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Pipefitter Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a Pipefitter make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
7,570 SAR
( 90,900 SAR yearly)


A person working as a Pipefitter in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 7,570 SAR per month. Salaries range from 3,940 SAR (lowest) to 11,600 SAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Pipefitter salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Pipefitter Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Pipefitter salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 3,940 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 11,600 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,270 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Pipefitter(s) are earning less than 7,270 SAR while the other half are earning more than 7,270 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 Pipefitter(s) are earning less than 5,040 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,040 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Pipefitter(s) are earning less than 9,050 SAR while 25% are earning more than 9,050 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

Pipefitter Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Pipefitter salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Pipefitter with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,470 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,000 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 7,800 SAR per month, 30% 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, Pipefitter(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 9,450 SAR per month, 21% 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 10,300 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 10,900 SAR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Pipefitter average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
4,470 SAR
2 - 5 Years+34%
6,000 SAR
5 - 10 Years+30%
7,800 SAR
10 - 15 Years+21%
9,450 SAR
15 - 20 Years+9%
10,300 SAR
20+ Years+5%
10,900 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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Pipefitter Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Pipefitter(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 Pipefitter salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Pipefitter is 5,320 SAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 7,610 SAR per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 10,500 SAR per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Pipefitter average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

High School
5,320 SAR
Certificate or Diploma+43%
7,610 SAR
Bachelor's Degree+38%
10,500 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Pipefitter Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Pipefitter employees in Saudi Arabia earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

7,150 SAR
8,270 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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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Pipefitter employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
16,200 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Pipefitter Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

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Average Salary 2016
6,720 SAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
6,970 SAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
7,100 SAR
Average Salary 2019+3%
7,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Pipefitter salaries in Saudi Arabia are on the rise in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Pipefitter Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

44 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 44 SAR. This means that the average Pipefitter in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 44 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.

Pipefitter VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pipefitter and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Pipefitter is 37% less than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator9,480 SAR+25%
Assembler9,250 SAR+22%
Boat Builder and Shipwright10,900 SAR+44%
Bricklayer8,020 SAR+6%
Building Administrator10,200 SAR+35%
Building Contracts Manager16,700 SAR+120%
Building Inspector11,200 SAR+48%
Building Monitor8,140 SAR+7%
Building Sales Manager16,800 SAR+120%
Cabinetmaker9,220 SAR+22%
Carpenter9,700 SAR+28%
Civil Engineer15,000 SAR+98%
Civil Technician12,000 SAR+58%
Concreter10,700 SAR+41%
Construction and Maintenance Manager12,300 SAR+62%
Construction Assistant11,500 SAR+52%
Construction Coordinator12,800 SAR+69%
Construction Estimator13,300 SAR+76%
Construction Field Engineer14,800 SAR+95%
Construction General Manager16,600 SAR+120%
Construction Inventory Officer8,860 SAR+17%
Construction Operations Manager14,600 SAR+93%
Construction Project Coordinator15,300 SAR+100%
Construction Project Engineer13,900 SAR+84%
Construction Project Manager19,600 SAR+160%
Construction Project Planner14,600 SAR+93%
Construction Quality Control Manager16,600 SAR+120%
Construction Safety Officer13,000 SAR+72%
Construction Superintendent13,600 SAR+80%
Construction Supervisor15,300 SAR+100%
Construction Technical Assistant11,000 SAR+45%
Construction Technical Officer10,200 SAR+35%
Construction Technical Writer10,300 SAR+36%
Construction Technician9,240 SAR+22%
Crane and Tower Operator9,460 SAR+25%
Diesel Mechanic8,220 SAR+9%
Drywall Installer9,130 SAR+21%
Electrical Draftsman8,970 SAR+18%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor14,500 SAR+91%
Electrical Engineering Technician11,300 SAR+49%
Electrician12,300 SAR+62%
Elevator Installer and Repairer10,700 SAR+41%
Engineer13,700 SAR+81%
Excavator Operator10,400 SAR+37%
Floor Finisher11,600 SAR+53%
Floor Manager12,300 SAR+62%
Foreman8,400 SAR+11%
Frame and Truss Detailer8,310 SAR+10%
Furniture Finisher8,120 SAR+7%
Gas Technician 7,770 SAR+3%
Handyman7,850 SAR+4%
Health and Safety Coordinator11,100 SAR+47%
Health and Safety Officer10,000 SAR+32%
Installation Manager15,700 SAR+110%
Installer8,990 SAR+19%
Insulation Installer8,910 SAR+18%
Labourer7,060 SAR-7%
Land Surveyor10,200 SAR+35%
Lift Technician8,510 SAR+12%
Material Tester9,810 SAR+30%
Model Maker10,300 SAR+36%
Order Picker8,010 SAR+6%
Painter8,700 SAR+15%
Pipe Layer7,450 SAR-2%
Pipefitter7,570 SAR-0%
Plumber8,660 SAR+14%
Property Coordinator14,800 SAR+95%
Purchasing Manager16,800 SAR+120%
Quantity Surveyor13,900 SAR+84%
Roof Slater and Tiler9,560 SAR+26%
Sheet Metal Mechanic10,700 SAR+41%
Site Clerk9,110 SAR+20%
Site engineer13,600 SAR+80%
Site Leader15,200 SAR+100%
Stock Controller11,800 SAR+56%
Structural Steel Construction Worker10,100 SAR+33%
Technical Draughtsman10,600 SAR+40%
Tendering Manager18,100 SAR+140%
Tower Crane Operator8,260 SAR+9%
Wall and Floor Tiler8,040 SAR+6%
Warehouse Manager15,700 SAR+110%
Welder8,090 SAR+7%
Welding Superintendent9,380 SAR+24%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha7,890 SAR
Dammam7,870 SAR
Jeddah8,680 SAR
Khubar7,840 SAR
Mecca8,410 SAR
Medina8,130 SAR
Riyadh8,110 SAR
Tabuk6,940 SAR
Taif7,300 SAR
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