As international and Arab institutions begin to reduce and rationalize the cost of operations due to current economic conditions, the average monthly salary of the employees in 16 Arab countries is about $1,202 per month.
Data and figures collected by Al-Arabiya.net indicate that the average employees' salaries range between $3,235 per month in the UAE, while in Syria it rounds up to a $100 per month.
According to available figures, the total monthly salary in 16 Arab countries amounts to about $19,234 per month, with a monthly average of about $1,202 per month.
The Gulf countries are ranked first in the salary list, making them more receptive to expatriate workers. The UAE topped the list with $3,235 per month, followed by Kuwait with $1,906, Bahrain with $1,748, and Saudi Arabia with $1,725 per month.
In spite of the events and conflicts in Libya, it came in sixth place with an average monthly income of about $1,713 dollars per month. Libya preceded more than 10 Arab countries in salary scale.
In seventh place came the Sultanate of Oman with an average monthly salary of about $1,686 per employee, followed by Lebanon with an average monthly salary of about $1,009 per month.
Eight countries recorded an average monthly salary of less than $1,000 per month. Palestine was at the forefront of these countries with an average monthly salary of about $698. Syria was at the bottom of the list in 16th place with an average monthly salary of about $100.
Despite the instability that has been going on for years, Iraq came in tenth place with the average salary of the employee at $663 a month.
Jordan ranked 11th with an average monthly salary of about $646, followed by Morocco in the 12th place with an average monthly salary of about $403.
In the 13th place came Algeria with an average monthly salary of about $293 per month, and then Tunisia with a total monthly salary of about $285 per month.
In the 15th place came Egypt with an average monthly salary of about $165 per employee.
The irony is that the average salary of an employee in the UAE, which is about $3,235 per month, is equal to the total average salary of those in Palestine, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Syria together.