A person working as an Administrative Assistant in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 8,630 SAR per month. Salaries range from 4,060 SAR (lowest) to 13,600 SAR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Administrative Assistant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Administrative Assistant salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 4,060 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 13,600 SAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 9,150 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 9,150 SAR while the other half are earning more than 9,150 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 Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 5,940 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,940 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Administrative Assistant(s) are earning less than 12,100 SAR while 25% are earning more than 12,100 SAR.
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
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 Administrative Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Administrative Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,680 SAR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,450 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 9,180 SAR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Administrative Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 11,200 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 11,800 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 12,900 SAR per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+38%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 Administrative Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Administrative Assistant is 5,590 SAR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 8,470 SAR per month, 51% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 12,700 SAR per month, 50% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+51%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Administrative Assistant employees in Saudi Arabia earn 12% less than their female counterparts on average.
Administrative Assistant(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2020. 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.
An Administrative 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Administrative Assistant is 13% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||18,700 SAR||+120%|
|Administrative Aide||6,650 SAR||-23%|
|Administrative Analyst||12,400 SAR||+44%|
|Administrative Assistant||8,630 SAR||-0%|
|Administrative Associate||8,370 SAR||-3%|
|Administrative Manager||13,000 SAR||+51%|
|Administrative Receptionist||7,740 SAR||-10%|
|Board Secretary||7,740 SAR||-10%|
|Central Office Operator||8,330 SAR||-3%|
|Commercial Administrator||11,300 SAR||+31%|
|Commissions Processor||10,600 SAR||+23%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||6,830 SAR||-21%|
|Document Controller||7,150 SAR||-17%|
|Document Management Specialist||9,910 SAR||+15%|
|Executive Assistant||8,800 SAR||+2%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||10,100 SAR||+17%|
|Executive Secretary||8,190 SAR||-5%|
|Front Desk Attendant||8,040 SAR||-7%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||9,830 SAR||+14%|
|Front Desk Manager||12,000 SAR||+39%|
|Group Services Manager||21,300 SAR||+150%|
|Head Receptionist||9,320 SAR||+8%|
|Key Account Assistant||9,260 SAR||+7%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||5,050 SAR||-41%|
|Leasing Administrator||10,100 SAR||+17%|
|Legal Secretary||8,720 SAR||+1%|
|Mailroom Manager||8,520 SAR||-1%|
|Management Support Secretary||8,400 SAR||-3%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||15,600 SAR||+81%|
|Medical Receptionist||8,200 SAR||-5%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||9,460 SAR||+10%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||20,500 SAR||+140%|
|Night Manager||12,000 SAR||+39%|
|Office Administrator||13,100 SAR||+52%|
|Office Assistant||5,690 SAR||-34%|
|Office Manager||14,100 SAR||+63%|
|Office Services Coordinator||10,800 SAR||+25%|
|Operations Analyst||15,900 SAR||+84%|
|Operations Manager||20,700 SAR||+140%|
|Personal Assistant||8,170 SAR||-5%|
|Planning Assistant||9,530 SAR||+10%|
|Process Expert||11,900 SAR||+38%|
|Program Coordinator||11,900 SAR||+38%|
|Programme Assistant||9,980 SAR||+16%|
|Project Administrator||14,000 SAR||+62%|
|Project Coordinator||17,200 SAR||+99%|
|Reception Team Lead||9,970 SAR||+16%|
|Records Officer||6,990 SAR||-19%|
|Schedule Officer||5,460 SAR||-37%|
|School Secretary||7,330 SAR||-15%|
|Switchboard Operator||6,860 SAR||-21%|
|Technical Program Manager||18,100 SAR||+110%|
|Technical Project Manager||18,600 SAR||+120%|
|Wayleave Officer||5,550 SAR||-36%|
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.