A person working as a Human Resources Manager in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 23,700 SAR per month. Salaries range from 12,500 SAR (lowest) to 36,000 SAR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Human Resources Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Human Resources Manager salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 12,500 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 36,000 SAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 22,200 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Manager(s) are earning less than 22,200 SAR while the other half are earning more than 22,200 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 Human Resources Manager(s) are earning less than 15,700 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 15,700 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Manager(s) are earning less than 27,400 SAR while 25% are earning more than 27,400 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 Human Resources Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Human Resources Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 14,400 SAR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 17,700 SAR per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 25,100 SAR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Human Resources Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 29,300 SAR per month, 17% 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 32,200 SAR per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 34,100 SAR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
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 Human Resources Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Human Resources Manager is 16,300 SAR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 31,500 SAR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Saudi Arabia costs anywhere from 83,500 Saudi Riyal(s) to 251,000 Saudi Riyal(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Human Resources Manager employees in Saudi Arabia earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.
Human Resources Manager(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Human Resources Manager is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
23% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 77% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
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 Human Resources Manager is 50% more than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Benefits Administrator||9,780 SAR||-59%|
|Benefits Analyst||12,800 SAR||-46%|
|Benefits Manager||21,500 SAR||-9%|
|Chief People Officer||27,100 SAR||+15%|
|Compensation Analyst||12,600 SAR||-47%|
|Compensation and Benefits Manager||20,800 SAR||-12%|
|Compensation and Benefits Officer||8,350 SAR||-65%|
|Compensation Manager||21,100 SAR||-11%|
|Corporate Director of Human Resources||27,000 SAR||+14%|
|Corporate Trainer||12,600 SAR||-47%|
|Employee Benefits Administrator||14,500 SAR||-39%|
|Employee Communications Manager||17,900 SAR||-24%|
|Employee Development Specialist||16,900 SAR||-29%|
|Employee Engagement Specialist||16,900 SAR||-29%|
|Employee Health and Wellness Administrator||16,400 SAR||-31%|
|Employee Performance Specialist||12,500 SAR||-47%|
|Employee Relations Manager||17,400 SAR||-26%|
|Employee Relations Practitioner||19,100 SAR||-19%|
|Employee Services Manager||17,200 SAR||-27%|
|Employment Advice Worker||8,240 SAR||-65%|
|Employment Interviewer||12,000 SAR||-49%|
|Employment Service Specialist||9,820 SAR||-58%|
|Employment Services Coordinator||11,000 SAR||-54%|
|Enrollment Counselor||16,100 SAR||-32%|
|Equal Opportunity Representative||12,100 SAR||-49%|
|Executive Human Capital Management||24,700 SAR||+4%|
|Executive Recruiter||18,300 SAR||-23%|
|Expatriate Administration Manager||18,200 SAR||-23%|
|Expatriate Administration Supervisor||12,300 SAR||-48%|
|Global Mobility Manager||21,300 SAR||-10%|
|Health Benefits Coordinator||9,890 SAR||-58%|
|HRIS Analyst||9,280 SAR||-61%|
|HRIS Manager||15,400 SAR||-35%|
|HRIS Supervisor||8,790 SAR||-63%|
|Human Resources Administration Specialist||9,600 SAR||-59%|
|Human Resources Administrator||11,200 SAR||-53%|
|Human Resources Advisor||16,400 SAR||-31%|
|Human Resources Analyst||15,100 SAR||-36%|
|Human Resources Assessor||9,830 SAR||-58%|
|Human Resources Assistant Manager||19,100 SAR||-19%|
|Human Resources Associate||6,720 SAR||-72%|
|Human Resources Consultant||20,200 SAR||-15%|
|Human Resources Data Analytics Manager||14,200 SAR||-40%|
|Human Resources Generalist||12,800 SAR||-46%|
|Human Resources Manager||23,700 SAR||+0%|
|Human Resources Officer||9,120 SAR||-61%|
|Human Resources Representative||9,830 SAR||-58%|
|Human Resources Section Head||15,600 SAR||-34%|
|Human Resources Superintendent||8,890 SAR||-62%|
|Human Resources Training Executive||16,800 SAR||-29%|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologist||20,800 SAR||-12%|
|Job Evaluation Specialist||16,700 SAR||-29%|
|Labor Relations Director||19,600 SAR||-17%|
|Labor Relations Manager||19,400 SAR||-18%|
|Labor Relations Specialist||9,550 SAR||-60%|
|Learning and Development Manager||22,000 SAR||-7%|
|Occupational Health and Safety Officer||9,050 SAR||-62%|
|Organizational Development Consultant||18,800 SAR||-21%|
|Organizational Development Manager||20,500 SAR||-13%|
|Organizational Development Specialist||11,500 SAR||-51%|
|Payroll Assistant||8,280 SAR||-65%|
|Payroll Supervisor||10,500 SAR||-56%|
|People Development Officer||12,600 SAR||-47%|
|Personnel Officer||6,810 SAR||-71%|
|Records Clerk||6,680 SAR||-72%|
|Records Manager||10,800 SAR||-54%|
|Recruiting Coordinator||9,180 SAR||-61%|
|Recruiting Manager||23,800 SAR||+1%|
|Recruitment Consultant||17,600 SAR||-26%|
|Recruitment Officer||9,140 SAR||-61%|
|Recruitment Supervisor||14,600 SAR||-38%|
|Research Associate||8,250 SAR||-65%|
|SAP Resource Manager||18,300 SAR||-23%|
|Talent Acquisition Specialist||13,300 SAR||-44%|
|Talent Management Officer||10,600 SAR||-55%|
|Training and Development Section Head||17,100 SAR||-28%|
|Training Executive||20,000 SAR||-15%|
|Training Officer||8,470 SAR||-64%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.