11 Top paying jobs in UAE


Today, I’m dedicating this article to people who are searching for a job opportunity in UAE. It goes without saying that we all look for jobs that improve our living standards, achieve the work-life balance, and ensures career growth and employment security due to the cost of living nowadays. So, I’m going to list the highest paying jobs in UAE.

The first highest paying job in UAE is chief executive officer (CEO); and there is no wonder about this fact. There is no company that can be running without CEO, for he/she takes all the crucial essential decisions that ensure the company’s continuity and growth. Salary range: 40,000 AED to 100,000 AED monthly.

This job is different than (CEO), CMO manages the marketing side of the company and works on improving the brand’s reputation (products or services) through building marketing branding strategies. This job is one of the highest paying and most-requested jobs, as there are many brands and organizations that require CMO. To attain this job, you should be at least qualified with a university degree in marketing, sales, or experience in this field Salary range: 80,000 AED to 90,000AED monthly.

Chief financial officers (CFO) is highly ranked on the pay scale because they’re entrusted with risky decisions on risky issues such as profits, accounting, investment, finance, and delivering shareholders. This job is highly demanded especially after the launch of many international organizations, for CFO holds a big responsibility in maintaining the business. In order to be a successful CFO, you need to have a university degree in Economics or Accounting. Also, you need to be strict and firm especially when taking tough decisions Salary range: 50,000AED to 90,000AED monthly.

Lawyers are highly paid because they’re on high demand. They work for organizations to settle the legal affairs to protect the company from illegal compliance. He/she manages contracts and legal agreements, they also can specialize in certain issues such as copyright law and other various areas of law. Salary range: 60,000 AED to 106,000AED monthly.

Fields of medicine that score the top on the pay scale: Neurology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiology, Child Psychiatry/Psychology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Doctors are required to have degree in Medicine from well-recognized universities and medical colleges of the world. Moreover, they should pass through practical experience through training of no less than 8-10 years. Salary range: 75,000AED to 180,000AED monthly.

Since UAE has the largest banks in the Middle East, it’s no wonder that senior managers who are considered to be the spine of any bank, to take a very high salary. They take extremely crucial decisions such as those on long-term loans, interfere with potential investments that can raise the profile of the bank and control the image of the bank or transform it positively. Salary range: 63,000AED to 77,000AED monthly.

Engineers especially those of Senior Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP). MEP directors are mainly concerned with the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installations in construction projects. A candidate must possess a total experience of at least 20 years in MEP before he/she can occupy higher career ranksSalary range: 40,000AED to 68,000AED monthly.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) and IT Directors manage projects including design, support, test solutions, and development. They determine the organizations’ policies and its general entire set-up in co-operation with IT department. Candidate should have bachelor degree in computer or IT, well-packed up with the latest technologies and at least 10-12 years of experience in IT Salary range: 50,000AED to 80,000AED monthly.

Dubai is one of the main fashion spots and biggest shopping hubs in the world, thus it requires a gigantic number of merchandising directors. Merchandising directors are responsible for promoting the companies’ brands through various events. Merchandising director has an important role in the buyer’s decision which will in return affect the brand or the retailer’s image. To be merchandiser, you should hold a degree in marketing, business, or retail management. In addition to updated knowledge in the latest industry trends Salary range: 36,000AED to 52,000AED monthly.

Actuaries are concerned with insurance companies. They perform vast researches and search through various data to know the consequences of any potential risks after evaluating the risks, so as to draw up the insurance policies that lower the risks as much as possible. In order to become a fully credentialed actuary, you need to pass severe series of professional examinations of almost 7 years. They’re on high demand as insurance companies are widely spread in UAE, thus they’re highly paid Salary range: 30,000AED to 80,000AED monthly

Due to the fact that aviation industry is rapidly growing in the gulf region, in addition to the remarkable worldwide shortage of qualified flight deck professionals, pilots are highly demanded. To become a qualified pilot, you need to pass many exams and training sessions, and medical fitness exam. Also, it’s necessary to have a license that meets the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards Salary range: 30,000AED to 75,000AED monthly.

  1. Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  2. Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
  3. Accounting, Finance Professionals
  4. Lawyers
  5. Doctors (Physicians)
  6. Senior Bankers
  7. Engineers
  8. Information Technology Managers (IT Managers)
  9. Merchandising Directors
  10. Actuaries
  11. Pilots

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