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Cook Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a Cook make in Saudi Arabia?


Average Monthly Salary
12,100 SAR
( 145,000 SAR yearly)

LOW
5,800
SAR
AVERAGE
12,100
SAR
HIGH
19,000
SAR

A person working as a Cook in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 12,100 SAR per month. Salaries range from 5,800 SAR (lowest) to 19,000 SAR (highest).

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

Cook Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

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

  • Salary Range

    Cook salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 5,800 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 19,000 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 12,600 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Cook(s) are earning less than 12,600 SAR while the other half are earning more than 12,600 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 Cook(s) are earning less than 8,260 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,260 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Cook(s) are earning less than 16,400 SAR while 25% are earning more than 16,400 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

Cook Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Cook
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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 Cook salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Cook with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,780 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,610 SAR per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,600 SAR per month, 31% 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, Cook(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 15,500 SAR per month, 23% 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 16,500 SAR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 18,100 SAR per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Cook average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
6,780 SAR
2 - 5 Years+42%
9,610 SAR
5 - 10 Years+31%
12,600 SAR
10 - 15 Years+23%
15,500 SAR
15 - 20 Years+6%
16,500 SAR
20+ Years+10%
18,100 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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Cook Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Cook
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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 Cook salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Cook is 9,090 SAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 15,700 SAR per month, 72% more than someone having a High School degree.


Cook average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

High School
9,090 SAR
Certificate or Diploma+72%
15,700 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Cook Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Cook
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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 Cook employees in Saudi Arabia earn 12% more than their female counterparts.

Female
11,700 SAR
Male+12%
13,000 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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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Cook employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
16,200 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Cook Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Cook
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Average Salary 2016
10,800 SAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
11,200 SAR
Average Salary 2018+3%
11,600 SAR
Average Salary 2019+2%
11,900 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Cook salaries in Saudi Arabia are on the rise in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Cook Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia


70 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 70 SAR. This means that the average Cook in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 70 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.

Cook VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Cook and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Cook is 13% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder11,600 SAR-4%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper9,470 SAR-22%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director18,200 SAR+51%
Assistant Hospitality Manager18,600 SAR+54%
Assistant Storekeeper8,230 SAR-32%
Assistant Tour Manager14,500 SAR+20%
Baker and Pastrycook10,500 SAR-13%
Bakery Manager15,600 SAR+29%
Bakery Superintendent12,700 SAR+5%
Banquet Manager12,800 SAR+6%
Banquet Server10,200 SAR-16%
Bar Attendant10,500 SAR-13%
Bar Manager15,700 SAR+30%
Bar Supervisor12,100 SAR+0%
Barista10,400 SAR-14%
Bartender10,600 SAR-12%
Bellman8,150 SAR-33%
Beverage Manager15,000 SAR+24%
Bistro Attendant9,480 SAR-21%
Buffet Chef14,200 SAR+18%
Buffet Host8,820 SAR-27%
Buffet Manager14,400 SAR+19%
Butcher and Slaughterer8,850 SAR-27%
Cafeteria Manager13,300 SAR+10%
Cake Decorator10,700 SAR-11%
Casino Shift Manager18,600 SAR+54%
Chain Store Customer Support12,300 SAR+2%
Chef13,500 SAR+12%
Club Manager17,200 SAR+42%
Cluster Director20,700 SAR+71%
Cluster Revenue Manager19,400 SAR+61%
Cocktail Server9,330 SAR-23%
Coffee Shop Manager17,600 SAR+46%
Concierge9,440 SAR-22%
Confectionery Baker10,100 SAR-16%
Conference Services Manager13,800 SAR+14%
Cook12,100 SAR+0%
Corporate Sous Chef15,300 SAR+27%
Corporate Travel Consultant13,800 SAR+14%
Croupier12,500 SAR+4%
Culinary Assistant10,400 SAR-14%
Culinary Associate11,100 SAR-8%
Dietary Aide12,200 SAR+1%
Dining Room Supervisor13,500 SAR+12%
Dishwasher6,110 SAR-49%
Duty Manager15,500 SAR+28%
Events Coordinator12,500 SAR+4%
Executive Chef14,200 SAR+18%
Executive Pastry Chef11,900 SAR-1%
Fast Food Cook12,000 SAR-1%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor13,800 SAR+14%
Fine Dining Cook14,200 SAR+18%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef15,100 SAR+25%
Fleet Manager16,500 SAR+37%
Food and Beverage Manager16,200 SAR+34%
Food Consultant18,600 SAR+54%
Food Safety Coordinator15,100 SAR+25%
Food Server9,530 SAR-21%
Food Service Director17,000 SAR+41%
Food Service Manager16,400 SAR+36%
Food Service Sales14,900 SAR+23%
Food Service Worker10,200 SAR-16%
Front Desk Agent11,200 SAR-7%
Front Office Manager14,600 SAR+21%
Guest Service Executive16,900 SAR+40%
Guest Service Representative12,500 SAR+4%
Head Concierge12,300 SAR+2%
Hospitality Director23,500 SAR+95%
Hostess / Host12,500 SAR+4%
Hotel Desk Clerk9,370 SAR-22%
Hotel Maid6,590 SAR-45%
Hotel Manager23,600 SAR+95%
Hotel Sales Manager19,300 SAR+60%
Hotel Service Supervisor16,200 SAR+34%
Hotel Staff11,300 SAR-6%
Inventory Coordinator11,200 SAR-7%
Kitchen Manager13,700 SAR+13%
Kitchen Staff10,500 SAR-13%
Kitchen Supervisor12,200 SAR+1%
Line Cook12,900 SAR+7%
Luggage Porter6,480 SAR-46%
Motel Manager15,600 SAR+29%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant8,020 SAR-34%
Production Operator8,810 SAR-27%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator11,200 SAR-7%
Receptionist11,500 SAR-5%
Regional Restaurant Manager19,500 SAR+61%
Restaurant Manager19,700 SAR+63%
Room Reservations Manager17,700 SAR+47%
Room Service Manager17,500 SAR+45%
Sous Chef12,300 SAR+2%
Supervisor of Food Services15,300 SAR+27%
Tour Consultant14,400 SAR+19%
Travel Agent13,000 SAR+8%
Travel Consultant13,500 SAR+12%
Waiter / Waitress9,520 SAR-21%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha11,400 SAR
Dammam12,100 SAR
Jeddah13,000 SAR
Khubar11,500 SAR
Mecca12,700 SAR
Medina12,400 SAR
Riyadh13,300 SAR
Tabuk11,000 SAR
Taif11,400 SAR
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