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Welder Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2021

How much money does a Welder make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
4,160 SAR
( 49,900 SAR yearly)


A person working as a Welder in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 4,160 SAR per month. Salaries range from 1,910 SAR (lowest) to 6,610 SAR (highest).

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

Welder Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

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

  • Salary Range

    Welder salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 1,910 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 6,610 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,490 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Welder(s) are earning less than 4,490 SAR while the other half are earning more than 4,490 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 Welder(s) are earning less than 2,880 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,880 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Welder(s) are earning less than 6,000 SAR while 25% are earning more than 6,000 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

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

A Welder with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,170 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,900 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 4,290 SAR per month, 48% 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, Welder(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,230 SAR per month, 22% 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 5,700 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 6,170 SAR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Welder average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
2,170 SAR
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,900 SAR
5 - 10 Years+48%
4,290 SAR
10 - 15 Years+22%
5,230 SAR
15 - 20 Years+9%
5,700 SAR
20+ Years+8%
6,170 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Welder Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Welder is 2,480 SAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,890 SAR per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,520 SAR per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Welder average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

High School
2,480 SAR
Certificate or Diploma+57%
3,890 SAR
Bachelor's Degree+68%
6,520 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Welder 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 Welder employees in Saudi Arabia earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,510 SAR
3,810 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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Welder Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

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


Welder(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% 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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Welder Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Welder
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A Welder 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.

68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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.

Welder Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

24 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 24 SAR. This means that the average Welder in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 24 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.

Welder VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Welder and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Welder is 58% less than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator5,920 SAR+42%
Assembler4,920 SAR+18%
Boat Builder and Shipwright7,460 SAR+79%
Bricklayer4,220 SAR+1%
Building Administrator6,590 SAR+58%
Building Contracts Manager21,900 SAR+430%
Building Inspector6,120 SAR+47%
Building Monitor4,880 SAR+17%
Building Sales Manager20,900 SAR+400%
Cabinetmaker5,180 SAR+25%
Carpenter5,710 SAR+37%
Civil Engineer15,500 SAR+270%
Civil Technician7,450 SAR+79%
Concreter4,830 SAR+16%
Construction and Maintenance Manager11,700 SAR+180%
Construction Assistant6,140 SAR+48%
Construction Coordinator8,770 SAR+110%
Construction Estimator9,660 SAR+130%
Construction Field Engineer13,800 SAR+230%
Construction General Manager28,600 SAR+590%
Construction Inventory Officer5,320 SAR+28%
Construction Operations Manager24,200 SAR+480%
Construction Project Coordinator16,100 SAR+290%
Construction Project Engineer14,400 SAR+250%
Construction Project Manager27,500 SAR+560%
Construction Project Planner14,200 SAR+240%
Construction Quality Control Manager19,700 SAR+370%
Construction Safety Officer9,180 SAR+120%
Construction Superintendent9,190 SAR+120%
Construction Supervisor14,100 SAR+240%
Construction Technical Assistant5,790 SAR+39%
Construction Technical Officer6,460 SAR+55%
Construction Technical Writer6,190 SAR+49%
Construction Technician5,430 SAR+31%
Crane and Tower Operator5,210 SAR+25%
Diesel Mechanic4,930 SAR+19%
Drywall Installer5,480 SAR+32%
Electrical Draftsman5,510 SAR+32%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor16,300 SAR+290%
Electrical Engineering Technician6,300 SAR+51%
Electrician7,500 SAR+80%
Elevator Installer and Repairer6,780 SAR+63%
Engineer14,400 SAR+250%
Excavator Operator5,160 SAR+24%
Floor Finisher5,950 SAR+43%
Floor Manager8,220 SAR+98%
Foreman4,430 SAR+6%
Frame and Truss Detailer4,640 SAR+12%
Furniture Finisher5,120 SAR+23%
Gas Technician 4,670 SAR+12%
Handyman4,480 SAR+8%
Health and Safety Coordinator6,220 SAR+50%
Health and Safety Officer7,090 SAR+70%
Installation Manager17,600 SAR+320%
Installer4,360 SAR+5%
Insulation Installer5,230 SAR+26%
Labourer4,120 SAR-1%
Land Surveyor6,710 SAR+61%
Lift Technician5,230 SAR+26%
Material Tester7,390 SAR+78%
Model Maker7,460 SAR+79%
Order Picker4,350 SAR+5%
Painter4,870 SAR+17%
Pipe Layer4,120 SAR-1%
Pipefitter4,080 SAR-2%
Plumber5,310 SAR+28%
Property Coordinator13,000 SAR+210%
Purchasing Manager18,600 SAR+350%
Quantity Surveyor9,850 SAR+140%
Roof Slater and Tiler4,640 SAR+12%
Sheet Metal Mechanic5,080 SAR+22%
Site Clerk5,100 SAR+23%
Site engineer13,200 SAR+220%
Site Leader24,100 SAR+480%
Stock Controller7,550 SAR+81%
Structural Steel Construction Worker5,460 SAR+31%
Technical Draughtsman6,110 SAR+47%
Tendering Manager22,200 SAR+430%
Tower Crane Operator5,070 SAR+22%
Wall and Floor Tiler4,710 SAR+13%
Warehouse Manager16,300 SAR+290%
Welder4,160 SAR=
Welding Superintendent5,630 SAR+35%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha4,350 SAR
Dammam4,570 SAR
Jeddah4,860 SAR
Khubar4,430 SAR
Mecca4,760 SAR
Medina4,670 SAR
Riyadh4,490 SAR
Tabuk4,190 SAR
Taif4,290 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
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