salaries in Abu Dhabi Versus Other Emirates

In a comparison of salaries in Abu Dhabi and the other emirates, it was found that the salaries of Abu Dhabi are 7% higher than those of the others except for Dubai. Below are the average salaries in each emirate.

  • Abu Dhabi- AED 21,000
  • Ajman- AED 19,300
  • Al Ain- AED 19,800
  • Dubai- AED 21,500
  • Fujairah- AED 18,100
  • Ras Al Khaimah- AED 18,700
  • Sharjah- AED 20,400
  • Umm Al Quwain- AED 17,500

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