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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a person working in Construction / Building / Installation make in Saudi Arabia?

11,947 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 11,947 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Construction / Building / Installation jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

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

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Construction / Building / Installation

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 7,250 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 19,677 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 12,185 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 12,185 SAR while the other half are earning more than 12,185 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 in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 8,746 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,746 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 16,568 SAR while 25% are earning more than 16,568 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

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Forecast and Trend in Saudi Arabia

How do Construction / Building / Installation salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Construction / Building / Installation
Average Salary 2016    =  
10,902 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
11,305 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
11,655 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
11,947 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Saudi Arabia are rising 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.

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia

69 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Construction / Building / Installation is 69 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 69 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.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction / Building / Installation and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Construction / Building / Installation and All Jobs and we found that Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha11,336 SAR
Dammam11,752 SAR
Jeddah12,407 SAR
Khubar11,591 SAR
Mecca12,189 SAR
Medina11,971 SAR
Riyadh12,624 SAR
Tabuk10,863 SAR
Taif11,072 SAR
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