Revealed: 9 of the Highest Paying Jobs in UAE in 2018


Job market in the UAE is on the upswing. There are more opportunities and headhunters have gone into overdrive. It seems that if you are specialized in some specific areas you could be in high demand and also be paid handsomely for it. Let’s look at the six highest paying jobs of 2018 in the UAE, according to Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide.

#1 Tax Manager

Tax is still a new concept in the region and, understandably, tax managers are in high demand right now, with large enterprises especially looking for them.

Annual salary Range: AED 338,000 – AED 518,000.

#2 Financial Planning And Analysis Director

VAT has spiced up the finance sector and has most companies, including the biggies, running from pillar to post to comprehensively understand the nuances. Financial planning executives are sought after to master the VAT.

Annual salary Range: AED 604,000 – AED 875,000.

#3 Credit Controller

Finance people are the flavor of the season. There are plenty of jobs going around in businesses of all sizes, being a credit controller is one of them.

Annual salary Range: AED 192,000 – AED 240,000.

#4 Head Of Compliance

It is easy to see why this is true. Companies are trying to wrap their heads around VAT and the changing rules and regulations, Compliance people are in-charge of making certain that all’s in good stead.

Annual salary Range: AED 565,000 – AED 1.2 million.

#5 Chief Digital Officer

The digital trend continues and remains strong. Chief Digital Officers are in high demand to lead the digitization drive.

Annual salary Range: AED 637,000 – AED 960,000.

#6 Data Manager

All businesses are now data driven and with increasingly digital businesses, Data managers are the knights in shining armor that everyone needs. This reflects in their remuneration.

Annual salary Range: AED 480,000 – AED 780,000 per year.

#7 Security Engineer

Digital businesses need to protect them from all kinds of security threats. Connected ecosystems are increasingly vulnerable and hence Security engineers are pursued by all companies.

Annual salary Range: AED 378,000 – AED 522,000.

#8 Head Of Recruitment

Finding the right talent is a skill that very few possess and recruitment is seen very crucial by most companies and, rightly so.

Annual salary Range: AED 465,000 – AED 480,000 per year.

#9 Compensation And Benefits Manager

It is important to hire the right people and also to retain them. UAE companies are very particular about taking of their employees.

Annual salary Range: AED 310,000 – AED 360,000.

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