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Electrician Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does an Electrician make in Saudi Arabia?

9,980 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Electrician in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 9,980 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Electrician salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Electrician Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Electrician

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Electrician salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 4,591 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 14,870 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 9,880 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrician are earning less than 9,880 SAR while the other half are earning more than 9,880 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 Electrician are earning less than 6,512 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,512 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Electrician are earning less than 12,128 SAR while 25% are earning more than 12,128 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

Electrician Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
5,208 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +34%  
6,955 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +24%  
8,600 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +19%  
10,244 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +16%  
11,889 SAR
20+ Years    +19%  
14,202 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 Electrician salaries by experience level. An Electrician with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 5,208 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,955 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 8,600 SAR per month, 24% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Electrician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,244 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 11,889 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 14,202 SAR per month, 19% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Electrician

Electrician Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
6,441 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +39%  
8,960 SAR
Master's Degree    +37%  
12,300 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 Electrician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Electrician is 6,441 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 8,960 SAR per month, 39% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 12,300 SAR per month, 37% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Electrician


Electrician Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
9,132 SAR
Male    +19%  
10,878 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 Electrician employees in Saudi Arabia earn 19% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Electrician

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
8,633 SAR
Public Sector    +32%  
11,377 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 Electrician employees in Saudi Arabia earn 32% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Electrician

Electrician Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Electrician
Average Salary 2016    =  
9,107 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
9,444 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
9,652 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
9,980 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Electrician 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.

Electrician Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

58 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Electrician is 58 SAR. This means that the average Electrician in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 58 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.

Electrician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Electrician and Electrical and Electronics Trades monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Electrician, Electrical and Electronics Trades, and All Jobs and we found that Electrician salaries are 16% less than those of Electrical and Electronics Trades. We also found out that Electrical and Electronics Trades salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Cable Installer and Locator8,273 SAR-17%
Digital Design Engineer13,151 SAR+32%
Electrical Designer13,153 SAR+32%
Electrical Drafter10,015 SAR+0%
Electrical Engineering Manager17,372 SAR+74%
Electrical Planner11,590 SAR+16%
Electrical Sales Engineer13,689 SAR+37%
Electrical Service Technician7,856 SAR-21%
Electrical Technician12,451 SAR+25%
Electrical Worker8,161 SAR-18%
Electrician9,980 SAR=
Electromechanical Technician8,862 SAR-11%
Electronic Engineer14,783 SAR+48%
Electronics Instructor14,302 SAR+43%
Electronics Technician9,114 SAR-9%
Field Service Engineer15,631 SAR+57%
Field Service Technician9,636 SAR-3%
Hydroelectric Plant Technician10,080 SAR+1%
Hydroelectric Production Manager17,131 SAR+72%
Instrumentation Technician9,729 SAR-3%
Journeyman Electrician8,837 SAR-11%
Maintenance Electrician7,958 SAR-20%
Mechatronics Technician9,305 SAR-7%
Power Equipment Mechanic9,436 SAR-5%
Power Line Technician9,369 SAR-6%
Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic10,451 SAR+5%
Security Service Engineer15,980 SAR+60%
Technical Manager17,465 SAR+75%
Turbine Fitter8,272 SAR-17%
Warehouse Attendant7,576 SAR-24%
Warehouse Manager17,367 SAR+74%
Watch Repairer10,697 SAR+7%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha8,985 SAR
Dammam9,546 SAR
Jeddah10,778 SAR
Khubar9,073 SAR
Mecca10,022 SAR
Medina10,280 SAR
Riyadh10,505 SAR
Tabuk9,112 SAR
Taif9,397 SAR
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