Salary & Benefits

Faculty at the American School of Dubai have a passion for the mission and core values of the school and dedicate themselves to preparing more than 2,000 students to be future-ready.

Below are salary and benefit highlights for our faculty. The academic year typically runs from August to June in two semesters, with a winter break that starts in December and a spring break which is usually in March/April.


  • Range $39,988 - $70,318
  • Minimum starting salary: $39,988
  • Maximum starting salary: $54,932

A new teaching faculty member is given credit for prior experience up to a maximum initial placement of step ten and is based on up to 186 days of employment. The base salary is paid either in US dollars or UAE dirhams, in twelve equal monthly payments.


Contracts are issued by the American School of Dubai and represents an initial two-year commitment.


There are currently no taxes assessed in the United Arab Emirates. United States employees are subject to all US tax regulations as they apply to citizens living overseas.

Dependent Tuition at ASD

Faculty members are permitted to enroll up to a maximum of two dependent children. Free tuition may be offered K1 through grade 12 and 40% tuition remission may be offered for PreK enrollment.

Overseas Allowance

Faculty members are eligible to receive an Overseas Differential amount based  on 20% of the annual base salary. This amount is paid in ten equal monthly payments in AED.  The Overseas Differential represents an amount that acknowledges the commitment one is making to relocate to an overseas post of responsibility.


Expenses for the required employment physical, entrance visas and fees for attesting documents required by ASD are reimbursed.


Appropriate housing, depending on family size, is provided according to the ASD Housing Policy to include rent and utilities.

A one-time Settling in Allowance of between $5,000 and $7,500 is provided depending on family size. The amount is paid in Dirhams (AED) at the time of arrival to support expenses associated with moving and settling in to Dubai.

Shipping Allowances

Upon employment, each faculty member is entitled to 800 pounds of net weight of airfreight from home of record to Dubai. Each authorized residing dependent is entitled to 200 pounds of airfreight.

The final shipping allowance is equal to the initial shipping allowance plus an additional 10 percent per year (80 pounds per adult and 20 pounds per authorized residing dependent) up to a maximum allowance of 1,600 pounds per employee and 400 pounds per dependent.

Worldwide Medical & Dental Insurance

The school incurs the full cost of a local UAE medical insurance plan. In addition, the school provides a world-wide medical plan, in which 80% of the premium is covered by ASD and the remaining 20% covered by the employee. The plan provides for medical evacuation if necessary.

In addition, ASD provides a term life insurance policy with a value of two times the base salary. ASD also provides long term disability coverage.

Annual Leave Allowances

Annual home leave to the home of record is provided beginning in the first year of service. In addition, ASD offers a Travel Assistance Program for dependent children (maximum 23 years of age) enrolled as full-time students in a post-secondary education program. The benefit is one economy return ticket per year with up to a maximum of four tickets per child.


ASD contributes an additional 10% of the annual base salary into a school approved retirement program.

ASD is strongly committed to professional growth, and each year ASD supports internal and external professional learning, which is available for work-related coursework taken at a university, college or continuing education and to support other approved professional development.