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Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a person working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment make in Saudi Arabia?

15,921 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 15,921 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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
3D Artist12,975 SAR
3D Designer13,557 SAR
3D Generalist13,368 SAR
3D Visualization Specialist13,124 SAR
Acrobatic Rigger12,057 SAR
Actor19,159 SAR
Associate Media Director15,391 SAR
Associate Producer18,875 SAR
Broadcast Associate12,136 SAR
Broadcast News Analyst14,196 SAR
Broadcast Technician10,604 SAR
Broadcasting Journalist15,674 SAR
Broadcasting Presenter19,244 SAR
Camera Equipment Repairer9,959 SAR
Cartoonist / Animator14,222 SAR
CAS Engineer15,348 SAR
Censorship Executive16,860 SAR
Choreographer15,018 SAR
Colorist9,451 SAR
Communications Manager20,473 SAR
Correspondent16,133 SAR
Dance Director15,445 SAR
Dancer13,451 SAR
Director of Photography17,310 SAR
Disc Jockey11,443 SAR
Editorial Assistant10,776 SAR
Events Manager14,989 SAR
Graphic Designer10,337 SAR
Illustrator12,164 SAR
Instructional Designer12,196 SAR
Journalist14,883 SAR
Makeup Artist12,509 SAR
Media Design Manager22,083 SAR
Media Equipment Operator10,744 SAR
Media Operations Manager19,716 SAR
Media Producer15,681 SAR
Media Product Development Manager20,905 SAR
Media Program Director24,766 SAR
Media Relations Manager23,726 SAR
Media Sales Manager25,415 SAR
Movement and Dance Coordinator15,161 SAR
Multimedia Coordinator13,909 SAR
Multimedia Designer12,164 SAR
Music Consultant13,156 SAR
Musician10,626 SAR
News Associate12,571 SAR
News Reporter17,053 SAR
Producer23,744 SAR
Product Designer11,962 SAR
Production Artist13,435 SAR
Production Assistant11,857 SAR
Production Director19,318 SAR
Production Technician9,869 SAR
Program Researcher15,981 SAR
Promotion Coordinator12,321 SAR
Sound Engineer15,401 SAR
Stage Technician9,890 SAR
Sub Editor11,544 SAR
Television Executive Producer27,080 SAR
Transmission Engineer13,885 SAR
Video Editor12,188 SAR
Video Producer14,440 SAR
Videographer12,597 SAR
Visual Designer13,517 SAR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 10,357 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 26,925 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 15,762 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 15,762 SAR while the other half are earning more than 15,762 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 11,753 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 11,753 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 20,916 SAR while 25% are earning more than 20,916 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

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Salary Forecast and Trend in Saudi Arabia

How do Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Average Salary 2016    =  
14,529 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
15,067 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
15,398 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
15,921 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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 3% 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.

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia

92 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment is 92 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 92 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.

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment and Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment and All Jobs and we found that Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha15,108 SAR
Dammam15,662 SAR
Jeddah16,534 SAR
Khubar15,447 SAR
Mecca16,244 SAR
Medina15,954 SAR
Riyadh16,823 SAR
Tabuk14,477 SAR
Taif14,756 SAR
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