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Systems Analyst Average Salary in Saudi Arabia 2020

How much money does a Systems Analyst make in Saudi Arabia?

Average Monthly Salary
15,200 SAR
( 182,000 SAR yearly)


A person working as a Systems Analyst in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 15,200 SAR per month. Salaries range from 6,980 SAR (lowest) to 24,100 SAR (highest).

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

Systems Analyst Salary Distribution in Saudi Arabia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Systems Analyst salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 6,980 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 24,100 SAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 16,400 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Systems Analyst(s) are earning less than 16,400 SAR while the other half are earning more than 16,400 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Systems Analyst(s) are earning less than 10,500 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 10,500 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Systems Analyst(s) are earning less than 21,900 SAR while 25% are earning more than 21,900 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

Systems Analyst Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Systems Analyst salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Systems Analyst with less than two years of experience makes approximately 7,920 SAR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,600 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 15,600 SAR per month, 48% 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, Systems Analyst(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 19,100 SAR per month, 22% 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 20,800 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 22,500 SAR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Systems Analyst average salary change by experience in Saudi Arabia

0 - 2 Years
7,920 SAR
2 - 5 Years+34%
10,600 SAR
5 - 10 Years+48%
15,600 SAR
10 - 15 Years+22%
19,100 SAR
15 - 20 Years+9%
20,800 SAR
20+ Years+8%
22,500 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Systems Analyst Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

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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 Systems Analyst salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Systems Analyst is 9,040 SAR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 14,200 SAR per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 23,800 SAR per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Systems Analyst average salary difference by education level in Saudi Arabia

Certificate or Diploma
9,040 SAR
Bachelor's Degree+57%
14,200 SAR
Master's Degree+68%
23,800 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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Systems Analyst Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Systems Analyst employees in Saudi Arabia earn 29% more than their female counterparts.

13,200 SAR
17,100 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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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Systems Analyst employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
16,200 SAR
Public Sector+7%
17,300 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Systems Analyst Salary Trend and Forecast in Saudi Arabia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Saudi Arabia Systems Analyst
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Average Salary 2016
13,100 SAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
13,600 SAR
Average Salary 2018+4%
14,100 SAR
Average Salary 2019+4%
14,600 SAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Systems Analyst 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 4% 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.

Systems Analyst Average Hourly Wage in Saudi Arabia

88 SAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saudi Arabia is 88 SAR. This means that the average Systems Analyst in Saudi Arabia earns approximately 88 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.

Systems Analyst VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Systems Analyst and Information Technology monthly Saudi Arabia
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The average salary for Systems Analyst is 8% less than that of Data Analysis. Also, Data Analysis salaries are 2% more than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Business Intelligence Analyst16,900 SAR+11%
Business Systems Analyst13,700 SAR-10%
Data Quality Analyst14,500 SAR-4%
Director of Application Development19,700 SAR+30%
Disaster Recovery Analyst14,200 SAR-6%
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect16,300 SAR+7%
ERP Analyst17,200 SAR+13%
Functional Analyst16,300 SAR+7%
Information Technology Training Analyst15,500 SAR+2%
OPS Manager18,200 SAR+20%
Reporting Analyst14,500 SAR-4%
Salesforce Administrator15,400 SAR+1%
SOA Analyst16,800 SAR+11%
Software Analyst15,500 SAR+2%
Software Architect15,600 SAR+3%
Software Engineer15,700 SAR+3%
Solutions Architect16,900 SAR+11%
Systems Analyst15,200 SAR+0%
Systems Architect15,400 SAR+1%
Technical Analyst13,800 SAR-9%
Technology Business Analyst15,400 SAR+1%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abha14,600 SAR
Dammam16,000 SAR
Jeddah16,700 SAR
Khubar14,500 SAR
Mecca15,400 SAR
Medina15,700 SAR
Riyadh16,400 SAR
Tabuk13,500 SAR
Taif14,100 SAR
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