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Civil Engineer Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in Saudi Arabia?

14,998 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Civil Engineer in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 14,998 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Civil Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Civil Engineer Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Civil Engineer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Civil Engineer salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 7,349 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 21,898 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 14,399 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer are earning less than 14,399 SAR while the other half are earning more than 14,399 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 Civil Engineer are earning less than 9,787 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,787 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Civil Engineer are earning less than 16,697 SAR while 25% are earning more than 16,697 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

Civil Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
8,658 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +29%  
11,132 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +17%  
13,023 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +15%  
14,914 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +21%  
18,115 SAR
20+ Years    +16%  
20,952 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 Civil Engineer salaries by experience level. A Civil Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 8,658 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,132 SAR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 13,023 SAR per month, 17% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 14,914 SAR per month, 15% 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 18,115 SAR per month, 21% 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 20,952 SAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
11,277 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +30%  
14,624 SAR
Master's Degree    +25%  
18,261 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 Civil Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Civil Engineer is 11,277 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 14,624 SAR per month, 30% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 18,261 SAR per month, 25% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Civil Engineer


Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
13,949 SAR
Male    +14%  
15,898 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 Civil Engineer employees in Saudi Arabia earn 14% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Civil Engineer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
13,199 SAR
Public Sector    +26%  
16,648 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 Civil Engineer employees in Saudi Arabia earn 26% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Civil Engineer
Average Salary 2016    =  
14,053 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
14,573 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
14,762 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
14,998 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Civil Engineer 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 2% 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.

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

87 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Civil Engineer is 87 SAR. This means that the average Civil Engineer in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 87 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.

Civil Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Civil Engineer and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Civil Engineer, Construction / Building / Installation, and All Jobs and we found that Civil Engineer salaries are 26% more than those of Construction / Building / Installation. We also found out that Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator9,481 SAR-37%
Assembler9,254 SAR-38%
Boat Builder and Shipwright10,854 SAR-28%
Bricklayer8,019 SAR-47%
Building Administrator10,200 SAR-32%
Building Contracts Manager16,721 SAR+11%
Building Inspector11,170 SAR-26%
Building Monitor8,139 SAR-46%
Building Sales Manager16,838 SAR+12%
Cabinetmaker9,216 SAR-39%
Carpenter9,701 SAR-35%
Civil Engineer14,998 SAR=
Civil Technician12,014 SAR-20%
Concreter10,738 SAR-28%
Construction and Maintenance Manager12,284 SAR-18%
Construction Assistant11,466 SAR-24%
Construction Coordinator12,785 SAR-15%
Construction Estimator13,276 SAR-11%
Construction Field Engineer14,805 SAR-1%
Construction General Manager16,570 SAR+10%
Construction Inventory Officer8,862 SAR-41%
Construction Operations Manager14,576 SAR-3%
Construction Project Coordinator15,269 SAR+2%
Construction Project Engineer13,913 SAR-7%
Construction Project Manager19,618 SAR+31%
Construction Project Planner14,636 SAR-2%
Construction Quality Control Manager16,579 SAR+11%
Construction Safety Officer13,002 SAR-13%
Construction Superintendent13,590 SAR-9%
Construction Supervisor15,271 SAR+2%
Construction Technical Assistant11,020 SAR-27%
Construction Technical Officer10,167 SAR-32%
Construction Technical Writer10,317 SAR-31%
Construction Technician9,243 SAR-38%
Crane and Tower Operator9,464 SAR-37%
Diesel Mechanic8,223 SAR-45%
Drywall Installer9,133 SAR-39%
Electrical Draftsman8,974 SAR-40%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor14,549 SAR-3%
Electrical Engineering Technician11,285 SAR-25%
Electrician12,300 SAR-18%
Elevator Installer and Repairer10,687 SAR-29%
Engineer13,709 SAR-9%
Excavator Operator10,407 SAR-31%
Floor Finisher11,577 SAR-23%
Floor Manager12,334 SAR-18%
Foreman8,403 SAR-44%
Frame and Truss Detailer8,315 SAR-45%
Furniture Finisher8,125 SAR-46%
Gas Technician 7,775 SAR-48%
Handyman7,854 SAR-48%
Health and Safety Coordinator11,148 SAR-26%
Health and Safety Officer10,046 SAR-33%
Installation Manager15,705 SAR+5%
Installer8,987 SAR-40%
Insulation Installer8,913 SAR-41%
Labourer7,062 SAR-53%
Land Surveyor10,177 SAR-32%
Lift Technician8,509 SAR-43%
Material Tester9,812 SAR-35%
Model Maker10,262 SAR-32%
Order Picker8,005 SAR-47%
Painter8,703 SAR-42%
Pipe Layer7,448 SAR-50%
Pipefitter7,573 SAR-50%
Plumber8,658 SAR-42%
Property Coordinator14,827 SAR-1%
Purchasing Manager16,760 SAR+12%
Quantity Surveyor13,950 SAR-7%
Roof Slater and Tiler9,558 SAR-36%
Sheet Metal Mechanic10,683 SAR-29%
Site Clerk9,105 SAR-39%
Site engineer13,584 SAR-9%
Site Leader15,241 SAR+2%
Stock Controller11,770 SAR-22%
Structural Steel Construction Worker10,096 SAR-33%
Technical Draughtsman10,604 SAR-29%
Tendering Manager18,116 SAR+21%
Tower Crane Operator8,256 SAR-45%
Wall and Floor Tiler8,044 SAR-46%
Warehouse Manager15,745 SAR+5%
Welder8,089 SAR-46%
Welding Superintendent9,378 SAR-37%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha14,544 SAR
Dammam14,144 SAR
Jeddah14,961 SAR
Khubar13,895 SAR
Mecca15,701 SAR
Medina14,913 SAR
Riyadh15,758 SAR
Tabuk13,048 SAR
Taif14,233 SAR
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