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Waiter / Waitress Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Waiter / Waitress make in Saudi Arabia?

9,521 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Waiter / Waitress in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 9,521 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Waiter / Waitress salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Waiter / Waitress Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Waiter / Waitress

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Waiter / Waitress salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 4,189 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 14,377 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 9,617 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Waiter / Waitress are earning less than 9,617 SAR while the other half are earning more than 9,617 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 Waiter / Waitress are earning less than 6,213 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,213 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Waiter / Waitress are earning less than 12,237 SAR while 25% are earning more than 12,237 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

Waiter / Waitress Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
5,055 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +31%  
6,634 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +18%  
7,857 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +27%  
9,996 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +12%  
11,219 SAR
20+ Years    +20%  
13,409 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 Waiter / Waitress salaries by experience level. A Waiter / Waitress with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 5,055 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,634 SAR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 7,857 SAR per month, 18% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Waiter / Waitress(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 9,996 SAR per month, 27% 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 11,219 SAR per month, 12% 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 13,409 SAR per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Waiter / Waitress

Waiter / Waitress Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
6,787 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +29%  
8,774 SAR
Master's Degree    +26%  
11,066 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 Waiter / Waitress salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Waiter / Waitress is 6,787 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 8,774 SAR per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 11,066 SAR per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Waiter / Waitress


Waiter / Waitress Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
8,760 SAR
Male    +16%  
10,140 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 Waiter / Waitress employees in Saudi Arabia earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Waiter / Waitress

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
8,284 SAR
Public Sector    +28%  
10,616 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 Waiter / Waitress employees in Saudi Arabia earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Waiter / Waitress

Waiter / Waitress Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Waiter / Waitress
Average Salary 2016    =  
8,765 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
9,089 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
9,344 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
9,521 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Waiter / Waitress 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.

Waiter / Waitress Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

55 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Waiter / Waitress is 55 SAR. This means that the average Waiter / Waitress in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 55 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.

Waiter / Waitress VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Waiter / Waitress and Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Waiter / Waitress, Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering, and All Jobs and we found that Waiter / Waitress salaries are 31% less 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+21%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper9,471 SAR-1%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director18,165 SAR+91%
Assistant Hospitality Manager18,582 SAR+95%
Assistant Storekeeper8,232 SAR-14%
Assistant Tour Manager14,508 SAR+52%
Baker and Pastrycook10,543 SAR+11%
Bakery Manager15,623 SAR+64%
Bakery Superintendent12,706 SAR+33%
Banquet Manager12,798 SAR+34%
Banquet Server10,178 SAR+7%
Bar Attendant10,469 SAR+10%
Bar Manager15,749 SAR+65%
Bar Supervisor12,051 SAR+27%
Barista10,377 SAR+9%
Bartender10,577 SAR+11%
Bellman8,147 SAR-14%
Beverage Manager15,029 SAR+58%
Bistro Attendant9,475 SAR-0%
Buffet Chef14,154 SAR+49%
Buffet Host8,819 SAR-7%
Buffet Manager14,371 SAR+51%
Butcher and Slaughterer8,849 SAR-7%
Cafeteria Manager13,342 SAR+40%
Cake Decorator10,749 SAR+13%
Casino Shift Manager18,576 SAR+95%
Chain Store Customer Support12,309 SAR+29%
Chef13,451 SAR+41%
Club Manager17,180 SAR+80%
Cluster Director20,662 SAR+117%
Cluster Revenue Manager19,450 SAR+104%
Cocktail Server9,333 SAR-2%
Coffee Shop Manager17,642 SAR+85%
Concierge9,436 SAR-1%
Confectionery Baker10,113 SAR+6%
Conference Services Manager13,811 SAR+45%
Cook12,075 SAR+27%
Corporate Sous Chef15,324 SAR+61%
Corporate Travel Consultant13,801 SAR+45%
Croupier12,499 SAR+31%
Culinary Assistant10,431 SAR+10%
Culinary Associate11,150 SAR+17%
Dietary Aide12,245 SAR+29%
Dining Room Supervisor13,481 SAR+42%
Dishwasher6,106 SAR-36%
Duty Manager15,504 SAR+63%
Events Coordinator12,465 SAR+31%
Executive Chef14,233 SAR+49%
Executive Pastry Chef11,908 SAR+25%
Fast Food Cook11,966 SAR+26%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor13,774 SAR+45%
Fine Dining Cook14,189 SAR+49%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef15,116 SAR+59%
Fleet Manager16,493 SAR+73%
Food and Beverage Manager16,184 SAR+70%
Food Consultant18,558 SAR+95%
Food Safety Coordinator15,090 SAR+58%
Food Server9,527 SAR+0%
Food Service Director17,043 SAR+79%
Food Service Manager16,358 SAR+72%
Food Service Sales14,857 SAR+56%
Food Service Worker10,206 SAR+7%
Front Desk Agent11,216 SAR+18%
Front Office Manager14,576 SAR+53%
Guest Service Executive16,860 SAR+77%
Guest Service Representative12,509 SAR+31%
Head Concierge12,281 SAR+29%
Hospitality Director23,469 SAR+146%
Hostess / Host12,509 SAR+31%
Hotel Desk Clerk9,368 SAR-2%
Hotel Maid6,595 SAR-31%
Hotel Manager23,594 SAR+148%
Hotel Sales Manager19,337 SAR+103%
Hotel Service Supervisor16,249 SAR+71%
Hotel Staff11,305 SAR+19%
Inventory Coordinator11,227 SAR+18%
Kitchen Manager13,745 SAR+44%
Kitchen Staff10,508 SAR+10%
Kitchen Supervisor12,185 SAR+28%
Line Cook12,930 SAR+36%
Luggage Porter6,476 SAR-32%
Motel Manager15,616 SAR+64%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant8,022 SAR-16%
Production Operator8,811 SAR-7%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator11,221 SAR+18%
Receptionist11,458 SAR+20%
Regional Restaurant Manager19,488 SAR+105%
Restaurant Manager19,696 SAR+107%
Room Reservations Manager17,676 SAR+86%
Room Service Manager17,522 SAR+84%
Sous Chef12,294 SAR+29%
Supervisor of Food Services15,347 SAR+61%
Tour Consultant14,424 SAR+51%
Travel Agent13,011 SAR+37%
Travel Consultant13,548 SAR+42%
Waiter / Waitress9,521 SAR=

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha9,696 SAR
Dammam9,429 SAR
Jeddah10,489 SAR
Khubar9,264 SAR
Mecca10,467 SAR
Medina9,445 SAR
Riyadh10,505 SAR
Tabuk9,148 SAR
Taif9,031 SAR
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