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Attorney Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does an Attorney make in Saudi Arabia?

23,635 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Attorney in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 23,635 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Attorney salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Attorney Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Attorney

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Attorney salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 9,690 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 36,397 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 24,580 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Attorney are earning less than 24,580 SAR while the other half are earning more than 24,580 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 Attorney are earning less than 15,422 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 15,422 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Attorney are earning less than 32,928 SAR while 25% are earning more than 32,928 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

Attorney Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
11,159 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
15,298 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
19,305 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
23,311 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
27,317 SAR
20+ Years    +24%  
33,860 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 Attorney salaries by experience level. An Attorney with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 11,159 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,298 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 19,305 SAR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Attorney(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 23,311 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 27,317 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 33,860 SAR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Attorney

Attorney Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
14,097 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
19,705 SAR
Master's Degree    +41%  
27,717 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 Attorney salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Attorney is 14,097 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 19,705 SAR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 27,717 SAR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Attorney

Attorney Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
21,389 SAR
Male    +21%  
25,880 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 Attorney employees in Saudi Arabia earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Attorney

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
20,208 SAR
Public Sector    +34%  
27,062 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 Attorney employees in Saudi Arabia earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Attorney

Attorney Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Attorney
Average Salary 2016    =  
21,194 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
21,978 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
22,791 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
23,635 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Attorney 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.

Attorney Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

136 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Attorney is 136 SAR. This means that the average Attorney in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 136 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.

Attorney VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Attorney and Legal monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Attorney, Legal, and All Jobs and we found that Attorney salaries are 28% more than those of Legal. We also found out that Legal salaries are 10% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Administrative Law Judge24,066 SAR+2%
Arbitrator19,318 SAR-18%
Associate Attorney17,884 SAR-24%
Attorney23,635 SAR=
Bailiff13,258 SAR-44%
Barrister11,412 SAR-52%
Candidate Attorney17,281 SAR-27%
Conciliator14,221 SAR-40%
Contracts Manager19,223 SAR-19%
Contracts Negotiator18,071 SAR-24%
Conveyancing Secretary10,397 SAR-56%
Corporate Counsel17,351 SAR-27%
Counsel17,080 SAR-28%
Court Clerk10,830 SAR-54%
Court Judicial Assistant14,177 SAR-40%
Court Liaison Specialist15,056 SAR-36%
Court Reporter17,097 SAR-28%
Court Representative15,717 SAR-34%
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer25,993 SAR+10%
Immigration Executive24,395 SAR+3%
In House Counsel15,648 SAR-34%
Intellectual Property Specialist16,420 SAR-31%
Judge Advocate23,750 SAR+0%
Law Clerk10,701 SAR-55%
Lawyer23,565 SAR-0%
Legal Administrative Assistant11,810 SAR-50%
Legal Advisor19,089 SAR-19%
Legal Assistant11,613 SAR-51%
Legal Associate14,436 SAR-39%
Legal Consultant18,914 SAR-20%
Legal Counsel18,477 SAR-22%
Legal Editor14,680 SAR-38%
Legal Executive17,893 SAR-24%
Legal Executive Secretary12,077 SAR-49%
Legal IP Officer10,228 SAR-57%
Legal Officer11,199 SAR-53%
Legal Services Director27,868 SAR+18%
Legal Services Manager24,964 SAR+6%
Legal Support Worker9,427 SAR-60%
Legislative Liaison14,474 SAR-39%
Litigation Attorney24,570 SAR+4%
Litigation Paralegal22,371 SAR-5%
Magistrate Judge25,219 SAR+7%
Paralegal23,022 SAR-3%
Patent Attorney24,544 SAR+4%
Staff Attorney21,015 SAR-11%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha22,512 SAR
Dammam22,217 SAR
Jeddah25,031 SAR
Khubar23,566 SAR
Mecca24,883 SAR
Medina24,723 SAR
Riyadh25,168 SAR
Tabuk21,313 SAR
Taif21,196 SAR
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