Salaries in UAE to rise 4.7% next year: Survey

4.3% salary rise in the region this year

A GCC-wide survey of 600 multinational companies and locally-owned conglomerates – the largest study of its kind in the Gulf  – has forecasted that salary earnings will increase an average of 4.7 per cent in 2017, demonstrating a more optimistic outlook across the board as GDP growth is also expected to climb in the year ahead. The same survey noted that in 2016 the region saw an average salary increase of 4.3 per cent, which although positive, is down from an anticipated 5 per cent increase for the year.

According to the latest GCC Salary Increase Survey conducted by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions busi