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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology make in Saudi Arabia?

17,935 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 17,935 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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 Pharmacist13,855 SAR
Assistant Pharmacy Director25,393 SAR
Associate Medical Affairs Director23,932 SAR
Bioinformatics Scientist22,640 SAR
Bioinformatics Technician15,032 SAR
Biological Scientist24,293 SAR
Biological Technician14,569 SAR
Biomedical Engineer13,692 SAR
Biomedical Engineering Director19,756 SAR
Biostatistician16,612 SAR
Biotechnologist 15,906 SAR
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager13,881 SAR
Chemical Process Technician14,066 SAR
Clinical Consultant15,722 SAR
Clinical Data Manager17,833 SAR
Clinical Data Specialist15,340 SAR
Clinical Operations Manager19,557 SAR
Clinical Pharmacist17,316 SAR
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist19,902 SAR
Clinical Programmer10,583 SAR
Clinical Project Manager15,536 SAR
Clinical Research Associate15,439 SAR
Clinical Research Manager20,220 SAR
Clinical Study Manager20,013 SAR
Compliance Specialist18,539 SAR
Cytology Laboratory Technologist14,886 SAR
Cytotechnologist14,753 SAR
GCP Auditor16,178 SAR
Hospital Pharmacy Technician15,271 SAR
Manufacturing Engineer15,589 SAR
Medical Affairs Director23,594 SAR
Medical Representative 12,372 SAR
Medical Science Liaison16,735 SAR
Molecular and Cellular Biologist19,001 SAR
Nuclear Pharmacist2,238 SAR
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead25,786 SAR
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager22,254 SAR
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer16,725 SAR
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager17,723 SAR
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor20,017 SAR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant14,466 SAR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist15,597 SAR
Pharmaceutical Research Associate18,525 SAR
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist19,906 SAR
Pharmaceutical Researcher22,697 SAR
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager20,521 SAR
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager22,387 SAR
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative12,321 SAR
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager19,047 SAR
Pharmaceutical Team Leader18,738 SAR
Pharmaceutical Technologist13,977 SAR
Pharmacist18,139 SAR
Pharmacy Aide13,327 SAR
Pharmacy Manager25,968 SAR
Pharmacy Stock Controller12,318 SAR
Pharmacy Technician12,009 SAR
Records Management Coordinator11,689 SAR
Shift Encapsulator12,916 SAR
Staff Pharmacist17,351 SAR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 2,279 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 26,925 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 17,217 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 17,217 SAR while the other half are earning more than 17,217 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 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 8,773 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,773 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 20,305 SAR while 25% are earning more than 20,305 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

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Salary Forecast and Trend in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Average Salary 2016    =  
16,803 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
17,425 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
17,652 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
17,935 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia

103 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is 103 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 103 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and All Jobs and we found that Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha17,019 SAR
Dammam17,643 SAR
Jeddah18,625 SAR
Khubar17,401 SAR
Mecca18,299 SAR
Medina17,971 SAR
Riyadh18,951 SAR
Tabuk16,308 SAR
Taif16,622 SAR
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