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The Latest Highest Paid Job Positions in UAE

Thinking of a career change or looking for your goal position? Have a look at the current top paid jobs in the UAE

Posted on

1 October 2019

Last updated on 6 October 2019
The Latest Highest Paid Job Positions in UAE

Explore what role will help make you financially better off...

When job-hunting, we usually gravitate towards the ones that can have a positive effect in our lives. Essentially, roles that offer job security, career growth, and a great work-life balance on top of a good income.

For many expats, moving to the UAE represents that desire for a better lifestyle and attractive salary; after all, the nation dedicates bustling districts, record-shattering towers, and mammoth expos just for business. The country offers a large number of well-paid jobs across a variety of industries, making the emirates a wise choice for your career.

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Wondering which jobs pay the highest salaries in the country? We researched different positions and fields along with an estimate of the role's average monthly salary to bring you the top 10 highest paying jobs in the UAE.

1. Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

At no surprise, the highest paid position in the UAE is the role of a Chief Executive Officer, with few earning around AED 200,000 per month. CEOs bring home the highest income in the country - as expected since all vital decisions of a company are made by them. At a nutshell, the job's tasks occupy the CEO in ensuring the smooth function and success of the company.

Monthly Salary Range

Estimated between AED 60,000 and AED 100,000

2. Chief Legal Officer (CLO)

At second, Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) are expected to be law specialists who help minimise the legal liabilities taken by a company. They counsel the organisation's other officers on any legal and regulatory issues the company may face, is confronting, and risk.

Requires a law degree, the right legal qualifications, and extensive experience.

Monthly Salary Range

Estimated between AED 50,000 and AED 100,000

3. Chief Financial Offer (CFO)

Chief Financial Officers manages the financial actions of a company, tracking cash flow, analysing the company's financial strengths and weaknesses, proposing corrective actions based on that analysis, and so much more. They are a key strategic advisor of an organisation, as they help make decisions based on the business' profits, investments, financial status, accounting, shareholders, etc.

Typically requires a degree in and extensive experience in Finance, Accounting, Economics, and other similar fields.

Monthly Salary Range

Estimated between AED 55,000 and AED 90,000.

The Latest Highest Paid Job Positions in UAE

4. Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) are responsible for establishing, protecting, and elevating an organisation's brand. Their role entails creating and executing marketing strategies for the company's brand and public image, brand products, and/or brand services.

Typically requires a degree in and extensive experience in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, and other similar fields.

Monthly Salary Range

Estimated between AED 40,000 and AED 95,000.

5. Doctors

Perpetually high in demand for their medical expertise and advice, doctors receive one of the highest salaries in the UAE, with most specialised fields earning more than general practitioners do. These include surgeons, child psychiatrists, cardiologists, psychologists, and more.

Dubai boasts a massive healthcare industry, with a hospital or clinic at close distance across most districts.

Monthly Salary Range

For general practitioners and some specialised fields - estimated between AED 30,000 to AED 80,000 a month.

For other specialised fields such as neurology and cardiology - estimated between AED 70,000 to AED 180,000.

6. Bankers

Vice presidents (VPs) for corporate banks are usually heavily involved in making crucial decisions towards increasing deposits and loans from personal and business customers. Some VPs focus on investments, asset protection, or internal auditing tasks.

Monthly Salary Range

Estimated between AED 60,000 to AED 78,000

7. Senior MEP Directors

Engineers in the UAE earn high as well. Those specialising in a range of engineering fields like mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) responsilities earn much higher. MEP Directors are in charge of all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing activities for construction projects.

Typically requires at least 20 years' experience with an MEP background, and often a degree with the right engineering qualifications.

Monthly Salary Range

Estimated at AED 40,000 to AED 68,000

The Latest Highest Paid Job Positions in UAE

8. Chief Information Officer (CIO)

IT managers/CIOs are occupied with coordinating, deploying, and supporting information technology for an organisation. They oversee the policy, procedure, design, testing, and structure of a business' IT workings. CIOs are always up to date with the latest technologies, trends, and seek business solutions aided by IT.

Typically requires at least 10 years of experience and a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Security, Computer Systems, and other similar fields.

Monthly Salary Range

Estimated to be between AED 50,000 and AED 80,000

9. Head of Merchandising

The Head of Merchandising/Buying for a company is responsible for selecting and purchasing profitable products that meet the latest industry trends. Those with this role must be aware of and expect what's hot in the market.

Typically requires a degree in Retail Management, Marketing, Business Studies, and other similar fields.

Monthly Salary Range

Estimated between AED 35,000 to AED 53,000.

10. Pilots

The UAE is home to one of the world's leading airlines and one of the world's biggest and busiest airports. As expected, the local aviation industry has a high demand for skilled pilots, with attractive salary packages acting as a magnet for expats.

Requires a number of pilot exams, training, certifications, a license that meets International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, passing a medical fitness test, and logged flight hours.

Monthly Salary Range

Estimated to be AED 30,000 to AED 80,000.