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Engineering Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Saudi Arabia?

14,983 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 14,983 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Engineering jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer14,799 SAR
Assembly Engineering Technician12,389 SAR
Assistant Chief Engineer14,960 SAR
Associate Engineer13,801 SAR
Autocad Operator11,227 SAR
Automation Engineer15,733 SAR
Avionic System Support Engineer12,935 SAR
Biochemical Engineer15,456 SAR
BMS Engineer15,861 SAR
Bridge and Lock Tender14,177 SAR
Broadcast Engineer16,180 SAR
CAD Design Engineer13,369 SAR
CAD Designer10,974 SAR
CAE Engineer14,135 SAR
Ceramics Engineer13,491 SAR
Civil Engineer14,984 SAR
Commissioning Engineer14,511 SAR
Communications Engineer15,045 SAR
Condition Monitoring Engineer12,274 SAR
Contract Associate Engineer14,682 SAR
Control Systems Engineer14,504 SAR
Controls Engineer15,579 SAR
Controls Software Engineer13,986 SAR
Corrosion Engineer13,358 SAR
Design Engineer16,093 SAR
Drafter10,959 SAR
Drafting Manager16,293 SAR
Drilling Engineer14,316 SAR
Electrical Draughtsman9,517 SAR
Electrical Engineer15,814 SAR
Electrical Engineering Manager18,286 SAR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist15,281 SAR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler13,056 SAR
Energy Engineer15,776 SAR
Engine Assembler10,697 SAR
Engineer14,339 SAR
Engineering Account Manager14,372 SAR
Engineering Chief Designer14,534 SAR
Engineering Consultant16,980 SAR
Engineering Key Account Manager16,328 SAR
Engineering Lab Technician13,347 SAR
Engineering Planning Manager17,871 SAR
Engineering Production Manager18,231 SAR
Engineering Project Analyst16,196 SAR
Engineering Project Coordinator 13,689 SAR
Engineering Project Director18,394 SAR
Engineering Project Manager18,587 SAR
Engineering Research and Development Manager18,103 SAR
Engineering Safety Coordinator12,962 SAR
Engineering Sales Manager17,459 SAR
Engineering Technician13,630 SAR
Engineering Technologist13,683 SAR
Environmental Engineer14,999 SAR
Equipment Engineer13,690 SAR
Equipment Engineering Manager16,471 SAR
Estimator13,986 SAR
Fabrication Specialist12,546 SAR
Fabricator10,830 SAR
Facade Engineer16,361 SAR
Fiber Analyst12,045 SAR
Field Engineer13,439 SAR
Field Engineering Manager17,500 SAR
Fire Engineer14,785 SAR
Fitter and Turner7,607 SAR
Forestry Strategic Planner16,415 SAR
Generation Engineer16,674 SAR
Genetic Engineer17,029 SAR
Geological Engineer16,312 SAR
Geotechnical Engineer17,081 SAR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic11,297 SAR
Highway Engineer13,836 SAR
HSE Professional13,101 SAR
HVAC Engineer15,355 SAR
HVAC Supervisor14,655 SAR
Industrial Engineer14,205 SAR
Industrial Engineering Technologist14,414 SAR
Instrument Engineer16,116 SAR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer15,907 SAR
Instrumentation Engineer16,078 SAR
Instrumentation Manager18,032 SAR
Irrigation Engineer14,080 SAR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer14,206 SAR
Locomotive Engineer14,056 SAR
Maintenance Engineer13,756 SAR
Maintenance Fitter9,455 SAR
Maintenance Manager17,556 SAR
Manufacturing Engineer15,607 SAR
Marine Engineer13,116 SAR
Materials Engineer13,578 SAR
Materials Researcher16,377 SAR
Materials Technician13,439 SAR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer16,411 SAR
Mechanical Design Engineer16,062 SAR
Mechanical Designer13,882 SAR
Mechanical Engineer14,991 SAR
Mechanical Engineering Manager17,326 SAR
Mechanical Inspector15,210 SAR
Mechatronics Engineer14,261 SAR
Mining Engineer13,663 SAR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer16,950 SAR
Optical Engineer14,044 SAR
Optical Instrument Assembler12,488 SAR
PCB Assembler10,397 SAR
Photonics Engineer15,392 SAR
Photonics Technician12,390 SAR
Pipeline Engineer13,383 SAR
Piping Designer11,744 SAR
Piping Engineer14,525 SAR
Planning Engineer14,038 SAR
Pressure Vessel Inspector9,770 SAR
Principal Cost Engineer16,666 SAR
Principal Engineer15,918 SAR
Principal Support Engineer13,801 SAR
Process Engineer14,551 SAR
Process Operator12,583 SAR
Product Development Engineer15,845 SAR
Product Development Technician13,331 SAR
Product Engineer14,094 SAR
Product Safety Engineer13,435 SAR
Production Engineer15,241 SAR
Project Engineer14,967 SAR
Proposal Manager17,198 SAR
Purchasing Engineer14,898 SAR
Quality Assurance Engineer13,843 SAR
Rail Engineer13,718 SAR
Robotics Engineer17,537 SAR
Robotics Technician14,316 SAR
Safety Engineer13,399 SAR
Safety Inspector13,101 SAR
Safety Manager16,570 SAR
Safety Officer12,336 SAR
Sales Engineer14,525 SAR
Scheduling Engineer12,359 SAR
Service Engineer15,670 SAR
Solar Engineer15,519 SAR
Staff Engineer13,439 SAR
Static Equipment Engineer13,909 SAR
Stationary Engineer13,370 SAR
Stress Engineer13,849 SAR
Structural Analysis Engineer15,166 SAR
Structural Designer13,114 SAR
Structural Engineer15,235 SAR
Structural Technician12,484 SAR
Supply Chain Specialist15,281 SAR
Surveyor11,008 SAR
Technical Affairs Officer11,516 SAR
Technical Assistant11,578 SAR
Technical Engineer13,360 SAR
Technical Support Engineer12,468 SAR
Tender Engineer13,630 SAR
Test Development Engineer14,805 SAR
Transportation Engineer14,238 SAR
Validation Engineer14,261 SAR
Verification Engineer13,611 SAR
Wastewater Engineer14,319 SAR
Wind Energy Engineer15,014 SAR
Wind Energy Operations Manager17,195 SAR
Work Planner11,369 SAR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Engineering

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Engineering salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 8,284 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 19,883 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 15,432 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 15,432 SAR while the other half are earning more than 15,432 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 in Engineering are earning less than 10,672 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 10,672 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 18,717 SAR while 25% are earning more than 18,717 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

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Saudi Arabia

How do Engineering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Engineering
Average Salary 2016    =  
13,553 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
14,054 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
14,532 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
14,983 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Engineering salaries in Saudi Arabia are rising 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia

86 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Engineering is 86 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 86 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha14,217 SAR
Dammam14,739 SAR
Jeddah15,559 SAR
Khubar14,536 SAR
Mecca15,286 SAR
Medina15,013 SAR
Riyadh15,832 SAR
Tabuk13,624 SAR
Taif13,886 SAR
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