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 salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 5,800 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 19,000 SAR per month (maximum 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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.
|Certificate or Diploma||+72%|
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
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.
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.
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||11,600 SAR||-4%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||9,470 SAR||-22%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||18,200 SAR||+51%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||18,600 SAR||+54%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||8,230 SAR||-32%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||14,500 SAR||+20%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||10,500 SAR||-13%|
|Bakery Manager||15,600 SAR||+29%|
|Bakery Superintendent||12,700 SAR||+5%|
|Banquet Manager||12,800 SAR||+6%|
|Banquet Server||10,200 SAR||-16%|
|Bar Attendant||10,500 SAR||-13%|
|Bar Manager||15,700 SAR||+30%|
|Bar Supervisor||12,100 SAR||+0%|
|Beverage Manager||15,000 SAR||+24%|
|Bistro Attendant||9,480 SAR||-21%|
|Buffet Chef||14,200 SAR||+18%|
|Buffet Host||8,820 SAR||-27%|
|Buffet Manager||14,400 SAR||+19%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||8,850 SAR||-27%|
|Cafeteria Manager||13,300 SAR||+10%|
|Cake Decorator||10,700 SAR||-11%|
|Casino Shift Manager||18,600 SAR||+54%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||12,300 SAR||+2%|
|Club Manager||17,200 SAR||+42%|
|Cluster Director||20,700 SAR||+71%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||19,400 SAR||+61%|
|Cocktail Server||9,330 SAR||-23%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||17,600 SAR||+46%|
|Confectionery Baker||10,100 SAR||-16%|
|Conference Services Manager||13,800 SAR||+14%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||15,300 SAR||+27%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||13,800 SAR||+14%|
|Culinary Assistant||10,400 SAR||-14%|
|Culinary Associate||11,100 SAR||-8%|
|Dietary Aide||12,200 SAR||+1%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||13,500 SAR||+12%|
|Duty Manager||15,500 SAR||+28%|
|Events Coordinator||12,500 SAR||+4%|
|Executive Chef||14,200 SAR||+18%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||11,900 SAR||-1%|
|Fast Food Cook||12,000 SAR||-1%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||13,800 SAR||+14%|
|Fine Dining Cook||14,200 SAR||+18%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||15,100 SAR||+25%|
|Fleet Manager||16,500 SAR||+37%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||16,200 SAR||+34%|
|Food Consultant||18,600 SAR||+54%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||15,100 SAR||+25%|
|Food Server||9,530 SAR||-21%|
|Food Service Director||17,000 SAR||+41%|
|Food Service Manager||16,400 SAR||+36%|
|Food Service Sales||14,900 SAR||+23%|
|Food Service Worker||10,200 SAR||-16%|
|Front Desk Agent||11,200 SAR||-7%|
|Front Office Manager||14,600 SAR||+21%|
|Guest Service Executive||16,900 SAR||+40%|
|Guest Service Representative||12,500 SAR||+4%|
|Head Concierge||12,300 SAR||+2%|
|Hospitality Director||23,500 SAR||+95%|
|Hostess / Host||12,500 SAR||+4%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||9,370 SAR||-22%|
|Hotel Maid||6,590 SAR||-45%|
|Hotel Manager||23,600 SAR||+95%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||19,300 SAR||+60%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||16,200 SAR||+34%|
|Hotel Staff||11,300 SAR||-6%|
|Inventory Coordinator||11,200 SAR||-7%|
|Kitchen Manager||13,700 SAR||+13%|
|Kitchen Staff||10,500 SAR||-13%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||12,200 SAR||+1%|
|Line Cook||12,900 SAR||+7%|
|Luggage Porter||6,480 SAR||-46%|
|Motel Manager||15,600 SAR||+29%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||8,020 SAR||-34%|
|Production Operator||8,810 SAR||-27%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||11,200 SAR||-7%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||19,500 SAR||+61%|
|Restaurant Manager||19,700 SAR||+63%|
|Room Reservations Manager||17,700 SAR||+47%|
|Room Service Manager||17,500 SAR||+45%|
|Sous Chef||12,300 SAR||+2%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||15,300 SAR||+27%|
|Tour Consultant||14,400 SAR||+19%|
|Travel Agent||13,000 SAR||+8%|
|Travel Consultant||13,500 SAR||+12%|
|Waiter / Waitress||9,520 SAR||-21%|