A person working as an Information Technology Support in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 10,600 SAR per month. Salaries range from 5,400 SAR (lowest) to 16,300 SAR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Information Technology Support salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Information Technology Support salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 5,400 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 16,300 SAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 10,400 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Information Technology Support(s) are earning less than 10,400 SAR while the other half are earning more than 10,400 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 Information Technology Support(s) are earning less than 7,100 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,100 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Information Technology Support(s) are earning less than 13,100 SAR while 25% are earning more than 13,100 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 Support salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Information Technology Support with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,050 SAR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,900 SAR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 11,100 SAR per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Information Technology Support(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,300 SAR per month, 20% 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 14,400 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 15,600 SAR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|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 Support 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 Support is 7,140 SAR per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 12,900 SAR per month, 81% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Information Technology Support employees in Saudi Arabia earn 25% more than their female counterparts.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Information Technology Support 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 Support 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 Support is 18% less than that of IT Helpdesk. Also, IT Helpdesk salaries are 20% less than those of Information Technology.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||14,900 SAR||+41%|
|Help Desk Manager||14,900 SAR||+41%|
|Help Desk Support||11,400 SAR||+8%|
|Information Technology Coordinator||12,800 SAR||+21%|
|Information Technology Support||10,600 SAR||+0%|
|Managed Service Specialist||15,500 SAR||+46%|
|Shift Leader||16,600 SAR||+57%|
|Software Support Engineer||12,700 SAR||+20%|
|Support Analyst||14,300 SAR||+35%|
|Support Specialist||16,200 SAR||+53%|