Benchmark average UAE salaries

At a time when 83% UAE business leaders reveal it’s significantly more challenging to find qualified talent today than five years ago, an effective talent strategy couldn’t be more important. The Robert Half Salary Guide provides unparalleled insights for business leaders to inform their talent strategy in 2020. Explore the average starting salaries in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, key skills and roles in demand, and popular benefits being offered to secure skilled professionals. Download a copy of the Robert Half 2020 Salary Guide now.

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Explore the latest UAE hiring trends

Find out the latest hiring trends across accountancy and finance, financial services, technology, legal, human resources and business support.

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Benchmark average salaries in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Compare your salary level or the salary range you offer your employee for the year to come. Everything you need to inform your hiring budgets or negotiate a competitive salary is at your fingertips.

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Your comprehensive guide to hiring in the UAE

Using independent research with UAE business leaders combined with our local recruitment expertise, we can accurately predict the employment landscape for the year to come. The Robert Half 2020 Salary Guide offers an extensive overview of hiring trends and average salaries in the UAE.

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Salaries by sector

Download the UAE salary guide to access 2020 salary projections and the key recruitment trends affecting your sectors:

Accounting and finance
Financial Services
HR and Admin

Insights from the team

Key trends impacting hiring in the UAE

Optimism is high among UAE businesses as oil prices, retail and infrastructure investments and Expo 2020 bolster the economic outlook in 2020. While confidence remains high for business growth, many UAE leaders acknowledge that the skills shortage and the evolution of work could impact their ability to hit targets. As such, it is essential to attract and retain skilled UAE professionals by offering competitive salary and benefits packages.

Here are some significant trends impacting the benefits offered and the average salaries in Dubai and Abu Dhabi:

A third of UAE hiring managers needed to increase their base salary offering to help fill a vacant role in the last 12 months.
The offer of training has been used to entice a new hire by 34% of employers.
More than four in five employees said the offer of a workplace wellness initiative would help them choose between two employers.

Key salary trends in the UAE

Explore the hiring trends and average salaries across the UAE for these key roles:

Common recruitment obstacles

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  • Not offering flexible working
  • Too many interview stages before extending an offer
  • Lack of employer branding
  • Offering a below average salary levels
  • Outdated technology and systems to manage customer data

Why use the UAE Salary Guide

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Our recruitment consultants speak with hundreds of business leaders and professionals every day. This gives us unique insight into what candidates are looking for in a job offer, and which skills employers need to pay a premium to secure. The salary ranges in the Robert Half 2020 Salary Guide are based on the significant number of placements made by our recruitment consultants across the UAE.

Managers use our salary guides to ensure they are offering competitive salary packages to attract and retain talent; whether that be to benchmark salaries for new hires or compare the average pay for their existing employees.

About Robert Half

At Robert Half, we know that making the right match helps companies build happy and productive teams, and professionals find purpose-driven careers. We have made this our business for more than 70 years. We provide a salary guide for every market we operate in to ensure that hiring managers and professionals have the current hiring trends and salary information to make informed decisions at work.

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