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Elementary School Teacher Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does an Elementary School Teacher make in Saudi Arabia?

11,402 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Elementary School Teacher in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 11,402 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Elementary School Teacher salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Elementary School Teacher Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Elementary School Teacher

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Elementary School Teacher salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 5,245 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 16,988 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 11,288 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Elementary School Teacher are earning less than 11,288 SAR while the other half are earning more than 11,288 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 Elementary School Teacher are earning less than 7,440 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,440 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Elementary School Teacher are earning less than 13,855 SAR while 25% are earning more than 13,855 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

Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
5,950 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +34%  
7,946 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +24%  
9,825 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +19%  
11,704 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +16%  
13,583 SAR
20+ Years    +19%  
16,225 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 Elementary School Teacher salaries by experience level. An Elementary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 5,950 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,946 SAR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 9,825 SAR per month, 24% more than a person 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 11,704 SAR per month, 19% 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 13,583 SAR per month, 16% 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 16,225 SAR per month, 19% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Elementary School Teacher

Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
7,359 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +39%  
10,236 SAR
Master's Degree    +37%  
14,052 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 Elementary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Elementary School Teacher is 7,359 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 10,236 SAR per month, 39% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 14,052 SAR per month, 37% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Elementary School Teacher


Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
10,432 SAR
Male    +19%  
12,428 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 Elementary School Teacher employees in Saudi Arabia earn 19% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Elementary School Teacher

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
9,862 SAR
Public Sector    +32%  
12,998 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 Elementary School Teacher employees in Saudi Arabia earn 32% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Elementary School Teacher

Elementary School Teacher Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Elementary School Teacher
Average Salary 2016    =  
10,405 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
10,790 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
11,027 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
11,402 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Elementary School Teacher 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 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.

Elementary School Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

66 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Elementary School Teacher is 66 SAR. This means that the average Elementary School Teacher in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 66 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.

Elementary School Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Elementary School Teacher and Teaching / Education monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Elementary School Teacher, Teaching / Education, and All Jobs and we found that Elementary School Teacher salaries are 35% less than those of Teaching / Education. We also found out that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor17,435 SAR+53%
Academic Coach17,431 SAR+53%
Academic Manager19,986 SAR+75%
Academic Specialist14,959 SAR+31%
Academic Staff12,822 SAR+12%
Accompanist14,400 SAR+26%
Achievement Coach16,679 SAR+46%
Admissions Specialist14,444 SAR+27%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher12,700 SAR+11%
Anthropology Teacher14,071 SAR+23%
Arabic Language Teacher12,710 SAR+11%
Archeology Teacher13,783 SAR+21%
Architecture Teacher14,847 SAR+30%
Archivist11,658 SAR+2%
Art Teacher12,497 SAR+10%
Assistant School Principal17,223 SAR+51%
Assistant Teacher11,749 SAR+3%
Biochemistry Professor 18,317 SAR+61%
Biology Teacher13,341 SAR+17%
Bursary Scheme Manager14,883 SAR+31%
Business Teacher14,316 SAR+26%
Chemistry Teacher12,636 SAR+11%
Child Care Coordinator12,903 SAR+13%
Child Care Worker10,303 SAR-10%
Clinical School Psychologist20,142 SAR+77%
College Aide16,512 SAR+45%
College and Career Readiness Specialist17,336 SAR+52%
College President26,463 SAR+132%
Communications Teacher12,881 SAR+13%
Community Education Officer11,182 SAR-2%
Computer Science Teacher12,363 SAR+8%
Computer Teacher13,255 SAR+16%
Creative Writing Trainer15,591 SAR+37%
Credit Counselor15,580 SAR+37%
Cultural Studies Teacher13,063 SAR+15%
Curriculum Developer17,517 SAR+54%
Curriculum Specialist17,129 SAR+50%
Demonstrator12,117 SAR+6%
Deputy Controller of Examinations16,602 SAR+46%
Director of Learning Technology17,853 SAR+57%
Distance Learning Coordinator15,180 SAR+33%
Economics Lecturer23,360 SAR+105%
Education Administrator15,755 SAR+38%
Education Assistant Director17,379 SAR+52%
Education Assistant Principal14,640 SAR+28%
Education Assistant Professor18,713 SAR+64%
Education Consultant17,991 SAR+58%
Education Coordinator14,042 SAR+23%
Education Counselor15,286 SAR+34%
Education Director22,913 SAR+101%
Education Program Specialist17,452 SAR+53%
Education Researcher19,540 SAR+71%
Education Resource Specialist14,727 SAR+29%
Education Services Facilitator15,397 SAR+35%
Educational Psychologist20,610 SAR+81%
EFL Teacher13,084 SAR+15%
eLearning Trainer12,379 SAR+9%
Elementary School Teacher11,402 SAR=
Engineering Lecturer22,216 SAR+95%
Engineering Teacher19,169 SAR+68%
English Teacher12,848 SAR+13%
ESL Teacher13,490 SAR+18%
Faculty Assistant16,546 SAR+45%
Foreign Language Teacher12,366 SAR+8%
GED Teacher12,403 SAR+9%
Geography Teacher13,140 SAR+15%
Head of Mathematics Department18,103 SAR+59%
Head of School22,390 SAR+96%
High School Teacher14,944 SAR+31%
History Teacher13,720 SAR+20%
Infant Teacher9,828 SAR-14%
Instructional Assistant13,258 SAR+16%
Instructor14,862 SAR+30%
Kindergarten Teacher10,475 SAR-8%
Language Instructor For Expatriate10,997 SAR-4%
Law Teacher18,789 SAR+65%
Learning Designer16,156 SAR+42%
Lecturer19,261 SAR+69%
Librarian10,997 SAR-4%
Library Assistant8,846 SAR-22%
Library Director16,186 SAR+42%
Library Specialist11,054 SAR-3%
Life Sciences Teacher13,218 SAR+16%
Math Lecturer24,568 SAR+115%
Mathematics Teacher15,414 SAR+35%
Mentor14,253 SAR+25%
Middle School Teacher14,400 SAR+26%
Music Teacher12,003 SAR+5%
Nursery Manager20,052 SAR+76%
Nursery Worker8,232 SAR-28%
Paraprofessional18,569 SAR+63%
Physical Education Specialist15,235 SAR+34%
Physical Education Teacher11,699 SAR+3%
Physics Teacher 13,316 SAR+17%
Political Science Teacher14,107 SAR+24%
Post Doctoral Researcher21,058 SAR+85%
Preschool Education Administrator15,400 SAR+35%
Preschool Teacher10,439 SAR-8%
Primary School Teacher11,651 SAR+2%
Principal18,229 SAR+60%
Product Specialist14,549 SAR+28%
Professor - Accounting23,780 SAR+109%
Professor - Architecture23,958 SAR+110%
Professor - Biology22,960 SAR+101%
Professor - Business Administration22,170 SAR+94%
Professor - Chemical Engineering24,066 SAR+111%
Professor - Chemistry23,461 SAR+106%
Professor - Civil Engineering23,841 SAR+109%
Professor - Communication23,430 SAR+105%
Professor - Computer Science24,448 SAR+114%
Professor - Dentistry25,244 SAR+121%
Professor - Drama23,017 SAR+102%
Professor - Economics24,596 SAR+116%
Professor - Education23,983 SAR+110%
Professor - Electrical Engineering24,737 SAR+117%
Professor - English22,193 SAR+95%
Professor - Environmental Engineering23,518 SAR+106%
Professor - Foreign Languages21,593 SAR+89%
Professor - Geological Sciences24,486 SAR+115%
Professor - History24,482 SAR+115%
Professor - Industrial Engineering24,063 SAR+111%
Professor - Law25,875 SAR+127%
Professor - Legal Support22,840 SAR+100%
Professor - Liberal Arts23,630 SAR+107%
Professor - Marketing23,517 SAR+106%
Professor - Mathematics25,580 SAR+124%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering24,762 SAR+117%
Professor - Medical Administration24,729 SAR+117%
Professor - Medicine25,265 SAR+122%
Professor - Music20,858 SAR+83%
Professor - Nursing23,473 SAR+106%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences24,506 SAR+115%
Professor - Philosophy24,496 SAR+115%
Professor - Physical Therapy25,495 SAR+124%
Professor - Physics26,071 SAR+129%
Professor - Psychology23,453 SAR+106%
Professor - Rehabilitation21,668 SAR+90%
Professor - Social Work21,079 SAR+85%
Professor - Sociology22,819 SAR+100%
Professor - Special Education22,992 SAR+102%
Psychology Teacher19,715 SAR+73%
Public Management Assistant Professor19,955 SAR+75%
School Counselor17,525 SAR+54%
Science Educator13,230 SAR+16%
Science Laboratory Assistant12,427 SAR+9%
Science Teacher13,756 SAR+21%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher13,797 SAR+21%
Secondary School Teacher12,455 SAR+9%
Special Education Teacher13,620 SAR+19%
Special Needs Assistant11,556 SAR+1%
Statistics Lecturer23,749 SAR+108%
Student Accounts Coordinator12,771 SAR+12%
Student Development Specialist15,007 SAR+32%
Student Employment Specialist14,105 SAR+24%
Student Services11,353 SAR-0%
Student Support Manager15,679 SAR+38%
Substitute Teacher11,303 SAR-1%
Teacher12,153 SAR+7%
Teacher Aide10,128 SAR-11%
Teacher Trainer15,743 SAR+38%
Training and Development Specialist17,488 SAR+53%
Training Coordinator12,093 SAR+6%
Tutor13,528 SAR+19%
University Teacher22,994 SAR+102%
Vocational Education Teacher12,545 SAR+10%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha11,216 SAR
Dammam11,139 SAR
Jeddah11,368 SAR
Khubar10,614 SAR
Mecca11,297 SAR
Medina11,220 SAR
Riyadh11,434 SAR
Tabuk10,635 SAR
Taif10,609 SAR
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