Salary in the Middle East is paid in local currency and is Tax Free (salary quoted in contract is what you take home). This income in most countries is Tax Exempted completely and in some countries it is partially exempted (please try to contact relevant Tax Authority in your country to find out more). Or, feel free to get in touch for general guidelines and clarification.
Occupational Therapists are salaried and paid by the end of each month. The salary, generally, will vary by the hospital, therapist’s qualifications, area of specialty, years of experience and other skills a occupational therapist may have to suit the position.
|Working Conditions||USA/Canada||Middle East|
|Vacation Time (calendar days)||21 days||54 days|
|Working hours (average)||40 hrs||44 hrs|
|Sub Total||More quality time|
|Income (Average Annual)||USA/Canada||Middle East|
|End of Contract Bonus||$00.00||$2,000 (2 week pay for each year completed)|
|Annual Vacation (Airfare)||$00.00||$2,000|
|Sub Total (Income)||$60,000||$52,000|
|Expenses (Average Annual)||USA/Canada||Middle East|
|Housing ($1250/month x12)||$15,000||$00.00|
|Utilities ($100 /month x12)||$1,200||$00.00|
|Living expense (grocery, etc at 10%)||$6,000||$4,800|
|Sub Total (Expense)||$41,000||$4,800|
Package average savings
$47,200 + More Quality Time
*This is a sample to give you an idea when comparing offers
ALL OF THE BELOW ARE FREE OF CHARGE & AT NO OBLIGATION!!!!
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS PACKAGE
A) Type / Status
It is a single status contract (unaccompanied), accordingly cannot take any family member along.
B) Contract Benefits
Initial Hire Transportation: One-way initial hire economy class airline ticket with routing Point of Origin to Point of Hire
Initial Hire Relocation Allowance: Depending on a hospital, an expatriate employee might receive a relocation allowance to assist in defraying the costs associated with extra luggage. This will be paid upon initial hire and payment will be based on the employee’s point of origin and contract status. Some hospitals do not provide such allowance.
Housing: Suitable furnished accommodation will be provided free of charge, depending on position’s grade, though, most hospitals offer shared accommodation (a colleague of similar grade) some hospitals offer a “studio like” apartment unshared.
Initial Contract: The initial employment agreement will be for a period of 12 or 24 consecutive months and will be renewed thereafter upon mutual agreement by the Hospital and the employee
End of Service Indemnity: Two (2) week pay for each year of service completed
End of Contract Bonus (Nil to Four week pay) for each year of service completed (vary by hospital)
Contract Renewal Bonus (Nil to Four week pay) for each year of service completed (vary by hospital)
Sign-On Bonus (some hospitals)
C) Annual Leaves, Holidays and Other leaves
1. Thirty (30) to thirty six (36) calendar days annual paid vacation (vary by hospital)
The Annual Leave Transportation (Economy Class Round Trip Ticket) will be provided from Point of Hire to Point of Origin
There is a standard three (3) month probationary period for all employees and an employee can book to take their vacation time once this period is over
Employee on one-year contract will be entitled to annual leave ticket only if s/he signs a subsequent contract. Otherwise s/he will be provided with repatriation ticket only.
Employee on two-year contract may utilize annual leave ticket upon completion of minimum of nine months from the beginning of the said service year. In this case, if the employee resigns before the completion of contract, he will reimburse the cost of such ticket to the Hospital
Employee on two-year contract maybe be entitled to annual leave ticket for the second service year upon completing nine months from the beginning of the said service year if s/he signs a subsequent contract
2. Official Holidays (10-18 days, vary by hospital)
Ramadan Days (5-7 days/service year)
Haj Days (5-10 days/service year)
National Day (1 day/service year)