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Police Officer Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2021

How much money does a Police Officer make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
9,680 SAR
( 116,000 SAR yearly)


A person working as a Police Officer in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 9,680 SAR per month. Salaries range from 4,460 SAR (lowest) to 15,400 SAR (highest).

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

Police Officer Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Police Officer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Police Officer salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 4,460 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 15,400 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,500 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Police Officer(s) are earning less than 10,500 SAR while the other half are earning more than 10,500 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 Police Officer(s) are earning less than 6,710 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,710 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Police Officer(s) are earning less than 14,000 SAR while 25% are earning more than 14,000 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

Police Officer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Police Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Police Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,060 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,750 SAR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 9,980 SAR per month, 48% 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, Police Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,200 SAR per month, 22% 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 13,300 SAR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 14,400 SAR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Police Officer average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
5,060 SAR
2 - 5 Years+34%
6,750 SAR
5 - 10 Years+48%
9,980 SAR
10 - 15 Years+22%
12,200 SAR
15 - 20 Years+9%
13,300 SAR
20+ Years+8%
14,400 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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Police Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

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

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Police Officer is 5,770 SAR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 9,050 SAR per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 15,200 SAR per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Police Officer average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

High School
5,770 SAR
Certificate or Diploma+57%
9,050 SAR
Bachelor's Degree+68%
15,200 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Police Officer Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Police Officer employees in Saudi Arabia earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

10,500 SAR
8,860 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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Police Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Police Officer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Police Officer(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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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 2020

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Police Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Police Officer
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A Police Officer is considered to be a low 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.

68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Police Officer Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

56 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 56 SAR. This means that the average Police Officer in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 56 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.

Police Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Police Officer and Law Enforcement / Security / Fire monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Police Officer is 27% less than that of Law Enforcement / Security / Fire. Also, Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries are 20% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Coordinator14,200 SAR+47%
Accreditation Manager19,800 SAR+100%
Advocate12,000 SAR+24%
Control Room Operator4,920 SAR-49%
Criminal Investigator18,200 SAR+88%
Facility Monitor9,920 SAR+2%
Fire Chief17,200 SAR+78%
Fire Dispatcher8,360 SAR-14%
Fire Education Specialist14,200 SAR+47%
Fire Extinguisher Technician5,390 SAR-44%
Fire Fighter9,030 SAR-7%
Fire Inspector16,100 SAR+66%
Fire Investigator15,900 SAR+64%
Fire Prevention Engineer13,700 SAR+41%
Forensic Investigator15,900 SAR+64%
Forensic Science Technician16,300 SAR+68%
Fraud and Forensic Specialist16,700 SAR+72%
Fraud Examiner18,700 SAR+93%
Grants Specialist20,400 SAR+110%
Intellectual Property Associate15,800 SAR+63%
Intelligence Research Specialist26,000 SAR+170%
Investigator16,400 SAR+69%
Jail Officer6,870 SAR-29%
Juvenile Probation Officer12,200 SAR+26%
Juvenile Supervision Officer12,100 SAR+25%
Lock-Smith4,990 SAR-48%
Parole Officer8,950 SAR-8%
Police Captain20,900 SAR+120%
Police Communications Officer12,200 SAR+26%
Police Officer9,680 SAR-0%
Police Patrol Officer8,640 SAR-11%
Prison Officer7,130 SAR-26%
Prisoner Custody Officer6,100 SAR-37%
Private Detective / Investigator17,200 SAR+78%
Security Adviser16,500 SAR+70%
Security Guard4,670 SAR-52%
Security Management Specialist23,500 SAR+140%
Security Manager23,100 SAR+140%
Security Officer5,390 SAR-44%
Security Supervisor12,900 SAR+33%
Security Systems Installer12,600 SAR+30%
Security Technician5,510 SAR-43%
Surveillance Operator6,360 SAR-34%
Traffic Controller9,950 SAR+3%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha9,190 SAR
Dammam9,410 SAR
Jeddah9,840 SAR
Khubar9,450 SAR
Mecca9,700 SAR
Medina9,550 SAR
Riyadh9,980 SAR
Tabuk8,780 SAR
Taif8,890 SAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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

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