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Physical Therapy Assistant Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a Physical Therapy Assistant make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
10,100 SAR
( 121,000 SAR yearly)


A person working as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 10,100 SAR per month. Salaries range from 4,740 SAR (lowest) to 15,900 SAR (highest).

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

Physical Therapy Assistant Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Physical Therapy Assistant
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Physical Therapy Assistant salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 4,740 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 15,900 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,700 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Physical Therapy Assistant(s) are earning less than 10,700 SAR while the other half are earning more than 10,700 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 Physical Therapy Assistant(s) are earning less than 6,940 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,940 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Physical Therapy Assistant(s) are earning less than 14,100 SAR while 25% are earning more than 14,100 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

Physical Therapy Assistant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Physical Therapy Assistant
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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 Physical Therapy Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Physical Therapy Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,470 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,540 SAR per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,700 SAR per month, 42% 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, Physical Therapy Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,100 SAR per month, 22% 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 13,800 SAR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 15,000 SAR per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Physical Therapy Assistant average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
5,470 SAR
2 - 5 Years+38%
7,540 SAR
5 - 10 Years+42%
10,700 SAR
10 - 15 Years+22%
13,100 SAR
15 - 20 Years+6%
13,800 SAR
20+ Years+9%
15,000 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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Physical Therapy Assistant Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Physical Therapy Assistant
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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 Physical Therapy Assistant employees in Saudi Arabia earn 12% less than their female counterparts on average.

9,520 SAR
10,800 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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Physical Therapy Assistant Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Physical Therapy Assistant(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy Assistant(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 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

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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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Physical Therapy Assistant Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Physical Therapy Assistant
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A Physical Therapy Assistant is considered to be a low 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.

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Physical Therapy Assistant Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

58 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 58 SAR. This means that the average Physical Therapy Assistant in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 58 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.

Physical Therapy Assistant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Physical Therapy Assistant and Health and Medical monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Physical Therapy Assistant is 35% less than that of Patient Care. Also, Patient Care salaries are 38% less than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Occupational Therapist13,000 SAR+29%
Assistant Physical Therapist11,700 SAR+16%
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist17,800 SAR+77%
Care Assistant10,200 SAR+1%
Caregiver8,880 SAR-12%
Clinic Assistant10,600 SAR+5%
Clinic Manager24,000 SAR+140%
Clinic Navigator11,400 SAR+13%
Clinical Social Worker12,200 SAR+21%
Dietetic Technician10,900 SAR+8%
Emergency Response Specialist15,600 SAR+55%
Family Nurse Practitioner14,100 SAR+40%
Health Unit Coordinator11,300 SAR+12%
Healthcare Assistant12,400 SAR+23%
Healthcare Consultant23,100 SAR+130%
Home Health Aide11,900 SAR+18%
Medical Biller8,500 SAR-16%
Medical Office Assistant10,200 SAR+1%
Medical Scribe12,500 SAR+24%
Medication Aide11,500 SAR+14%
Mental Health Aide12,000 SAR+19%
Mental Health Technician12,400 SAR+23%
Mental Health Worker12,100 SAR+20%
Mobile Phlebotomist9,720 SAR-4%
Nurse Educator15,100 SAR+50%
Nutrition Services Aide15,200 SAR+51%
Oncology Specialty Representative15,400 SAR+53%
Patient Care Coordinator15,900 SAR+58%
Patient Care Manager23,800 SAR+140%
Patient Care Services Executive18,600 SAR+84%
Patient Care Technician11,800 SAR+17%
Patient Management Coordinator10,700 SAR+6%
Patient Registrar8,380 SAR-17%
Patient Relations Manager19,900 SAR+97%
Patient Representative11,100 SAR+10%
Patient Safety Manager18,400 SAR+83%
Patient Safety Specialist15,200 SAR+51%
Patient Services Coordinator18,300 SAR+82%
Patient Services Director26,200 SAR+160%
Patient Sitter9,960 SAR-1%
Physical Therapy Aide10,200 SAR+1%
Physical Therapy Assistant10,100 SAR+0%
Physician41,700 SAR+310%
Psychiatric Technician12,300 SAR+22%
Psychometrist20,900 SAR+110%
Public Health Analyst27,900 SAR+180%
Public Health Social Worker7,620 SAR-24%
Public Health Specialist27,400 SAR+170%
Registered Nurse Case Manager15,300 SAR+52%
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager18,500 SAR+83%
Wellness Coordinator15,300 SAR+52%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha10,100 SAR
Dammam10,900 SAR
Jeddah11,600 SAR
Khubar10,700 SAR
Mecca11,000 SAR
Medina11,500 SAR
Riyadh11,000 SAR
Tabuk10,000 SAR
Taif9,920 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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