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Police Officer Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

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

12,710 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Police Officer in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 12,710 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Police Officer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Police Officer Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Police Officer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Police Officer salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 5,211 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 19,573 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 13,218 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Police Officer are earning less than 13,218 SAR while the other half are earning more than 13,218 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 Police Officer are earning less than 8,293 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,293 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Police Officer are earning less than 17,707 SAR while 25% are earning more than 17,707 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

Police Officer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
6,001 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
8,227 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
10,381 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
12,536 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
14,690 SAR
20+ Years    +24%  
18,209 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 Police Officer salaries by experience level. A Police Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 6,001 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,227 SAR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,381 SAR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Police Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,536 SAR per month, 21% 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 14,690 SAR per month, 17% 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 18,209 SAR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Police Officer

Police Officer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
7,581 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
10,597 SAR
Master's Degree    +41%  
14,905 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 Police Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Police Officer is 7,581 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 10,597 SAR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 14,905 SAR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Police Officer


Police Officer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
11,503 SAR
Male    +21%  
13,917 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 Police Officer employees in Saudi Arabia earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Police Officer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
10,867 SAR
Public Sector    +34%  
14,553 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 Police Officer employees in Saudi Arabia earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Police Officer

Police Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Police Officer
Average Salary 2016    =  
11,398 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
11,820 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
12,257 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
12,710 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Police Officer 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 4% 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.

Police Officer Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

73 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Police Officer is 73 SAR. This means that the average Police Officer in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 73 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.

Police Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Police Officer and Law Enforcement / Security / Fire monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Police Officer, Law Enforcement / Security / Fire, and All Jobs and we found that Police Officer salaries are 14% less than those of Law Enforcement / Security / Fire. We also found out that Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries are 12% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Coordinator14,152 SAR+11%
Accreditation Manager17,950 SAR+41%
Advocate13,968 SAR+10%
Control Room Operator9,954 SAR-22%
Criminal Investigator16,746 SAR+32%
Facility Monitor13,706 SAR+8%
Fire Chief17,193 SAR+35%
Fire Dispatcher12,389 SAR-3%
Fire Education Specialist14,194 SAR+12%
Fire Extinguisher Technician10,787 SAR-15%
Fire Fighter12,669 SAR-0%
Fire Inspector16,086 SAR+27%
Fire Investigator15,939 SAR+25%
Fire Prevention Engineer13,681 SAR+8%
Forensic Investigator15,874 SAR+25%
Forensic Science Technician16,330 SAR+28%
Fraud and Forensic Specialist15,788 SAR+24%
Fraud Examiner18,331 SAR+44%
Grants Specialist17,832 SAR+40%
Intellectual Property Associate15,816 SAR+24%
Intelligence Research Specialist18,774 SAR+48%
Investigator16,370 SAR+29%
Jail Officer10,493 SAR-17%
Juvenile Probation Officer13,394 SAR+5%
Juvenile Supervision Officer13,276 SAR+4%
Lock-Smith9,073 SAR-29%
Parole Officer12,221 SAR-4%
Police Captain16,016 SAR+26%
Police Communications Officer14,247 SAR+12%
Police Officer12,710 SAR=
Police Patrol Officer12,398 SAR-2%
Prison Officer10,898 SAR-14%
Prisoner Custody Officer10,942 SAR-14%
Private Detective / Investigator17,197 SAR+35%
Security Adviser16,495 SAR+30%
Security Guard9,146 SAR-28%
Security Management Specialist17,407 SAR+37%
Security Manager17,159 SAR+35%
Security Officer10,504 SAR-17%
Security Supervisor12,916 SAR+2%
Security Systems Installer12,597 SAR-1%
Security Technician10,776 SAR-15%
Surveillance Operator13,056 SAR+3%
Traffic Controller13,476 SAR+6%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha12,063 SAR
Dammam12,351 SAR
Jeddah12,915 SAR
Khubar12,409 SAR
Mecca12,729 SAR
Medina12,541 SAR
Riyadh13,099 SAR
Tabuk11,523 SAR
Taif11,672 SAR
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