Saudi's the place to be if you want a raise
KSA leads the pack with Omani hoteliers most pessimistic
Hotelier Middle East’s Salary Survey has revealed that workers in Saudi Arabia’s hospitality industry are the most optimistic about their financial prospects over the next year.
A huge 94% of respondents expect to see a rise of some description during the 12 months ahead, with 60.2% believing that the raise will be 10% or greater.
In fact, not a single survey participant working in KSA thinks they will face a pay freeze or a fall in their salary in the immediate future.
Kuwait-based hoteliers are also optimistic, with 50% of participants looking forward to a salary increase of 10% or greater, and a grand total of 83% certain that they will see some sort of rise this year.
Results in the UAE and Bahrain were more polarized with 42.2% and 40% respectively expecting to see no change in their pay packets this year; however, at the other end of the spectrum, 29.8% and 39.3% respectively expect raises of 10% or more.
The message coming out of Oman was the least positive of all; almost half the Oman-based hotel employees who took part believe that they’re facing 12 months without a payrise.