Security guard Salary in UAE and Dubai.

SIRA guard salary, psbd guard salary, pscod guard salay

The security guard salary in UAE reliance upon the system that you are working under. The United Arab Emirates is a nation where two security regulations exist which are as following:

  1. PSCOD (Private Security Company Organization) formally known PSBD.
  2. SIRA (Security Industry Regulatory Authority) formally recognized DPS.

By 2000 in UAE there was not any formal regulation for the security service providers. That’s why most cleaning companies provided both security guards and cleaners.

Still, today the majority of the security companies provide cleaning services because they have been doing these types of business for many years. But, there is a pragmatic difference between past and present.

In the past, there was not different between cleaner and security guard. The same person worked as a security guard in one company but he or she could work as a cleaner in another organization.

A company had an option either give the cleaning or security work to their staffs. Therefore, it had been a big problem for the companies which provide the contract to the security operator to protect their properties.

The reason was that the unprofessional security personnel were unable to give the guard services according to the client expectation. On the other hand, the communities also didn’t feel the secure environment cause of unskilled security guard presence.

It was very essential for the UAE Government to address this issue, thus a new security regulation announced in 2002 in Abu Dhabi and followed by the other emirates after then.

After forming the PSBD for the private Security companies. The basic salary also defined by the government. Since then all the security guards working under the PSBD (Private Security Busines Department) started getting the same basic salary.

But Dubai the largest province in the UAE did not follow the PSBD security regulation rather created its own department. That’s the result the DPS was created and the salary also remains low compared to the PSBD. Now both departments have changed their name PSCOD and SIRA respectively.

How much salary a Security guards get paid in UAE?

Even though basic salary among the PSBD guards from any companies remains equal. But, Overtime pay and other allowances are different. It depends on the company how good it is for the employees.

The SIRA or DPS guards are allowed working only in Dubai also have the same pattern of the salary as PSBD guard.  Basic salary is equal but overtime and allowances have huge differences from company to the company both in PSCOD and SIRA guard.

When other states followed the PSBD rules but Dubai could not afford the salary to the security guards as much as the PSBD. The main reason was the financial crisis in Dubai in 2008 set it back.

In 2017 Dubail also increased the security guard salary and rewrote the security regulation as the result SIRA was formed.

Just like other counties. UAE’s private security guard also work 8hrs plus 4hrs overtime per day and 26days per month. let’s overlook the salary structure of the security guard in the UAE.

Learn more about PSCOD security guard.

Learn more about the SIRA security guard.



psbd guard salary

The salary for the PSCOD guard 26days*12hrs per day is AED 2770. But when they work on off-days. The different company has a different calculation method so, some companies pay AED3150+ and other pay AED3400+ for a full month or 30days salary.

DPS or SIRA guard salary

SIRA guard salary

The SIRA licensed security guards who work only in Dubai their basic salary+bonus is AED1440 for 26dys and 8hrs. Including 4hrs OT per day, they get the salary AED2260 for 26days and 12hrs. If they work 30days without the off they can earn AED2400+ depending on the company.

The security guard companies in UAE offer free accommodation and uniform to their employees. Security personnel also entitle 2moths vacation with basic salary and two-way ticket in each couple of year. The healthcare bonuses and other allowances always come under company law and regulation.

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