City & Corporate: Dubai PR wages expected to level out

The dramatic slowdown of the Dubai economy will hit comms wages, according to PRJS - a specialist PR recruitment agency in the region.

The firm said while salaries rose in 2008, it expected to see in-house salaries level out this year. It has become a buyer's market and candidates have little choice but to accept what is on offer.

An agency account manager can expect to earn 15,000 to 22,000 UAE dirhams (AED) a month (£2,800-£4,100), while a regional MD or CEO can earn AED55,000-AED75,000 per month (£10,300-£14,100).

Wages remain higher in the private sector, with a director of comms in a government-related post earning AED65k-90k per month (£12.1k-£16.8k).

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