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Teacher Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Teacher make in Saudi Arabia?

12,658 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Teacher in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 12,658 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Teacher salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Teacher Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Teacher

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Teacher salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 5,949 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 18,733 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 12,404 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Teacher are earning less than 12,404 SAR while the other half are earning more than 12,404 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 values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Teacher are earning less than 8,259 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,259 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Teacher are earning less than 14,946 SAR while 25% are earning more than 14,946 SAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
6,844 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
9,401 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +12%  
10,551 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +22%  
12,852 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +18%  
15,153 SAR
20+ Years    +16%  
17,519 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Teacher salaries by experience level. A Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 6,844 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,401 SAR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,551 SAR per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,852 SAR per month, 22% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 15,153 SAR per month, 18% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 17,519 SAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Teacher

Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
8,634 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +47%  
12,661 SAR
Master's Degree    +15%  
14,578 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Teacher is 8,634 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 12,661 SAR per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 14,578 SAR per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Teacher


Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
11,835 SAR
Male    +16%  
13,670 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Teacher employees in Saudi Arabia earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Teacher

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
11,202 SAR
Public Sector    +28%  
14,303 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Teacher employees in Saudi Arabia earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Teacher

Teacher Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

How are Teacher salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Teacher
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,652 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
12,083 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
12,313 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
12,658 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Teacher salaries in Saudi Arabia are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

73 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Teacher is 73 SAR. This means that the average Teacher in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 73 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 they are considered to the be the standard.

Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teacher and Bilingual monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Teacher, Bilingual, and All Jobs and we found that Teacher salaries are 18% less than those of Bilingual. We also found out that Bilingual salaries are 8% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Bilingual Paraprofessional15,013 SAR+19%
Interpreter14,340 SAR+13%
Language Specialist17,163 SAR+36%
Linguist16,325 SAR+29%
Multilingual Host14,017 SAR+11%
Teacher12,658 SAR=
Translator14,195 SAR+12%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha11,703 SAR
Dammam12,279 SAR
Jeddah13,408 SAR
Khubar12,500 SAR
Mecca13,456 SAR
Medina12,230 SAR
Riyadh13,349 SAR
Tabuk10,963 SAR
Taif11,825 SAR
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