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Paralegal Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Paralegal make in Saudi Arabia?

23,022 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Paralegal in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 23,022 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Paralegal salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Paralegal Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Paralegal

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Paralegal salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 10,820 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 34,072 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 22,561 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Paralegal are earning less than 22,561 SAR while the other half are earning more than 22,561 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 Paralegal are earning less than 15,021 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 15,021 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Paralegal are earning less than 27,184 SAR while 25% are earning more than 27,184 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

Paralegal Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
12,448 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
17,098 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +12%  
19,191 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +22%  
23,376 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +18%  
27,561 SAR
20+ Years    +16%  
31,863 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 Paralegal salaries by experience level. A Paralegal with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 12,448 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 17,098 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 19,191 SAR per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Paralegal(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 23,376 SAR per month, 22% 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 27,561 SAR per month, 18% 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 31,863 SAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Paralegal

Paralegal Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
15,703 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +47%  
23,027 SAR
Master's Degree    +15%  
26,515 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 Paralegal salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Paralegal is 15,703 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 23,027 SAR per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 26,515 SAR per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Paralegal


Paralegal Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
21,525 SAR
Male    +16%  
24,863 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 Paralegal employees in Saudi Arabia earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Paralegal

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
20,374 SAR
Public Sector    +28%  
26,015 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 Paralegal employees in Saudi Arabia earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Paralegal

Paralegal Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Paralegal
Average Salary 2016    =  
21,193 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
21,977 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
22,395 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
23,022 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Paralegal 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 3% 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.

Paralegal Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

133 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Paralegal is 133 SAR. This means that the average Paralegal in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 133 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.

Paralegal VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Paralegal and Legal monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Paralegal, Legal, and All Jobs and we found that Paralegal salaries are 24% 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+5%
Arbitrator19,318 SAR-16%
Associate Attorney17,884 SAR-22%
Attorney23,635 SAR+3%
Bailiff13,258 SAR-42%
Barrister11,412 SAR-50%
Candidate Attorney17,281 SAR-25%
Conciliator14,221 SAR-38%
Contracts Manager19,223 SAR-17%
Contracts Negotiator18,071 SAR-22%
Conveyancing Secretary10,397 SAR-55%
Corporate Counsel17,351 SAR-25%
Counsel17,080 SAR-26%
Court Clerk10,830 SAR-53%
Court Judicial Assistant14,177 SAR-38%
Court Liaison Specialist15,056 SAR-35%
Court Reporter17,097 SAR-26%
Court Representative15,717 SAR-32%
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer25,993 SAR+13%
Immigration Executive24,395 SAR+6%
In House Counsel15,648 SAR-32%
Intellectual Property Specialist16,420 SAR-29%
Judge Advocate23,750 SAR+3%
Law Clerk10,701 SAR-54%
Lawyer23,565 SAR+2%
Legal Administrative Assistant11,810 SAR-49%
Legal Advisor19,089 SAR-17%
Legal Assistant11,613 SAR-50%
Legal Associate14,436 SAR-37%
Legal Consultant18,914 SAR-18%
Legal Counsel18,477 SAR-20%
Legal Editor14,680 SAR-36%
Legal Executive17,893 SAR-22%
Legal Executive Secretary12,077 SAR-48%
Legal IP Officer10,228 SAR-56%
Legal Officer11,199 SAR-51%
Legal Services Director27,868 SAR+21%
Legal Services Manager24,964 SAR+8%
Legal Support Worker9,427 SAR-59%
Legislative Liaison14,474 SAR-37%
Litigation Attorney24,570 SAR+7%
Litigation Paralegal22,371 SAR-3%
Magistrate Judge25,219 SAR+10%
Paralegal23,022 SAR=
Patent Attorney24,544 SAR+7%
Staff Attorney21,015 SAR-9%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha22,672 SAR
Dammam22,210 SAR
Jeddah24,863 SAR
Khubar21,547 SAR
Mecca24,764 SAR
Medina24,650 SAR
Riyadh24,950 SAR
Tabuk21,427 SAR
Taif21,230 SAR
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