A person working as a Veterinary Technician in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 10,100 SAR per month. Salaries range from 5,130 SAR (lowest) to 15,500 SAR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Veterinary Technician salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Veterinary Technician salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 5,130 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 15,500 SAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 9,850 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Veterinary Technician(s) are earning less than 9,850 SAR while the other half are earning more than 9,850 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 Veterinary Technician(s) are earning less than 6,740 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,740 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Veterinary Technician(s) are earning less than 12,400 SAR while 25% are earning more than 12,400 SAR.
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
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 Veterinary Technician salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Veterinary Technician with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,750 SAR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,510 SAR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,500 SAR per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Veterinary Technician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 12,600 SAR per month, 20% 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 13,700 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 14,800 SAR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Veterinary Technician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Veterinary Technician is 6,580 SAR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 9,690 SAR per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 14,900 SAR per month, 53% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+47%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Veterinary Technician employees in Saudi Arabia earn 25% more than their female counterparts.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Veterinary Technician employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Veterinary Technician salaries in Saudi Arabia are on the rise in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
The average salary for Veterinary Technician is 24% less than that of Pet Care. Also, Pet Care salaries are 22% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Animal Breeder||14,700 SAR||+46%|
|Animal Caretaker||9,800 SAR||-3%|
|Animal Control Officer||12,300 SAR||+22%|
|Animal Health Technician||11,800 SAR||+17%|
|Animal Scientist||17,500 SAR||+74%|
|Kennel Attendant||9,170 SAR||-9%|
|Kennel Technician||9,090 SAR||-10%|
|Pet Sitter||7,950 SAR||-21%|
|Veterinary Office Manager||18,700 SAR||+86%|
|Veterinary Receptionist||8,780 SAR||-13%|
|Veterinary Technician||10,100 SAR||+0%|
|Zoo Keeper||15,500 SAR||+54%|
|Zoo Veterinarian||18,100 SAR||+80%|