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Executive Chef Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does an Executive Chef make in Saudi Arabia?

14,233 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Executive Chef in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 14,233 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Executive Chef salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Executive Chef Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Executive Chef

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Executive Chef salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 6,974 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 20,780 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 13,664 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Executive Chef are earning less than 13,664 SAR while the other half are earning more than 13,664 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 as Executive Chef are earning less than 9,287 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,287 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Executive Chef are earning less than 15,844 SAR while 25% are earning more than 15,844 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

Executive Chef Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
8,217 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +29%  
10,564 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +17%  
12,358 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +15%  
14,153 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +21%  
17,190 SAR
20+ Years    +16%  
19,883 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Executive Chef salaries by experience level. An Executive Chef with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 8,217 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,564 SAR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,358 SAR per month, 17% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Executive Chef(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 14,153 SAR per month, 15% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 17,190 SAR per month, 21% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 19,883 SAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Executive Chef

Executive Chef Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
10,702 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +30%  
13,877 SAR
Master's Degree    +25%  
17,329 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Executive Chef salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Executive Chef is 10,702 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 13,877 SAR per month, 30% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 17,329 SAR per month, 25% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Executive Chef


Executive Chef Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
13,237 SAR
Male    +14%  
15,087 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Executive Chef employees in Saudi Arabia earn 14% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Executive Chef

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
12,525 SAR
Public Sector    +26%  
15,798 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Executive Chef employees in Saudi Arabia earn 26% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Executive Chef

Executive Chef Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

How are Executive Chef salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Executive Chef
Average Salary 2016    =  
13,336 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
13,829 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
14,009 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
14,233 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Executive Chef salaries in Saudi Arabia are on the rise 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.

Executive Chef Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

82 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Executive Chef is 82 SAR. This means that the average Executive Chef in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 82 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.

Executive Chef VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Executive Chef and Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Executive Chef, Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering, and All Jobs and we found that Executive Chef salaries are 3% more than those of Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. We also found out that Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder11,556 SAR-19%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper9,471 SAR-33%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director18,165 SAR+28%
Assistant Hospitality Manager18,582 SAR+31%
Assistant Storekeeper8,232 SAR-42%
Assistant Tour Manager14,508 SAR+2%
Baker and Pastrycook10,543 SAR-26%
Bakery Manager15,623 SAR+10%
Bakery Superintendent12,706 SAR-11%
Banquet Manager12,798 SAR-10%
Banquet Server10,178 SAR-28%
Bar Attendant10,469 SAR-26%
Bar Manager15,749 SAR+11%
Bar Supervisor12,051 SAR-15%
Barista10,377 SAR-27%
Bartender10,577 SAR-26%
Bellman8,147 SAR-43%
Beverage Manager15,029 SAR+6%
Bistro Attendant9,475 SAR-33%
Buffet Chef14,154 SAR-1%
Buffet Host8,819 SAR-38%
Buffet Manager14,371 SAR+1%
Butcher and Slaughterer8,849 SAR-38%
Cafeteria Manager13,342 SAR-6%
Cake Decorator10,749 SAR-24%
Casino Shift Manager18,576 SAR+31%
Chain Store Customer Support12,309 SAR-14%
Chef13,451 SAR-5%
Club Manager17,180 SAR+21%
Cluster Director20,662 SAR+45%
Cluster Revenue Manager19,450 SAR+37%
Cocktail Server9,333 SAR-34%
Coffee Shop Manager17,642 SAR+24%
Concierge9,436 SAR-34%
Confectionery Baker10,113 SAR-29%
Conference Services Manager13,811 SAR-3%
Cook12,075 SAR-15%
Corporate Sous Chef15,324 SAR+8%
Corporate Travel Consultant13,801 SAR-3%
Croupier12,499 SAR-12%
Culinary Assistant10,431 SAR-27%
Culinary Associate11,150 SAR-22%
Dietary Aide12,245 SAR-14%
Dining Room Supervisor13,481 SAR-5%
Dishwasher6,106 SAR-57%
Duty Manager15,504 SAR+9%
Events Coordinator12,465 SAR-12%
Executive Chef14,233 SAR=
Executive Pastry Chef11,908 SAR-16%
Fast Food Cook11,966 SAR-16%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor13,774 SAR-3%
Fine Dining Cook14,189 SAR-0%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef15,116 SAR+6%
Fleet Manager16,493 SAR+16%
Food and Beverage Manager16,184 SAR+14%
Food Consultant18,558 SAR+30%
Food Safety Coordinator15,090 SAR+6%
Food Server9,527 SAR-33%
Food Service Director17,043 SAR+20%
Food Service Manager16,358 SAR+15%
Food Service Sales14,857 SAR+4%
Food Service Worker10,206 SAR-28%
Front Desk Agent11,216 SAR-21%
Front Office Manager14,576 SAR+2%
Guest Service Executive16,860 SAR+18%
Guest Service Representative12,509 SAR-12%
Head Concierge12,281 SAR-14%
Hospitality Director23,469 SAR+65%
Hostess / Host12,509 SAR-12%
Hotel Desk Clerk9,368 SAR-34%
Hotel Maid6,595 SAR-54%
Hotel Manager23,594 SAR+66%
Hotel Sales Manager19,337 SAR+36%
Hotel Service Supervisor16,249 SAR+14%
Hotel Staff11,305 SAR-21%
Inventory Coordinator11,227 SAR-21%
Kitchen Manager13,745 SAR-3%
Kitchen Staff10,508 SAR-26%
Kitchen Supervisor12,185 SAR-14%
Line Cook12,930 SAR-9%
Luggage Porter6,476 SAR-55%
Motel Manager15,616 SAR+10%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant8,022 SAR-44%
Production Operator8,811 SAR-38%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator11,221 SAR-21%
Receptionist11,458 SAR-19%
Regional Restaurant Manager19,488 SAR+37%
Restaurant Manager19,696 SAR+38%
Room Reservations Manager17,676 SAR+24%
Room Service Manager17,522 SAR+23%
Sous Chef12,294 SAR-14%
Supervisor of Food Services15,347 SAR+8%
Tour Consultant14,424 SAR+1%
Travel Agent13,011 SAR-9%
Travel Consultant13,548 SAR-5%
Waiter / Waitress9,521 SAR-33%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha13,457 SAR
Dammam14,461 SAR
Jeddah15,672 SAR
Khubar13,509 SAR
Mecca15,264 SAR
Medina14,860 SAR
Riyadh14,553 SAR
Tabuk13,012 SAR
Taif13,503 SAR
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