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CopyWriter Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a CopyWriter make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
12,400 SAR
( 148,000 SAR yearly)


A person working as a CopyWriter in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 12,400 SAR per month. Salaries range from 6,050 SAR (lowest) to 19,300 SAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. CopyWriter salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

CopyWriter Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    CopyWriter salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 6,050 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 19,300 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 12,600 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as CopyWriter(s) are earning less than 12,600 SAR while the other half are earning more than 12,600 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of CopyWriter(s) are earning less than 8,400 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,400 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of CopyWriter(s) are earning less than 16,300 SAR while 25% are earning more than 16,300 SAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

CopyWriter Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia CopyWriter
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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 CopyWriter salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A CopyWriter with less than two years of experience makes approximately 7,180 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,230 SAR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,700 SAR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, CopyWriter(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 15,800 SAR per month, 24% 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 16,900 SAR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 18,000 SAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

CopyWriter average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
7,180 SAR
2 - 5 Years+29%
9,230 SAR
5 - 10 Years+38%
12,700 SAR
10 - 15 Years+24%
15,800 SAR
15 - 20 Years+7%
16,900 SAR
20+ Years+7%
18,000 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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CopyWriter Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different CopyWriter(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia CopyWriter
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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 CopyWriter salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a CopyWriter is 8,960 SAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 10,300 SAR per month, 15% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 13,900 SAR per month, 35% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 17,400 SAR per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

CopyWriter average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

High School
8,960 SAR
Certificate or Diploma+15%
10,300 SAR
Bachelor's Degree+35%
13,900 SAR
Master's Degree+26%
17,400 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Saudi Arabia costs anywhere from 84,200 Saudi Riyal(s) to 253,000 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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CopyWriter Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia CopyWriter
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male CopyWriter employees in Saudi Arabia earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

11,200 SAR
13,000 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Saudi Arabia for all Careers

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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector CopyWriter employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
16,200 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

CopyWriter Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia CopyWriter
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Average Salary 2016
11,000 SAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
11,400 SAR
Average Salary 2018+3%
11,700 SAR
Average Salary 2019+2%
11,900 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

CopyWriter salaries in Saudi Arabia are on the rise in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

CopyWriter Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

71 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 71 SAR. This means that the average CopyWriter in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 71 SAR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

CopyWriter VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between CopyWriter and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for CopyWriter is 16% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 12% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive16,300 SAR+32%
Advertising Account Manager12,600 SAR+2%
Advertising Account Planner12,200 SAR-1%
Advertising Coordinator14,600 SAR+18%
Advertising Manager19,300 SAR+56%
Advertising Operations Manager17,500 SAR+42%
Advertising Strategic Planner14,400 SAR+17%
Advertising Team Leader12,900 SAR+4%
Animator10,500 SAR-15%
Art Director15,100 SAR+22%
Artist14,600 SAR+18%
Artworker10,500 SAR-15%
Assistant Art Director12,300 SAR-0%
Audiosual Technician12,000 SAR-3%
Broadcast Administrator16,600 SAR+34%
Catering Sales10,900 SAR-12%
Catering Trainer15,300 SAR+24%
Commercial and Industrial Designer11,800 SAR-4%
Conference Organiser11,900 SAR-4%
Content and Media Production Lead14,900 SAR+21%
CopyWriter12,400 SAR+0%
Creative Designer15,500 SAR+25%
Creative Director16,300 SAR+32%
Designer 8,470 SAR-31%
Desktop Publisher10,400 SAR-16%
Director of Graphic Design16,700 SAR+35%
Events and Promotions Manager17,400 SAR+41%
Exhibit Display Coordinator12,500 SAR+1%
Exhibit Display Manager14,500 SAR+17%
Finisher10,500 SAR-15%
Graphic Artist15,700 SAR+27%
Graphic Designer10,500 SAR-15%
Graphics Design Supervisor13,800 SAR+12%
Imagery Analyst11,200 SAR-9%
Imaging Technologist11,100 SAR-10%
Interaction Designer10,000 SAR-19%
Media Planner13,100 SAR+6%
Media Production Coordinator13,000 SAR+5%
Media Production Manager13,900 SAR+13%
Media Project Manager14,500 SAR+17%
Media Relations Representative17,000 SAR+38%
Media Sales Executive16,400 SAR+33%
Multimedia Specialist11,300 SAR-9%
Photographer11,200 SAR-9%
PPC Campaign Manager14,900 SAR+21%
Print Production Manager16,100 SAR+30%
Product and Brand Manager19,600 SAR+59%
Sales Promotion Manager18,100 SAR+47%
Sketch Artist11,900 SAR-4%
Social Media Executive16,800 SAR+36%
Technical Typist13,500 SAR+9%
User Experience UX Designer12,300 SAR-0%
UX Designer10,900 SAR-12%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha12,300 SAR
Dammam12,900 SAR
Jeddah13,100 SAR
Khubar12,500 SAR
Mecca13,500 SAR
Medina12,500 SAR
Riyadh12,700 SAR
Tabuk11,200 SAR
Taif11,500 SAR
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