Salaries in the country’s property sector have fallen by an average of 30 per cent, pulled down by a struggling commercial and residential market in Dubai, according to a survey by the recruitment consultancy Kershaw Leonard.

In some cases salaries had fallen more dramatically, with more sales people in the sector being put on 'commission only' pay packages, said Mike Hynes, the managing director at Kershaw Leonard, based in Dubai.

The survey was conducted in July and August this year and compared with the last one, held in May last year.

The National