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Biomedical Engineer Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Biomedical Engineer make in Saudi Arabia?

13,692 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Biomedical Engineer in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 13,692 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Biomedical Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Biomedical Engineer Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Biomedical Engineer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Biomedical Engineer salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 6,435 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 20,265 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 13,419 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Biomedical Engineer are earning less than 13,419 SAR while the other half are earning more than 13,419 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 Biomedical Engineer are earning less than 8,934 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,934 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Biomedical Engineer are earning less than 16,168 SAR while 25% are earning more than 16,168 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

Biomedical Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
7,403 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
10,169 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +12%  
11,414 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +22%  
13,903 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +18%  
16,393 SAR
20+ Years    +16%  
18,951 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 Biomedical Engineer salaries by experience level. A Biomedical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 7,403 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,169 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 11,414 SAR per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Biomedical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,903 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 16,393 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 18,951 SAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
9,339 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +47%  
13,696 SAR
Master's Degree    +15%  
15,770 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 Biomedical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Biomedical Engineer is 9,339 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 13,696 SAR per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 15,770 SAR per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Biomedical Engineer


Biomedical Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
12,802 SAR
Male    +16%  
14,788 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 Biomedical Engineer employees in Saudi Arabia earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Biomedical Engineer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
12,118 SAR
Public Sector    +28%  
15,472 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 Biomedical Engineer employees in Saudi Arabia earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Biomedical Engineer
Average Salary 2016    =  
12,606 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
13,072 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
13,320 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
13,692 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Biomedical Engineer 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.

Biomedical Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

79 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Biomedical Engineer is 79 SAR. This means that the average Biomedical Engineer in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 79 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.

Biomedical Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Biomedical Engineer and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Biomedical Engineer, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology, and All Jobs and we found that Biomedical Engineer salaries are 24% less than those of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology. We also found out that Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Pharmacist13,855 SAR+1%
Assistant Pharmacy Director25,393 SAR+85%
Associate Medical Affairs Director23,932 SAR+75%
Bioinformatics Scientist22,640 SAR+65%
Bioinformatics Technician15,032 SAR+10%
Biological Scientist24,293 SAR+77%
Biological Technician14,569 SAR+6%
Biomedical Engineer13,692 SAR=
Biomedical Engineering Director19,756 SAR+44%
Biostatistician16,612 SAR+21%
Biotechnologist 15,906 SAR+16%
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager13,881 SAR+1%
Chemical Process Technician14,066 SAR+3%
Clinical Consultant15,722 SAR+15%
Clinical Data Manager17,833 SAR+30%
Clinical Data Specialist15,340 SAR+12%
Clinical Operations Manager19,557 SAR+43%
Clinical Pharmacist17,316 SAR+26%
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist19,902 SAR+45%
Clinical Programmer10,583 SAR-23%
Clinical Project Manager15,536 SAR+13%
Clinical Research Associate15,439 SAR+13%
Clinical Research Manager20,220 SAR+48%
Clinical Study Manager20,013 SAR+46%
Compliance Specialist18,539 SAR+35%
Cytology Laboratory Technologist14,886 SAR+9%
Cytotechnologist14,753 SAR+8%
GCP Auditor16,178 SAR+18%
Hospital Pharmacy Technician15,271 SAR+12%
Manufacturing Engineer15,589 SAR+14%
Medical Affairs Director23,594 SAR+72%
Medical Representative 12,372 SAR-10%
Medical Science Liaison16,735 SAR+22%
Molecular and Cellular Biologist19,001 SAR+39%
Nuclear Pharmacist2,238 SAR-84%
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead25,786 SAR+88%
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager22,254 SAR+63%
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer16,725 SAR+22%
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager17,723 SAR+29%
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor20,017 SAR+46%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant14,466 SAR+6%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist15,597 SAR+14%
Pharmaceutical Research Associate18,525 SAR+35%
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist19,906 SAR+45%
Pharmaceutical Researcher22,697 SAR+66%
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager20,521 SAR+50%
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager22,387 SAR+64%
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative12,321 SAR-10%
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager19,047 SAR+39%
Pharmaceutical Team Leader18,738 SAR+37%
Pharmaceutical Technologist13,977 SAR+2%
Pharmacist18,139 SAR+32%
Pharmacy Aide13,327 SAR-3%
Pharmacy Manager25,968 SAR+90%
Pharmacy Stock Controller12,318 SAR-10%
Pharmacy Technician12,009 SAR-12%
Records Management Coordinator11,689 SAR-15%
Shift Encapsulator12,916 SAR-6%
Staff Pharmacist17,351 SAR+27%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha13,339 SAR
Dammam13,497 SAR
Jeddah15,080 SAR
Khubar13,124 SAR
Mecca14,543 SAR
Medina14,015 SAR
Riyadh14,139 SAR
Tabuk13,024 SAR
Taif12,469 SAR
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