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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Saudi Arabia?


Average Monthly Salary
17,700 SAR
( 212,000 SAR yearly)

LOW
8,490
SAR
AVERAGE
17,700
SAR
HIGH
32,300
SAR

A person working in Teaching / Education in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 17,700 SAR per month. Salaries range from 8,490 SAR (lowest average) to 32,300 SAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Teaching / Education careers. 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
Academic Advisor17,400 SAR
Academic Coach17,400 SAR
Academic Manager20,000 SAR
Academic Specialist15,000 SAR
Academic Staff12,800 SAR
Accompanist14,400 SAR
Achievement Coach16,700 SAR
Admissions Specialist14,400 SAR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher12,700 SAR
Anthropology Teacher14,100 SAR
Arabic Language Teacher12,700 SAR
Archeology Teacher13,800 SAR
Architecture Teacher14,800 SAR
Archivist11,700 SAR
Art Teacher12,500 SAR
Assistant School Principal17,200 SAR
Assistant Teacher11,700 SAR
Biochemistry Professor 22,600 SAR
Biology Teacher13,300 SAR
Bursary Scheme Manager14,900 SAR
Business Teacher14,300 SAR
Chemistry Teacher12,600 SAR
Child Care Coordinator12,900 SAR
Child Care Worker10,300 SAR
Clinical School Psychologist20,100 SAR
College Aide16,500 SAR
College and Career Readiness Specialist17,300 SAR
College President29,500 SAR
Communications Teacher12,900 SAR
Community Education Officer11,200 SAR
Computer Science Teacher12,400 SAR
Computer Teacher13,300 SAR
Creative Writing Trainer15,600 SAR
Credit Counselor15,600 SAR
Cultural Studies Teacher13,100 SAR
Curriculum Developer17,500 SAR
Curriculum Specialist17,100 SAR
Demonstrator12,100 SAR
Deputy Controller of Examinations16,600 SAR
Director of Learning Technology17,900 SAR
Distance Learning Coordinator15,200 SAR
Economics Lecturer23,400 SAR
Education Administrator15,800 SAR
Education Assistant Director17,400 SAR
Education Assistant Principal14,600 SAR
Education Assistant Professor18,700 SAR
Education Consultant18,000 SAR
Education Coordinator14,000 SAR
Education Counselor15,300 SAR
Education Director22,900 SAR
Education Program Specialist17,500 SAR
Education Researcher19,500 SAR
Education Resource Specialist14,700 SAR
Education Services Facilitator15,400 SAR
Educational Psychologist20,600 SAR
EFL Teacher13,100 SAR
eLearning Trainer12,400 SAR
Elementary School Teacher11,400 SAR
Engineering Lecturer22,200 SAR
Engineering Teacher19,200 SAR
English Teacher12,800 SAR
ESL Teacher13,500 SAR
Faculty Assistant16,500 SAR
Foreign Language Teacher12,400 SAR
GED Teacher12,400 SAR
Geography Teacher13,100 SAR
Head of Mathematics Department18,100 SAR
Head of School22,400 SAR
High School Teacher14,900 SAR
History Teacher13,700 SAR
Infant Teacher9,830 SAR
Instructional Assistant13,300 SAR
Instructor14,900 SAR
Kindergarten Teacher10,500 SAR
Language Instructor For Expatriate11,000 SAR
Law Teacher18,800 SAR
Learning Designer16,200 SAR
Lecturer23,100 SAR
Librarian11,000 SAR
Library Assistant8,850 SAR
Library Director16,200 SAR
Library Specialist11,100 SAR
Life Sciences Teacher13,200 SAR
Math Lecturer24,600 SAR
Mathematics Teacher15,400 SAR
Mentor14,300 SAR
Middle School Teacher14,400 SAR
Music Teacher12,000 SAR
Nursery Manager20,100 SAR
Nursery Worker8,230 SAR
Paraprofessional18,600 SAR
Physical Education Specialist15,200 SAR
Physical Education Teacher11,700 SAR
Physics Teacher 13,300 SAR
Political Science Teacher14,100 SAR
Post Doctoral Researcher21,100 SAR
Preschool Education Administrator15,400 SAR
Preschool Teacher10,400 SAR
Primary School Teacher11,700 SAR
Principal19,400 SAR
Product Specialist14,500 SAR
Professor - Accounting23,800 SAR
Professor - Architecture24,000 SAR
Professor - Biology23,000 SAR
Professor - Business Administration22,200 SAR
Professor - Chemical Engineering24,100 SAR
Professor - Chemistry23,500 SAR
Professor - Civil Engineering23,800 SAR
Professor - Communication23,400 SAR
Professor - Computer Science24,400 SAR
Professor - Dentistry25,200 SAR
Professor - Drama23,000 SAR
Professor - Economics24,600 SAR
Professor - Education24,000 SAR
Professor - Electrical Engineering24,700 SAR
Professor - English22,200 SAR
Professor - Environmental Engineering23,500 SAR
Professor - Foreign Languages21,600 SAR
Professor - Geological Sciences24,500 SAR
Professor - History24,500 SAR
Professor - Industrial Engineering24,100 SAR
Professor - Law25,900 SAR
Professor - Legal Support22,800 SAR
Professor - Liberal Arts23,600 SAR
Professor - Marketing23,500 SAR
Professor - Mathematics25,600 SAR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering24,800 SAR
Professor - Medical Administration24,700 SAR
Professor - Medicine27,600 SAR
Professor - Music20,900 SAR
Professor - Nursing23,500 SAR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences24,500 SAR
Professor - Philosophy24,500 SAR
Professor - Physical Therapy25,500 SAR
Professor - Physics26,100 SAR
Professor - Psychology23,500 SAR
Professor - Rehabilitation21,700 SAR
Professor - Social Work21,100 SAR
Professor - Sociology22,800 SAR
Professor - Special Education23,000 SAR
Psychology Teacher20,400 SAR
Public Management Assistant Professor20,000 SAR
School Counselor17,500 SAR
Science Educator13,200 SAR
Science Laboratory Assistant12,400 SAR
Science Teacher13,800 SAR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher13,800 SAR
Secondary School Teacher12,500 SAR
Special Education Teacher13,600 SAR
Special Needs Assistant11,600 SAR
Statistics Lecturer23,700 SAR
Student Accounts Coordinator12,800 SAR
Student Development Specialist15,000 SAR
Student Employment Specialist14,100 SAR
Student Services11,400 SAR
Student Support Manager15,700 SAR
Substitute Teacher11,300 SAR
Teacher12,200 SAR
Teacher Aide10,100 SAR
Teacher Trainer15,700 SAR
Training and Development Specialist17,500 SAR
Training Coordinator12,100 SAR
Tutor13,500 SAR
University Teacher23,000 SAR
Vocational Education Teacher12,500 SAR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 8,490 SAR per month (minimum average salary) to 32,300 SAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 16,200 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 16,200 SAR while the other half are earning more than 16,200 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 11,100 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 11,100 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 22,300 SAR while 25% are earning more than 22,300 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


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 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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Teaching / Education
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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 employees in Saudi Arabia who work in Teaching / Education earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
16,500 SAR
Male+12%
18,400 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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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Saudi Arabia Teaching / Education
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Saudi Arabia / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Saudi Arabia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2019. 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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Teaching / Education
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Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

52% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 48% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
48%
No Bonus
52%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

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 employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
16,000 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,200 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia


100 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 100 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 100 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha16,800 SAR
Dammam17,400 SAR
Jeddah18,300 SAR
Khubar17,100 SAR
Mecca18,000 SAR
Medina17,700 SAR
Riyadh18,700 SAR
Tabuk16,100 SAR
Taif16,400 SAR
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