Each year, IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) conducts an annual global salary survey of its members. This report focuses on and analyzes information gathered in the survey from respondents located in the Middle East/Africa/India (MEAI) region and also includes separate, brief summaries of responses from India and Egypt. Similar to the global report, this report summarizes information related to education, certification, and experience, and analyzes the effects these factors have on compensation. The report also presents information gathered from respondents regarding job satisfaction.
Key findings for respondents in the MEAI region in 2019 include:
- The median base salary in the MEAI region was $22,500, and the median total compensation was $25,000. Globally, the median base salary was $36,000, and the median total compensation was $43,000.
- Holding the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification continues to add value in the MEAI region. For those holding the certification, median total compensation was $36,450, which was 92% higher compared to those without the certification. In addition, 95% of those holding the CMA agreed that the certification gives them confidence to perform their jobs at a high
- Higher levels of education have a positive impact on Respondents holding an advanced degree earn a median base salary that is 54% higher compared to those holding only a baccalaureate degree.
- Overall, 75% of the respondents in the MEAI region agree that they love their job. Women tend to be slightly more satisfied compared to men (79% vs. 75%).
Survey Results in Egypt
|Respondent Demographics: Egypt|
|Total Compensation ($)|
|Total Compensation ($) (Mean)|
|Lower management/entry level||7,909||22,756||36,784|