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Developers and Programmers Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a person working in Developers and Programmers make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
14,800 SAR
( 178,000 SAR yearly)


A person working in Developers and Programmers in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 14,800 SAR per month. Salaries range from 12,400 SAR (lowest) to 17,800 SAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different Developers and Programmers 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
ABAP Developer14,500 SAR
Android Developer13,500 SAR
Angular Developer13,100 SAR
AS400 Programmer14,500 SAR
Avaloq Developer13,400 SAR
BizTalk Developer 15,000 SAR
Build and Release Engineer14,600 SAR
Business Intelligence Developer16,600 SAR
Business Objects Developer14,600 SAR
C# Developer14,600 SAR
C++ Developer15,700 SAR
CMS Developer13,000 SAR
Curam Developer13,200 SAR
Developer / Programmer14,000 SAR
Flash Developer13,200 SAR
Front End Developer13,000 SAR
Full Stack Developer15,200 SAR
Game Developer14,800 SAR
GIS Developer14,600 SAR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer13,300 SAR
Graphics Programmer13,000 SAR
Imaging Programmer13,200 SAR
IOS Developer14,100 SAR
Java Developer13,900 SAR
Javascript Developer14,300 SAR
Lead Developer15,300 SAR
Mobile Developer13,800 SAR
Multimedia Developer13,000 SAR
Nodejs Developer15,700 SAR
Oracle Developer16,300 SAR
Perl Developer13,800 SAR
PHP Developer14,100 SAR
Python Developer15,200 SAR
Remedy Developer12,200 SAR
Ruby Developer14,000 SAR
Salesforce Developer12,600 SAR
SAS Programmer14,100 SAR
Sharepoint Developer14,200 SAR
Software Development Manager17,500 SAR
Software QA Engineer14,300 SAR
Software Test Engineer13,400 SAR
Teradata Developer12,900 SAR
TIBCO Developer12,700 SAR
User Experience Designer12,900 SAR
VB Developer12,300 SAR
VB.NET Developer14,000 SAR

Developers and Programmers Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Developers and Programmers

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

  • Salary Range

    The Developers and Programmers salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 12,400 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 17,800 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 15,000 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Developers and Programmers are earning less than 15,000 SAR while the other half are earning more than 15,000 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 people working in Developers and Programmers are earning less than 12,300 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 12,300 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Developers and Programmers are earning less than 16,700 SAR while 25% are earning more than 16,700 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 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

Developers and Programmers Salary Forecast and Trend in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Developers and Programmers
Average Salary 2016
13,200 SAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
13,600 SAR
Average Salary 2018+3%
14,000 SAR
Average Salary 2019+2%
14,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Developers and Programmers salaries in Saudi Arabia are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Developers and Programmers Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia

85 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Developers and Programmers is 85 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 85 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.

Developers and Programmers VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Developers and Programmers and Information Technology monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Developers and Programmers, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Developers and Programmers salaries are 9% less than those of Information Technology. We also found out that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha14,100 SAR
Dammam14,600 SAR
Jeddah15,400 SAR
Khubar14,400 SAR
Mecca15,100 SAR
Medina14,900 SAR
Riyadh15,700 SAR
Tabuk13,500 SAR
Taif13,700 SAR
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