A person working as an Elementary School Teacher in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 11,400 SAR per month. Salaries range from 5,820 SAR (lowest) to 17,600 SAR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Elementary School Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Elementary School Teacher salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 5,820 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 17,600 SAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 11,200 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 11,200 SAR while the other half are earning more than 11,200 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 7,650 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,650 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 14,100 SAR while 25% are earning more than 14,100 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 Elementary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Elementary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,520 SAR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,520 SAR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 11,900 SAR per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Elementary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 14,300 SAR per month, 20% 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 15,600 SAR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 16,800 SAR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Elementary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Elementary School Teacher is 8,050 SAR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 14,300 SAR per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Elementary School Teacher employees in Saudi Arabia earn 14% less than their female counterparts on average.
Elementary School Teacher(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 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 Elementary School Teacher 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.
72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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 Elementary School Teacher is 36% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||17,400 SAR||+53%|
|Academic Coach||17,400 SAR||+53%|
|Academic Manager||20,000 SAR||+75%|
|Academic Specialist||15,000 SAR||+32%|
|Academic Staff||12,800 SAR||+12%|
|Achievement Coach||16,700 SAR||+46%|
|Admissions Specialist||14,400 SAR||+26%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||12,700 SAR||+11%|
|Anthropology Teacher||14,100 SAR||+24%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||12,700 SAR||+11%|
|Archeology Teacher||13,800 SAR||+21%|
|Architecture Teacher||14,800 SAR||+30%|
|Art Teacher||12,500 SAR||+10%|
|Assistant School Principal||17,200 SAR||+51%|
|Assistant Teacher||11,700 SAR||+3%|
|Biochemistry Professor||22,600 SAR||+98%|
|Biology Teacher||13,300 SAR||+17%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||14,900 SAR||+31%|
|Business Teacher||14,300 SAR||+25%|
|Chemistry Teacher||12,600 SAR||+11%|
|Child Care Coordinator||12,900 SAR||+13%|
|Child Care Worker||10,300 SAR||-10%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||20,100 SAR||+76%|
|College Aide||16,500 SAR||+45%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||17,300 SAR||+52%|
|College President||29,500 SAR||+160%|
|Communications Teacher||12,900 SAR||+13%|
|Community Education Officer||11,200 SAR||-2%|
|Computer Science Teacher||12,400 SAR||+9%|
|Computer Teacher||13,300 SAR||+17%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||15,600 SAR||+37%|
|Credit Counselor||15,600 SAR||+37%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||13,100 SAR||+15%|
|Curriculum Developer||17,500 SAR||+53%|
|Curriculum Specialist||17,100 SAR||+50%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||16,600 SAR||+46%|
|Director of Learning Technology||17,900 SAR||+57%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||15,200 SAR||+33%|
|Economics Lecturer||23,400 SAR||+110%|
|Education Administrator||15,800 SAR||+39%|
|Education Assistant Director||17,400 SAR||+53%|
|Education Assistant Principal||14,600 SAR||+28%|
|Education Assistant Professor||18,700 SAR||+64%|
|Education Consultant||18,000 SAR||+58%|
|Education Coordinator||14,000 SAR||+23%|
|Education Counselor||15,300 SAR||+34%|
|Education Director||22,900 SAR||+100%|
|Education Program Specialist||17,500 SAR||+53%|
|Education Researcher||19,500 SAR||+71%|
|Education Resource Specialist||14,700 SAR||+29%|
|Education Services Facilitator||15,400 SAR||+35%|
|Educational Psychologist||20,600 SAR||+81%|
|EFL Teacher||13,100 SAR||+15%|
|eLearning Trainer||12,400 SAR||+9%|
|Elementary School Teacher||11,400 SAR||-0%|
|Engineering Lecturer||22,200 SAR||+95%|
|Engineering Teacher||19,200 SAR||+68%|
|English Teacher||12,800 SAR||+12%|
|ESL Teacher||13,500 SAR||+18%|
|Faculty Assistant||16,500 SAR||+45%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||12,400 SAR||+9%|
|GED Teacher||12,400 SAR||+9%|
|Geography Teacher||13,100 SAR||+15%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||18,100 SAR||+59%|
|Head of School||22,400 SAR||+96%|
|High School Teacher||14,900 SAR||+31%|
|History Teacher||13,700 SAR||+20%|
|Infant Teacher||9,830 SAR||-14%|
|Instructional Assistant||13,300 SAR||+17%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||10,500 SAR||-8%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||11,000 SAR||-4%|
|Law Teacher||18,800 SAR||+65%|
|Learning Designer||16,200 SAR||+42%|
|Library Assistant||8,850 SAR||-22%|
|Library Director||16,200 SAR||+42%|
|Library Specialist||11,100 SAR||-3%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||13,200 SAR||+16%|
|Math Lecturer||24,600 SAR||+120%|
|Mathematics Teacher||15,400 SAR||+35%|
|Middle School Teacher||14,400 SAR||+26%|
|Music Teacher||12,000 SAR||+5%|
|Nursery Manager||20,100 SAR||+76%|
|Nursery Worker||8,230 SAR||-28%|
|Physical Education Specialist||15,200 SAR||+33%|
|Physical Education Teacher||11,700 SAR||+3%|
|Physics Teacher||13,300 SAR||+17%|
|Political Science Teacher||14,100 SAR||+24%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||21,100 SAR||+85%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||15,400 SAR||+35%|
|Preschool Teacher||10,400 SAR||-9%|
|Primary School Teacher||11,700 SAR||+3%|
|Product Specialist||14,500 SAR||+27%|
|Professor - Accounting||23,800 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Architecture||24,000 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Biology||23,000 SAR||+100%|
|Professor - Business Administration||22,200 SAR||+95%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||24,100 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Chemistry||23,500 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||23,800 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||23,400 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Computer Science||24,400 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Dentistry||25,200 SAR||+120%|
|Professor - Drama||23,000 SAR||+100%|
|Professor - Economics||24,600 SAR||+120%|
|Professor - Education||24,000 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||24,700 SAR||+120%|
|Professor - English||22,200 SAR||+95%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||23,500 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||21,600 SAR||+89%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||24,500 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - History||24,500 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||24,100 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Law||25,900 SAR||+130%|
|Professor - Legal Support||22,800 SAR||+100%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||23,600 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Marketing||23,500 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Mathematics||25,600 SAR||+120%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||24,800 SAR||+120%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||24,700 SAR||+120%|
|Professor - Medicine||27,600 SAR||+140%|
|Professor - Music||20,900 SAR||+83%|
|Professor - Nursing||23,500 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||24,500 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Philosophy||24,500 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||25,500 SAR||+120%|
|Professor - Physics||26,100 SAR||+130%|
|Professor - Psychology||23,500 SAR||+110%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||21,700 SAR||+90%|
|Professor - Social Work||21,100 SAR||+85%|
|Professor - Sociology||22,800 SAR||+100%|
|Professor - Special Education||23,000 SAR||+100%|
|Psychology Teacher||20,400 SAR||+79%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||20,000 SAR||+75%|
|School Counselor||17,500 SAR||+53%|
|Science Educator||13,200 SAR||+16%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||12,400 SAR||+9%|
|Science Teacher||13,800 SAR||+21%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||13,800 SAR||+21%|
|Secondary School Teacher||12,500 SAR||+10%|
|Special Education Teacher||13,600 SAR||+19%|
|Special Needs Assistant||11,600 SAR||+2%|
|Statistics Lecturer||23,700 SAR||+110%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||12,800 SAR||+12%|
|Student Development Specialist||15,000 SAR||+32%|
|Student Employment Specialist||14,100 SAR||+24%|
|Student Services||11,400 SAR||-0%|
|Student Support Manager||15,700 SAR||+38%|
|Substitute Teacher||11,300 SAR||-1%|
|Teacher Aide||10,100 SAR||-11%|
|Teacher Trainer||15,700 SAR||+38%|
|Training and Development Specialist||17,500 SAR||+53%|
|Training Coordinator||12,100 SAR||+6%|
|University Teacher||23,000 SAR||+100%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||12,500 SAR||+10%|
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.