How much money does a person working in Saudi Arabia make?
15,795 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 15,795 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Distribution of Salaries in Saudi Arabia | All Jobs
25% of people earn
50% of people earn
75% of people earn
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
Salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 833 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 140,000 SAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 11,500 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 11,500 SAR while the other half are earning more than 11,500 SAR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph, with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 6,000 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,000 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 20,000 SAR while 25% of them are earning more than 20,000 SAR.
What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median, then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary
Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia
How are Saudi Arabia salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in Saudi Arabia over the past few years.
|Average Salary 2015|| = |
|Average Salary 2016|| +2% |
|Average Salary 2017|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +1% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Saudi Arabia are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 1% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.
Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia | All Jobs
81 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia | All Jobs is 81 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 81 SAR for every worked hour.
Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage, the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.
Salary Comparison By Job Category (Average Monthly Salary)
|Job Category||Average Salary|
|Accounting and Finance||14,379 SAR|
|Administration / Reception / Secretarial||6,441 SAR|
|Advertising / Grapic Design / Event Management||10,253 SAR|
|Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||25,123 SAR|
|Business Planning||22,037 SAR|
|Care Giving and Child Care||10,000 SAR|
|Cleaning and Housekeeping||3,089 SAR|
|Construction / Building / Installation||12,390 SAR|
|Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers||5,253 SAR|
|Customer Service and Call Center||10,822 SAR|
|Electrical and Electronics Trades||7,736 SAR|
|Executive and Management||35,167 SAR|
|Facilities / Maintenance / Repair||14,086 SAR|
|Factory and Manufacturing||13,797 SAR|
|Fashion and Apparel||11,133 SAR|
|Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering||7,947 SAR|
|Gardening / Farming / Fishing||12,953 SAR|
|Government and Defence||9,900 SAR|
|Health and Medical||18,464 SAR|
|Human Resources||16,532 SAR|
|Import and Export||9,137 SAR|
|Independent Jobs||3,000 SAR|
|Information Technology||14,896 SAR|
|Law Enforcement / Security / Fire||14,267 SAR|
|Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment||16,062 SAR|
|Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining||19,295 SAR|
|Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology||12,700 SAR|
|Public Relations||11,444 SAR|
|Purchasing and Inventory||15,230 SAR|
|Quality Control and Compliance||13,003 SAR|
|Real Estate||14,358 SAR|
|Recreation and Sports||1,200 SAR|
|Sales Retail and Wholesale||15,138 SAR|
|Science and Technical Services||11,355 SAR|
|Teaching / Education||12,002 SAR|
See Other People's Submitted Salaries
Salary Comparison By City (Average Monthly Salary)
|Khamis Mushait||11,286 SAR|