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Legal Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2019

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

18,505 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Legal in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 18,505 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Legal 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
Administrative Law Judge24,066 SAR
Arbitrator19,318 SAR
Associate Attorney17,884 SAR
Attorney23,635 SAR
Bailiff13,258 SAR
Barrister11,412 SAR
Candidate Attorney17,281 SAR
Conciliator14,221 SAR
Contracts Manager19,223 SAR
Contracts Negotiator18,071 SAR
Conveyancing Secretary10,397 SAR
Corporate Counsel17,351 SAR
Counsel17,080 SAR
Court Clerk10,830 SAR
Court Judicial Assistant14,177 SAR
Court Liaison Specialist15,056 SAR
Court Reporter17,097 SAR
Court Representative15,717 SAR
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer25,993 SAR
Immigration Executive24,395 SAR
In House Counsel15,648 SAR
Intellectual Property Specialist16,420 SAR
Judge Advocate23,750 SAR
Law Clerk10,701 SAR
Lawyer23,565 SAR
Legal Administrative Assistant11,810 SAR
Legal Advisor19,089 SAR
Legal Assistant11,613 SAR
Legal Associate14,436 SAR
Legal Consultant18,914 SAR
Legal Counsel18,477 SAR
Legal Editor14,680 SAR
Legal Executive17,893 SAR
Legal Executive Secretary12,077 SAR
Legal IP Officer10,228 SAR
Legal Officer11,199 SAR
Legal Services Director27,868 SAR
Legal Services Manager24,964 SAR
Legal Support Worker9,427 SAR
Legislative Liaison14,474 SAR
Litigation Attorney24,570 SAR
Litigation Paralegal22,371 SAR
Magistrate Judge25,219 SAR
Paralegal23,022 SAR
Patent Attorney24,544 SAR
Staff Attorney21,015 SAR

Legal Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Legal

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Legal salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 10,148 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 28,582 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 18,875 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Legal are earning less than 18,875 SAR while the other half are earning more than 18,875 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 Legal are earning less than 13,060 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 13,060 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Legal are earning less than 24,678 SAR while 25% are earning more than 24,678 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

Legal Salary Forecast and Trend in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Legal
Average Salary 2016    =  
16,886 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
17,511 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
18,054 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
18,505 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Legal 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.

Legal Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia

107 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Legal is 107 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 107 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.

Legal VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Legal and Legal monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Legal and All Jobs and we found that Legal salaries are 10% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha17,560 SAR
Dammam18,204 SAR
Jeddah19,218 SAR
Khubar17,954 SAR
Mecca18,881 SAR
Medina18,543 SAR
Riyadh19,554 SAR
Tabuk16,827 SAR
Taif17,151 SAR
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