A person working as a Windows System Administrator in Saudi Arabia typically earns around 14,600 SAR per month. Salaries range from 6,990 SAR (lowest) to 22,800 SAR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Windows System Administrator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Windows System Administrator salaries in Saudi Arabia range from 6,990 SAR per month (minimum salary) to 22,800 SAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 15,100 SAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Windows System Administrator(s) are earning less than 15,100 SAR while the other half are earning more than 15,100 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 Windows System Administrator(s) are earning less than 9,950 SAR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,950 SAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Windows System Administrator(s) are earning less than 19,800 SAR while 25% are earning more than 19,800 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 Windows System Administrator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Windows System Administrator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 8,180 SAR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,600 SAR per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 15,200 SAR per month, 31% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Windows System Administrator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 18,700 SAR per month, 23% 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 19,900 SAR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 21,800 SAR per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 Windows System Administrator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Windows System Administrator is 10,200 SAR per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 16,200 SAR per month, 59% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 21,600 SAR per month, 33% 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 Windows System Administrator employees in Saudi Arabia earn 12% more than their female counterparts.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Windows System Administrator employees in Saudi Arabia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Windows System Administrator 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 2% 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 Windows System Administrator is 4% less than that of IT Administration. Also, IT Administration salaries are 7% less than those of Information Technology.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Change Administrator||12,900 SAR||-11%|
|CRM Application Administrator||14,100 SAR||-3%|
|Information Technology Administrator||12,200 SAR||-16%|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||13,500 SAR||-7%|
|Linux Administrator||15,400 SAR||+6%|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||15,600 SAR||+7%|
|Mail Server Administrator||13,900 SAR||-4%|
|NT Systems Administrator||13,500 SAR||-7%|
|SharePoint Administrator||14,800 SAR||+2%|
|System Administrator||13,400 SAR||-8%|
|Technology Specialist||17,000 SAR||+17%|
|UNIX Administrator||14,800 SAR||+2%|
|Windows System Administrator||14,600 SAR||+0%|