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Elementary School Teacher Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
11,400 SAR
( 137,000 SAR yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Elementary School Teacher
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Elementary School Teacher salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 5,820 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 17,600 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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

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.

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.

Elementary School Teacher average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
6,520 SAR
2 - 5 Years+31%
8,520 SAR
5 - 10 Years+40%
11,900 SAR
10 - 15 Years+20%
14,300 SAR
15 - 20 Years+9%
15,600 SAR
20+ Years+8%
16,800 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Elementary School Teacher(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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.

Elementary School Teacher average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

Bachelor's Degree
8,050 SAR
Master's Degree+77%
14,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Elementary School Teacher
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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 Elementary School Teacher employees in Saudi Arabia earn 14% less than their female counterparts on average.

10,600 SAR
12,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Saudi Arabia for all Careers

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Elementary School Teacher Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Elementary School Teacher(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Elementary School Teacher

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.

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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 2020

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Elementary School Teacher Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Elementary School Teacher
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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.

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.

Elementary School Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

66 SAR per hour

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

Elementary School Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Elementary School Teacher and Teaching / Education monthly Saudi Arabia
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor17,400 SAR+53%
Academic Coach17,400 SAR+53%
Academic Manager20,000 SAR+75%
Academic Specialist15,000 SAR+32%
Academic Staff12,800 SAR+12%
Accompanist14,400 SAR+26%
Achievement Coach16,700 SAR+46%
Admissions Specialist14,400 SAR+26%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher12,700 SAR+11%
Anthropology Teacher14,100 SAR+24%
Arabic Language Teacher12,700 SAR+11%
Archeology Teacher13,800 SAR+21%
Architecture Teacher14,800 SAR+30%
Archivist11,700 SAR+3%
Art Teacher12,500 SAR+10%
Assistant School Principal17,200 SAR+51%
Assistant Teacher11,700 SAR+3%
Biochemistry Professor 22,600 SAR+98%
Biology Teacher13,300 SAR+17%
Bursary Scheme Manager14,900 SAR+31%
Business Teacher14,300 SAR+25%
Chemistry Teacher12,600 SAR+11%
Child Care Coordinator12,900 SAR+13%
Child Care Worker10,300 SAR-10%
Clinical School Psychologist20,100 SAR+76%
College Aide16,500 SAR+45%
College and Career Readiness Specialist17,300 SAR+52%
College President29,500 SAR+160%
Communications Teacher12,900 SAR+13%
Community Education Officer11,200 SAR-2%
Computer Science Teacher12,400 SAR+9%
Computer Teacher13,300 SAR+17%
Creative Writing Trainer15,600 SAR+37%
Credit Counselor15,600 SAR+37%
Cultural Studies Teacher13,100 SAR+15%
Curriculum Developer17,500 SAR+53%
Curriculum Specialist17,100 SAR+50%
Demonstrator12,100 SAR+6%
Deputy Controller of Examinations16,600 SAR+46%
Director of Learning Technology17,900 SAR+57%
Distance Learning Coordinator15,200 SAR+33%
Economics Lecturer23,400 SAR+110%
Education Administrator15,800 SAR+39%
Education Assistant Director17,400 SAR+53%
Education Assistant Principal14,600 SAR+28%
Education Assistant Professor18,700 SAR+64%
Education Consultant18,000 SAR+58%
Education Coordinator14,000 SAR+23%
Education Counselor15,300 SAR+34%
Education Director22,900 SAR+100%
Education Program Specialist17,500 SAR+53%
Education Researcher19,500 SAR+71%
Education Resource Specialist14,700 SAR+29%
Education Services Facilitator15,400 SAR+35%
Educational Psychologist20,600 SAR+81%
EFL Teacher13,100 SAR+15%
eLearning Trainer12,400 SAR+9%
Elementary School Teacher11,400 SAR-0%
Engineering Lecturer22,200 SAR+95%
Engineering Teacher19,200 SAR+68%
English Teacher12,800 SAR+12%
ESL Teacher13,500 SAR+18%
Faculty Assistant16,500 SAR+45%
Foreign Language Teacher12,400 SAR+9%
GED Teacher12,400 SAR+9%
Geography Teacher13,100 SAR+15%
Head of Mathematics Department18,100 SAR+59%
Head of School22,400 SAR+96%
High School Teacher14,900 SAR+31%
History Teacher13,700 SAR+20%
Infant Teacher9,830 SAR-14%
Instructional Assistant13,300 SAR+17%
Instructor14,900 SAR+31%
Kindergarten Teacher10,500 SAR-8%
Language Instructor For Expatriate11,000 SAR-4%
Law Teacher18,800 SAR+65%
Learning Designer16,200 SAR+42%
Lecturer23,100 SAR+100%
Librarian11,000 SAR-4%
Library Assistant8,850 SAR-22%
Library Director16,200 SAR+42%
Library Specialist11,100 SAR-3%
Life Sciences Teacher13,200 SAR+16%
Math Lecturer24,600 SAR+120%
Mathematics Teacher15,400 SAR+35%
Mentor14,300 SAR+25%
Middle School Teacher14,400 SAR+26%
Music Teacher12,000 SAR+5%
Nursery Manager20,100 SAR+76%
Nursery Worker8,230 SAR-28%
Paraprofessional18,600 SAR+63%
Physical Education Specialist15,200 SAR+33%
Physical Education Teacher11,700 SAR+3%
Physics Teacher 13,300 SAR+17%
Political Science Teacher14,100 SAR+24%
Post Doctoral Researcher21,100 SAR+85%
Preschool Education Administrator15,400 SAR+35%
Preschool Teacher10,400 SAR-9%
Primary School Teacher11,700 SAR+3%
Principal19,400 SAR+70%
Product Specialist14,500 SAR+27%
Professor - Accounting23,800 SAR+110%
Professor - Architecture24,000 SAR+110%
Professor - Biology23,000 SAR+100%
Professor - Business Administration22,200 SAR+95%
Professor - Chemical Engineering24,100 SAR+110%
Professor - Chemistry23,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Civil Engineering23,800 SAR+110%
Professor - Communication23,400 SAR+110%
Professor - Computer Science24,400 SAR+110%
Professor - Dentistry25,200 SAR+120%
Professor - Drama23,000 SAR+100%
Professor - Economics24,600 SAR+120%
Professor - Education24,000 SAR+110%
Professor - Electrical Engineering24,700 SAR+120%
Professor - English22,200 SAR+95%
Professor - Environmental Engineering23,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Foreign Languages21,600 SAR+89%
Professor - Geological Sciences24,500 SAR+110%
Professor - History24,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering24,100 SAR+110%
Professor - Law25,900 SAR+130%
Professor - Legal Support22,800 SAR+100%
Professor - Liberal Arts23,600 SAR+110%
Professor - Marketing23,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Mathematics25,600 SAR+120%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering24,800 SAR+120%
Professor - Medical Administration24,700 SAR+120%
Professor - Medicine27,600 SAR+140%
Professor - Music20,900 SAR+83%
Professor - Nursing23,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences24,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Philosophy24,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Physical Therapy25,500 SAR+120%
Professor - Physics26,100 SAR+130%
Professor - Psychology23,500 SAR+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation21,700 SAR+90%
Professor - Social Work21,100 SAR+85%
Professor - Sociology22,800 SAR+100%
Professor - Special Education23,000 SAR+100%
Psychology Teacher20,400 SAR+79%
Public Management Assistant Professor20,000 SAR+75%
School Counselor17,500 SAR+53%
Science Educator13,200 SAR+16%
Science Laboratory Assistant12,400 SAR+9%
Science Teacher13,800 SAR+21%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher13,800 SAR+21%
Secondary School Teacher12,500 SAR+10%
Special Education Teacher13,600 SAR+19%
Special Needs Assistant11,600 SAR+2%
Statistics Lecturer23,700 SAR+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator12,800 SAR+12%
Student Development Specialist15,000 SAR+32%
Student Employment Specialist14,100 SAR+24%
Student Services11,400 SAR-0%
Student Support Manager15,700 SAR+38%
Substitute Teacher11,300 SAR-1%
Teacher12,200 SAR+7%
Teacher Aide10,100 SAR-11%
Teacher Trainer15,700 SAR+38%
Training and Development Specialist17,500 SAR+53%
Training Coordinator12,100 SAR+6%
Tutor13,500 SAR+18%
University Teacher23,000 SAR+100%
Vocational Education Teacher12,500 SAR+10%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha11,200 SAR
Dammam11,100 SAR
Jeddah11,400 SAR
Khubar10,600 SAR
Mecca11,300 SAR
Medina11,200 SAR
Riyadh11,400 SAR
Tabuk10,600 SAR
Taif10,600 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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