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Flight Attendant Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2021

How much money does a Flight Attendant make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
10,700 SAR
( 128,000 SAR yearly)


A person working as a Flight Attendant in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 10,700 SAR per month. Salaries range from 5,250 SAR (lowest) to 16,700 SAR (highest).

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

Flight Attendant Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Flight Attendant
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Flight Attendant salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 5,250 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 16,700 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,900 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Flight Attendant(s) are earning less than 10,900 SAR while the other half are earning more than 10,900 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 Flight Attendant(s) are earning less than 7,280 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,280 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Flight Attendant(s) are earning less than 14,100 SAR while 25% are earning more than 14,100 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

Flight Attendant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Flight Attendant
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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 Flight Attendant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Flight Attendant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,220 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,000 SAR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 11,000 SAR per month, 38% 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, Flight Attendant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,700 SAR per month, 24% 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 14,600 SAR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 15,600 SAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Flight Attendant average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
6,220 SAR
2 - 5 Years+29%
8,000 SAR
5 - 10 Years+38%
11,000 SAR
10 - 15 Years+24%
13,700 SAR
15 - 20 Years+7%
14,600 SAR
20+ Years+7%
15,600 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Flight Attendant Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Flight Attendant
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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 Flight Attendant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Flight Attendant is 8,000 SAR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 10,700 SAR per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 16,500 SAR per month, 53% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Flight Attendant average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

Certificate or Diploma
8,000 SAR
Bachelor's Degree+34%
10,700 SAR
Master's Degree+53%
16,500 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 83,500 Saudi Riyal(s) to 251,000 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

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Flight Attendant Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Flight Attendant
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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 Flight Attendant employees in Saudi Arabia earn 10% less than their female counterparts on average.

10,000 SAR
11,200 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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Flight Attendant Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saudi Arabia

How much are annual salary increments in Saudi Arabia for Flight Attendant(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Flight Attendant

Flight Attendant(s) in Saudi Arabia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 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

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 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Saudi Arabia for the year 2020. 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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Flight Attendant Bonus and Incentive Rates in Saudi Arabia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Saudi Arabia Flight Attendant
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A Flight Attendant is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.

46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Flight Attendant Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

62 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 62 SAR. This means that the average Flight Attendant in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 62 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.

Flight Attendant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Flight Attendant and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Flight Attendant is 37% less than that of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. Also, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aeronautical Engineer16,800 SAR+57%
Aerospace Engineer20,100 SAR+88%
Aerospace Technician15,100 SAR+41%
Air Crew Officer10,400 SAR-3%
Air Traffic Assistant9,740 SAR-9%
Air Traffic Controller17,100 SAR+60%
Aircraft Captain26,800 SAR+150%
Aircraft Electrician8,600 SAR-20%
Aircraft Engineer16,000 SAR+49%
Aircraft Fueler7,140 SAR-33%
Aircraft Maintenance Manager24,700 SAR+130%
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor17,700 SAR+65%
Aircraft Maintenance Technician7,940 SAR-26%
Aircraft Mechanic8,670 SAR-19%
Aircraft Quality Assurance21,400 SAR+100%
Airfield Management Specialist25,700 SAR+140%
Airfield Operations Specialist19,200 SAR+79%
Airline Cabin Crew15,400 SAR+44%
Airline Copilot18,400 SAR+72%
Airlines Sales Manager28,400 SAR+170%
Airlines Structural Assembler7,120 SAR-34%
Airport Services Agent10,800 SAR+1%
Airport Services Manager33,400 SAR+210%
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic7,370 SAR-31%
Aviation Analyst21,900 SAR+100%
Aviation Inspector18,200 SAR+70%
Aviation Manager33,800 SAR+220%
Aviation Operations Controller17,700 SAR+65%
Aviation Resources Manager27,800 SAR+160%
Aviation Safety Manager30,200 SAR+180%
Aviation Safety Officer16,100 SAR+50%
Aviation Technician7,660 SAR-28%
Cargo Executive14,400 SAR+34%
Chief Pilot28,200 SAR+160%
First Officer11,400 SAR+6%
Fleet Management Officer11,700 SAR+9%
Flight Attendant10,700 SAR-0%
Flight Scheduler12,900 SAR+20%
Flight Simulation Engineer14,700 SAR+37%
Freight and Cargo Inspector11,900 SAR+11%
Helicopter Pilot17,100 SAR+60%
Loading Bridge Operator6,780 SAR-37%
Pilot28,300 SAR+160%
Ramp Agent7,250 SAR-32%
Reservations Sales Agent9,100 SAR-15%
Safety and Quality Specialist16,900 SAR+58%
Test Pilot19,300 SAR+80%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha10,800 SAR
Dammam11,200 SAR
Jeddah11,600 SAR
Khubar10,400 SAR
Mecca11,100 SAR
Medina11,700 SAR
Riyadh12,100 SAR
Tabuk10,600 SAR
Taif10,300 SAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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 on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
16,000 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,200 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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