Over half of UAE employees expecting a pay rise in 2019

Most UAE employees expecting a raise said it would be between 1-5%
Over half of UAE employees expecting a pay rise in 2019
When it came to specific employers, the vast majority – 83 percent – said they’d worked at a certain company for less than 6 years, with 49 percent reporting being with their employer for less than three years.
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Mon 27 May 2019 08:10 AM

More than half of employees expect to receive a pay rise in 2019, with 17 percent expecting a raise of up to 10 percent, according to a survey from jobs portal Bayt.com and YouGov.

According to the survey’s findings, 61 percent of respondents said that their current salary package consists solely of basic salary with benefits, with 23 percent saying it is only basic salary. A total of 16 percent said they receive a basic salary as well as commission and benefits.

Of the respondents, 58 percent said they would prefer a 100 percent fixed pay structure, compared to 34 percent that said they prefer a partially fixed pay structure with a variable pay for commissions and incentives, while 8 percent said they prefer a 100 percent variable pay structure.

Of the total, 54 percent of respondents said they expect to receive a raise in 2019, with the largest proportion – 18 percent – saying they expect a raise of between 1 and 5 percent.

More than half – 56 percent – of UAE respondents said they’d been working in their current industry for up to 6 years, while another 23 percent said they’d worked in their industry for 10 years or more.

When it came to specific employers, the vast majority – 83 percent – said they’d worked at a certain company for less than 6 years, with 49 percent reporting being with their employer for less than three years.

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