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Q: What is the Minimum salary for Housemaids?
Q: Can we change salary after signing Contract?
Q: Is there fix salary LAW in UAE?
Q: Provide the list of Average salaries in UAE?
Q: Who are the lowest paid workers in UAE?
Q: What are the Important things to check before Signing Contract?
Q: What is the minimum salary range to avoid Ban?
Q: Please describe full details of all Profession and their Categories in UAE Labour Law.
Salaries or wages in UAE vary widely depending on employee nationality, UAE or GCC Countries experience, required skills, Educational Qualification, some time employee history and work background.
First of all Let us clear that Federal Law of United Arab Emirates does not have the provision for minimum or maximum salaries. You will take what you have signed in Labour Contract.
But in case of Termination or Cancellation, you will required minimum salary for New Contract to avoid Ban,
To check the List of Minimum Salaries and Profession Category in Labour contract, Click Here
Point: Writing good amount as a basic salary will help you at the end of service gratuity pay.
As per the Latest Research and study conducted by world popular organizations and businesses in Middle east, salaries in UAE especially in Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are likely to increase 4.8% in 2015 and 2016.
General Labours: (Un-skilled Labours)
Laborers from Asian Subcontinents including Pakistan, India, Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh are the most Low paid workers in UAE. They are working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week with salaries starting from 600 AED to 1500 AED (maximum) per month.
Housemaids, Nannies: (Un-skilled Labours)
Lady workers mostly from Philippines, Indonesia working as Housemaids, Nannies, Cleaners, Gardeners, Drivers and Security Guards are under Category 4 and 5 are the second lowest paid workers in United Arab Emirates.
Salaries for Housemaids are set or mentioned by their respective governments of the country the come from it. As per our Experience Below are the basic salaries in Dirhams for Housemaids, Nannies and other home/villa workers:
1400 - 2000
1000 – 1400
600 – 850
650 - 950
1000 – 1200
As per our Experience and research, 75% of Drivers not only in UAE but in all Gulf Countries are Pakistani Nationals.
They are hardworking drivers with good driving skills holding different license categories and are earning 2000 – 3000 AED per month for 8 – 12 hours a day with Friday off.
Indians particularly Singhs (Sikhs) and Syrian are the most experienced drivers in UAE for Driving Heavy Vehicles such as Containers, Trailer Truck, Buses and other heavy Machineries.
Receptionist, Secretaries, Service Sectors: (Skilled Labours)
Jobs in service sectors, Receptionist, Secretaries are the 3rd Low paid workers in United Arab Emirates. Majority of employees working on these positions are from Asia and mostly from Philippines.
Few of them are satisfied when upgraded to HR Assistant or personal Assistant to General Manger/Boss of large company, as they are getting attractive salaries that worth 2500 – 3500 AED with other benefits.
Middle Management, Supervisors: (Skilled Labours)
Managers and Supervisors for Shops, office, Showrooms or small companies with 30 to 40 workers are earning above 5000 AED.
They are mostly native Arabs or Asians including Indians, Pakistanis and Philippines nationals.
Category 1 skilled workers:
Teaching staff, Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Directors, Senior Management and CEO are one the few professions that require minimum 2000 AED salary in Labour Contract.
Salaries sometime vary depending on Nationality and Experience, however salaries in Public sectors starting from minimum 5000 AED to 30000 AED or above.
Writing each and every profession details will take time to write and to read as-well, so we have decided to create a Table of average salaries with Job or profession name.
Job Title ( Profession Name)
Monthly Salary (AED)
Reception / Secretarial
2000 – 3500
600 – 1500
Drivers / Delivery / Courier
2000 – 3000
Beauty Saloon / Fitness / Fashion
2000 – 5000
800 – 3000
Facilities / Maintenance / Repairing
3000 - 10000
Food / Tourism / Catering / hospitality
2500 - 10000
3000 – 20,000
Custom Clearance / Documentation
3500 – 10000
IT (Asian and Arab Nationalities)
3000 - 8000
IT (International firms) (western workers)
10000 – 50,000
Office Manager / Supervisor
7000 – 10000
Airline Pilot (Captain)
30,000 – 50,000
Business Development Manager
10,000 – 35,000
5000 – 10000
7000 – 14,000
50,000 – 70,000
10,000 – 25,000
10,000 – 25,000
10,000 – 20000
15,000 – 25,000
17,000 – 65,000
Kindergarten Supervisor (western)
12,000 – 20,000
11,000 – 34,000
Nursery School Teacher
2000 – 10,000
13, 000 - 40,000
2000 – 5000
12,000 – 75,000
20,000 – 30,000
8000 – 12,000
5000 – 25,000
Sales Assistant in shops
1500 – 2500
School Principal (Asian, Pak/Ind School)
7000 – 15,000
School Principal (International school)
25,000 – 45,000
Emirati Government School Teacher
24,000 – 34,000
10,000 – 30,000
Government / Defense / Air Force / Army
50000 - 70000
What to check before Signing Contract:
Below are the basic items that every employee should ask from the company, sponsor or Employer before signing Labour contract. Few are not required but can and should be discussed to avoid future issues:
1: Basic Salary
2: 30 Days annual leave with Pay
3: Medical Insurance (must for Dubai visa holders from September 2016)
4: Gratuity Pay at the end of Service
5: Return Flight ticket or fare to home country
7: Food Allowances
9: Contract Type (Limited or Unlimited)
10: Vehicle or Mobile phone Expenses
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