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Beauty Therapist Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a Beauty Therapist make in Saudi Arabia?


Average Monthly Salary
13,000 SAR
( 156,000 SAR yearly)

LOW
6,500
SAR
AVERAGE
13,000
SAR
HIGH
20,200
SAR

A person working as a Beauty Therapist in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 13,000 SAR per month. Salaries range from 6,500 SAR (lowest) to 20,200 SAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Beauty Therapist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Beauty Therapist Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Beauty Therapist
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Beauty Therapist salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 6,500 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 20,200 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 13,000 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Beauty Therapist(s) are earning less than 13,000 SAR while the other half are earning more than 13,000 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 Beauty Therapist(s) are earning less than 8,780 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,780 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Beauty Therapist(s) are earning less than 16,600 SAR while 25% are earning more than 16,600 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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Beauty Therapist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Beauty Therapist
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Beauty Therapist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Beauty Therapist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 7,800 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,300 SAR per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 13,800 SAR per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Beauty Therapist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 16,500 SAR per month, 19% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 17,800 SAR per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 19,100 SAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Beauty Therapist average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
7,800 SAR
2 - 5 Years+32%
10,300 SAR
5 - 10 Years+34%
13,800 SAR
10 - 15 Years+19%
16,500 SAR
15 - 20 Years+8%
17,800 SAR
20+ Years+7%
19,100 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Beauty Therapist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Beauty Therapist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Beauty Therapist
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Beauty Therapist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Beauty Therapist is 11,600 SAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 18,400 SAR per month, 59% more than someone having a High School degree.


Beauty Therapist average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

High School
11,600 SAR
Certificate or Diploma+59%
18,400 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Beauty Therapist Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Beauty Therapist employees in Saudi Arabia earn 6% less than their female counterparts on average.

Male
12,600 SAR
Female+6%
13,400 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Saudi Arabia for all Careers

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Beauty Therapist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Beauty Therapist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Beauty Therapist

Beauty Therapist(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Saudi Arabia / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Saudi Arabia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Beauty Therapist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Beauty Therapist
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A Beauty Therapist is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
54%
No Bonus
46%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Beauty Therapist Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia


75 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 75 SAR. This means that the average Beauty Therapist in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 75 SAR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Beauty Therapist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Beauty Therapist and Fitness / Hair / Beauty monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Beauty Therapist is 6% less than that of Fitness / Hair / Beauty. Also, Fitness / Hair / Beauty salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aromatherapist17,400 SAR+34%
Art Therapist11,900 SAR-9%
Assistant Spa Manager12,800 SAR-2%
Beauty Advisor12,800 SAR-2%
Beauty Educator14,400 SAR+11%
Beauty Shop Coordinator8,990 SAR-31%
Beauty Supply Manager21,800 SAR+68%
Beauty Therapist13,000 SAR-0%
Cosmetic Sales6,810 SAR-48%
Cosmetologist10,900 SAR-16%
Day Spa Manager22,700 SAR+75%
Esthetician5,680 SAR-56%
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator13,500 SAR+4%
Fitness Instructor8,880 SAR-32%
Hair Replacement Specialist19,400 SAR+49%
Hair Stylist6,980 SAR-46%
Health Coach16,000 SAR+23%
Massage Therapist9,130 SAR-30%
Masseur7,940 SAR-39%
Natural Remedy Consultant18,000 SAR+38%
Naturopath and Acupuncturist7,190 SAR-45%
Occupational Therapist10,300 SAR-21%
Occupational Therapy Assistant7,690 SAR-41%
Physical Therapy Attendant7,550 SAR-42%
Recreational Therapist9,660 SAR-26%
Salon Assistant7,420 SAR-43%
Salon Manager20,200 SAR+55%
Spa Manager22,300 SAR+71%
Spa Supervisor17,300 SAR+33%
Sport and Recreation Manager22,800 SAR+75%
Tattoo Artist5,680 SAR-56%
Weight Loss Consultant22,500 SAR+73%
Yoga Instructor14,800 SAR+14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha12,600 SAR
Dammam12,700 SAR
Jeddah13,800 SAR
Khubar13,000 SAR
Mecca13,000 SAR
Medina13,500 SAR
Riyadh13,200 SAR
Tabuk11,400 SAR
Taif12,600 SAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
16,000 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,200 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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