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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in Saudi Arabia?

18,484 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Science and Technical Services in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 18,484 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Science and Technical Services 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
3D Lab Technologist14,803 SAR
Algorithm Developer17,500 SAR
Analytical Chemist19,979 SAR
Anthropologist18,992 SAR
Archeologist16,930 SAR
Assistant Breeder10,299 SAR
Astronomer25,761 SAR
Atmospheric and Space Scientist21,599 SAR
Behavior Analyst17,385 SAR
Behavior Intervention Specialist17,029 SAR
Biochemist18,836 SAR
Biofuels Processing Technician12,632 SAR
Biofuels Production Manager16,685 SAR
Biologist18,089 SAR
Biomedical Scientist24,997 SAR
Biophysicist22,445 SAR
Chemical Engineer16,330 SAR
Chemical Technologist14,415 SAR
Chemist21,894 SAR
Chief Technologist23,947 SAR
Climate Change Analyst17,935 SAR
Clinical Laboratory Scientist21,601 SAR
Computer Scientist17,935 SAR
Conservation Scientist22,226 SAR
Data Scientist18,684 SAR
DNA Analyst19,584 SAR
Ecologist21,186 SAR
Economic Development Specialist22,134 SAR
Flavourist14,330 SAR
Food Scientist17,043 SAR
Forensic Scientist17,761 SAR
Formulation Technologist12,597 SAR
Fraud Investigator16,379 SAR
Genomics Scientist24,050 SAR
Geographer17,317 SAR
Geographic Information Systems Technician12,572 SAR
Geological Data Technician12,346 SAR
Geological Technician14,386 SAR
Geologist20,671 SAR
Geomatics Scientist20,862 SAR
Geophysical Data Technician12,121 SAR
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist18,784 SAR
Hydrologist18,193 SAR
Industrial Ecologist19,941 SAR
Intelligence Analyst17,085 SAR
Knowledge Management Specialist17,307 SAR
Laboratory Manager18,279 SAR
Laboratory Researcher15,984 SAR
Laboratory Technician11,917 SAR
Life Sciences Analyst17,642 SAR
Life Scientist21,737 SAR
Marine Architect16,773 SAR
Marine Biologist19,199 SAR
Marine Superintendent13,314 SAR
Materials Analyst13,623 SAR
Materials Scientist19,329 SAR
Mathematician21,952 SAR
Medical Scientist22,149 SAR
Metallurgist18,421 SAR
Meteorologist18,059 SAR
Microbiologist20,779 SAR
Natural Language Processing Researcher16,420 SAR
Natural Resource Specialist16,652 SAR
Natural Sciences Manager23,679 SAR
Nuclear Engineer25,732 SAR
Physical Scientist20,923 SAR
Physicist24,001 SAR
Political Scientist23,173 SAR
Polygraph Examiner11,878 SAR
Polysomnographic Technologist15,302 SAR
Product Development Scientist16,929 SAR
Quantitative Research Analyst18,372 SAR
Quantitative Researcher18,211 SAR
Radiation Protection Specialist17,046 SAR
Refrigeration Technician11,585 SAR
Research Scientist18,354 SAR
Risk Safety Engineer14,236 SAR
Scientific Photographer15,004 SAR
Scientific Programmer17,080 SAR
Scientist19,080 SAR
Service Engineer15,146 SAR
Service Technician12,122 SAR
Social Science Research Assistant13,829 SAR
Social Scientist18,795 SAR
Sociologist19,011 SAR
Soil Scientist17,298 SAR
Statistical Analyst14,636 SAR
Statistical Assistant12,151 SAR
Statistician18,417 SAR
Survey Analyst14,769 SAR
Survey Researcher13,623 SAR
Surveying and Mapping Technician11,892 SAR
Team Leader17,351 SAR
Technical Manager18,648 SAR
Technical Officer12,336 SAR
Technical Service Director18,562 SAR
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist15,012 SAR
Technical Services Research and Development Manager24,472 SAR
Technical Services Research Coordinator16,135 SAR
Technician11,045 SAR
Water Ecologist22,025 SAR
Wildlife Biologist20,661 SAR

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Science and Technical Services

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Science and Technical Services salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 10,563 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 27,961 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 19,038 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 19,038 SAR while the other half are earning more than 19,038 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 Science and Technical Services are earning less than 13,320 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 13,320 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 24,909 SAR while 25% are earning more than 24,909 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

Science and Technical Services Salary Forecast and Trend in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Science and Technical Services
Average Salary 2016    =  
16,719 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
17,338 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
17,928 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
18,484 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Science and Technical Services 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 3% 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.

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia

107 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Science and Technical Services is 107 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 107 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.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Science and Technical Services and Science and Technical Services monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Science and Technical Services and All Jobs and we found that Science and Technical Services salaries are 10% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha17,540 SAR
Dammam18,183 SAR
Jeddah19,195 SAR
Khubar17,933 SAR
Mecca18,859 SAR
Medina18,521 SAR
Riyadh19,531 SAR
Tabuk16,807 SAR
Taif17,131 SAR
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