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Secretary Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Secretary make in Saudi Arabia?

8,383 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Secretary in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 8,383 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Secretary salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Secretary Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Secretary

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Secretary salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 3,689 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 12,659 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 8,467 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secretary are earning less than 8,467 SAR while the other half are earning more than 8,467 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 Secretary are earning less than 5,470 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,470 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Secretary are earning less than 10,774 SAR while 25% are earning more than 10,774 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

Secretary Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
4,451 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +31%  
5,842 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +18%  
6,918 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +27%  
8,802 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +12%  
9,878 SAR
20+ Years    +20%  
11,807 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 Secretary salaries by experience level. A Secretary with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 4,451 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,842 SAR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,918 SAR per month, 18% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Secretary(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 8,802 SAR per month, 27% 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 9,878 SAR per month, 12% 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 11,807 SAR per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Secretary

Secretary Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
5,976 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +29%  
7,726 SAR
Master's Degree    +26%  
9,744 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 Secretary salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Secretary is 5,976 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 7,726 SAR per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,744 SAR per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Secretary


Secretary Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
7,713 SAR
Male    +16%  
8,928 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 Secretary employees in Saudi Arabia earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Secretary

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
7,294 SAR
Public Sector    +28%  
9,348 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 Secretary employees in Saudi Arabia earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Secretary

Secretary Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Secretary
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,717 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
8,003 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
8,227 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
8,383 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Secretary 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 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.

Secretary Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

48 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Secretary is 48 SAR. This means that the average Secretary in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 48 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.

Secretary VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Secretary and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Secretary, Administration / Reception / Secretarial, and All Jobs and we found that Secretary salaries are 17% less than those of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. We also found out that Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist14,113 SAR+68%
Administrative Aide6,648 SAR-21%
Administrative Analyst9,884 SAR+18%
Administrative Assistant8,632 SAR+3%
Administrative Associate8,370 SAR-0%
Administrative Manager10,391 SAR+24%
Administrative Receptionist7,860 SAR-6%
Board Secretary9,009 SAR+7%
Central Office Operator8,332 SAR-1%
Clerk6,865 SAR-18%
Commercial Administrator11,274 SAR+34%
Commissions Processor10,563 SAR+26%
Conveyancing Secretary8,541 SAR+2%
Document Controller7,803 SAR-7%
Document Management Specialist9,914 SAR+18%
Executive Assistant10,614 SAR+27%
Executive Personal Assistant11,966 SAR+43%
Executive Secretary9,859 SAR+18%
Front Desk Attendant9,132 SAR+9%
Front Desk Coordinator9,827 SAR+17%
Front Desk Manager12,008 SAR+43%
Group Services Manager16,590 SAR+98%
Head Receptionist10,953 SAR+31%
Key Account Assistant10,887 SAR+30%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator5,736 SAR-32%
Leasing Administrator9,607 SAR+15%
Legal Secretary9,554 SAR+14%
Librarian9,561 SAR+14%
Mailroom Manager8,523 SAR+2%
Management Support Secretary10,502 SAR+25%
Master Programme Coordinator14,368 SAR+71%
Medical Receptionist9,111 SAR+9%
Meeting and Event Assistant11,413 SAR+36%
Meeting and Event Manager15,429 SAR+84%
Night Manager12,033 SAR+44%
Office Administrator13,099 SAR+56%
Office Assistant7,215 SAR-14%
Office Manager11,117 SAR+33%
Office Services Coordinator10,038 SAR+20%
Operations Analyst12,300 SAR+47%
Operations Manager15,520 SAR+85%
Personal Assistant10,018 SAR+20%
Planning Assistant9,531 SAR+14%
Process Expert11,892 SAR+42%
Program Coordinator11,896 SAR+42%
Programme Assistant9,899 SAR+18%
Project Administrator13,963 SAR+67%
Project Coordinator13,942 SAR+66%
Reception Team Lead13,138 SAR+57%
Receptionist8,659 SAR+3%
Records Officer7,902 SAR-6%
Schedule Officer7,127 SAR-15%
School Secretary8,204 SAR-2%
Secretary8,383 SAR=
Switchboard Operator7,145 SAR-15%
Technical Program Manager13,895 SAR+66%
Technical Project Manager14,340 SAR+71%
Typist6,476 SAR-23%
Wayleave Officer7,084 SAR-15%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha8,300 SAR
Dammam8,464 SAR
Jeddah9,054 SAR
Khubar8,127 SAR
Mecca9,158 SAR
Medina9,253 SAR
Riyadh8,939 SAR
Tabuk7,720 SAR
Taif8,212 SAR
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