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Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a person working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering make in Saudi Arabia?

13,873 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 13,873 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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
All Rounder11,556 SAR
Assistant Executive Housekeeper9,471 SAR
Assistant Food and Beverage Director18,165 SAR
Assistant Hospitality Manager18,582 SAR
Assistant Storekeeper8,232 SAR
Assistant Tour Manager14,508 SAR
Baker and Pastrycook10,543 SAR
Bakery Manager15,623 SAR
Bakery Superintendent12,706 SAR
Banquet Manager12,798 SAR
Banquet Server10,178 SAR
Bar Attendant10,469 SAR
Bar Manager15,749 SAR
Bar Supervisor12,051 SAR
Barista10,377 SAR
Bartender10,577 SAR
Bellman8,147 SAR
Beverage Manager15,029 SAR
Bistro Attendant9,475 SAR
Buffet Chef14,154 SAR
Buffet Host8,819 SAR
Buffet Manager14,371 SAR
Butcher and Slaughterer8,849 SAR
Cafeteria Manager13,342 SAR
Cake Decorator10,749 SAR
Casino Shift Manager18,576 SAR
Chain Store Customer Support12,309 SAR
Chef13,451 SAR
Club Manager17,180 SAR
Cluster Director20,662 SAR
Cluster Revenue Manager19,450 SAR
Cocktail Server9,333 SAR
Coffee Shop Manager17,642 SAR
Concierge9,436 SAR
Confectionery Baker10,113 SAR
Conference Services Manager13,811 SAR
Cook12,075 SAR
Corporate Sous Chef15,324 SAR
Corporate Travel Consultant13,801 SAR
Croupier12,499 SAR
Culinary Assistant10,431 SAR
Culinary Associate11,150 SAR
Dietary Aide12,245 SAR
Dining Room Supervisor13,481 SAR
Dishwasher6,106 SAR
Duty Manager15,504 SAR
Events Coordinator12,465 SAR
Executive Chef14,233 SAR
Executive Pastry Chef11,908 SAR
Fast Food Cook11,966 SAR
Fast Food Shift Supervisor13,774 SAR
Fine Dining Cook14,189 SAR
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef15,116 SAR
Fleet Manager16,493 SAR
Food and Beverage Manager16,184 SAR
Food Consultant18,558 SAR
Food Safety Coordinator15,090 SAR
Food Server9,527 SAR
Food Service Director17,043 SAR
Food Service Manager16,358 SAR
Food Service Sales14,857 SAR
Food Service Worker10,206 SAR
Front Desk Agent11,216 SAR
Front Office Manager14,576 SAR
Guest Service Executive16,860 SAR
Guest Service Representative12,509 SAR
Head Concierge12,281 SAR
Hospitality Director23,469 SAR
Hostess / Host12,509 SAR
Hotel Desk Clerk9,368 SAR
Hotel Maid6,595 SAR
Hotel Manager23,594 SAR
Hotel Sales Manager19,337 SAR
Hotel Service Supervisor16,249 SAR
Hotel Staff11,305 SAR
Inventory Coordinator11,227 SAR
Kitchen Manager13,745 SAR
Kitchen Staff10,508 SAR
Kitchen Supervisor12,185 SAR
Line Cook12,930 SAR
Luggage Porter6,476 SAR
Motel Manager15,616 SAR
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant8,022 SAR
Production Operator8,811 SAR
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator11,221 SAR
Receptionist11,458 SAR
Regional Restaurant Manager19,488 SAR
Restaurant Manager19,696 SAR
Room Reservations Manager17,676 SAR
Room Service Manager17,522 SAR
Sous Chef12,294 SAR
Supervisor of Food Services15,347 SAR
Tour Consultant14,424 SAR
Travel Agent13,011 SAR
Travel Consultant13,548 SAR
Waiter / Waitress9,521 SAR

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 6,629 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 24,854 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 13,457 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 13,457 SAR while the other half are earning more than 13,457 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 Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 9,039 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,039 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 18,006 SAR while 25% are earning more than 18,006 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

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Salary Forecast and Trend in Saudi Arabia

How do Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Average Salary 2016    =  
12,884 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
13,361 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
13,575 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
13,873 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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 2% 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.

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia

80 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 80 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 80 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.

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and All Jobs and we found that Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha13,165 SAR
Dammam13,648 SAR
Jeddah14,408 SAR
Khubar13,460 SAR
Mecca14,155 SAR
Medina13,902 SAR
Riyadh14,660 SAR
Tabuk12,615 SAR
Taif12,858 SAR
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