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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
9,830 SAR
( 118,000 SAR yearly)


A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 9,830 SAR per month. Salaries range from 4,230 SAR (lowest average) to 28,600 SAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Construction / Building / Installation careers. 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
Adjudicator5,920 SAR
Assembler4,920 SAR
Boat Builder and Shipwright7,460 SAR
Bricklayer4,220 SAR
Building Administrator6,590 SAR
Building Contracts Manager21,900 SAR
Building Inspector6,120 SAR
Building Monitor4,880 SAR
Building Sales Manager20,900 SAR
Cabinetmaker5,180 SAR
Carpenter5,710 SAR
Civil Engineer15,500 SAR
Civil Technician7,450 SAR
Concreter4,830 SAR
Construction and Maintenance Manager11,700 SAR
Construction Assistant6,140 SAR
Construction Coordinator8,770 SAR
Construction Estimator9,660 SAR
Construction Field Engineer13,800 SAR
Construction General Manager28,600 SAR
Construction Inventory Officer5,320 SAR
Construction Operations Manager24,200 SAR
Construction Project Coordinator16,100 SAR
Construction Project Engineer14,400 SAR
Construction Project Manager27,500 SAR
Construction Project Planner14,200 SAR
Construction Quality Control Manager19,700 SAR
Construction Safety Officer9,180 SAR
Construction Superintendent9,190 SAR
Construction Supervisor14,100 SAR
Construction Technical Assistant5,790 SAR
Construction Technical Officer6,460 SAR
Construction Technical Writer6,190 SAR
Construction Technician5,430 SAR
Crane and Tower Operator5,210 SAR
Diesel Mechanic4,930 SAR
Drywall Installer5,480 SAR
Electrical Draftsman5,510 SAR
Electrical Engineering Supervisor16,300 SAR
Electrical Engineering Technician6,300 SAR
Electrician7,500 SAR
Elevator Installer and Repairer6,780 SAR
Engineer14,400 SAR
Excavator Operator5,160 SAR
Floor Finisher5,950 SAR
Floor Manager8,220 SAR
Foreman4,430 SAR
Frame and Truss Detailer4,640 SAR
Furniture Finisher5,120 SAR
Gas Technician 4,670 SAR
Handyman4,480 SAR
Health and Safety Coordinator6,220 SAR
Health and Safety Officer7,090 SAR
Installation Manager17,600 SAR
Installer4,360 SAR
Insulation Installer5,230 SAR
Labourer4,120 SAR
Land Surveyor6,710 SAR
Lift Technician5,230 SAR
Material Tester7,390 SAR
Model Maker7,460 SAR
Order Picker4,350 SAR
Painter4,870 SAR
Pipe Layer4,120 SAR
Pipefitter4,080 SAR
Plumber5,310 SAR
Property Coordinator13,000 SAR
Purchasing Manager18,600 SAR
Quantity Surveyor9,850 SAR
Roof Slater and Tiler4,640 SAR
Sheet Metal Mechanic5,080 SAR
Site Clerk5,100 SAR
Site engineer13,200 SAR
Site Leader24,100 SAR
Stock Controller7,550 SAR
Structural Steel Construction Worker5,460 SAR
Technical Draughtsman6,110 SAR
Tendering Manager22,200 SAR
Tower Crane Operator5,070 SAR
Wall and Floor Tiler4,710 SAR
Warehouse Manager16,300 SAR
Welder4,160 SAR
Welding Superintendent5,630 SAR

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Construction / Building / Installation
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 4,230 SAR per month (minimum average salary) to 28,600 SAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,200 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 10,200 SAR while the other half are earning more than 10,200 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 people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 6,500 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,500 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 20,200 SAR while 25% are earning more than 20,200 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Saudi Arabia costs anywhere from 83,500 Saudi Riyal(s) to 251,000 Saudi Riyal(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Construction / Building / Installation
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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 employees in Saudi Arabia who work in Construction / Building / Installation earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

10,400 SAR
9,560 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Saudi Arabia for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia
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Construction / Building / Installation Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Construction / Building / Installation professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Construction / Building / Installation

Construction / Building / Installation professionals in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Saudi Arabia Construction / Building / Installation
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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 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2021. 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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Construction / Building / Installation Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Construction / Building / Installation
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Construction / Building / Installation is considered to be a low bonus-based field 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.

71% of surveyed staff in Construction / Building / Installation reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% 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.

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia

57 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 57 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 57 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.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction / Building / Installation and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Construction / Building / Installation is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha9,330 SAR
Dammam9,670 SAR
Jeddah10,200 SAR
Khubar9,540 SAR
Mecca10,000 SAR
Medina9,850 SAR
Riyadh10,400 SAR
Tabuk8,940 SAR
Taif9,110 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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