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CW Salary Survey: 52% are looking to change jobs

More than half of respondents to Construction Week’s 2016 Salary Survey expect to change jobs during the next 12 months

More than half of respondents to <i>Construction Week</i>’s 2016 Salary Survey expect to change jobs within the next 12 months.
More than half of respondents to <i>Construction Week</i>’s 2016 Salary Survey expect to change jobs within the next 12 months.

More than half of respondents to Construction Week’s 2016 Salary Survey expect to change jobs during the next 12 months.

Of the 52% of participants who are looking to move, 83% expect to remain in the GCC region.

Europe was the most popular destination among individuals looking to relocate outside of the Gulf.

Despite a year-on-year rise in construction professionals looking to change jobs, when asked to report their basic monthly salaries, the most common answer among 2016 respondents ($2,001-$3,000) was higher than last year’s most common wage bracket ($1,001-$2,000).

The 2016 results saw a more equal spread across respondents’ reported rates of pay, with more than four fifths (83.9%) of participants reporting monthly earnings in excess of $2,000, compared to 73% of last year’s cohort.

This year, nobody reported monthly earnings of more than $40,000, compared to two lucky individuals who completed last year’s survey.

However, 2% of this year’s respondents reported a basic monthly salary of less than $500, compared to 1% in 2015.

An in-depth analysis of CW’s 2016 Salary Survey will be included in issue 634 of Construction Week, which will be published on 3 December.

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