Indian professionals earn below 'average' salaries

Indian construction pros earn US$1936 less than industry-wide average

Indian construction professionals are being paid less than average for the industry
Indian construction professionals are being paid less than average for the industry

The average salary of a construction professional from India, working in the Gulf, is US $4111 (AED 15,087) per month, according to results from the salary survey.


This figure is $1936 lower than the industry-wide average of $6047 per month.


A total of 1221 people took part in the survey, which was conducted online during April to September 2009. Professionals originating from India were the largest single nationality group identified in the survey, at 31% of respondents.


Project manager was the largest single designation of respondents, with around a quarter of those who provided both salary and job title details selecting this option to describe their role.


The average salary of a project manager from India is $5617 per month, compared to an industry-wide average of $7774.


Respondents work in all the GCC nations, but a large majority (77%) work in the UAE.


The top three countries of origin for survey respondents were India, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.


Responses were voluntary and passively solicited online. Respondents were not asked to provide their names or any contact details. Results were collected and collated by a third-party provider.


Full results and analysis from the survey will be published on Saturday 21 November, in issue 297 of Construction Week.


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