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Photographer Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Photographer make in Saudi Arabia?

11,238 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Photographer in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 11,238 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Photographer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Photographer Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Photographer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Photographer salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 5,170 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 16,745 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 11,126 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Photographer are earning less than 11,126 SAR while the other half are earning more than 11,126 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 Photographer are earning less than 7,333 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,333 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Photographer are earning less than 13,657 SAR while 25% are earning more than 13,657 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

Photographer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
5,865 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +34%  
7,832 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +24%  
9,684 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +19%  
11,536 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +16%  
13,388 SAR
20+ Years    +19%  
15,993 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 Photographer salaries by experience level. A Photographer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 5,865 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,832 SAR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 9,684 SAR per month, 24% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Photographer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 11,536 SAR per month, 19% 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 13,388 SAR per month, 16% 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 15,993 SAR per month, 19% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Photographer

Photographer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
7,254 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +39%  
10,089 SAR
Master's Degree    +37%  
13,851 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 Photographer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Photographer is 7,254 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 10,089 SAR per month, 39% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 13,851 SAR per month, 37% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Photographer


Photographer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
10,283 SAR
Male    +19%  
12,250 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 Photographer employees in Saudi Arabia earn 19% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Photographer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
9,721 SAR
Public Sector    +32%  
12,811 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 Photographer employees in Saudi Arabia earn 32% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Photographer

Photographer Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Photographer
Average Salary 2016    =  
10,256 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
10,635 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
10,869 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
11,238 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Photographer 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.

Photographer Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

65 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Photographer is 65 SAR. This means that the average Photographer in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 65 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.

Photographer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Photographer and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Photographer, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events, and All Jobs and we found that Photographer salaries are 24% less than those of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. We also found out that Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 12% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive16,261 SAR+45%
Advertising Account Manager12,645 SAR+13%
Advertising Account Planner12,196 SAR+9%
Advertising Coordinator14,640 SAR+30%
Advertising Manager19,279 SAR+72%
Advertising Operations Manager17,500 SAR+56%
Advertising Strategic Planner14,387 SAR+28%
Advertising Team Leader12,894 SAR+15%
Animator10,540 SAR-6%
Art Director15,084 SAR+34%
Artist14,553 SAR+29%
Artworker10,508 SAR-6%
Assistant Art Director12,262 SAR+9%
Audiosual Technician11,954 SAR+6%
Broadcast Administrator16,551 SAR+47%
Catering Sales10,931 SAR-3%
Catering Trainer15,277 SAR+36%
Commercial and Industrial Designer11,772 SAR+5%
Conference Organiser11,908 SAR+6%
Content and Media Production Lead14,901 SAR+33%
CopyWriter12,354 SAR+10%
Creative Designer15,457 SAR+38%
Creative Director16,261 SAR+45%
Designer 8,466 SAR-25%
Desktop Publisher10,432 SAR-7%
Director of Graphic Design16,713 SAR+49%
Events and Promotions Manager17,350 SAR+54%
Exhibit Display Coordinator12,503 SAR+11%
Exhibit Display Manager14,519 SAR+29%
Finisher10,542 SAR-6%
Graphic Artist15,665 SAR+39%
Graphic Designer10,548 SAR-6%
Graphics Design Supervisor13,844 SAR+23%
Imagery Analyst11,221 SAR-0%
Imaging Technologist11,120 SAR-1%
Interaction Designer10,015 SAR-11%
Media Planner13,111 SAR+17%
Media Production Coordinator12,975 SAR+15%
Media Production Manager13,866 SAR+23%
Media Project Manager14,525 SAR+29%
Media Relations Representative16,963 SAR+51%
Media Sales Executive16,410 SAR+46%
Multimedia Specialist11,318 SAR+1%
Photographer11,238 SAR=
PPC Campaign Manager14,892 SAR+33%
Print Production Manager16,093 SAR+43%
Product and Brand Manager19,635 SAR+75%
Sales Promotion Manager18,123 SAR+61%
Sketch Artist11,874 SAR+6%
Social Media Executive16,825 SAR+50%
Technical Typist13,463 SAR+20%
User Experience UX Designer12,287 SAR+9%
UX Designer10,887 SAR-3%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha10,508 SAR
Dammam10,674 SAR
Jeddah11,673 SAR
Khubar10,851 SAR
Mecca10,956 SAR
Medina11,375 SAR
Riyadh11,227 SAR
Tabuk10,523 SAR
Taif10,624 SAR
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