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Biomedical Engineering Director Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a Biomedical Engineering Director make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
19,800 SAR
( 237,000 SAR yearly)


A person working as a Biomedical Engineering Director in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 19,800 SAR per month. Salaries range from 9,880 SAR (lowest) to 30,600 SAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Biomedical Engineering Director salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Biomedical Engineering Director Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Biomedical Engineering Director salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 9,880 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 30,600 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 19,800 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Biomedical Engineering Director(s) are earning less than 19,800 SAR while the other half are earning more than 19,800 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Biomedical Engineering Director(s) are earning less than 13,300 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 13,300 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Biomedical Engineering Director(s) are earning less than 25,200 SAR while 25% are earning more than 25,200 SAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Biomedical Engineering Director Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Biomedical Engineering Director
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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 Biomedical Engineering Director salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Biomedical Engineering Director with less than two years of experience makes approximately 11,800 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,700 SAR per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 21,000 SAR per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Biomedical Engineering Director(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 25,000 SAR per month, 19% 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 27,000 SAR per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 29,000 SAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Biomedical Engineering Director average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
11,800 SAR
2 - 5 Years+32%
15,700 SAR
5 - 10 Years+34%
21,000 SAR
10 - 15 Years+19%
25,000 SAR
15 - 20 Years+8%
27,000 SAR
20+ Years+7%
29,000 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Biomedical Engineering Director Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Biomedical Engineering Director(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Biomedical Engineering Director salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Biomedical Engineering Director is 15,300 SAR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 21,100 SAR per month, 38% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 27,700 SAR per month, 31% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Biomedical Engineering Director average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

Bachelor's Degree
15,300 SAR
Master's Degree+38%
21,100 SAR
27,700 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Saudi Arabia costs anywhere from 84,200 Saudi Riyal(s) to 253,000 Saudi Riyal(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Biomedical Engineering Director Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Biomedical Engineering Director employees in Saudi Arabia earn 8% more than their female counterparts.

18,900 SAR
20,400 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Saudi Arabia for all Careers

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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Biomedical Engineering Director employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
16,200 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Biomedical Engineering Director Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

How are Biomedical Engineering Director 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 Engineering Director
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Average Salary 2016
17,800 SAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
18,500 SAR
Average Salary 2018+3%
19,000 SAR
Average Salary 2019+1%
19,200 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Biomedical Engineering Director 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 1% 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.

Biomedical Engineering Director Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

110 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 110 SAR. This means that the average Biomedical Engineering Director in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 110 SAR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Biomedical Engineering Director VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Biomedical Engineering Director and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Biomedical Engineering Director is 10% more than that of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology. Also, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Pharmacist13,900 SAR-30%
Assistant Pharmacy Director25,400 SAR+29%
Associate Medical Affairs Director23,900 SAR+21%
Bioinformatics Scientist22,600 SAR+14%
Bioinformatics Technician15,000 SAR-24%
Biological Scientist24,300 SAR+23%
Biological Technician14,600 SAR-26%
Biomedical Engineer13,700 SAR-31%
Biomedical Engineering Director19,800 SAR+0%
Biostatistician16,600 SAR-16%
Biotechnologist 15,900 SAR-20%
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager13,900 SAR-30%
Chemical Process Technician14,100 SAR-29%
Clinical Consultant15,700 SAR-21%
Clinical Data Manager17,800 SAR-10%
Clinical Data Specialist15,300 SAR-23%
Clinical Operations Manager19,600 SAR-1%
Clinical Pharmacist17,300 SAR-12%
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist19,900 SAR+1%
Clinical Programmer10,600 SAR-46%
Clinical Project Manager15,500 SAR-22%
Clinical Research Associate15,400 SAR-22%
Clinical Research Manager20,200 SAR+2%
Clinical Study Manager20,000 SAR+1%
Compliance Specialist18,500 SAR-6%
Cytology Laboratory Technologist14,900 SAR-25%
Cytotechnologist14,800 SAR-25%
GCP Auditor16,200 SAR-18%
Hospital Pharmacy Technician15,300 SAR-23%
Manufacturing Engineer15,600 SAR-21%
Medical Affairs Director23,600 SAR+19%
Medical Representative 12,400 SAR-37%
Medical Science Liaison16,700 SAR-15%
Molecular and Cellular Biologist19,000 SAR-4%
Nuclear Pharmacist2,240 SAR-89%
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead25,800 SAR+31%
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager22,300 SAR+13%
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer16,700 SAR-15%
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager17,700 SAR-10%
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor20,000 SAR+1%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant14,500 SAR-27%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist15,600 SAR-21%
Pharmaceutical Research Associate18,500 SAR-6%
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist19,900 SAR+1%
Pharmaceutical Researcher22,700 SAR+15%
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager20,500 SAR+4%
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager22,400 SAR+13%
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative12,300 SAR-38%
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager19,000 SAR-4%
Pharmaceutical Team Leader18,700 SAR-5%
Pharmaceutical Technologist14,000 SAR-29%
Pharmacist18,100 SAR-8%
Pharmacy Aide13,300 SAR-33%
Pharmacy Manager26,000 SAR+32%
Pharmacy Stock Controller12,300 SAR-38%
Pharmacy Technician12,000 SAR-39%
Records Management Coordinator11,700 SAR-41%
Shift Encapsulator12,900 SAR-35%
Staff Pharmacist17,400 SAR-12%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha18,600 SAR
Dammam20,700 SAR
Jeddah20,900 SAR
Khubar20,300 SAR
Mecca20,200 SAR
Medina21,500 SAR
Riyadh21,700 SAR
Tabuk18,200 SAR
Taif19,200 SAR
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