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The Bayt.com Middle East Salary Survey 2010

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March 07, 2010

The annual Middle East Salary Survey is designed to look at current levels of salaries, wages and benefits across the GCC, Middle East and North Africa (ie. salaries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morrocco and other Middle Eastern and North African countries), and gauge employee opinion and employee satisfaction vis-a-vis their salaries, and how these have kept pace with inflation and the cost of living in the GCC, Middle East & North Africa.

Bayt.com & YouGov Siraj's Middle East Salary Survey 2010 sets out to measure the following across the GCC and greater Middle East and North Africa region:

  • An indication of the average salaries across the Middle East and North Africa region with specific emphasis on salaries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Morrocco and other countries in the GCC and Middle East and North Africa region
  • The composition of the professional talent pool at the disposal of employers
  • The cost of living challenges that are perceived to be in place by employees and their action plan if any, to combat inflation and cost of living increases in the GCC/ Middle East.
  • Job and career cycles and trends including turnover, attrition and workplace volatility in the Middle East

Respondents' Profile: Professionals holding jobs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa at all career levels and across all industries were included in this Middle East HR Research Survey including professionals holding jobs in banking, financial services, IT, engineering, architecture, human resources, media, advertising, marketing, sales, government, consulting, publishing and other key employment sectors in the Middle East. Of specific interest to this Survey are costs of living and salaries in UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait as well as cost of living levels and salaries in Jordan, Lebanon and North Africa. The Survey also sheds interesting light on how current economic conditions are affecting professionals in the GCC and Middle East and what plans professionals in the GCC and Middle East have in the next 12 months vis-a-vis quality of life enhancements, such as changing jobs within the same industry to make a higher salary, switching industries, starting their own company, moving countries to find better jobs in the Middle East etc. Interesting findings beyond relative and absolute salary levels and actual salary raises across the Middle East for 2009-2010 also relate to savings rates across the Middle East, estimates of cost of living increases for 2010 and how professionals feel they are faring relative to their peers in their country of living.

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