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Pilot Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2019

How much money does a Pilot make in Saudi Arabia?

19,469 SAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Pilot in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 19,469 SAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Pilot salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Pilot Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

Median and salary distribution monthly Saudi Arabia Pilot

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Pilot salaries in Saudi Arabia range between 8,372 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 29,593 SAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 19,858 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Pilot are earning less than 19,858 SAR while the other half are earning more than 19,858 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 Pilot are earning less than 12,704 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 12,704 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Pilot are earning less than 25,715 SAR while 25% are earning more than 25,715 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

Pilot Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
9,964 SAR
2 - 5 Years    +46%  
14,526 SAR
5 - 10 Years    +15%  
16,648 SAR
10 - 15 Years    +24%  
20,680 SAR
15 - 20 Years    +10%  
22,802 SAR
20+ Years    +24%  
28,214 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 Pilot salaries by experience level. A Pilot with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 9,964 SAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 14,526 SAR per month, 46% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 16,648 SAR per month, 15% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Pilot(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 20,680 SAR per month, 24% 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 22,802 SAR per month, 10% 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 28,214 SAR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Saudi Arabia Pilot

Pilot Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
13,147 SAR
Bachelor's Degree    +56%  
20,574 SAR
Master's Degree    +18%  
24,288 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 Pilot salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Pilot is 13,147 SAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 20,574 SAR per month, 56% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 24,288 SAR per month, 18% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Saudi Arabia Pilot


Pilot Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
18,398 SAR
Male    +14%  
20,929 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 Pilot employees in Saudi Arabia earn 14% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saudi Arabia Pilot

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
17,425 SAR
Public Sector    +26%  
21,903 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 Pilot employees in Saudi Arabia earn 26% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Saudi Arabia Pilot

Pilot Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Pilot
Average Salary 2016    =  
17,766 SAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
18,423 SAR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
18,994 SAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
19,469 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Pilot 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.

Pilot Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

112 SAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia for Pilot is 112 SAR. This means that the average Pilot in Saudi Arabia earns approximatly 112 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.

Pilot VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pilot and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly Saudi ArabiaWe compared Saudi Arabia salaries for Pilot, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense, and All Jobs and we found that Pilot salaries are 18% more than those of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. We also found out that Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aeronautical Engineer15,623 SAR-20%
Aerospace Engineer17,171 SAR-12%
Aerospace Technician13,915 SAR-29%
Air Crew Officer12,083 SAR-38%
Air Traffic Assistant14,777 SAR-24%
Air Traffic Controller15,842 SAR-19%
Aircraft Captain19,057 SAR-2%
Aircraft Electrician13,760 SAR-29%
Aircraft Engineer16,011 SAR-18%
Aircraft Fueler11,135 SAR-43%
Aircraft Maintenance Manager17,308 SAR-11%
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor17,706 SAR-9%
Aircraft Maintenance Technician11,369 SAR-42%
Aircraft Mechanic14,044 SAR-28%
Aircraft Quality Assurance18,604 SAR-4%
Airfield Management Specialist20,415 SAR+5%
Airfield Operations Specialist19,206 SAR-1%
Airline Cabin Crew15,391 SAR-21%
Airline Copilot18,426 SAR-5%
Airlines Sales Manager15,568 SAR-20%
Airlines Structural Assembler10,679 SAR-45%
Airport Services Agent13,811 SAR-29%
Airport Services Manager21,003 SAR+8%
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic13,308 SAR-32%
Aviation Analyst19,280 SAR-1%
Aviation Inspector15,583 SAR-20%
Aviation Manager22,127 SAR+14%
Aviation Operations Controller16,278 SAR-16%
Aviation Resources Manager20,456 SAR+5%
Aviation Safety Manager20,736 SAR+7%
Aviation Safety Officer16,128 SAR-17%
Aviation Technician11,562 SAR-41%
Cargo Executive13,083 SAR-33%
Chief Pilot18,207 SAR-6%
First Officer13,695 SAR-30%
Fleet Management Officer13,670 SAR-30%
Flight Attendant13,385 SAR-31%
Flight Scheduler14,991 SAR-23%
Flight Simulation Engineer14,621 SAR-25%
Freight and Cargo Inspector14,870 SAR-24%
Helicopter Pilot16,565 SAR-15%
Loading Bridge Operator11,297 SAR-42%
Pilot19,469 SAR=
Ramp Agent12,081 SAR-38%
Reservations Sales Agent12,771 SAR-34%
Safety and Quality Specialist14,712 SAR-24%
Test Pilot16,657 SAR-14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha18,339 SAR
Dammam18,702 SAR
Jeddah21,027 SAR
Khubar17,957 SAR
Mecca20,237 SAR
Medina19,462 SAR
Riyadh19,753 SAR
Tabuk17,946 SAR
Taif17,239 SAR
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