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Legal Assistant Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Legal Assistant make in Saudi Arabia?

11,613 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Legal Assistant in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 11,613 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Legal Assistant salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Legal Assistant Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Legal Assistant

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Legal Assistant salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 5,574 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 17,071 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 11,265 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Legal Assistant are earning less than 11,265 SAR while the other half are earning more than 11,265 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 Legal Assistant are earning less than 7,578 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,578 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Legal Assistant are earning less than 13,318 SAR while 25% are earning more than 13,318 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

Legal Assistant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
6,494 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +25%  
8,103 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +28%  
10,403 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +12%  
11,667 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +20%  
13,967 SAR
20+ Years    +16%  
16,151 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 Legal Assistant salaries by experience level. A Legal Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 6,494 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,103 SAR per month, 25% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,403 SAR per month, 28% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Legal Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 11,667 SAR per month, 12% 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 13,967 SAR per month, 20% 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 16,151 SAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
8,333 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +22%  
10,173 SAR
Master's Degree    +48%  
15,059 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 Legal Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Legal Assistant is 8,333 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 10,173 SAR per month, 22% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 15,059 SAR per month, 48% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Legal Assistant


Legal Assistant Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
10,568 SAR
Male    +18%  
12,426 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 Legal Assistant employees in Saudi Arabia earn 18% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Legal Assistant

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
9,987 SAR
Public Sector    +30%  
13,006 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 Legal Assistant employees in Saudi Arabia earn 30% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Legal Assistant
Average Salary 2016    =  
10,785 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
11,184 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
11,363 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
11,613 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Legal Assistant 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 2% 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.

Legal Assistant Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

67 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Legal Assistant is 67 SAR. This means that the average Legal Assistant in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 67 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.

Legal Assistant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Legal Assistant and Legal monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Legal Assistant, Legal, and All Jobs and we found that Legal Assistant salaries are 37% less 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+107%
Arbitrator19,318 SAR+66%
Associate Attorney17,884 SAR+54%
Attorney23,635 SAR+104%
Bailiff13,258 SAR+14%
Barrister11,412 SAR-2%
Candidate Attorney17,281 SAR+49%
Conciliator14,221 SAR+22%
Contracts Manager19,223 SAR+66%
Contracts Negotiator18,071 SAR+56%
Conveyancing Secretary10,397 SAR-10%
Corporate Counsel17,351 SAR+49%
Counsel17,080 SAR+47%
Court Clerk10,830 SAR-7%
Court Judicial Assistant14,177 SAR+22%
Court Liaison Specialist15,056 SAR+30%
Court Reporter17,097 SAR+47%
Court Representative15,717 SAR+35%
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer25,993 SAR+124%
Immigration Executive24,395 SAR+110%
In House Counsel15,648 SAR+35%
Intellectual Property Specialist16,420 SAR+41%
Judge Advocate23,750 SAR+105%
Law Clerk10,701 SAR-8%
Lawyer23,565 SAR+103%
Legal Administrative Assistant11,810 SAR+2%
Legal Advisor19,089 SAR+64%
Legal Assistant11,613 SAR=
Legal Associate14,436 SAR+24%
Legal Consultant18,914 SAR+63%
Legal Counsel18,477 SAR+59%
Legal Editor14,680 SAR+26%
Legal Executive17,893 SAR+54%
Legal Executive Secretary12,077 SAR+4%
Legal IP Officer10,228 SAR-12%
Legal Officer11,199 SAR-4%
Legal Services Director27,868 SAR+140%
Legal Services Manager24,964 SAR+115%
Legal Support Worker9,427 SAR-19%
Legislative Liaison14,474 SAR+25%
Litigation Attorney24,570 SAR+112%
Litigation Paralegal22,371 SAR+93%
Magistrate Judge25,219 SAR+117%
Paralegal23,022 SAR+98%
Patent Attorney24,544 SAR+111%
Staff Attorney21,015 SAR+81%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha10,692 SAR
Dammam11,637 SAR
Jeddah11,807 SAR
Khubar11,227 SAR
Mecca11,757 SAR
Medina11,700 SAR
Riyadh11,851 SAR
Tabuk11,172 SAR
Taif11,105 SAR
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