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Legal Consultant Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a Legal Consultant make in Saudi Arabia?


Average Monthly Salary
18,600 SAR
( 224,000 SAR yearly)

LOW
9,510
SAR
AVERAGE
18,600
SAR
HIGH
28,700
SAR

A person working as a Legal Consultant in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 18,600 SAR per month. Salaries range from 9,510 SAR (lowest) to 28,700 SAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Legal Consultant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Legal Consultant Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Legal Consultant salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 9,510 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 28,700 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 18,300 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Legal Consultant(s) are earning less than 18,300 SAR while the other half are earning more than 18,300 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Legal Consultant(s) are earning less than 12,500 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 12,500 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Legal Consultant(s) are earning less than 23,000 SAR while 25% are earning more than 23,000 SAR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of 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 and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Legal Consultant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Legal Consultant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Legal Consultant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 10,700 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 13,900 SAR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 19,500 SAR per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Legal Consultant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 23,400 SAR per month, 20% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 25,400 SAR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 27,500 SAR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Legal Consultant average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
10,700 SAR
2 - 5 Years+31%
13,900 SAR
5 - 10 Years+40%
19,500 SAR
10 - 15 Years+20%
23,400 SAR
15 - 20 Years+9%
25,400 SAR
20+ Years+8%
27,500 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Legal Consultant Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Legal Consultant(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Legal Consultant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Legal Consultant is 13,200 SAR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 23,300 SAR per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Legal Consultant average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

Bachelor's Degree
13,200 SAR
Master's Degree+77%
23,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Saudi Arabia costs anywhere from 83,500 Saudi Riyal(s) to 251,000 Saudi Riyal(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Legal Consultant Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Legal Consultant
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Legal Consultant employees in Saudi Arabia earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
20,100 SAR
Female-14%
17,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Saudi Arabia for all Careers

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Legal Consultant Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Legal Consultant(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Legal Consultant

Legal Consultant(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Saudi Arabia / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Saudi Arabia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Legal Consultant Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Legal Consultant
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A Legal Consultant is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
54%
No Bonus
46%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Legal Consultant Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia


110 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 110 SAR. This means that the average Legal Consultant in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 110 SAR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Legal Consultant VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Legal Consultant is 7% less than that of Legal. Also, Legal salaries are 21% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Administrative Law Judge43,300 SAR+130%
Arbitrator20,000 SAR+7%
Associate Attorney19,800 SAR+6%
Attorney32,100 SAR+72%
Bailiff9,320 SAR-50%
Barrister7,990 SAR-57%
Candidate Attorney18,500 SAR-1%
Conciliator14,800 SAR-21%
Contracts Manager18,200 SAR-2%
Contracts Negotiator15,000 SAR-20%
Conveyancing Secretary8,730 SAR-53%
Corporate Counsel23,300 SAR+25%
Counsel22,900 SAR+23%
Court Clerk7,360 SAR-61%
Court Judicial Assistant12,200 SAR-35%
Court Liaison Specialist14,000 SAR-25%
Court Reporter12,200 SAR-35%
Court Representative9,550 SAR-49%
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer43,200 SAR+130%
Immigration Executive21,600 SAR+16%
In House Counsel22,000 SAR+18%
Intellectual Property Specialist15,100 SAR-19%
Judge Advocate34,400 SAR+85%
Law Clerk7,130 SAR-62%
Lawyer30,600 SAR+64%
Legal Administrative Assistant8,410 SAR-55%
Legal Advisor18,700 SAR+0%
Legal Assistant8,560 SAR-54%
Legal Associate14,400 SAR-23%
Legal Consultant18,500 SAR-1%
Legal Counsel22,400 SAR+20%
Legal Editor14,700 SAR-21%
Legal Executive27,700 SAR+49%
Legal Executive Secretary8,410 SAR-55%
Legal IP Officer7,700 SAR-59%
Legal Officer9,110 SAR-51%
Legal Services Director36,400 SAR+95%
Legal Services Manager35,400 SAR+90%
Legal Support Worker5,770 SAR-69%
Legislative Liaison14,500 SAR-22%
Litigation Attorney38,400 SAR+110%
Litigation Paralegal18,400 SAR-1%
Magistrate Judge48,400 SAR+160%
Paralegal12,100 SAR-35%
Patent Attorney24,100 SAR+29%
Staff Attorney24,100 SAR+29%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha19,400 SAR
Dammam19,400 SAR
Jeddah21,400 SAR
Khubar19,300 SAR
Mecca20,700 SAR
Medina20,000 SAR
Riyadh20,000 SAR
Tabuk17,100 SAR
Taif18,000 SAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
16,000 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,200 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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