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Purchaser Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Purchaser make in Saudi Arabia?

14,525 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Purchaser in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 14,525 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Purchaser salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Purchaser Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Purchaser

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Purchaser salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 6,101 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 22,224 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 14,961 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Purchaser are earning less than 14,961 SAR while the other half are earning more than 14,961 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 Purchaser are earning less than 9,478 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,478 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Purchaser are earning less than 19,708 SAR while 25% are earning more than 19,708 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

Purchaser Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
7,149 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +42%  
10,132 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +27%  
12,873 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
15,614 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +8%  
16,903 SAR
20+ Years    +24%  
20,934 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 Purchaser salaries by experience level. A Purchaser with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 7,149 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,132 SAR per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,873 SAR per month, 27% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Purchaser(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 15,614 SAR per month, 21% 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 16,903 SAR per month, 8% 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 20,934 SAR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Purchaser

Purchaser Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
9,245 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +49%  
13,759 SAR
Master's Degree    +41%  
19,402 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 Purchaser salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Purchaser is 9,245 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 13,759 SAR per month, 49% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 19,402 SAR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Purchaser

Purchaser Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
13,436 SAR
Male    +17%  
15,760 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 Purchaser employees in Saudi Arabia earn 17% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Purchaser

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
12,710 SAR
Public Sector    +30%  
16,486 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 Purchaser employees in Saudi Arabia earn 30% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Purchaser

Purchaser Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Purchaser
Average Salary 2016    =  
13,140 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
13,626 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
14,089 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
14,525 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Purchaser 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.

Purchaser Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

84 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Purchaser is 84 SAR. This means that the average Purchaser in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 84 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.

Purchaser VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Purchaser and Purchasing and Inventory monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Purchaser, Purchasing and Inventory, and All Jobs and we found that Purchaser salaries are 9% less than those of Purchasing and Inventory. We also found out that Purchasing and Inventory salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Asset Management Associate13,355 SAR-8%
Asset Protection Associate13,421 SAR-8%
Asset Protection Specialist15,534 SAR+7%
Assistant Buyer12,198 SAR-16%
Buyer14,546 SAR+0%
Capacity Planner15,547 SAR+7%
Category Manager17,109 SAR+18%
Channel Services Representative15,474 SAR+7%
Contracts Manager17,963 SAR+24%
Contracts Specialist16,409 SAR+13%
Demand Planner13,769 SAR-5%
Demand Planning Manager16,877 SAR+16%
Distribution Assistant12,810 SAR-12%
Distribution Manager22,240 SAR+53%
Inventory Control Clerk11,023 SAR-24%
Inventory Control Manager17,604 SAR+21%
Inventory Management Associate14,474 SAR-0%
Inventory Specialist14,788 SAR+2%
Logistics Engineer12,636 SAR-13%
Master Planner13,692 SAR-6%
Material Handler9,995 SAR-31%
Material Planning Specialist11,845 SAR-18%
Merchandise Manager16,465 SAR+13%
Procurement Administrator16,606 SAR+14%
Procurement Agent15,906 SAR+10%
Procurement Analyst16,429 SAR+13%
Procurement Clerk12,160 SAR-16%
Procurement Engineer14,191 SAR-2%
Production Planner13,088 SAR-10%
Project Buyer13,314 SAR-8%
Purchaser14,525 SAR=
Purchasing Assistant11,926 SAR-18%
Purchasing Manager23,664 SAR+63%
Purchasing Supervisor16,877 SAR+16%
Shipping and Receiving Clerk11,152 SAR-23%
Shipping Coordinator13,503 SAR-7%
Stock Clerk9,650 SAR-34%
Stock Regulator11,869 SAR-18%
Storage Manager17,088 SAR+18%
Store Keeper12,102 SAR-17%
Stores and Logistics Coordinator14,091 SAR-3%
Supply Chain Analyst17,438 SAR+20%
Supply Chain Coordinator14,848 SAR+2%
Supply Chain Development Manager19,772 SAR+36%
Supply Chain Manager22,627 SAR+56%
Supply Planner13,244 SAR-9%
Warehouse Assistant8,144 SAR-44%
Warehouse Clerk8,589 SAR-41%
Warehouse Executive19,506 SAR+34%
Warehouse Lead16,998 SAR+17%
Warehouse Manager20,415 SAR+41%
Warehouse Supervisor16,737 SAR+15%
Wholesale Buyer14,694 SAR+1%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha13,430 SAR
Dammam14,091 SAR
Jeddah15,386 SAR
Khubar14,344 SAR
Mecca15,441 SAR
Medina14,035 SAR
Riyadh15,319 SAR
Tabuk12,580 SAR
Taif13,570 SAR
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