Here are 2022 Top 20 Highest paid jobs you can find in Abu Dhabi

With every passing year Abu Dhabi is becoming dream destination for professional expats from all over the world. People come to Abu Dhabi for job search due to luxuries life and good growth in career. Here i have listed top 20 highest paid jobs in Abu Dhabi to achieve. Earlier this year a survey shows that Abu Dhabi has become the 2nd most popular destination for bankers from all over the world and also ranked the 2nd dream destination for UK professionals.

List of Highest Paid Jobs in Abu Dhabi

Here is the list we have made of the highest paid jobs in Abu Dhabi with their salaries and allowances.


1. Chief Marketing Officers

Average monthly pay including allowances: Dh95,000 and Salary range is Dh80,000 to Dh90,000

Chief marketing officers (CMOs) manage the marketing operations of an organization and work towards improving the brand. He/She makes marketing strategies to improve the reputation of brand product or services. CMO jobs are very demanding and highest paid jobs in Abu Dhabi in terms of salary. Minimum qualifications would be a university degree in marketing, sales or similar and experience in managing a firm.


2. Accounting, Finance Professionals

Average monthly pay including allowances: Dh75,000.Salary range: Dh55,000 to Dh90,000

Chief financial officers (CFO) rank high on the pay scale because they are key trusted strategic adviser of an organization. CFO make risky decisions on risky issues of profits, investments, finance, accounting and delivering shareholders.The key to become a successful CFO is to have a passion for finance, accounting and delivering shareholder value. “You can’t be afraid of making the tough, and of course being your own man. CFO qualifications may include Economics and Accounting Majors and experience of handling is most important.


3. Lawyers

Average monthly pay including allowances: Dh77,000 and Salary range: Dh60,000 to Dh106,000

Chief legal officers is prime post in Companies to handle their legal requirements to protect the business from a legal and compliance perspective. He counsel all legal contractual issues and legal agreements, along with ensuring that the company is limited from any forms of legal liability. The position requires a law degree with the right legal qualification. Typically a minimum of eight year experience is needed.


4. Doctors

Average monthly pay including allowances: Dh 73,460.75

There are variety of doctors have high rank like Specialist neurologists, vascular surgeons, child psychiatrists/psychologists, heads of obstetrics and gynecology are demanded. Highly qualified and experienced persons from well recognized universities and medical colleges of the world. The position requires extensive training and education. consultant in this area is highly valued and highly paid. The time required to become a consultant is minimum eight to ten years of training. Most often are PhD/doctorate holders. Some doctors like cardiologists claim to make more than Dh180,000 a month, but this amount is believed to already include commissions.

5. Bankers

Average monthly pay including allowances: Dh70,000 and Salary range is Dh63,750 to Dh77,500

VPs for corporate banking, retail banking, branch network, alternate channels and asset and liabilities
The VP of the bank is heavily involved in crucial decisions, including long-term large level loans, potential investments that can raise the profile of the bank and the senior level roles within banking are seen as the key decision makers that can transform the image of the bank. Banking jobs provide high range of salaries to qualified and experienced candidates for the jobs.


7. Engineers

Average monthly pay including allowances: Dh62,000 and Salary range: Dh40,000 to Dh68,000

Engineering include wide range of fields like Senior mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP). Responsibilities of MEP directors are mainly in charge of matters that have to do with mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations in construction projects. Candidates should have at least 20 years’ experience with an MEP background starting usually as a mechanical engineer and working their way up through the high ranks.


8. IT managers

Average monthly pay including allowances: Dh60,000 and Salary range is Dh50,000 to Dh80,000

Chief information officers (CIOs), IT directors manage projects involving design, deployment, testing and support of business solutions. The job involves coordinating, setting up of an information technology department; defining policy and procedure, organizing structure and team management. The candidate should have ten to 12 years’ experience in the IT field, he also need to be up to date with the latest technologies. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in computer or IT.


9. Merchandiser

Average monthly pay including allowances: Dh55,000 and Salary range is Dh36,500 to Dh52,500

Head of planning/merchandising head of buying of a retail company is crucial in making decisions the buyer takes can impact the brand or image of the retailer, so it is important that the person holding this position is up to date with the latest industry trends and possesses enough insights into the potential upturns in the customer market. A candidate should ideally hold a degree either in marketing, business studies or retail management. Requirement include career on the shop floor and worked your way up to becoming a buyer.


10. Actuaries

Average monthly pay including allowances: Dh55,000 and Salary range is Dh30,000 to Dh80,000

Actuaries are involved with 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 severe series of professional examinations of almost seven years.

11. Pilots

Average monthly pay: Dh52,500 and Salary range from Dh30,000 to Dh75,000.

Pilots are highly sought after especially in the Gulf region, where the aviation industry is fast growing. “There is a worldwide shortage of qualified flight deck professionals and the Middle East carriers are a magnet for applicants. Additional benefits include free housing, utilities, school fees and provident fund investment. A number of exams and training, on top of a license, need to be completed. Commercial pilots require a license which meets the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, and must pass a medical fitness exam.


12. Restaurant General Managers

Average monthly pay including allowances: Dh50,000 and Salary range is Dh25,000 to Dh 70,000

General Managers are responsible for the whole working of a restaurant. They manage staff and day-to-day working. They control the budget and profit and loss statements etc. Required candidates have some background in finance or accounting, especially in managing profit and loss statements.


13. Creative Director

Average pay is Dh48,330 and Pay range is Dh35,000 – Dh68,000

Most directors in this field have degrees, but these don’t have to be in marketing or business. Many start off as graduate trainees at a large company and move up the career ladder.


14. Public Relations Managing Director

Average pay AED 85,000 – 100,000 monthly

Identify client groups and determine communication, write effective and interesting press releases, grow and maintain a company’s positive image and brand, and manage special events.


15. Supply Chain Manager/Executive

Earn AED 75,000 monthly

(Gas, Oil & Engineering) Organizing the responsibilities involved with the acquisition, identification, production and distribution of the goods that the company provides to its clients.


16. Call Center Manager

Annual salary package on an average scale is around 42,000 AED.

Managers at Call Centers belong to the Customer Service and Call center sector. They are also paid quite well owing to the fact that their job entails lot of responsibility in keeping the customers happy.


17. HRM Expert

Human Resources professionals manage the human capital of an organization and focus on implementing policies and processes. They can be specialists focusing in on recruiting, training, employee relations or benefits and management of people within organizations, focusing on policies and on systems. In UAE HR experts are earning very high as this function of an organization is very important. Candidate for this post must be highly qualified with the HRM specialization and experience of well recognized organizations can make amazing money.


18. Civil Engineers

A Civil Engineer in Abu Dhabi earns an average salary of AED 101,800 per year.

The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Engineering Design, Autodesk, AutoCAD 2000i, Project, and Project Management. People in this job generally don’t have more than 20 years’ experience.
Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. After taking basic courses in most sub-disciplines of civil engineering, they move onto specialize in one or more sub-disciplines at advanced levels. After that the candidate is required to have experience of 7-8 years with good firm.

19. Teachings

Private School Teaching Salary in Abu Dhabi Teaching jobs offer a competitive salary, typically ranging from 9,000 – 15,000 AED/month (approximately $2,400 to $4,000) tax-free. Administrative roles may offer a higher salary based on qualifications and experience. If you are professional in teaching than there are many job available in the Abu Dhabi. The teacher specialized in specific subject is preferable to be appointed in schools, colleges and universities. It is better to master and PhD level degree for a good opportunity in this field.


20. Real Estate / Property Consultant Salary

A Real Estate / Property Consultant earns an average salary of AED 96,472 per year.

People in this job generally don’t have more than 10 years’ experience as Abu Dhabi is emerging business hub people all over the world come and resides here and make property here.so they make huge money by linking to real estate organizations.

Though Abu Dhabi is a business hub and a land of opportunities but at same time the job market is very competitive. One good thing about Abu Dhabi is that there is always a way to get on top position and get one of the highest paid jobs in Abu Dhabi.