A person working as an Information Technology Project Manager in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 18,800 SAR per month. Salaries range from 9,750 SAR (lowest) to 28,700 SAR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Information Technology Project Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Information Technology Project Manager salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 9,750 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 28,700 SAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 18,000 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Information Technology Project Manager(s) are earning less than 18,000 SAR while the other half are earning more than 18,000 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 Information Technology Project Manager(s) are earning less than 12,500 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 12,500 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Information Technology Project Manager(s) are earning less than 22,400 SAR while 25% are earning more than 22,400 SAR.
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
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 Information Technology Project Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Information Technology Project Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 11,100 SAR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 14,900 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 19,300 SAR per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Information Technology Project Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 23,400 SAR per month, 21% 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 25,600 SAR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 26,900 SAR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Information Technology Project Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Information Technology Project Manager is 13,200 SAR per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 20,000 SAR per month, 52% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 28,300 SAR per month, 42% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Information Technology Project Manager employees in Saudi Arabia earn 16% more than their female counterparts.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Information Technology Project Manager employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Information Technology Project Manager 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 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.
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.
The average salary for Information Technology Project Manager is 6% less than that of IT Management. Also, IT Management salaries are 23% more than those of Information Technology.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||19,000 SAR||+1%|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||19,100 SAR||+2%|
|Capacity Planning Manager||21,100 SAR||+13%|
|Client Delivery Manager||21,100 SAR||+13%|
|Delivery Manager||15,600 SAR||-17%|
|Development Manager||17,700 SAR||-6%|
|Director of Technology||23,100 SAR||+23%|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||19,100 SAR||+2%|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||21,700 SAR||+16%|
|ERP Project Manager||20,100 SAR||+7%|
|Financial Systems Manager||20,900 SAR||+11%|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||23,500 SAR||+25%|
|Head of Development||21,300 SAR||+14%|
|Helpdesk Manager||18,400 SAR||-2%|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||18,200 SAR||-3%|
|Information Technology Director||25,400 SAR||+35%|
|Information Technology Manager||23,500 SAR||+25%|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||23,600 SAR||+26%|
|Information Technology Product Manager||21,800 SAR||+16%|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||16,300 SAR||-13%|
|Information Technology Project Leader||18,100 SAR||-3%|
|Information Technology Project Manager||18,800 SAR||+0%|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||18,000 SAR||-4%|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||17,200 SAR||-8%|
|Information Technology Team Leader||19,400 SAR||+3%|
|Interface Design Manager||20,000 SAR||+7%|
|Major Incident Manager||18,400 SAR||-2%|
|Multimedia Services Manager||17,800 SAR||-5%|
|Network Administration Team Lead||17,300 SAR||-8%|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||23,100 SAR||+23%|
|Service Delivery Manager||20,700 SAR||+10%|
|Service Level Manager||19,300 SAR||+3%|
|Service Support Lead||14,900 SAR||-21%|
|SOC Engineer||14,400 SAR||-23%|
|Technical Manager||16,100 SAR||-14%|
|Technical Project Manager||20,200 SAR||+8%|
|Technology Director||18,800 SAR||+0%|