Are you getting paid enough? This Middle East salary guide has the scoop
Know what you're worth before talking to your manager about a salary increase. (Shutterstock)
If you are planning to ask for a salary increase this year, it is important to know what you’re worth before talking to your manager about it.
Negotiating for a bigger paycheque can be both tricky and uncomfortable.
In fact, nearly three out of 10 people have decided not to bother their employer about wage increases because they feel uncomfortable doing so, according to a new survey by Payscale.
However, if you’re armed with the right salary information, you will be confident enough to step up and demand for that extra money that you rightly deserve.
The 2015 Salary Guide by Hays, a recruitment agency that has an office in Dubai, provides the latest salary brackets for more than 100 job titles in various industries in the UAE and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
The guide includes salary ranges for various jobs, mostly from high-level to medium-level positions, in accounting and finance, construction and property, human resources, information technology, marketing, office support and supply chain and logistics.
The guide has been completed using data gathered in the last quarter of 2014 from more than 2,000 employees and 200 employers throughout the Middle East. Hays has used job listings, job offers and candidate registrations with Hays UAE to verify the survey findings and give a rounded and detailed analysis of salaries.
A spokesperson from Hays clarified that the companies surveyed for the salary guide were multinational organisations of all sizes, from family-owned conglomerates to smaller businesses, the majority of which are based in UAE.
"All the salary information in the report has been provided by our 2,000 plus candidate respondents. We have not tried to second-guess these numbers," Chris Greaves, Hays managing director for the Gulf region, told Gulf News.
"The upper and lower salary figures given in the 'range' for each job title are the lowest and highest salary reported for that particular job. We have rounded up or down marginally, but this is not material. The averages have been worked accurately taking into account all the replies," said Greaves.
Take a closer look at the current range of monthly salaries for a number of positions in the GCC here.
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