UAE salaries: 68% of professionals prefer a fixed-pay over commissions

SourceThe National

A majority of professionals in the UAE currently prefer a fixed-pay structure rather than the uncertainty of a variable wage based on commissions and incentives, according to a new survey by jobs site and YouGov.

Sixty-eight per cent of respondents said they preferred a fixed wage compared with 19 per cent who would rather be paid a partially fixed salary that included variable pay for commissions and incentives, the Salary Survey 2021 found.

The survey, which identifies employees’ perceptions of salaries and benefits in the GCC and Middle East region, polled more than 2,500 people in 19 countries including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, more...