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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Salaries in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial make in Saudi Arabia?


Average Monthly Salary
10,100 SAR
( 122,000 SAR yearly)

LOW
6,210
SAR
AVERAGE
10,100
SAR
HIGH
18,800
SAR

A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 10,100 SAR per month. Salaries range from 6,210 SAR (lowest average) to 18,800 SAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Administration / Reception / Secretarial careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist14,100 SAR
Administrative Aide6,650 SAR
Administrative Analyst9,880 SAR
Administrative Assistant8,630 SAR
Administrative Associate8,370 SAR
Administrative Manager10,400 SAR
Administrative Receptionist7,860 SAR
Board Secretary9,010 SAR
Central Office Operator8,330 SAR
Clerk6,870 SAR
Commercial Administrator11,300 SAR
Commissions Processor10,600 SAR
Conveyancing Secretary8,540 SAR
Document Controller7,800 SAR
Document Management Specialist9,910 SAR
Executive Assistant10,600 SAR
Executive Personal Assistant12,000 SAR
Executive Secretary9,860 SAR
Front Desk Attendant9,130 SAR
Front Desk Coordinator9,830 SAR
Front Desk Manager12,000 SAR
Group Services Manager16,600 SAR
Head Receptionist11,000 SAR
Key Account Assistant10,900 SAR
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator5,740 SAR
Leasing Administrator9,610 SAR
Legal Secretary9,550 SAR
Librarian9,560 SAR
Mailroom Manager8,520 SAR
Management Support Secretary10,500 SAR
Master Programme Coordinator14,400 SAR
Medical Receptionist9,110 SAR
Meeting and Event Assistant11,400 SAR
Meeting and Event Manager15,400 SAR
Night Manager12,000 SAR
Office Administrator13,100 SAR
Office Assistant7,220 SAR
Office Manager11,100 SAR
Office Services Coordinator10,000 SAR
Operations Analyst12,300 SAR
Operations Manager15,500 SAR
Personal Assistant10,000 SAR
Planning Assistant9,530 SAR
Process Expert11,900 SAR
Program Coordinator11,900 SAR
Programme Assistant9,900 SAR
Project Administrator14,000 SAR
Project Coordinator13,900 SAR
Reception Team Lead13,100 SAR
Receptionist8,660 SAR
Records Officer7,900 SAR
Schedule Officer7,130 SAR
School Secretary8,200 SAR
Secretary8,380 SAR
Switchboard Operator7,150 SAR
Technical Program Manager13,900 SAR
Technical Project Manager14,300 SAR
Typist6,480 SAR
Wayleave Officer7,080 SAR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 6,210 SAR per month (minimum average salary) to 18,800 SAR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,730 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 9,730 SAR while the other half are earning more than 9,730 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 people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 7,170 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,170 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 13,700 SAR while 25% are earning more than 13,700 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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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 employees earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Female
9,570 SAR
Male+16%
11,100 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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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Administration / Reception / Secretarial

Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Saudi Arabia / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Saudi Arabia
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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Saudi Arabia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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Administration / Reception / Secretarial is considered to be a low bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

75% of surveyed staff in Administration / Reception / Secretarial reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
25%
No Bonus
75%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

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 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

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Salary Forecast and Trend in Saudi Arabia

How do Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
9,000 SAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
9,330 SAR
Average Salary 2018+2%
9,510 SAR
Average Salary 2019+3%
9,770 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Saudi Arabia are rising 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Hourly Average Wage in Saudi Arabia


58 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 58 SAR. This means that the average person in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 58 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Administration / Reception / Secretarial and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 40% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha9,620 SAR
Dammam9,970 SAR
Jeddah10,500 SAR
Khubar9,830 SAR
Mecca10,300 SAR
Medina10,200 SAR
Riyadh10,700 SAR
Tabuk9,220 SAR
Taif9,390 SAR
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