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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2021

How much money does a person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
15,000 SAR
( 180,000 SAR yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 15,000 SAR per month. Salaries range from 5,470 SAR (lowest average) to 34,800 SAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining careers. 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
Assistant Yard Manager14,300 SAR
Associate Analyst16,000 SAR
Associate Landman6,720 SAR
Auxiliary Equipment Operator5,950 SAR
Biomass Plant Technician7,220 SAR
Biomass Power Plant Manager20,500 SAR
Chemical Plant Operator11,700 SAR
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer15,200 SAR
Completions Engineer13,600 SAR
Cost Controller10,900 SAR
Crude Oil Marketing Representative16,300 SAR
Dispatcher5,920 SAR
Distribution Manager20,600 SAR
Dragline Operator6,940 SAR
Driller Offsider5,070 SAR
Dump Truck Driver5,980 SAR
Electric and Gas Operations Manager32,300 SAR
Energy Advisor22,900 SAR
Energy Analyst19,800 SAR
Energy Auditor19,100 SAR
Energy Dispatch Director24,100 SAR
Energy Technical Assistant8,740 SAR
Energy Technical Manager18,200 SAR
Energy Technical Trainer13,200 SAR
Exploration Manager26,700 SAR
Field Safety Auditor16,400 SAR
Fluids Engineer14,400 SAR
Fuel Cell Engineer15,800 SAR
Fuel Cell Technician7,480 SAR
Fuels Handler7,060 SAR
Gas Compressor Operator6,170 SAR
Gas Distribution Plant Operator12,500 SAR
Gas Supply Manager22,800 SAR
Geologist26,800 SAR
Geophysicist26,600 SAR
Geothermal Production Manager26,100 SAR
Geothermal Technician10,600 SAR
HSE Engineer15,200 SAR
HSE Officer9,150 SAR
HSEQ Administrator10,700 SAR
Inspector13,200 SAR
Instructor11,900 SAR
Instrument Designer12,000 SAR
Lead Technical Field Advisor19,900 SAR
Logistics and Tool Coordinator13,200 SAR
Maintenance Engineer14,600 SAR
Maintenance Superintendent13,600 SAR
Material Controller9,730 SAR
Mine Engineer14,300 SAR
Mine Surveyor15,300 SAR
Mining Project Administrator13,200 SAR
Mining Project Assistant10,200 SAR
Mining Project Controls Consultant16,000 SAR
Mining Project Coordinator13,300 SAR
Mining Project Engineer14,100 SAR
Mining Project Manager18,100 SAR
Mining Site Manager19,300 SAR
Mining Team Leader15,600 SAR
NDT Technician8,760 SAR
Oil Service Unit Operator7,790 SAR
Oil Trader18,700 SAR
Oilwell Pumper5,500 SAR
Petroleum Engineer 16,200 SAR
Petroleum Geologist26,100 SAR
Petroleum Pump System Operator8,070 SAR
Pipeline Technician5,520 SAR
Power Coordinator8,980 SAR
Power Plant Operations Manager27,900 SAR
Power Plant Operator11,400 SAR
Radio Operator6,480 SAR
Reliability Engineer14,000 SAR
Reservoir Engineer14,000 SAR
Risk Analyst17,600 SAR
Roughneck15,600 SAR
Scaffolder9,590 SAR
Shutdown Engineer12,700 SAR
Solar Energy Installation Manager20,600 SAR
Solar Energy Systems Engineer15,800 SAR
Solar Photovoltaic Installer9,920 SAR
Solar Thermal Technician9,340 SAR
Supply Operations Manager23,200 SAR
Sustainability Specialist23,500 SAR
System Development Advisor16,700 SAR
Tanker Truck Driver6,010 SAR
Utility Operator7,710 SAR
Wind Energy Project Manager19,500 SAR

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 5,470 SAR per month (minimum average salary) to 34,800 SAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 15,300 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 15,300 SAR while the other half are earning more than 15,300 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 9,360 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,360 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 25,600 SAR while 25% are earning more than 25,600 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Saudi Arabia costs anywhere from 83,500 Saudi Riyal(s) to 251,000 Saudi Riyal(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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 employees in Saudi Arabia who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

15,700 SAR
14,100 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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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Saudi Arabia Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2020. 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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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

47% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% 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
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia

87 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 87 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 87 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha14,300 SAR
Dammam14,800 SAR
Jeddah15,600 SAR
Khubar14,600 SAR
Mecca15,300 SAR
Medina15,100 SAR
Riyadh15,900 SAR
Tabuk13,700 SAR
Taif13,900 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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