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Photography Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a person working in Photography make in Saudi Arabia?

13,877 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Photography in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 13,877 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Photography 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 Photographer9,417 SAR
Mini-Lab Operator10,663 SAR
Photo Research Manager17,933 SAR
Photo Retoucher10,543 SAR
Photographer13,321 SAR
Photography Production Supervisor15,937 SAR
Studio Manager16,894 SAR

Photography Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Photography

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Photography salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 10,148 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 18,019 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 14,293 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Photography are earning less than 14,293 SAR while the other half are earning more than 14,293 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 Photography are earning less than 10,998 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 10,998 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Photography are earning less than 17,125 SAR while 25% are earning more than 17,125 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

Photography Salary Forecast and Trend in Saudi Arabia

How do Photography salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Photography
Average Salary 2016    =  
12,553 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
13,017 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
13,460 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
13,877 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Photography 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 3% 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.

Photography Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia

80 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Photography is 80 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 80 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.

Photography VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Photography and Photography monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Photography and All Jobs and we found that Photography salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha13,168 SAR
Dammam13,651 SAR
Jeddah14,411 SAR
Khubar13,464 SAR
Mecca14,159 SAR
Medina13,905 SAR
Riyadh14,664 SAR
Tabuk12,618 SAR
Taif12,861 SAR
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