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Human Resources Manager Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Human Resources Manager make in Saudi Arabia?

21,689 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Human Resources Manager in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 21,689 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Human Resources Manager salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Human Resources Manager Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Human Resources Manager

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Human Resources Manager salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 10,411 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 31,884 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 21,039 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Manager are earning less than 21,039 SAR while the other half are earning more than 21,039 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 Human Resources Manager are earning less than 14,153 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 14,153 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Human Resources Manager are earning less than 24,874 SAR while 25% are earning more than 24,874 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

Human Resources Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
12,129 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +25%  
15,135 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +28%  
19,430 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +12%  
21,792 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +20%  
26,086 SAR
20+ Years    +16%  
30,166 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 Human Resources Manager salaries by experience level. A Human Resources Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 12,129 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,135 SAR per month, 25% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 19,430 SAR per month, 28% more than a person 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 21,792 SAR per month, 12% 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 26,086 SAR per month, 20% 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 30,166 SAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
15,565 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +22%  
19,000 SAR
Master's Degree    +48%  
28,126 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 Human Resources Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Human Resources Manager is 15,565 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 19,000 SAR per month, 22% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 28,126 SAR per month, 48% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Human Resources Manager


Human Resources Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
19,737 SAR
Male    +18%  
23,208 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 Human Resources Manager employees in Saudi Arabia earn 18% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Human Resources Manager

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
18,653 SAR
Public Sector    +30%  
24,292 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 Human Resources Manager employees in Saudi Arabia earn 30% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

How are Human Resources Manager salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Human Resources Manager
Average Salary 2016    =  
20,144 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
20,889 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
21,223 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
21,689 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Human Resources Manager 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.

Human Resources Manager Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

125 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Human Resources Manager is 125 SAR. This means that the average Human Resources Manager in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 125 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.

Human Resources Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources Manager and Human Resources monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Human Resources Manager, Human Resources, and All Jobs and we found that Human Resources Manager salaries are 26% more than those of Human Resources. We also found out that Human Resources salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Benefits Administrator12,894 SAR-41%
Benefits Analyst16,202 SAR-25%
Benefits Manager18,946 SAR-13%
Chief People Officer20,492 SAR-6%
Compensation Analyst15,310 SAR-29%
Compensation and Benefits Manager17,726 SAR-18%
Compensation and Benefits Officer12,751 SAR-41%
Compensation Manager18,009 SAR-17%
Corporate Director of Human Resources24,520 SAR+13%
Corporate Trainer16,498 SAR-24%
Employee Benefits Administrator14,939 SAR-31%
Employee Communications Manager15,701 SAR-28%
Employee Development Specialist16,940 SAR-22%
Employee Engagement Specialist16,663 SAR-23%
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator16,632 SAR-23%
Employee Performance Specialist16,004 SAR-26%
Employee Relations Manager17,212 SAR-21%
Employee Relations Practitioner16,857 SAR-22%
Employee Services Manager16,478 SAR-24%
Employment Advice Worker12,723 SAR-41%
Employment Interviewer13,759 SAR-37%
Employment Service Specialist14,024 SAR-35%
Employment Services Coordinator14,047 SAR-35%
Enrollment Counselor16,067 SAR-26%
Equal Opportunity Representative14,790 SAR-32%
Executive Human Capital Management21,820 SAR+1%
Executive Recruiter17,915 SAR-17%
Expatriate Administration Manager18,964 SAR-13%
Expatriate Administration Supervisor15,528 SAR-28%
Global Mobility Manager17,530 SAR-19%
Headhunter17,171 SAR-21%
Health Benefits Coordinator13,220 SAR-39%
HRIS Analyst14,247 SAR-34%
HRIS Manager18,229 SAR-16%
HRIS Supervisor14,052 SAR-35%
Human Resources Administration Specialist12,377 SAR-43%
Human Resources Administrator14,567 SAR-33%
Human Resources Advisor15,313 SAR-29%
Human Resources Analyst15,090 SAR-30%
Human Resources Assessor13,061 SAR-40%
Human Resources Assistant Manager18,902 SAR-13%
Human Resources Associate13,943 SAR-36%
Human Resources Consultant16,861 SAR-22%
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager16,965 SAR-22%
Human Resources Generalist16,646 SAR-23%
Human Resources Manager21,689 SAR=
Human Resources Officer12,351 SAR-43%
Human Resources Representative12,784 SAR-41%
Human Resources Section Head16,044 SAR-26%
Human Resources Superintendent12,312 SAR-43%
Human Resources Training Executive16,201 SAR-25%
Industrial Organizational Psychologist16,841 SAR-22%
Job Evaluation Specialist17,146 SAR-21%
Labor Relations Director18,562 SAR-14%
Labor Relations Manager18,004 SAR-17%
Labor Relations Specialist15,298 SAR-29%
Learning and Development Manager18,133 SAR-16%
Occupational Health and Safety Officer12,571 SAR-42%
Organizational Development Consultant17,071 SAR-21%
Organizational Development Manager16,911 SAR-22%
Organizational Development Specialist14,819 SAR-32%
Payroll Assistant10,207 SAR-53%
Payroll Supervisor14,152 SAR-35%
People Development Officer14,070 SAR-35%
Personnel Officer11,732 SAR-46%
Records Clerk7,841 SAR-64%
Records Manager17,181 SAR-21%
Recruiter18,505 SAR-15%
Recruiting Coordinator12,885 SAR-41%
Recruiting Manager22,504 SAR+4%
Recruitment Consultant19,281 SAR-11%
Recruitment Officer13,899 SAR-36%
Recruitment Supervisor18,098 SAR-17%
Research Associate16,575 SAR-24%
SAP Resource Manager19,520 SAR-10%
Talent Acquisition Specialist14,898 SAR-31%
Talent Management Officer18,165 SAR-16%
Training and Development Section Head15,977 SAR-26%
Training Executive21,574 SAR-1%
Training Officer12,164 SAR-44%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha21,620 SAR
Dammam22,413 SAR
Jeddah22,479 SAR
Khubar22,105 SAR
Mecca23,246 SAR
Medina21,692 SAR
Riyadh24,075 SAR
Tabuk19,689 SAR
Taif20,066 SAR
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