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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2019

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

15,884 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 15,884 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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
Assistant Yard Manager14,381 SAR
Associate Analyst15,997 SAR
Associate Landman10,997 SAR
Auxiliary Equipment Operator8,331 SAR
Biomass Plant Technician9,826 SAR
Biomass Power Plant Manager16,298 SAR
Chemical Plant Operator18,795 SAR
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer15,395 SAR
Completions Engineer13,620 SAR
Cost Controller12,885 SAR
Crude Oil Marketing Representative16,314 SAR
Dispatcher8,152 SAR
Distribution Manager19,204 SAR
Dragline Operator9,170 SAR
Driller Offsider7,679 SAR
Dump Truck Driver8,517 SAR
Electric and Gas Operations Manager21,120 SAR
Energy Advisor20,518 SAR
Energy Analyst18,563 SAR
Energy Auditor19,092 SAR
Energy Dispatch Director19,401 SAR
Energy Technical Assistant12,455 SAR
Energy Technical Manager17,215 SAR
Energy Technical Trainer14,152 SAR
Exploration Manager23,955 SAR
Field Safety Auditor16,366 SAR
Fluids Engineer14,353 SAR
Fuel Cell Engineer15,829 SAR
Fuel Cell Technician10,862 SAR
Fuels Handler10,533 SAR
Gas Compressor Operator8,379 SAR
Gas Distribution Plant Operator12,718 SAR
Gas Supply Manager20,064 SAR
Geologist21,917 SAR
Geophysicist21,996 SAR
Geothermal Production Manager23,795 SAR
Geothermal Technician12,923 SAR
HSE Engineer15,180 SAR
HSE Officer11,590 SAR
HSEQ Administrator13,578 SAR
Inspector13,509 SAR
Instructor14,862 SAR
Instrument Designer12,867 SAR
Lead Technical Field Advisor19,696 SAR
Logistics and Tool Coordinator15,372 SAR
Maintenance Engineer14,639 SAR
Maintenance Superintendent16,078 SAR
Material Controller12,459 SAR
Mine Engineer14,282 SAR
Mine Surveyor15,342 SAR
Mining Project Administrator13,841 SAR
Mining Project Assistant12,682 SAR
Mining Project Controls Consultant14,728 SAR
Mining Project Coordinator14,593 SAR
Mining Project Engineer14,085 SAR
Mining Project Manager18,140 SAR
Mining Site Manager17,094 SAR
Mining Team Leader15,643 SAR
NDT Technician12,649 SAR
Oil Service Unit Operator11,758 SAR
Oil Trader18,732 SAR
Oilwell Pumper8,174 SAR
Petroleum Engineer 16,234 SAR
Petroleum Geologist22,720 SAR
Petroleum Pump System Operator11,866 SAR
Pipeline Technician10,767 SAR
Power Coordinator11,818 SAR
Power Plant Operations Manager23,278 SAR
Power Plant Operator16,027 SAR
Radio Operator10,198 SAR
Reliability Engineer14,024 SAR
Reservoir Engineer14,044 SAR
Risk Analyst17,566 SAR
Roughneck15,594 SAR
Scaffolder11,985 SAR
Shutdown Engineer13,502 SAR
Solar Energy Installation Manager18,850 SAR
Solar Energy Systems Engineer15,846 SAR
Solar Photovoltaic Installer13,849 SAR
Solar Thermal Technician13,729 SAR
Supply Operations Manager23,038 SAR
Sustainability Specialist20,974 SAR
System Development Advisor16,663 SAR
Tanker Truck Driver10,018 SAR
Utility Operator11,285 SAR
Wind Energy Project Manager15,694 SAR

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 8,284 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 24,854 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 16,043 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 16,043 SAR while the other half are earning more than 16,043 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 10,947 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 10,947 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 20,858 SAR while 25% are earning more than 20,858 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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Salary Forecast and Trend in Saudi Arabia

How do Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
Average Salary 2016    =  
14,622 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
15,163 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
15,588 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
15,884 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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.

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

92 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining and All Jobs and we found that Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha15,073 SAR
Dammam15,626 SAR
Jeddah16,496 SAR
Khubar15,411 SAR
Mecca16,206 SAR
Medina15,916 SAR
Riyadh16,784 SAR
Tabuk14,443 SAR
Taif14,721 SAR
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