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Buyer Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Buyer make in Saudi Arabia?

14,546 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Buyer in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 14,546 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Buyer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Buyer Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Buyer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Buyer salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 6,691 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 21,673 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 14,400 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Buyer are earning less than 14,400 SAR while the other half are earning more than 14,400 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 Buyer are earning less than 9,491 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,491 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Buyer are earning less than 17,676 SAR while 25% are earning more than 17,676 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

Buyer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
7,590 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +34%  
10,137 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +24%  
12,534 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +19%  
14,931 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +16%  
17,328 SAR
20+ Years    +19%  
20,699 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 Buyer salaries by experience level. A Buyer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 7,590 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,137 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 12,534 SAR per month, 24% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Buyer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 14,931 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 17,328 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 20,699 SAR per month, 19% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Buyer

Buyer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
9,388 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +39%  
13,058 SAR
Master's Degree    +37%  
17,928 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 Buyer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Buyer is 9,388 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 13,058 SAR per month, 39% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 17,928 SAR per month, 37% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Buyer


Buyer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
13,309 SAR
Male    +19%  
15,855 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 Buyer employees in Saudi Arabia earn 19% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Buyer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
12,582 SAR
Public Sector    +32%  
16,582 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 Buyer employees in Saudi Arabia earn 32% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Buyer

Buyer Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Buyer
Average Salary 2016    =  
13,273 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
13,764 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
14,067 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
14,546 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Buyer 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.

Buyer Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

84 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

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

Buyer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Buyer and Purchasing and Inventory monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Buyer, Purchasing and Inventory, and All Jobs and we found that Buyer 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=
Capacity Planner15,547 SAR+7%
Category Manager17,109 SAR+18%
Channel Services Representative15,474 SAR+6%
Contracts Manager17,963 SAR+23%
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-19%
Merchandise Manager16,465 SAR+13%
Procurement Administrator16,606 SAR+14%
Procurement Agent15,906 SAR+9%
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-0%
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+17%
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+40%
Warehouse Supervisor16,737 SAR+15%
Wholesale Buyer14,694 SAR+1%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha14,907 SAR
Dammam15,083 SAR
Jeddah16,036 SAR
Khubar14,667 SAR
Mecca16,252 SAR
Medina16,448 SAR
Riyadh15,801 SAR
Tabuk13,843 SAR
Taif14,661 SAR
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