During the past years, Dubai has become the ideal destination for professional expats from all over the world due to luxurious life and good opportunities of career growth. According to a recent survey, Dubai is the second dream destination for British professionals and the second most popular place for bankers from all over the world.
The 10 top paid professional jobs in Dubai, which include salaries and allowances, require a minimum qualification such as a Degree, a relevant proved experience and are listed as under:
Chief Executive Officer is the leader of an organization whose decision has an impact in the company life. This is the top level position and it is obviously the highest paid in Dubai. The average monthly salary is Dh100,000
Chief Marketing Officer works improving the reputation of a brand by developing marketing strategies. This is the most requested position in Dubai and one of the highest paid, with monthly salary ranging between Dh80,000 to Dh90,000.
Chief financial officer is a very well paid position because it is a key trusted strategic adviser of an organization, making risky decisions about investments, profits, finance etc. Salary ranges: Dh55,000 to Dh90,000.
Chief legal officer is responsible for handing the legal requirements of a company to protect the business from a legal and compliance perspective. He directs all legal contractual issues and legal agreements, along with ensuring that the company is limited from any forms of legal liability. The position requires not only a degree in but also a minimum of eight years’ experience. Average monthly pay of Chief Legal Officer in Dubai is Dh75,000.
Specialist doctors such as vascular surgeons, gynaecologists, cardiologists, neurologists, child psychologists, are in high demand and should be highly qualified and experienced from well recognized university of the world.
Moreover, these positions require extensive training and education. Consultants are the highest paid and usually are PhD doctorate holders with a minimum of eight years of training
Average monthly salary is Dh 73,460.75
Vice President of a bank is involved in crucial decisions such as long term large level loans. Senior level positions within banking are the most prestigious and are those that are very well paid. Average monthly salary ranges from Dh63,750 to Dh77,500.
Senior Engineers are in high demand since Real Estate industry is growing very fast in Dubai. Engineers are responsible for mechanical, plumbing and electrical installations. They should have at least 20 years of experience. Salaries can range from Dh40,000 to Dh68,000.
Chief Information Officer is responsible for coordinating and setting up of the informational technology department. They have to guarantee that all systems necessary to support company’s operations are in place. This position requires at least a Bachelor’s degree in IT, a minimum of ten years of experience in the IT field and being updated with the latest technologies. Salary range is Dh50,000 to Dh80,000.
Actuaries are involved in insurance companies. They search various data to know what lies within an event such as the risk a car will crash. Evaluating risks in order to draw up insurance policies to lower the cost of that risk. Becoming a fully credentialed actuary requires passing a serious series of professional examinations of almost seven years. Salary range is Dh30,000 to Dh80,000.
Pilots are in high demand especially in the Gulf region, where the aviation industry is fast growing. There are several big airlines operating at Dubai Airport that are always looking for very professional qualified pilots. Pilots usually get additional benefits like: free housing, utilities, school fees and provident fund investment. Commercial pilots require a license which meets the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, and must pass a medical fitness exam. In addition, a number of exams and training, on top of a license, need to be completed. Average monthly pay: Dh52,500 and Salary range from Dh30,000 to Dh75,000.